About The Daring Way™
The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The method was designed for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizational leaders. It can be facilitated in clinical, educational, and professional settings. During the process facilitators explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. Participants are invited to examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding them back and identify the new choices and practices that will move them toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parents, and lead.
Further information available at www.thedaringway.com.
About Rising Strong™
The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. Rising Strong is a book about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of struggle gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and the clearest path to a wholehearted life.
About The Gifts of Imperfection™
“How much we know and understand ourselves is critically important, but there is something that is even more essential to living a Wholehearted life: loving ourselves.” (From The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown).
The Gifts of Imperfection™ provides a framework for how to engage fully in your life in order to cultivate Wholehearted Living™.
About Brené Brown
Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation- Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work.
Dr. Brown has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of four #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and Braving the Wilderness. Her new book, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts., is scheduled for publication in October 2018.
Brené’s TED talk - The Power of Vulnerability - is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 35 million views. You can view it here. Her second TED talk, Listening to Shame, can be viewed here.
Here's how Brené describes the progression of her work:
The Gifts of Imperfection- Be You.
Daring Greatly- Be all in.
Rising Strong- Fall. Get Up. Try again.
About the Weekend Intensives
The weekend intensive workshops are small group experiences in which you and the other participants (5-10 total) will receive 16 hours of psychoeducational content, interventions, and exercises. “Psychoeducation” involves learning about psychological concepts and techniques and how to apply them, and it is different than therapy in that it is general and not prescriptive (e.g., in this case, not specific to the individualized and specific concerns that you are experiencing). Group experiences are powerful in that they offer vicarious learning (e.g., learning from others’ experiences and growth), as well as the understanding that you are not alone in your experiences.
In these weekend intensives, you are free to share as little or as much as you would like, but I am much more interested in the process- what did you experience? How are you feeling in this moment? The “process” can be just as meaningful, and sometimes more, than specific content that you share. As this is a one time experience with people that you likely do not know, it is probably most comfortable and appropriate that we remain focused on the process. I will provide assistance and guidance throughout the weekend.
I will provide a few months’ advance notice of upcoming workshops so that you can fit this experience into your budget, and I am more than happy to set up a payment plan that will work for you. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you want more information about the workshops or payments.