Offering psychotherapy, wellness coaching, personal training and group
workshops to encourage positive change and growth in your life.

What Is The Daring Way™?

The Daring Way™ is a highly interactive workshop based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The workshop curriculum was developed to help men, women, and adolescents learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver lives. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing a courage practice that transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead. It can be facilitated in clinical, educational, and professional settings, and is suitable for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizational leaders.

Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.
― Brené Brown

The Daring Way™ can help you:

  • daring-greatlyIncrease resiliency to shame
  • Quiet your inner-critic
  • Reduce your hustle for worthiness
  • Embrace your imperfections
  • Practice empathy and self-compassion
  • Own your story
  • Gain insight into barriers to connection and intimacy in relationships
  • Know you are enough
  • Build a practice of living wholeheartedly
  • Cultivate courage
  • Exercise greater compassion
  • Nurture meaningful connection

What You Get with the Workshop or Group:

  • Daring Way™ materials and Workbook
  • Complete Daring Way™ curriculum presented by a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF)
  • Meaningful connections with Daring Way™ community members
  • Daring Way™ Portland Facebook community page access
  • Strength and shame resilience training
  • Life-changing skills for compassion
  • Deeper self-compassion

About Brené Brown

The Daring Way™ method is based on the the research of Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW. Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past twelve years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Her groundbreaking research has been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, The Katie Show, and Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday.

Brené is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Daring Greatly:  How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the way we Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (2012), the New York Times Bestseller, The Gifts of Imperfection (2010) and I Thought It Was Just Me (2007).

Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability, is one of the top ten most viewed TED talks in the world, with over 11 million viewers. Additionally, Brené gave the closing talk at the 2012 TED conference where she talked about shame, courage, and innovation.

Further information is available at www.brenébrown.com.


FAQ About The Daring Way™

How do I know if The Daring Way™ is right for me?

  • Are you feeling stuck in life and your personal development?
  • Do you struggle to know your unique purpose?
  • Are there things in life you would like to do but your fears and insecurities keep you from leaving your comfort zone?
  • Would you like to be free of self-doubt and feeling not good enough?
  • Do you want to want to show up and be seen in your life?
  • Have you read one of Dr. Brené Brown’s books or heard her TED talk and want to learn how to apply her concepts to your own life?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, The Daring Way™ is for you!

The Daring Way™  is a cost efficient,  personal growth experience.  If you have thought about beginning a personal growth journey or you are feeling stalled in your life, The Daring Way™ consolidates weeks of therapy/coaching and can jumpstart and accelerate your personal development.

Who can attend The Daring Way™?

The Daring Way™ is a powerful and life changing experience for individuals, couples, small groups, and corporate teams. Individuals and couples will find The Daring Way™ is an opportunity to get away from the daily grind and pursue individual and relational growth. Groups of friends will benefit from participating in The Daring Way™ retreat/group as they learn to practice vulnerability and live brave. Corporate teams will find The Daring Way™ is an experiential training that encourages participants to embrace vulnerability as the pathway to creativity and innovation. The Daring Way™ will challenge and empower you to move to the next level in your personal and relational life.

What is included in the cost of The Daring Way™?

The Daring Way™ consolidates weeks of individual therapy into intensive experiences.  In addition, participants will receive:

  • A pre-retreat/group placement phone conversation with Karen to ensure a best fit for small group placement
  • Personalized binder with a copy of The Daring Way™ workbook, exercises, handouts
  • Art supplies for art journaling exercise

How are the weekend retreats and eight-week groups structured?

The retreats and groups are a combination of teaching, video, large group discussion, individual exercises, and small group processing. Each group has a limited number of participants (6-12) so as to allow for a more intimate experience.

How much personal information about myself am I expected to share with others in the group?

Feel free to share as little or as much as you feel comfortable. This experience is designed for you and you can go as deep as you would like. One of the goals of  The Daring Way™ is that participants will become more comfortable practicing vulnerability and allowing themselves to really be seen in their lives, careers, and relationships.  This retreat/group experience will provide a safe environment to begin opening up with others, if you so choose.

Art journaling!  Do I need to be an artist to attend this retreat?

Absolutely not!  No art skills required!  Only fun painting, journaling creating at The Daring Way™!

Is there any pre-homework that needs to be completed to participate in The Daring Way™?

gifts-of-imperfectionNo, there is no pre-homework you will need to complete before participating in The Daring Way™. If you would like, you may read any of Dr. Brené Brown’s books –  I Thought It Was Just Me, The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly – prior to the workshop, but there is no required reading.

Does The Daring Way™ cover the same material and exercises that were covered in the Brené Brown/Oprah eCourse The Gifts of Imperfection?

The Daring Way™ is a completely different curriculum than The Gifts of Imperfection eCourse.  The Daring Way™ builds on and goes deeper into the themes of shame resiliency, practicing vulnerability, and practicing self compassion and empathy.  Additionally, The Daring Way™  specifically encourages participants to identify how they want to step into the arena and embrace their true selves. If you have completed the eCourse, you will find The Daring Way™ takes you further down the path of self-acceptance and living brave.

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