Program Dates: Friday, Sept. 6, Sept. 27, and Oct. 18
$675/series | 18 CEUs
This series is designed for social workers and human service professionals seeking a theoretical knowledge of The Daring Way™. Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, The Daring Way™ focuses on courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. The methodology is designed for work with individuals, couples, families, and groups. The primary focus of The Daring Way™ is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead. Using the frame of Dr. Brown’s bestselling books, The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, and Rising Strong, this three-part series will present a thorough overview of the principles and practices of The Daring Way™.
Part 1: Sept. 6, 2019
This workshop will lay the groundwork for The Daring Way™ with discussion of Dr. Brené Brown’s research driven definitions of hope, courage and compassion. We’ll discuss the concept of Wholehearted Living and the things that get in the way. We’ll take an in-depth look at perfectionism as an addictive, self-destructive cycle that leads to self-blame and blocks authentic living. We’ll explore “The 10 Guideposts for Wholehearted Living” and discuss application and best practices for the Guideposts.
*Note: please read The Gifts of Imperfection in preparation for this workshop.
Part 2: Sept. 27, 2019
This workshop will delve into Brené Brown’s metaphor of the arena. Daring Greatly is about the courage to show up and be seen in the arenas of your life. In order to do this, you’ll need to know your core values and separate your ”marble jar friends” and supporters from the critics and detractors in “the cheap seats”. We’ll define shame shields, identify shame triggers, and learn steps to cultivate shame resilience. We’ll debunk the myths of vulnerability and unpack what drives the culture of scarcity. We’ll explore empathy, self-compassion, and “BRAVING”.
*Note: please read Daring Greatly in preparation for this workshop.
Part 3: Oct. 18, 2019
*Note: please read Rising Strong in preparation for this workshop.
* Note: The objective of this workshop series is to provide theoretical knowledge of The Daring Way™. This workshop is not offered as a psychotherapy group. Attendance does not mean that you have been trained in The Daring Way™ and you cannot promote yourself as CDWF™-Candidates or CDWF™. All materials received in relation to this workshop are copyrighted and for your personal use only.
Resources: Participants are responsible for purchasing their own book associated to each session in the series. Books for this series can be purchased through https://thedaringway.org/resources
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. She 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. 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. In the Netflix documentary, Brené Brown: The Call to Courage (April 2019), she discusses what it takes to choose courage over comfort in a culture defined by scarcity, fear and uncertainty. Brené lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Steve, and their children, Ellen and Charlie.
“Social work is all about leaning into the discomfort of ambiguity and uncertainty, and holding open an empathetic space so people can find their own way.”
About Laura Ellen White
Laura Ellen White holds a Master of Social Service from Bryn Mawr College and is a Licensed Social Worker and Certified Daring Way Facilitator. As a researcher at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, she worked in study design, recruitment & implementation, quantitative & qualitative data analysis, and construction of peer reviewed publications. As a direct service provider for People’s Emergency Center of Philadelphia and Educational Data Systems, Inc., she served as a trainer, instructor, and program coordinator. The Daring Way™ has been a guiding force in her life since she was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in 2014. Laura lives in Ardmore, Pennsylvania with her husband Ashton, their children, Colette and Margot, and their pug Tucker.
“I’ve gained courage, strength, and peace from this work. I am filled with gratitude to be on this journey. Let’s Show Up, Be Seen, and Live Brave™ together.”
Laura Ellen White
This series is appropriate for all levels of practitioners in all practice settings, as well as, those interested in their own personal development.