THE DARING WAY™ AND RISING STRONG™
“SHAME IS THE INTENSELY PAINFUL FEELING OR EXPERIENCE OF BELIEVING THAT WE ARE FLAWED AND THEREFORE UNWORTHY OF LOVE AND BELONGING.”
— DR. BRENÉ BROWN
WHAT IS THE DARING WAY™?
The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential curriculum based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, who has spent the past 12 years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. The methodology is designed to help people to show up, be seen and live braver lives. All material in the curriculum was prepared using the words of the individuals studied. The Daring Way™ model examines the culture of scarcity, comparison, and shame that is so prevalent in today’s society and teaches ways to move forward into empathy, self-compassion, and wholehearted living.
Through The Daring Way™ curriculum participants learn about the myths associated with being vulnerable, how we “armor up” to avoid feeling vulnerable and ashamed, the ways in which this armoring up process diminishes our lives, and how we can put down our “protective” weaponry. A central component of The Daring Way™ process—learning to show up, be seen and live brave—is developing empathy and self-compassion (both of which are skills that can be learned) and recognizing what our true values really are. This is The Daring Way™ pathway to accepting and even embracing vulnerability, to being shame-resilient, and to living wholeheartedly.