This month I've been talking about looking ahead into this wild, unknown that is the start of 2014. We are about to wrap our first month of the year and hopefully you have spent some time in over these weeks thinking about what you want this year to look like for you. What are your hopes for this year? Would you like to stop living under the yoke of perfection? Would you like to stop second guessing yourself and instead start living brave? Would you finally like to separate your sense of worth from what you do and what you think others think of you? If so, I believe 2014 is your year to do it!
As you know, I am a huge fan of Brené Brown, bestselling author and TED sensation. Her research and writing on shame and vulnerability have been life changing for me personally and professionally. Last June, I started the process of becoming certified to facilitate her newest workshop, The Daring Way™ and am thrilled to announce I am offering my first Daring Way™ retreat: Daring Women: Show Up, Be Seen, Live Brave™!
What is The Daring Way™? It is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The material 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. If you are tired of wrestling with feelings of not being good enough, if you would like to let down your guard and let people really know you, if you would like to discover, or maybe rediscover, your true voice that has gotten silenced and covered up, you do not want to miss this opportunity.
The two-day retreat will be held in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1st- Sunday, March 2nd (9:30AM-4:30PM both days) with plans to add dates in April and/or May. These upcoming retreats are specifically for women, but I will be holding Daring Way™ retreats in the future for men and women, moms, couples, and individuals in the helping professions (clergy and mental health counselors). The retreat consists of teaching, discussion, individual reflection time, and small group processing. Over the course of these two days, we will discuss:
- What is the arena in your life you want to show up and be seen
- Vulnerability, vulnerability myths, and the connection between courage and vulnerability
- How to practice empathy and self compassion
- The armor we use to "protect" ourselves from being vulnerable
- How to identify and change our thoughts of unworthiness and feeling not good enough
- How to create a life of courage as we embrace our story and step into the arena
The Daring Way™ is a cost-efficient, personal growth experience. If you have thought about beginning a personal growth journey or you are feeling stuck in your life, The Daring Way™ consolidates weeks of therapy and can jumpstart and accelerate your personal development. Having gone through the material myself, I can tell you that the content and exercises help you discover the keys to living the life you were created to live. This retreat is a great opportunity for individuals or girlfriends or even your small group to set aside time to uncover the things that are holding you back as you look ahead to the future you want and deserve.
Seating is very limited (8-12 participants)and the Super Early Bird Registration rate is $325 and the deadline is this Friday, January 31st. The Early Bird Registration ($375) deadline is February 14th and Regular Registration rates ($425) apply after that. Included in the cost of registration is a personalized notebook, a Daring Way™ workbook, a journal, a copy of one of Brené's books of your choosing, and two catered lunches , snacks, and beverages.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like more information. I look forward to daring greatly with you!