What Is 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 daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent and lead. Further information is available at www.thedaringway.com.

The Ten Daring Way™ Guideposts for Wholehearted Living include:

  1. Letting go of what people think, and cultivating Authenticity

  2. Letting go of perfectionism, and cultivating Self-Compassion

  3. Letting go of numbing and powerlessness, and cultivating Resilient Spirit

  4. Letting go of scarcity and fear of the dark, and cultivating Gratitude and Joy

  5. Letting go of need for certainty, and cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith

  6. Letting go of comparison, and cultivatingCreativity

  7. Letting go of exhaustion and productivity as self-worth, and cultivating Play and Rest

  8. Letting go of anxiety as a lifestyle, and cultivating Calm and Stillness

  9. Letting go of self-doubt and “supposed to,” and cultivating Meaningful Work

  10. Letting go of being cool and “always in control,” and cultivating Laughter, Song and Dance

About Brené Brown

The Daring Way™ method is based on the research of Brené Brown, Ph.D. LMSW. Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Brené Brown Endowed Chair at the Graduate College of Social Work.

She has spent the past fifteen years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of three #1 New York Times Bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, and Rising Strong.

Her TED talk - The Power of Vulnerability - is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world, with over 25 million viewers.

Brené is the Founder and CEO for The Daring WayTM, COURAGEworks – an online learning platform that offers classes for individuals and families on braver living and loving, and BRAVE LEADERS INC – a platform that brings her latest research on leadership development and culture change to teams, leaders, entrepreneurs, change makers, and culture shifters. 

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Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing
that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging.
— Dr. Brené Brown