Tuesday
Jan282014

The Daring Way™

I am a member of the Senior Faculty of The Daring Way™ developed by Dr. Brené Brown.

The Daring Way™ guides people to identify where they want to show up, be seen, and live brave™ in their lives. In addition,  it helps people understand shame, recognize when they feel it, what triggers it in them, and learn how to move through it quicker and with less misery. Dr. Brown writes, “Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experience that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging.” The antidote to shame is replacing isolation with connection, and choosing to live with authenticity. That takes courage, but it can transform your life. The curriculum says

Authenticity demands wholehearted living and loving even when it’s hard, even when we’re wrestling with the shame and fear of not being good enough, and especially when the joy is so intense that we’re afraid to let ourselves feel it. Mindfully practicing authenticity during our most soul-searching struggles is how we invite grace, joy and gratitude into our lives.

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 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.brenebrown.com