The Daring Way

About 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 developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.


Who is Brené Brown?BRENE BROWN

  • Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.
  • She has spent the past thirteen years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.
  • Brené is the author of three #1 New York Times Bestsellers: Rising Strong, Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection.
  • She is also the Founder and CEO for The Daring Way™ and COURAGEworks – an online learning community that offers eCourses, workshops, and interviews for individuals and organizations ready for braver living, loving, and leading.
  • Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability, is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world, with over 25 million viewers.



Some Reflections from our Residents

“The Daring Way helped me with the courage to go along with being strong.  It was an opportunity for me to talk about challenges and speak up without fear.  The conversations were in our safe community and it taught me to handle my shame.  I was so far down and it lifted me up.”

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“Studying this work was a break out moment for me.  I found myself holding back and unable to share what I needed in therapy until I participated in the group discussions. The most important lesson for me was the chance to identify support; the important people that I needed in my life to recover.  I thought about who I needed to bring into my life. It was a new way to treat myself, talk kindly to myself….be joyous.”



“When they assigned us to read the first chapter, I read the whole book!  Reading the words were like sitting down with a warm friend.  I never had that kind of language before in my life. I learned that I was worthy of love and affection, right now, the way I am!  It was a refreshing new insight to escape my shame. It has made me curious to try new things and discover what feeds my soul.  With this discovery there are possibilities for hope in the future.  I can change things that were from deep down inside me and live an authentic life.”