Do you struggle with perfectionism?  Does your inner critic whisper or scream, “I am not enough. I’m not smart enough, pretty/handsome enough, sophisticated enough…”?  If your answer is yes, you are like many of us who suffer from the debilitating effects of “shame.” Shame is a powerful emotion which is embedded in fear and is at the heart of the belief that I am unworthy, unlovable, and undeserving of care and belonging.  Please come and join us as we learn together how to quiet our inner critic, embrace our imperfections, and own our birthright of worthiness.

An 8 Week Daring Way™ Group will begin in January on Wednesday evenings.  

An 8 Week Rising Strong™ Group will begin in January on Tuesday evenings.  

If you are interested in an intensive Daring Way™ or Rising Strong™ weekend event this winter, please email me.
Groups are facilitated by Michelle Koeneke, LCSW, LCAS, CDWF-Candidate

$325 covers the program, including cost of materials.

To register for any of these programs, please contact Michelle at (919) 475-5314.

The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown Ph.D, LMSW, a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. We will 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, and lead.

The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. Rising Strong is a book about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of struggle gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and the clearest path to a wholehearted life.

Here’s how Brené describes the progression of her work:
The Gifts of Imperfection – Be you.
Daring Greatly – Be all in.
Rising Strong – Fall. Get up. Try again.
Braving the Wilderness – Belong. Stand Alone.

Brené Brown’s TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world, with over 30 million viewers.

To become more acquainted with the work of Dr. Brené Brown, please view her short videos on Blame and Empathy.

If you would like to host a Daring Way™ or Rising Strong™ group with your friends or affinity group, please contact me.