Brené Brown Workshops

Dr. Brené Brown studies courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy.  The stories of her research findings are shared in her books, including four #1 New York Times bestsellers – The Gifts of Imperfection, Rising Strong, Daring Greatly and Braving the Wilderness.

The Gifts of Imperfection

“We are hard-wired for connection.” That’s Brené Brown’s way of saying we are created for relationship. Our life’s work is learning how to love well.

This workshop will help you embrace who you were created to be, your authentic self, and live it fully. Each class will include discussion and resources that you may apply at home.

Brené Brown certified facilitator, Mary Laymon, shared that “This research has changed the way I live in my marriage, nurture my child and pursue my work. I’m looking forward to diving into Brené’s research with everyone in a creative and hand’s on way we can integrate into our lives.”

Some of our best growth comes in the most vulnerable places of our heart. No one is perfect and our imperfections can empower our growth. It is a daily practice to courageously embrace “Whole-Hearted” living.  We welcome you to explore your potential.

This curriculum can be taught in a weekend retreat or an 8-week series.

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Rising Strong 

In Rising Strong, Brené Brown introduces a three step process – Reckoning, Rumble and Revolution – to help participants learn from those life experiences when things don’t turn out like we planned, and we need to get up and try again.

Living Brave in the world takes courage. If we’re brave enough, often enough, we will fall. How do we Rise Strong and grow through a divorce, job loss, failing a test, getting turned down, losing a client, a fight with our partner, or a misunderstanding at work?

Brené Brown certified facilitator, Mary Laymon, will lead you through what Brené learned in her research about how the people who live Whole-Hearted lives Rise Strong after set-backs. You will leave with practical tools to engage those moments in your life when living brave provides the opportunity for personal growth, strengthened relationships, improved productivity and spiritual transformation.

This curriculum can be taught in a weekend retreat or an 8-week series.

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 Daring Greatly

In Daring Greatly, Brené Brown explores at a deeper level of the strategies we employ to protect ourselves from criticism and judgment, and how they get in the way of our desire for connection, belonging, creativity and attempting new projects.

In this series, you will learn your particular self-protection strategy. You will then develop a plan for setting aside the self protection strategies that hinder you, so that you can practice the vulnerability necessary to pursue a project you’ve been wanting to implement.

This curriculum can be taught in a weekend retreat or an 8-week series.

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Braving the Wilderness

Brené Brown’s most recent research found that “True belonging is not about fitting in, pretending, or making the people around us comfortable because that’s safer”.  Brené proposes four practices that “challenge how we think about ourselves, show up with one another and find our way back to courage and connection”.  These practices are described in her most recent book, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone.

In a recent interview, Brené shared that “True belonging is a spiritual practice, and it’s about the ability to find sacredness in both being a part of something but also the courage to stand alone”.  (Brené Brown Shows You How To “Brave the Wilderness” at 4:43).  We invite you to walk into the wilderness and dance with others who thrive there.

This workshop will be taught as a 3 part series titled Dancing in the Wilderness:  The Quest for True Belonging.  This series is designed to build consecutively on Brené Brown’s Braving the Wilderness book, while providing the opportunity to attend only select topics.

  • Part 1 – Braving the Wilderness:  A 4 week book study/discussion group of Brené Brown’s most recent book, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone.  The fourth practice for braving the wilderness is Strong Back, Soft Front, Wild Heart.  This practice will serve as the focus for the rest of our Dancing in the Wilderness:  The Quest for True Belonging series.
  • Part 2 – Tools for Practicing Strong Back, Soft Front, Wild Heart
  • Part 3 – Dancing to Your Own Beat:  HealthRHYTHMS Drumming Group

We welcome you to join this community of conversation about how to empower Dancing in the Wilderness.

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