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.
Rising Strong™ is based on the simple physics of vulnerability. If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. This is a curriculum 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.
Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT):
CCT combines traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research to help you lead a more compassionate life. Through instruction, daily meditation, mindfulness, and in-class interaction, you can strengthen the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness.
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)
MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience. I teach three formats of the course: A 5-day Intensive format, a weekend introductory workshop format, and an 8-week format. I also train and mentor MSC teachers. CEs are now available. | Required forms
Compassion for Couples (CfC)
To relate, to love, to connect is to be human. Who among us does not need to be loved and belong? As important as our relationships are, they are not always easy! Compassion for Couples (CfC) is a program designed to help us meet ourselves and our partner with greater awareness and compassion. CfC builds on the skills developed in the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program and moves deeper into compassion between partners. Utilizing the skills of mindfulness and compassion, this program teaches how to build a strong and healthy foundation for relationships, and provides skills to help navigate the difficulties that arise within us and between us. While prior experience with MSC is helpful, it is not required.
Partners attend together and will learn to:
- Be more present with each other
- Identify shared values
- Build a base of warmth, security and connection.
- Communicate with kindness and compassion
- Comfort yourself and your partner
- Skillfully relate to your partner in times of difficulty
- Gain a greater understanding of yourself, your partner, and shared relational patterns
Please note: Because this program builds on a foundation of self-compassion, it is helpful if both partners to familiarize themselves with Mindful Self-Compassion in advance. Helpful texts include Chris Germer’s The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion and Kristin Neff’s Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. It is helpful, but not required, if one or both of you completes the MSC course. Description of that course can be found under “Mindful Self-Compassion” above, or you can search for current course offerings here.