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Daring with Brave Therapy™

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 behaviours 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 daily practices that transform how we live, love, parent, and lead.

I’ve been intrigued and excited about Brené Brown’s work since I first saw her TED talk on Vulnerability (see below) in 2010. Since then, I’ve read all of her books and participated in her online courses. In December 2013, I travelled to San Antonio to participate in the world-first training course for The Daring Way™, and in April 2014, I became the first Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator in Australia. You can read more here in my interview.

I utilize Brené Brown’s work in my psychotherapy and counselling and integrate The Daring Way™methodology into my work with trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and addictions of all kinds. You can read my guest writing for the ACF blog to explain the work in more detail.

Weekend group work for clients and professional development programs for therapists using The Daring Way™ are currently being scheduled. If you are interested in this work, please contact me via

Get more information on the next A Daring Way™ in Sydney

  Benefits and learning outcomes:
*Understanding shame and how it holds us back from showing up.
*Learning skills to identify shame in the body.
*Gaining practical skills for shame resilience.
*Learning skills to revive our courageous, creative side.
*Skills to develop gratitude practice.
*Understanding the Daring Way™ Methodology and the research from which it derives.
Workshops are held in Sydney, Bondi Junction and Online.
Dates for workshops are available on the events page.
Spaces are limited.
Price $550 -$650 for the 2 days or 3 x 3.5 hours of online sessions.
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                   For more information on further workshops for Rising Strong, please contact Andi via email


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About Brené Brown

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 where she holds the Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work.  Brené is also a visiting professor in management at The University of Texas at Austin  McCombs School of Business.  She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers and is the host of the weekly Spotify Original podcasts Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead. Brené’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages and titles include: Dare to Lead, Braving the Wilderness, Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection.  Most recently Brené collaborated with Tarana Burke to coedit You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience. Her TED talk The Power of Vulnerability is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 50 million views. She is also the first researcher to have a filmed lecture on Netflix. The Call to Courage special debuted on the streaming service in April 2019. Brené lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, Steve. They have two children, Ellen and Charlie. Further information is available at


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