This home page will introduce you to The Daring Way™, and the work of Dr. Brené Brown. Take some time to listen to her TED talks in the links below. Then explore the menu to learn about OPPORTUNITIES for you to participate in a Daring Way™ or Rising Strong™ group or workshop that is just right for you.
The Daring Way™ was created with the primary focus on developing shame resilience skills and a courage practice of wholehearted living that transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead.
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.
These groups and workshop experiences are based on the work of Dr. Brené Brown Ph.D, LMSW, a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past 16 years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Her groundbreaking research has been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, and Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul Sunday. Brené's work is transforming individual, marriages, families, and the work place, and it is powerful because it is tapping into what we were all profoundly and deeply created for...love and belonging. Dr. Brené Brown is the author of Rising Strong (2015), Daring Greatly (2012), The Gifts of Imperfection (2010), and I Thought It Was Just Me ( 2007).
Nancy Schornack, LMHC-CDWF-C and Dianne Morris Jones, LMHC-CDWF-C are both certified facilitators and consultants with The Daring Way™. To learn more about Nancy and Dianne, go to our Bio pages.
If you desire to live more authentically and are wondering how, or needing the tools and courage to do so, then we would invite you to consider one of the opportunities on this site. Besides these groups and workshops, the Daring Way™ can be facilitated in clinical, educational, ministry, and corporate settings and is suitable for work with individuals, couples, families, teams, and organizational leaders. Nancy and Dianne are available to offer this experience in a variety of formats to your church, organization, or men's and women's groups or clubs. Please contact us to discuss any ideas you may have. We are not limited to the Des Moines area, and are available to travel. Nancy and Dianne