man puts his hood up on mountain at sunset while practicing the daring wayThe Daring Way™ shame resilience curriculum holds powerful lessons for anyone who wants to live freely and authentically. We have found that it is particularly beneficial for people with addictions, depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders.

Based on the research and insights of Dr. Brené Brown, a professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, best-selling author and renowned TED Talks speaker, The Daring Way™ shame resilience curriculum teaches self-compassion and acceptance. It also shows the power of being vulnerable and authentic, both of which can be especially challenging for people with addictions and mental health treatment.

How the Shame Resilience Curriculum Works

As part of The Daring Way™ curriculum, clients are introduced to Dr. Brown’s 10 Guideposts for Wholehearted Living, which stress the importance of cultivating:

  • Authenticity
  • Self-compassion
  • Resiliency of spirit
  • Gratitude and joy
  • Intuition, trust, and faith
  • Creativity (such as an art therapy program)
  • Playfulness and relaxation
  • Calm and stillness
  • Meaningful work
  • Laughter, song, and dance

Counselors trained in The Daring Way™ methodology act as facilitators, helping clients develop new skills and healthier ways of thinking and living.

The Daring Way™ Philosophy

Shame and feelings of worthlessness can form hidden undercurrents that swirl beneath the surface of our destructive behaviors. Too often we seek to protect ourselves from shame by adopting psychological and emotional avoidance strategies such as addiction and avoiding substance abuse treatment programs.

This philosophy shows you that there’s nothing to be ashamed of. We help you work through the feelings of shame that you’re experiencing and get you back on track to a healthier, happier you.

The Daring Way™ shame resilience curriculum teaches people how to live bravely. It shows them how to develop empathy and compassion for themselves and others. Learning to embrace challenges instead of avoiding them, our clients are better able to make healthy choices and live wholeheartedly, without substances or other destructive behaviors. Call us today at 866.540.0182 to get more information.