The Daring Way \u2122 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.\r\n\r\nBased on the research and insights of Dr. Bren\u00e9 Brown, a professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, best-selling author, and renowned TED Talks speaker, The Daring Way\u2122 shame resilience curriculum teaches self-compassion and acceptance. Also, it shows the power of being vulnerable and authentic, both of which can be especially challenging for people with addictions and mental health treatment.\r\nHow the Shame Resilience Curriculum Works\r\nAs part of The Daring Way\u2122 curriculum, clients are introduced to Dr. Brown\u2019s 10 Guideposts for Wholehearted Living, which stress the importance of cultivating:\r\n\r\n \tAuthenticity\r\n \tSelf-compassion\r\n \tResiliency of spirit\r\n \tGratitude and joy\r\n \tIntuition, trust, and faith\r\n \tCreativity (such as an art therapy program)\r\n \tPlayfulness and relaxation\r\n \tCalm and stillness\r\n \tMeaningful work\r\n \tLaughter, song, and dance\r\n\r\nCounselors trained in The Daring Way\u2122 methodology act as facilitators, helping clients develop new skills and healthier ways of thinking and living.\r\nThe Daring Way\u2122 Philosophy\r\nShame 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.\r\n\r\nThis 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.\r\n\r\nThe Daring Way\u2122 shame resilience curriculum teaches people how to live bravely. It shows them how to develop empathy and compassion for themselves and others. In 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 to get more information.