The Daring Way Workshops and Rising Strong™ Groups

The Daring Way – Show Up | Be Seen | Live Brave

In our Daring Way Workshops we’ll examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding us back. We also Identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living.  The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.

What is “The Daring Way?  It 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 has been utilized in clinical educational, and professional settings.  During the process, we explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness.


Brene Brown Workshops and Groups with Dr. Angela Aiello Psychotherapist “Owning our story could be hard, but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.  Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging – and joy – the experience that makes us the most vulnerable.  Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness, we will discover the infinite power of our light.”
Brené Brown

The Daring Way Workshops – You Are Enough

What gets in the way of asking for what you want and getting what you need?

“I am Enough” Women’s Empowerment Group will encourage and help you to take a deeper look into what has kept you from living a more wholehearted, self-compassionate and authentic way of life.  During our Daring Way Workshop of 13 weeks we utilize videos and a special workbook format not previously released to the public you will:

  • Learn the difference between internal vs. external value by identifying shame triggers and accepting and embracing your imperfections.
  • Learn about the differences between shame resilience and shame resistance to quiet the inner saboteur.
  • Understand how others must earn the right to hear you story.
  • Understand and learn how you armor up to keep relationships from becoming deeper and more satisfying.
  • Understand and cultivate the value and importance of vulnerability as the path to courage, and strength and change.
Individual Daring WaySessions

Individual sessions based on The Daring Way™ methodology are not included but can be arranged if desired for an additional fee.  Sliding Scale Sessions may also be provided by myself or my  experienced MFT associate intern Brittny McCarthy.  In some circumstances, individual psychotherapy based on the model are an excellent adjunct to group.

If you haven’t already done so, please watch Dr. Brené Brown’s TedX Talk on Shame and Vulnerability. It is one of 10 top Ted Talks in the history of the medium. You can even watch them here!

The Rising StrongWorkshop – Reckoning, Rumbling, & Revolution

Rising Strong is the follow-up group to The Daring Way™ workshop featuring Brené Brown videos and an additional workbook made exclusively for this group, you will learn to utilize a 3-phase process that will show you how:

  • To bounce back from failures of all kinds: interpersonal, professional, and/or social.
  • Embrace setbacks both emotional and creative as part of the process of learning to live a courage centered life.
  • Confront your own ideas of what success means to you and to re-frame so-called failures as educational steps to help you grow stronger every time you rise up in order to live strong.

If you sign up for both The Daring Wayworkshops and Rising Stronggroups you will receive a 10% discount.

Daring Way Workshops™

I will be facilitating a 13-week 1.5-hour group featuring The Daring Way™ starting summer 2020.  The group will include up to 7-8 women and will cost $1,800.00 ($133.00 per 1.5 hour) per person for all 13 weeks.  This price includes the cost of course materials such as an exclusive Daring Way™ workbook that we will be utilizing along with videos featuring Dr. Brené Brown.


Rising Strong Workshops™

A short phone interview will be conducted prior to the first group to ensure interest and appropriateness.  Once the Daring Way™ workshop group has concluded you will have the opportunity to sign up for the Rising Strong™ Group that follows. The Rising Strong™ curriculum will focus on resilience in the face of failure.  This group follows the same protocol as the The Daring Way™ workshop. The cost of the Rising Strong workshop is $1,800.00.

Payments, Cancellations, and Refunds

A 50% deposit to reserve your space in our Rising Strong and Daring Way workshops with the balance to be paid by the 5th group meeting.  If you feel the group is not for you, you will have one week to cancel after the first meeting.  Should you decide to cancel your money less the cost of workshop materials and the price of the first session will be refunded within 7-10 business days.

If you have paid your deposit and reserved your place but can’t make the meetings you have one week from the start date to cancel for a refund.  “Unable to attend” cancellation refunds are less the cost of workshop materials and a cancellation fee.  Refunds are processed within 7-10 business days.

Enjoy a 10% discount when signing up for both The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ groups.

UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Groups and Courses have been Postponed. 

Dr. Angela Aiello Psychotherapist - Therapy That Heals
Dr. Angela Aiello, LMFT
License #45128

If you’re struggling with challenges such as depression, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, grief, addictions, stresses from COVID-19, substance abuse, spiritual issues, or personality disorders, perhaps you will allow me to help as your psychotherapist. I work with individuals, adolescents, couples, and families of all faiths and sexual orientations. 

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