Motivational Workshops – The Cabin
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Motivational Workshops

The Daring Way™

The Daring Way™ is a psychoeducational program developed based on the work of Dr. Brené Brown Ph.D, LMSW. The emphasis on these groups is self retrospection with new thoughts and ideas to question what we’ve already been exposed to and also to challenge the self talk that has come with our previous experiences and also unlike many others gives us a clear framework for how we can move to living our best selves and enjoying joy in our lives. 


With 20 years of working with children and families and staff and as a Registered Social Worker, Heather Moerman, a Daring Way Facilitator-Candidate, will be providing this at the Cabin in different formats including groups, during individual counseling and workshops.


The groups currently being offered include:



The Gifts of Imperfection™

Who among us doesn’t want more courage, compassion and connection in our lives? Researcher Dr. Brené Brown set out to study “whole-hearted living” to discover what is required to live that kind of life. She found that to achieve that level of well-being we also have to address things like shame and fear of vulnerability which can get in the way. Using the 10 guideposts set out in her acclaimed book, “The Gifts of Imperfection”, this 8-week discussion-based support group will look at “letting go of who you think you’re supposed to be to embrace who you are”.

We’ll begin by sharing our experiences, expectations and hopes regarding courage, compassion and connection as well as discuss ways to tackle the issues that stop us from having those very things. Some of the weekly topics that we will explore are self-compassion, resilience, creativity, meaningful work and laughter.

Daring Greatly™ at the Cabin

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. This program is based on Brené’s bestselling 3rd book of the same nameIt is about learning to truly show up wholeheartedly in your life through embracing your own worthiness, practicing healthy vulnerability, becoming more resilient to shame, and connecting deeply with the values you hold dear. You will build the courage to go out into the arenas of your life as your genuine self, to truly connect with the people you hold dear and to dare to go after your dreams.

Rising Strong™ at the Cabin

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. This program is based on Brené’s 4th book of the same name. It is about recognizing the stories that you tell yourself about your life, particularly about the moments when you stumble. These stories shape our thoughts, emotions and actions, and reckoning with them empowers you to take a fresh look at your emotions and internal narrative. It is about how to get up after you stumble and have the courage to go forward wholeheartedly as you write brave new endings to your stories.

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 two decades 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 Dare To Lead (2018), Braving the Wilderness (2017), Rising Strong (2015), Daring Greatly (2012), The Gifts of Imperfection  (2010), and I Thought It Was Just Me (2007).

Brené’s  2010  TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability, is one of the top ten most viewed talks in the world with over 11 million viewers.  Additionally, Brené gave the closing talk at the 2012 TED conference where she talked about shame, courage, and innovation.  Listen to her TED talks here:

Lastly Netflix recently aired a special called “The Call To Courage” with Brené. Another excellent watch and resource to consider if these groups are right for you.

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 we will be offering through Blends Wellness Counseling.  Besides these groups and workshops, the Daring Way™ can be facilitated in clinical, educational, and corporate settings and is suitable for work with individuals, couples, families, teams, and organizational leaders.  Heather is available to offer this experience in a variety of formats. Please contact us to discuss any ideas you may have.

Group schedule:

Daring Greatly at the Cabin : starting Tuesday August 27 2019 from 6:30-8:30pm and runs for 8 weeks  


Daring Greatly at the Cabin : starting Wednesday September 4 2019 from 10am-12pm and runs for 8 weeks