Daring Way Workshops 2019-05-14T15:24:03-04:00

Daring Way™ Groups

Flatiron, Manhattan, New York, NY

Are you struggling to show up in your life in a way you feel proud of? Do you want more connection with others – co-workers, family, children? Do you find it challenging to hear criticism and still stay in the conversation?

As a Certified Daring Way Facilitator, Kathryn Grooms, LCSW-R, will lead you through Brené Brown’s Daring Way™ process so that you can overcome struggle and live a courageous, wholehearted life.

Daring Way™ Workshops

Over the course of 8 Daring Way™ sessions, we will do a deep dive into understanding vulnerability – what is it? Why is vulnerability of value for us as individuals and as a society? What do we need to support us to tolerate the experience of being vulnerable and how do we catch ourselves when we are armored up and participating in our own feelings of disconnect from others and ourselves?

During these eight sessions, we will support and empower each other to develop self-compassion, practice empathy and become resilient to the messages and experience of shame. We will use the metaphor of the arena to conceptualize the places in life, personally or professionally, where we want to show up, be seen and be brave.

I had the honor and pleasure of working with Kathryn while receiving my certification in Gestalt Therapy. I was drawn to Kathryn’s style because she models a direct, clear, compassionate and empathic approach to her work. She challenged me when she knew I was on the edge of growth as a therapist and offered a safe space for me to be vulnerable in new ways. With my new capacity for vulnerability, I was also open to learning about the work of Dr. Brené Brown. I became a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, which deepened my work with clients, my children and myself. The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ will transform the way you live, love, parent and lead. It’s an opportunity to recognize when you’re in the experience of shame, give you the tools you can use to be vulnerable and practice living a wholehearted life. Kathryn is an experienced therapist who gives her whole heart to work in any arena.

Christine Vargo, LCSW, CDWF, www.christinevargo.com

There are many arenas of life where we are called to be brave. One that I am often called into, is that of parenthood. Using the skills I have learned in the Daring Way, I am more able to show up with patience for myself and my daughter, apologize when I make mistakes (because no amount of skills is going to prevent that) and celebrate when I am brave and vulnerable resulting in the most scrumptious moments of connection.

There was an evening recently when like many parents I was running behind and was trying to quickly usher my7 year old daughter into and out of the shower so she could get to bed at a reasonable time. I honestly can not recall what occurred prior to the shower, but I do recall the moment when after asking what felt like 100 times (but in reality was probably 3) for her to complete her shower, I learned she had taken the “silly puddy” into the shower and this was the cause of the delay. I lost it! As she finally came out of the shower, I grabbed the silly putty and immediately threw it in the trash! I said something in a raised voice and then I caught my daughter’s hurt and startled face. Shame, shame, shame! It came raining down on me. Fortunately, I have learned to tap out in those moments and I quickly handed the rest of the evening over to my wife.

As a result of my work in the Daring Way™ I was able to recognize that in that moment I was striving for perfectionism, and living in fear of being judged, which then was the catalyst for everything to go wrong. Consequently, when my daughter wasn’t moving fast enough, I was blaming her and her silly putty rather than letting go of perfectionism. Within a few hours, I did let it go. I did forgive myself. I did apologize for my behavior. I did promise to replace the silly putty. I did make a pledge to keep trying to do better. And then I got a wonderful, delicious snuggle.

Kathryn Grooms, LCSW-R, Kathryn Grooms Psychotherapy

About Daring Way™

The Daring Way™ is a method that teaches participants to come to a deep and embodied an understanding of what it means to Dare Greatly. The phrase Daring Greatly comes from Theodore Roosevelt’s speech “Citizenship in a Republic.”

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly…” (In Daring Greatly, P1)

Daring Greatly

Upcoming Daring Way™ Groups

Daring Way™ Eight Week Group – September 18th-November 6th, 2019

Location: 49 West 24th Street, Suite 1004, New York, NY 10010

Meeting Schedule: Wednesdays 6 PM – 8 PM. September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6

Cost: $500 including materials. A $100 registration deposit is required to reserve your spot.

Registration Process

Register for the Daring Way™ Workshop
"If we want to fully experience love and belonging, we must believe that we are worthy of love and belonging."
A quote from Brené Brown about vulnerability
"Our sense of worthiness - that critical piece that gives us access to love and belonging - lives inside our story."
"If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path."