Are you ready to make 2020 the year where you finally make time for your own personal development? The Daring Way™ may be just what you have been waiting for to kick start your journey. The Daring Way™ 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.
During the process facilitators explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. Participants are invited to examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding them back and identify the new choices and practices that will move them 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.
March 6 & 7th
(Fri 6-9 & Sat 9-6)
Lunch & snacks provided
The FARM at Mintwood
4029 Mintwood Drive
Mint Wood, NC 28227
Cost $375, early bird $325 (if you register by Feb. 14th)
led by Christy Braman, MA, LPC
Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Candidate
Co-leader: Linda Hairgrove
Limited number of participants so apply soon!
*Reading Brené Brown's book Daring Greatly can be helpful but not necessary*
There are a couple inexpensive AirBnBs in the area if you are coming a distance and need lodging.
I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 2001 working in private practice in Orlando, FL. I was born and raised in Charlotte and moved back in 2018. I consider it an honor to take part in your life's journey! My goal is to collaborate with you in identifying areas in your life that you would like to see a positive change.
Also to help you recognize how past experiences have shaped the way you view yourself and interact with others. It is from our foundational relationships in family that we develop coping skills, self-talk, patterns of relating and strategies for handling emotional pain.
All of these can present obstacles in developing healthy, loving relationships. It is my intent to help you remove the obstacles in your life that hinder your personal development. I am passionate about helping you develop the skill of shame resilience which can empower you to live more whole-heartedly.
It is important that you know that I have a biblical world view. I realize that you come with your own worldview which may or may not conform to these ideas. I trust you will let me know what matters most to you so that our work together can be directed towards your personal beliefs and advantageous to you. My counseling style is relational and interactive. Finding a counselor who is a good fit for you is vital and if we find that we are not a good fit for one another I will help you find a counselor that is better suited for you. Professional counseling is a gift you give to yourself (which is also a gift to your loved ones).
I pursued my education and masters late in life and am very passionate about counseling. I love to spend time with family and friends having meals together, good coffee and meaningful conversations. I enjoy being outside, on trails, near the water, taking in all the beauty of nature. I enjoy being in the mountains, reading or listening to books, walking, watching movies, listening to music, going to art and/or music festivals, and cooking.
I offer a free 15-20 minute consultation either by phone or online. If you feel that I am a good fit for you, and I feel I can offer counsel in your area(s) of concern, we will proceed with scheduling an appointment.
Counseling sessions are 50 minutes and are $130. I do not accept insurance.
When you pay for therapy yourself, there are a few very important benefits:
No Mental Health Diagnosis goes on your medical record - When using insurance, a mental health diagnosis is required to be recorded in your medical record, which may be a concern for clients with certain sensitive jobs, or those buying life insurance or seeking other medical treatment.
Complete confidentiality - When using insurance, your insurance company has the right to know the details of your therapy, which includes viewing any therapy notes that exist. When you choose to self-pay, your therapy is completely confidential and the details of your therapy are only known by you and your therapist.
Freedom in treatment - When using insurance, your insurance company can determine how may sessions you can receive, how long they are, what methods are used, which therapist you can see, and sometimes even the time of your session. When you pay yourself, you are in control of your own therapy and your therapist has the complete freedom to treat you as an individual. You get exactly what you need to reach your goals.
I work with individuals 18 years of age and up. I specialize in working with adults who have experienced Childhood Abuse (sexual, verbal, physical, emotional and neglect), Grief & Loss, Trauma. Anxiety, Depression, Divorce Recovery, Relationship Issues, Internal Conflict Resolution, Codependency, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Boundary Issues, and Women's Issues (pregnancy, postpartum depression, peri-menopause, menopause). I especially enjoy helping individuals in personal growth by learning more about who they are and why they do the things they do. Learning more about your personality and what makes you tick, can help you enjoy life and relationships at a deeper level.
The primary focus of these groups, workshops and intensives is to equip you with language and tools to develop shame resilient skills and embrace the courage that will transform the way you live. The groups are small (4-10 people) and are a safe place to explore such topics as vulnerability, shame, empathy, self compassion, and courage. In this group you will have the opportunity to look much closer at your thoughts and behaviors that block you from connecting well with others and from living a whole-hearted life.
Do you feel like your team is lacking creativity?
I can come to you and offer a workshop in The Daring Way™ materials . The workshops are aimed at helping your team feel safe enough to be authentic with the offering of their creative ideas in the workplace. I can work with whatever time frame you have available (1 hour minimum).
Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
Rising Strong by Brené Brown
The Gifts of Imperffection by Brené Brown
The Daring Way™ 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 can be facilitated in clinical, educational, and professional settings. During the process facilitators explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. Participants are invited to examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding them back and identify the new choices and practices that will move them 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. Further information is available at: https://brenebrown.com/about/
As a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator Candidate, I utilize this research and material with individual clients when appropriate. I also offer periodic Daring Way™ groups and workshops. I am available to come to your group or organization to lead sessions of varying lengths on this material.
Rising Strong™ teaches us that it is through owning our stories of struggle that we find the resilience, strength and courage to rise strong and create a new and daring ending. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and the clearest path to a wholehearted life.
I offer 1-3 day intensives.as well as 8-week groups. Of course this material can be offered individually as well.
Brené Brown on Vulnerability:
Brené Brown on Empathy:
AA Meetings in Charlotte:
Adult Children of Alcoholics Meetings:
Suicide Hotline & Info:
National Alliance for Mental Illness: