The Daring Way™


I’m so excited to introduce you to The Daring Way™ – our new training and certification program for helping professionals who want to facilitate my work on vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. It is a highly experiential methodology that we developed to help men, women, and adolescents learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver lives.

If you are a helping professional (e.g., a therapist, personal/leadership coach, clergy, or addiction counselor) and you want to get certified in The Daring Way™ method, visit our new website for information on the training process and schedules, eligibility guidelines, and applications. We are a community of wholehearted practitioners who believe in the power of owning our stories, and who recognize that vulnerability is our most accurate measure of courage.

We have trainings coming up in December and February, but seating is very limited. You can learn more here.  As a San Antonio native I have to put my plug in for December on the Riverwalk – very twinkle-lighty. 

If you are interested in finding a certified professional who can work with you on topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness, you can click here to find a list of Certified Daring Way Facilitators or you can visit this page for a list of upcoming workshops and groups. The groups are held all over the world and are often 2-3 day intensives.

We’re now training clinical staff and faculty at treatment centers across the country. Click here for the page of Daring Treatment Centers.

Using metaphor, story-telling, and experiential exercises, Daring Way™ Certified Facilitators work with clients to examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding us back and work to identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living.

I can’t tell you how excited we are about this transformative new work! Check out our new website and if you have any questions, leave them in the comments and we’ll answer them for you.


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  1. Liz

    I’m interested in a training but don’t see any scheduled currently. Is this program no longer offered?

  2. Kobe

    No problem! You’ve got a great tribe and I think a coenrenfce would be amazing and definitely something I would not only attend, but help with if needed!

  3. Hello
    I have filled out the application to train in Daring Way this July. I cannot
    Find the prompt or section to do the book testing portion or to pay for it.
    I have emailed the info email 2x with no response.
    Please connect to help me complete the process of testing and paying.
    Thank you so much,
    Lisa Talucci

  4. Karen Arias

    Hello!! I live in Mérida, México , I’ m interested to know more about your certification, do you have on line or Where do I have to travel to get certificate ? I will like to know too, how long it takes and the cost. I’m a coach. Thank you

  5. Sara Hoover

    I am a LIcensed Marriage & Family Therapist and am interested in the certification process. I am having difficulty for some reason with the links describing the various levels of certification. Also, since there are no trainings open in the US until 2016(?) what does this mean for those who want to be certified? any other options? When will more trainings be available and posted for sign up?

    thanks very much and am very grateful for this work


  6. Vicki Johnson

    Hi Brene’!
    I commend you on your research and now presenting it to the world. It’s like a dream come true…Your words are like you know the real me and stretch me to a better place in this life! And in turn, I can pass the torch of your lessons to some very precious women in my community.

    I currently lead a women’s recovery support group at my church in Minnesota. Our class is using the materials from two of your books, “I Thought It Was Just Me But It Isn’t” and “The Gifts of Imperfection” as well as Connections. I am also taking your e-course, The Gifts of Imperfection, and LOVE the program, especially the art journalling.

    I’m a helping “leader” and would love to be certified in The Daring Way program. I believe God has called me to help women deal with the hurts of this life (including sharing my story), develop boundaries, find their wholehearted selves, reconnect with people and life, step out of their fears with confidence and courage, practice healthy choices, and more!

    I’m not a licensed professional in the counseling field, although I wish I was, I do work closely with our director of the Recovery @ ECC program at my church. We have over 200 men and women attending every Tuesday night for various recovery small groups & lessons. My class is one of the breakouts and I am always looking for ways to learn, develop, grow, and to empower these women (and eventually men if we can have a coed class). Is there any possibility for someone like myself to be trained & certified? If not, what avenue do you suggest? I feel so drawn and led in this passion God has placed on my heart. I would be thrilled to have the opportunity to dig deeper into this material!!

    Thank you!


  7. Nat

    Dear Brene

    I am so excited to hearing that you are training professions in this amazing and real technique. Do you think you would offer this training in Australia? I’d love to be your dedicated trainer and spread the word.

    Take care and look forward to staying in contact with you.


  8. Barb Marasco

    This is very exciting. I am not (yet) qualified to be able to be a facilitator of this however, the Gifts of Imperfection Course have really assisted me in gaining clarity (more to come..) on what and how I want my encore career to be. I am hoping that at some time there are additional courses for those of us that do not have the full set of credentials. I am planning on continuing to keep Brene’s teachings in mind for my own unfolding and perhaps find ways to help others. I hold a Life Coach certification from Martha Beck coaching which was instrumental to my growth — yet this is the area – The Daring Way -I see can be so useful in business world, as from my experience, the business environment is saturated with shame and blame.

  9. Liz Gentry

    I would like to understand the expectations for post training and once the 10 hours of supervision have been accomplished. Is there an annual fee for remaining a certified therapist. Plus, is there a minimum numbers of CEU requirements? I am an LMFT/LPC in Texas as well as an approved supervisor for both licenses. I have been a therapist for many years. Once I understand all of the requirements I will sign up for one of the trainings.

  10. Felecia Campbell

    I am a Parenting facilitator for parents in Florida. I teach classes to parents who are court ordered for various reasons: some have substance abuse and other addictions. Some parents have lost custody of their children and the class I teach is recommended to them by the judicial system to attend. I also teach casses in the local jail to women only. I honestly believe parents could benefit tremendousy by the Daring Way. There are no classes for Daring Way in Florida and my profession is not your require list.

  11. Katie

    I’m another Australian (Victoria) who’s very interested in The Daring Way.
    I’m currently doing my MA in Creative Arts Therapy (due to finish end of 2013) , Do you have a wait list for interested international professionals? I’d love to be notified of if/when this training becomes available to me 🙂
    Thanks in advance.

  12. Alison Barrow

    Hi I am a fully qualified counsellor registered with the British association of counsellor s and psychotherists (bacp) I wondered if some plans were being made to offer the training course in the uk I currently work as a community health trainer working one to one with vulnerable and hard to reach people in a socially deprived inner city area of. England.I feel I could secure funding to help offer this programme to clients who might otherwise be unable to afford it.If the traini g is not available in the uk I would be willing to consider travelling to the USA so just wondering about the possible timescale and if it is worth holding on for something nearer home? Kind regards Alison