The Daring Way™

The Daring Way™

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 we explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. We examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding us back and we 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.

About Rising Strong™

The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. Rising Strong™ is a book 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.

Anastasia Romano, LCSW, CDWF
is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator.

For agencies and organizations that would like to provide The Daring Way™ for their staff, Anastasia Romano, LCSW, CDWF is available to work with your team on a consulting basis.

At Mandala Wellness we offer multiple platforms to participate and access this life changing work. You can do this work 1:1 in individual sessions and it can be incorporated into the therapeutic process or you could join one of the groups or workshops coming up. Through discussion, video, and a variety of written and creative exercises we assist clients in arriving at a better understanding of the barriers to their connection with others and improving upon the life they live. If you have been struggling within an important area of your life (i.e. relationships. professionally, parenting, etc…), this process is designed to help you access the courage to live in a more fulfilling way.

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 on this site. Besides individual sessions, groups and workshops, The Daring Way™ can be facilitated in clinical, educational, ministry, and corporate settings and is suitable for work with individuals, couples, families, teams, and organizational leaders. I am available to offer this experience in a variety of formats to your church, organization, or men's and women's groups or clubs.

Please contact me to discuss any ideas you may have. I am not limited to the metropolitan area, and am available to travel as well as doing virtual workshops.

Look for new groups coming soon in 2023…

If you are interested in groups or digging deeper into this work on an individual level, then please reach out so we can stay connected.

About Brené Brown

The Daring Way™ method is based on the research of Brené Brown, Ph.D. LMSW. Dr. Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. Brené is also a visiting professor in management at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.

She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, Dare to Lead, and her latest book, Atlas of the Heart.

Brené hosts the Unlocking Us podcast, and her TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 45 million views. She is also the first researcher to have a filmed lecture on Netflix. The Call to Courage special debuted on the streaming service on April 19, 2019.

Brené lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, Steve.
They have two children, Ellen and Charlie.

Here’s how Brené describes the progression of her work:

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 below: