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Wholehearted Living – a one day workshop

September 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we’d no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can’t keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn’t everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?

In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, PhD, a leading expert on shame, authenticity and belonging, shares what she’s learned from a decade of research on the power of Wholehearted Living–a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.

In her ten guideposts, Brown engages our minds, hearts, and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough, and to go to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am sometimes afraid, but I am also brave. And, yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am worthy of love and belonging.

Our day together will explore the guideposts – cultivating them will look different to each of us so we’ll aim to get clear on where you are already thriving and where you could turn up your ‘wholeheartedness’. Come ready to play, have fun, and find your courage to live the kind of life you want.

Cultivating authenticity – letting go of what people think

Cultivating self-compassion – letting go of perfectionism

Cultivating a resilient spirit – letting go of numbing and powerlessness

Cultivating gratitude and joy – letting go of scarcity

Cultivating intuition and trusting faith – letting go of the need for certainty

Cultivating creativity  – letting go of comparison

Cultivating play and rest – letting go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as self-worth

Cultivating calm and stillness – letting go of anxiety as a lifestyle

Cultivating meaningful work – letting go of self-doubt and ‘supposed to’

Cultivating laughter, song and dance – letting go of being cool and always in control

The workshop will be facilitated by Jacqui Sjenitzer, a coach, psychologist, and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator.

Dr. Brené Brown Ph.D. LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past twelve years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. She is the author of two #1 New York Times bestsellers; Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (2012), and The Gifts of Imperfection (2010).

Further information is available at www.thedaringway.com 

For information on future Daring Way™ events in Cumbria and the North of England please visit www.braveologist.co.uk.


September 29, 2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership
Penrith, CA11 0DT United Kingdom
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Jacqui Sjenitzer
07738 949280