Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown
In December 2013, I had the most amazing opportunity to travel to San Antonio, Texas and participate in The Daring Way™ National Training with Dr. Brené Brown and her team. Prior to going I had seen Brené on Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul Sunday and found myself captivated by her words. Prior to the show, I had not heard of her and after the show, I immediately picked up Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection. While reading these books, I was ushered into a different form of self-assessment and deep digging, as the language and results of her research challenged many of my thoughts and ideals and ultimately shifted me in ways personally and professionally in my work with clients. For instance when I read "Perfectionism is not the same thing as striving to be your best" and "perfectionism is other-focused-What will they think?" While "healthy striving is self-focused-How can I improve?" My perception was altered. It made so much sense! I yearned for more and happened to find online an offering of a training whereby one could become a certified trainer in this work. I completed the application and subsequently registered without really knowing what I was signing up for. I just went with an open mind, a lofty expectation of an amazing week that would no doubt challenge me, stretch me, and birth a new perspective on how I journey through life. We dove into the work- waded through and explored vulnerability, scarcity, shame, empathy, self-compassion, creativity and authenticity. Whew! I came away from that experience richer and wanting to share this newfound way to journey through life WHOLEHEARTEDLY. A few years ago I completed the Gifts of Imperfection eCourse which incorporated the Gifts of Imperfection guideposts and The Daring Way™ curriculum with mixed media art journaling. I thoroughly enjoyed the art-focus and dispelled the "I am NOT a creative being" myth. I have primarily incorporated this work into my 1:1 sessions with clients and have presented workshops for helping professionals. Now in an effort to further expand this tribe called Wholehearted, I am delving into my well of courage...deep breath...and sharing the material via small group. I invite you to join me on this journey toward Wholehearted living using art, while practicing courage and vulnerability and building community.
The Gifts of Imperfection Workshop
Thursdays, June 20-August 1; 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
(no group on July 4th)
Facilitated by Natalie Lampkin, LMHC, CDWF
In this hands-on art journaling workshop we will explore each guidepost, strengthen our practice of courage, compassion and connection, and learn ways to intentionally practice each guidepost in our daily lives while letting go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embracing Who You Are. If you want to dare greatly and live wholeheartedly, please join us. You don't need previous art experience.
Participants will receive:
A pre-workshop consultation to discuss what you hope to gain from the workshop, as well as what you can expect
A copy of The Gifts of Imperfection
A Gifts of Imperfection Workbook
The support of a licensed clinician that has been trained and certified in facilitating The Daring Way™ workshops
Use of basic art supplies
You will also receive a materials list prior to the workshop.
Registration is required. Group size is limited in order to provide ample time for instruction and group discussion.
Investment: $300 ($50 per week)
Call or Email Me to Sign Up!
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