The Daring Way\u2122 Shame Resilience Curriculum Our facility has certified The Daring Way\u2122 facilitators on site and we utilize The Daring Way \u2122 shame resilience curriculum as a formal addiction treatment program in Texas, along with other traditional and complementary approaches. What Is The Daring Way \u2122? The Daring Way \u2122 is a highly experiential addiction therapy program based on the research of Dr. Bren\u00e9 Brown, who has spent the past 12 years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. The methodology is designed to help people show up, be seen and live braver lives. All material in the curriculum was prepared using the words of the individuals studied, which is why the approach is so relatable. The Daring Way \u2122 model examines the culture of scarcity, comparison, and shame that is so prevalent in today\u2019s society (especially among those struggling with addictions and co-occurring mental health disorders), and teaches ways to move forward into empathy, self-compassion, and wholehearted living. What The Daring Way\u2122 Will Teach You Through The Daring Way\u2122 curriculum, you\u2019ll learn about the myths associated with being vulnerable, how we \u201carmor up\u201d to avoid feeling vulnerable and ashamed, the ways in which this armoring up process diminishes our lives, and how we can put down our \u201cprotective\u201d weaponry. A central component of The Daring Way\u2122 process\u2014learning to show up, be seen and live brave\u2014is developing empathy and self-compassion (both of which are skills that can be learned) and recognizing what our true values really are. This is The Daring Way\u2122 pathway to accepting and even embracing vulnerability, to being shame-resilient, and to living wholeheartedly. The Ten Daring Way\u2122 guideposts for wholehearted living include: \tLetting go of perfectionism, and cultivating self-compassion \tLetting go of scarcity and fear of the dark, and cultivating gratitude and joy \tStop comparing yourself to others, and start cultivating creativity \tLetting go of anxiety as a lifestyle, and cultivating calm and stillness \tLetting go of \u201calways being in control,\u201d and cultivating laughter, song and dance About Dr. Bren\u00e9 Brown The Daring Way\u2122 method is based on the research of Bren\u00e9 Brown, PhD, LMSW. Dr. Bren\u00e9 Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past 12 years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness and shame. Her groundbreaking research has been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, The Katie Show, and Oprah Winfrey\u2019s Super Soul Sunday. The entirety of our addiction treatment staff in Texas is trained on this methodology. Dr. Brown is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (2012), the New York Times Bestseller, The Gifts of Imperfection (2010) and I Thought It Was Just Me (2007). Dr. Brown\u2019s 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability, is one of the top 10 most viewed TED talks in the world, with over 11 million viewers. Additionally, Dr. Brown gave the closing talk at the 2012 TED conference where she talked about shame, courage and innovation. Learn to show up, be seen and live a braver life. Call us at to get help for addiction and begin your recovery journey.Written by The Right Step Editorial Staff Contact our Texas center today for more information on our treatment programs.