KELLY PATTON, LMHC

Live Your Life On Purpose!

The Daring WayTM

The Daring Way™ is a curriculum based program developed by Brené Brown, Ph.D. and her amazing Daring Way™ team. It is intended to help participants deepen their connections with others by developing self-compassion, shame resilience and finding their authentic voice. The course concepts help us create a practice around living a braver and more wholehearted life.

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.

I would ask you to ponder these questions:

ARE YOU YOUR OWN WORST CRITIC? 
DO YOU SOMETIMES FEEL UNWORTHY OF
LOVE AND BELONGING? 
DO YOU LONG FOR MORE FULFILLING
RELATIONSHIPS? 
ARE YOU AFRAID OF PEOPLE SEEING
THE "REAL YOU"? 
IS IT HARD TO STAND UP FOR YOURSELF? 
DO YOU OFTEN FEEL GUILTY AND/OR ASHAMED? 
DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH FEELING VULNERABLE? 
DO YOU WANT TO TAKE
MORE CHANCES IN YOUR LIFE? 
DO YOU BATTLE PROCRASTINATION AND/OR
PERFECTIONISM? 
If you can identify with one or more of the above, then The Daring Way™ is designed especially for you! 


I am a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Candidate, and I am thrilled to incorporate this work into my practice! 

Brene’s newest book Rising Strong-The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution. is available on August 25th, 2015.

She 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. Her groundbreaking research has been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, The Katie Show and Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul Sunday. 

Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk “The Power of Vulnerability” is one of the top ten most viewed TED talks in the world, with over 14 million viewers to date. Additionally, Brené gave the closing talk at the 2012 TED conference, where she talked about shame, courage and innovation. 

To view these TED talks click on the links below: 

The Power of Vulnerability 

Listening to Shame 

Brené 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). She is also the author of I Thought it Was Just Me (2007). Further information is available at BreneBrown.com



KELLY PATTON, LMHC

CERTIFIED IMAGO THERAPIST
ADVANCED CLINCIAN

CERTIFIED DARING WAY™
FACILITATOR

727.254.4132

7901 4th Street North, Suite 317
St. Petersburg, FL 33702

    


"It is not the critic who counts;
not the man who points out how
the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is
actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly…
who at the best knows in the end the
triumph of high achievement, and
who at the worst, if he fails,
at least fails while daring greatly.
~ Theodore Roosevelt


 “A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people.
We are biologically, cognitively, physically and spiritually wired to love, be loved and to belong. When those needs are not met,
we don’t function as we were meant to.
We break. We fall apart. We numb.
We ache. We hurt others. We get sick.”
 
~ Brené Brown, Ph.D.