One of Sonja’s greatest passions is training people in wholehearted living as a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator. The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The method was developed to help men, women and adolescents learn how to Show Up, Be Seen and Live Brave™.
This is a journey into wholehearted living, where thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding us back are identified so we can move toward more authentic living. Exploring topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame and worthiness, we seek to discover and develop shame resilience skills that transform the way we live, love, parent and lead. The Daring Way™ can be facilitated in clinical, educational and professional settings, and is suitable for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams and organizational leaders.
Sonja knows first hand the struggle of perfectionism and not feeling enough. After reading Dr. Brené Brown‘s book “The Gifts of Imperfection” and watching her TED talk on the power of vulnerability (see below), she began her own “work” of letting go of exhaustion as a status symbol and embracing rest and play along with many other wholehearted guideposts (click to download “10 Guideposts to Wholehearted Living“).
As a “recovering perfectionist” she has found this research-based work to be life transforming. Who doesn’t want to live wholeheartedly with peace and joy? The challenge is, how do we do it? The truth is that it takes work and space. Whether you are looking to support your professional or personal life you will find this work foundational in bringing about the sustainable changes you desire.
Sonja has facilitated this work with professional organizations, ministries, couples, women’s groups and one on one coaching clients. To inquire about her availability and what might be the best fit for you or your organization, please contact Sonja for a complimentary 1/2hr inquiry session. Further information is available at www.thedaringway.com, by emailing Sonja directly or calling 817-914-8977. To begin the coaching process Download Client Screening Form
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My husband and I took the Daring Way™ class with Sonja and I had no idea how impactful it would be on our lives. It truly saved our marriage and helped us to live authentically with compassion for each other and ourselves. It is a work that we will continue to practice. It hasn’t always been easy and can be scary being vulnerable with each other but because of this class we see that it is the only way to truly live wholeheartedly. – Jenni Rezac, New Prague, MN
Brené Brown’s TED talk “The Power of Vulnerability”
Brené Brown’s TED talk “Listening to Shame”