On Saturday, April 21 VTS is holding a Daring Way Workshop. One staff member said to me, "If I hadn't planned months ago to be traveling internationally, I would definitely sign up. I'm really disappointed to miss it." Her enthusiasm speaks to the great volumes of support behind The Daring Way™ research and tools done by Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW and her team. The workshop will explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. Participants will examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that hold us back and work to identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted ways of living, loving, parenting, and leading.
Adding to the appeal of the workshop is the fantastic team leading it. Licensed professional counselor and VTS seminarian, Anna Broadbent is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Candidate. David Hoover, LCSW is also a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Candidate, and he serves as one of the spiritual directors who work with VTS community members. Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, the Rev. Beth Magill spent a number of years sharing this work with communities throughout the Diocese of Texas before coming to Arlington, where she now serves as the rector of St. Michael's Episcopal Church. The Rev. Stacy Williams-Duncan, a visiting professor at VTS, is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator who has found this work to be transforming both personally and professionally.
Do consider signing up to attend. And if you're not able to do so, I still recommend perusing the work of Dr. Brown and her team, as many cite it as a means of transforming communities in schools, faith groups, businesses, and sectors of all sorts.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President