Identify What's Holding You Back

Develop the Skills to Live a Courageous and Connected Life

If you want to live a fuller more authentic life…

If you crave meaningful connections…

If you long for change…

If you want to build resilience and strength…

…this is for you

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The Daring Way™ can help you:

  • Exercise greater compassion
  • Nurture meaningful connection
  • Quiet your inner-critic
  • Reduce your hustle for worthiness
  • Know you are enough
  • Embrace your imperfections
  • Break free of old patterns
  • Get unstuck
  • Increase understanding
  • Build a practice of living wholeheartedly
  • Cultivate courage

The Daring Way™ Urban Retreat Weekend

If you're ready to get real, if you want to start showing up in an authentic way, if you want to learn to live a more courageous wholehearted life... this weekend is for you!

What to Expect From Your Weekend Retreat

  • You will make a friend (or two!)

  • You will tap into your power again

  • You will change the way you think about yourself

  • You will leave with new energy & awareness

  • You will dance

  • You will create art

  • You will laugh

  • You will meet someone inspiring

  • You will change the way you talk about yourself


Your Daring Way™ Retreat Weekend Includes

  • 20 hours of The Daring Way™ Curriculum in ONE AWESOME WEEKEND!
  • The Daring Way™ Notebook (with 35+ pages of material) and Workbook
  • Exclusive Daring Way™ videos of Brené Brown discussing the material
  • A supportive group environment with like-minded people (the group is limited to six individuals to deepen the work and connection)
  • Delicious snacks, coffee, and tea

The Daring Way™ Retreat Logistics:


SEPTEMBER 23-25, 2016 

Location:  Each retreat is held at a private retreat space in North Portland, Oregon.  The space is cozy with lots of comfy seating space to sprawl out and dive deep with this work.  

Lodging: No lodging is included in the retreat fee, though I recommend staying in one of the adorable Air BnB locations in North Portland and enjoying St Johns neighborhood if you are coming from a distance.  Please email if you need help finding lodging. 

Meals: There are a number of remarkable restaurants within walking distance of the retreat space.  I promise yumminess will ensue.  We also have access to a full kitchen and tons of comfy space to rest during meal breaks if you prefer to cook your own.

Cost: $450 covers your lunches during the weekend, delicious snacks, Daring Way Workbook and Notebook, art materials, curriculum, laughs and life changes and the bonus Authentic Relationships Workbook.   

Daring Way Oregon Retreat Schedule:


5:00 Registration/Check In

6:00 Welcome, Agreements, & Overview

7:00 Intention Setting & Membership

8:00 Adjourn 


10:00 Trust & Vulnerability

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Empathy Entering the Arena

3:00 Snack Break, Dance, Naptime

4:00 Shame, Armor, Shields & Barriers

6:00 Dinner Break (on your own)

7:00 Creativity Projects & Day Review

9:00 Adjourn


10:00 Values & Identities

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Moving Forward &Self Care Plan 

3:00 Closing



From past Daring Way & Rising Strong Retreat participants

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I am so grateful for the experience of participating in The Daring Way retreat with Gina as our facilitator and guide. That weekend of exploration led me to a growth-spurt in my relationships and career, as well as the realization that I had held myself back for a long time in these areas.

Through Gina’s skilled facilitation, I felt invited to push my edges and step into the (sometimes) uncomfortable and unknown. She has so many fun and helpful activities woven into the process that you might not even notice yourself saying and doing incredibly brave things until you look back on the experience.

In this workshop, I felt safe, cared-for, and lovingly challenged to step into a more vulnerable and real version of myself. I can’t recommend this experience enough!


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I was both eager and anxious going into TDW retreat weekend. I had a lifetime desire to be authentic and vulnerable in the way that I lived my life but still hard some big shields around my innermost heart. This retreat was paced wonderfully and had so much gracious space for imperfection, I was able to remain relaxed while increasing my growing edges!

Gina is a MAGNIFICENT facilitator, a grounded resource and provide a warm and inviting space. - Effie Stansberry, Portland, OR



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Vulnerability is SCARY. And going away for a weekend with mostly strangers to open up sounded like the worst idea I'd had in a long time. Gina was immediately welcoming and kind, bringing our group into the space graciously and warmly.

Through her smooth, honest, and creative facilitation, Gina created a magical weekend, inviting me to be my best, most authentic self. Was it easy and joyful? Not entirely, but there was lots of laughter and growth and even transformation.  Even some spirited dancing!

A weekend facilitated by Gina gave me access to open up and connect in ways that hadn't been available before. I keep learning from Gina's teachings that weekend, even now, almost a year later. I'm filled with gratitude for what I got while Daring Greatly with Gina Senarighi. 


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The Daring Way retreat that Gina so graciously led was life changing for me. It awakened me to parts of myself that I have never given space and reintroduced me to parts of myself that I haven't known for years. The retreat was vulnerably and fabulously led by the brilliance that is Gina Senarighi. I left that space a new being, ready to take on the world with a powerful connection to myself and my ability to show up wholeheartedly.

I recommend this retreat apologetically to anyone interested and would attend any workshop or retreat led by Gina in the future. - Casey Tonnelly, Seattle, WA


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I’m truly am grateful I came out in the blizzard this morning... did I ever need Gina and her forum!!!  I didn't even know how much I needed to address the issues.  My sharing about needing more connection was totally spontaneous... I didn't even know how much I needed to address the issue until I verbalized it and the tears started to flow!!! - Nancy Feld, Sturgeon Bay, WI

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About Your Daring Way Facilitator:

Gina Senarighi, MA, MS, CPC, CDWF (Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator) 

Gina Senarighi is a retired psychotherapist, teacher, certified transformation coach, and retreat facilitator.  She holds master’s degrees in both counseling and education.

She helps clients to live an integrity-fueled life using positive psychology at Amplified Good and teaches online e-courses on happiness and courage. 

Gina also helps clients learn healthy relationship skills to build strong partnerships in Portland, OR couples workshops and online couples coaching. 

In her free time she gardens, listens to NPR, practices yoga and hand lettering.  She loves her dog and traveling the world with her partner, Rae.

About the Daring Way™

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 braver lives.

The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing a courage practice that transforms the way we live, love, parent and lead. It can be facilitated in clinical, educational and professional settings and is suitable for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams and organizational leaders.

Further information is available at


About Rising Strong™

Rising Strong™, is based on the simple physics of  vulnerability:

If we are brave enough, 
we will fall.

This is a curriculum about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of struggle gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and the clearest path to a wholehearted life.

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About Dr. Brené Brown

The Daring Way™ method is based on the research of Brené Brown, PhD. LMSW. Dr. Brené Brown 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 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).