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Rising Strong™ is based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown on vulnerability and shame. In her book Rising Strong, Dr. Brene Brown explains the physics of vulnerability: If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. This workshop is about what it takes to get back up.

Even though we want to get back up, the stories we tell ourselves about our personal and professional struggles can keep us stuck in a cycle of fear, self-doubt and regret. 

Rising Strong is 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. 

Rising Strong helps us challenge those stories and instead of repeating them, write new stories that can change our future.  

This workshop helps us rise from our falls, overcome our mistakes and face hurt in a way that brings more wisdom and wholeheartedness to our lives.

Participants can expect to learn more in detail about Brene Brown’s research on vulnerability, shame, courage, authenticity and resilience.


  • the common stories you tell yourself when you fall
  • strategies for reckoning with your emotions
  • what ways you offload your hurt when you fall
  • common emotions you grapple with in a fall, anxiety, criticism, grief, vulnerability, failure
  • how to trust yourself again
  • mindfulness techniques
  • how to rewrite your story and change your final draft


Using videos prepared by Brene Brown, we will cover topics such as vulnerability, shame, courage and authenticity. Through exercises and discussions, you will gain a better understanding of the stories you tell yourself and begin to challenge the thoughts and emotions that accompany your story and how you can use values, self-compassion and empathy to ultimately be your authentic self.

DATE/TIME:  Contact us

LOCATION: in person or online

COST:  Contact us 

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations made within 48 hours of purchase will be refunded fully. Any other type of cancellation must be made prior to the registration closing deadline: TBA. In such case, the cost of the workshop will be refunded minus a $100 processing/administration fee.

QUESTIONS: Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. You can reach me at elana@elanalerman.com or call me at 416 725 481