Rising Strong™ 3-Day Workshop August 16 -18, 2019

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Our June workshop filled to capacity with requests to participate that could not be met. Good news! We are offering the same workshop in August at the same location on beautiful Lake George.

Friday, August 16, 2019, 7 PM – Sunday, August 18, 2019, Noon

This workshop is full. If you are interested, please contact me for waiting list or to be the first to hear about future events. catelabarre@gmail.com

Wiawaka Center for Women
3778 State Route 9L
Lake George, NY 12845

 This workshop is open to women only due to the long-standing policy at Wiawaka — August is a WOMEN ONLY month.

I have scheduled the last weekend in June 2020 at Wiawaka for a three day workshop to be announced. Men welcome.

Can’t make it? Please contact me by email to be the first to learn about future events:


Join us for Rising Strong™, an experiential program based on Brené Brown’s research on vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness.

As Brené Brown shares in her book, Rising Strong: When we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. The Rising Strong™ process is about what it takes to get back up.  Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and the clearest path to a wholehearted life. The Rising Strong™ process can transform how you tell your stories of struggle, most importantly, the stories you tell yourself.

Whether your “story” involves perfectionism, a health condition, difficult relationships, or a specific challenge that has been holding you back, this group may be for you. Engage in the “reckoning, rumble, and revolution™” of the Rising Strong™ process for overcoming failures, mistakes and downfalls. Learn how getting curious about your story and rumble with the emotions that keep your story in place, so that you can write a daring new ending.

Through education (including videos from Brené Brown), discussion, creative exercises, and connecting with our small group, together we will:

  • Understand that we all create stories to make sense of our lives
  • Get curious about the emotions of our stories of struggle
  • Explore ways we and others offload hurt and how it impacts relationships and choices
  • Notice the ways our bodies respond when difficult emotions “hook” us
  • Share daily practices for managing stress and improving emotional well-being
  • Identify key learnings about who we are and how we engage with others
  • Write a daring new ending to our stories of struggle
  • Leave our time together ready to show up more fully in our lives

It is recommended participants read Rising Strong, by Brené Brown, to prepare for this workshop.

Facilitator: Cate LaBarre is a life coach, Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator [licensed to offer curriculum based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown] and a Certified Master Integrative Coach Professional [trained by Debbie Ford and The Ford Institute of Integrative Coaching at JFK University]. She is also a NY State Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Reiki Master. She brings integration of healing the whole self to her private clients and groups. She co-authored The Energy of Healing, published May 2015. Web presence:  http://catelabarre.com http://thedaringway.org http://thefordinstitute.com/catelabarre Email: catelabarre@gmail.com  Phone or text: (607)287-0658 Message: (518)882-6202

About Dr. Brené Brown:

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work.

She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of four #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of ImperfectionDaring GreatlyRising Strong, and Braving the Wilderness.  Her new book, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts., is scheduled for publication in October 2018.

Brené’s TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 35 million views. https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability

And also on TED, Listening to Shame: https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_listening_to_shame

Brené lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Steve, and their children, Ellen and Charlie.

Our group size is limited to 8. Register early as this workshop will fill quickly.

Early registration by July 15, 2019: $275. July 16, 2019 or later $295. Your investment includes all materials.***  Does not include overnight stay or meals. Rooms have been set aside for participants only until July 15th. Stay overnight on site for $135 (dinner and breakfast included). Lunch is an extra $15 (Please give Wiawaka advance notice for dietary restrictions.) Women only in August. Contact me for more information or to pay by check. ***Please note: Due to the workshop material and small group size, if you cannot attend all sessions (Friday evening, Saturday morning and afternoon, Sunday morning) do not register. Contact me about options that may be a better fit.

Cancellation policy: By July 1, 2019, 100% refund less PayPal fee (if applicable) By July 15, 2019, refund less $50 processing and PayPal fee (if applicable) July 16, 2019 or later, no refund. If this workshop is cancelled for any reason by the facilitator, your payment will be refunded 100% by “I’m Worth It” Retreats – Cate LaBarre.

Register for your overnight stay and meals by July 15th contacting: 518-668-9690.  https://wiawaka.wordpress.com/  Be sure to tell the registrar that you are attending Rising Strong™ Workshop to secure your room. Rooms will not be held beyond this date.