4 pm Friday, April 23 – Sunday, April 25
Limited to 25 people
The Daring Way™ is a retreat based on the work of Dr. Brené Brown. Retreat participants will have this opportunity to learn how to show up, be seen and live brave in the challenging arenas of life. In this workshop we will learn about how to understand shame and move through shame towards wholeheartedness. Through experiential learning, we will explore key components of Dr. Brené Brown’s research regarding shame, vulnerability and wholehearted living.
*Due to the nature of the work we will do, this will be an alcohol free environment.
Yolanda Harper, LCSM
My name is Yolanda and emotions are my superpower. I’m a therapist by trade — a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in trauma, post-traumatic growth, and healing relationships from the impact of trauma — but my most meaningful work is to bear witness to people’s stories of struggle, strife, grit, and growth. I believe we can connect more deeply with others when we are truly connected to ourselves. I hope to see us restore some balance in our lives and remember the importance of being imperfectly human.
I’m the Founder and Director of Harper Therapy, a perfectly imperfect business owner, therapist, researcher, trainer, and teacher. I’m also a wife and mom to three human children and two therapy dogs — Goldendoodles Toby and Hobbes. I’m a daughter, a sister, a friend. Like yours, my life has not been easy. Wounded healers are the fiercest Hope-Holders, and that is the sacred space I offer to you — that of hope and possibility.
The formal fine print — I’m a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work. I’m a Master Accelerated Resolution Therapist and am a Certified Trainer for the therapy. I’m a TEDx Speaker and am passionate about destigmatizing mental health wellness. I’m a Certified Daring Way Facilitator™ and use Brené Brown’s 20 years of research on shame resiliency, vulnerability, and connection so that we can wrap our common experiences into words that make sense.
Most importantly, I believe that we belong to one another and are better together than we are apart. Let’s get to work!