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The Daring Therapist: Dare to Lead™ for the Practicing Therapist

  • 1034 S Brentwood Blvd 16th floor 63117 (map)

Treatment Placement Specialists and Gateway Wellness Associates present, as part of the monthly Elements of Wellness Workshop Series:

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The greatest barrier to daring leadership is not fear; the greatest obstacle is armor – how we self-protect when we feel uncertain. Courage is teachable! In this workshop, author, speaker, and Certified Daring Way™ and Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, Justine Froelker, will walk us through Dr. Brene Brown's research on Courage and its four teachable, observable, and measurable skills sets:

  • Rumbling with Vulnerability: Facing risk, uncertainty, and emotional exposure with courage and clarity.

  • Living into our Values: Identifying, operationalizing, and practicing the beliefs that wehold most important.

  • Braving Trust: Creating or deepening connections in relationships and teams based on the seven elements of trust.

  • Learning to Rise: Learning and growing from the failures, setbacks, and disappointments that are inevitable when we are brave with our lives.

Learning Objectives

  • Determine your call to courage as a leader.

  • Define vulnerability as uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure.

  • Understand the role of courage and vulnerability in daring leadership.

  • Challenge old definitions and dispel the myths surrounding the concept of vulnerability.

  • Understand and begin to utilize the metaphor of the arena to examine the challenges associated with feeling vulnerable or with engaging in behaviors that lead to uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure.

  • Define shame and learn to recognize the physiological sensations that accompany experiences of shame.

  • Differentiate between the four self-conscious emotions: shame, guilt, humiliation, and embarrassment.

  • Understand the concept of shame shields and the shame shields that you are most likely to use in specific situations.

  • Learn to recognize how shame, scarcity, and comparison show up in the workplace and how they affect engagement, trust, and connection.

  • Understand the components of empathy and recognize common barriers to empathy (empathic misses) that interfere with meaningful connection.

  • Recognize the importance of emotional literacy for effective communication and connection.

Friday, October 11, 2019

11:30 AM CDT - 03:00 PM CDT

Vue 16
1034 S Brentwood Blvd,16th floor, St. Louis, 63117


Justine Froelker, MEd, LPC, CDWF, CDTLF 

Author, Speaker, and Certified Daring Way™ and Dare to Lead™ Facilitator

Full of grit and grace, Justine Froelker uses her fiery passion, the occasional curse word, and witty humor to share her vulnerability and truth to light up the world. Justine is an advocate for speaking unspoken shame and choosing to thrive when life doesn't turn out how you hoped, dreamed, or planned. Her spirit helps others to feel seen and empowered to change their own lives, no matter what hand they’ve been dealt and to ultimately do the work of happy.

Justine is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Daring Way™ & Dare to Lead™ Facilitator (based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown) with 20 years of experience in mental health. She is the author of her best-selling books, Ever Upward and The Mother of Second Chances. Justine’s newest book, The Complicated Gray, released Fall 2018 as a #1 New Release in Grief on Amazon.

Justine's work can be found at The Huffington Post, the YouVersion Bible app, Reflective Prayer, Great Day St. Louis, Justine's YouTube channel, and her podcast, Authentic Enoughness!

During the Summer and Fall of 2017 she was blessed with her Rising Ever Upward tour where she offered workshops and intensives in eight cities across the country. In 2017 she also spoke at both TEDxUMDearborn and TEDxLaSierraUniversity.

Justine currently lives in Saint Louis with her husband, Chad, and their three dogs. She enjoys her childfull life by spending time with friends and family, practicing creative self-care, laughing (many times at herself), building butterfly gardens on her acre of land, which has made her an accidental butterfly farmer, and most of all teaching courage.


$55 - includes 3 CEUs AND Lunch

$45 Early Bird pricing 30 days or more before the event

Registration and Catered Networking Lunch begin at 11:30am

The workshop will begin promptly at 12pm.


University Tower's 16 West -- Enjoy amazing views from the 16th floor of the University Tower building across from the St. Louis Galleria. 

Host Sponsor:

Thank you to Treatment Placement Specialists, an Initiative of Acadia Healthcare for their sponsorship of this workshop. Please click on their logo to learn more about this wonderful organization.