Rising Strong Urban Retreat DC

WHEN: Friday, July 8, 2016 at 1:00 PM – Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Rising Strong™ Workshop is based on years of groundbreaking research of Brené Brown. If we are brave, we will inevitably fall. Her research unfolded how people find the strength and courage to rise strong.


  • Would you like to increase your capacity for joy, gratitude, contentment, stillness and creativity?
  • Do you find your inner critic running the show?
  • Would you like strategies for getting back up after a fall or setback in a personal and/or professional relationship?
  • Do you want to cultivate the courage to go the extra mile?
  • Are you tired of hustling for acceptance from others?
  • Do you want to demonstrate compassion and empathy to deepen your connection to others?
  • Are you able to embrace your imperfections and find the power in doing so?
  • Are you ready to embrace the power of your own life story?

Rising Strong™ is based on the simple physics of vulnerability: If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. This is a program 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.

By participating in this Rising Strong™ Workshop, you will have the opportunity to explore how to live bravely every day by showing up in the arenas of your life and relationships to become the best, most authentic version of you. The method is designed for work with individuals, couples, work teams, and organizational leaders. It can be facilitated in clinical, educational, corporate and professional settings.

              Robert G. Hartford

     LICSW, LSCP, Licensed Systems-Centered® Practitioner, Certified EFT therapist

About the presenter:

Robert Hartford is a licensed therapist, international trainer, relationship expert, executive coach and organizational consultant with over twenty years of experience.  He is 1 of 25 licensed Systems-Centered® Practitioners in the world.  Having attended the first international training with Brene’ Brown in London for the Daring Way and Rising Strong™ he is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator Candidate.  He is also endorsed by the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy as a Certified EFT Therapist.  He was also selected to present at the International Congress for Group Psychotherapy and Group Process in Cartagena, Columbia and Rovinj, Croatia.

Over the course of the weekend, Robert will guide you through a three part whole-hearted, and transformative path.  The Rising Strong™ Workshop will include psycho-educational exploration and experiential exercises, videos from Brene’ Brown created specifically for Rising Strong™ participants, and an opportunity for personal reflections in a safe, supportive, warm and fun South Beach Setting.

The Rising Strong™ Urban Retreat:

  • Specialized video addresses by Brene’ created for this workshop
  • A specialized workbook designed for Rising Strong™ workshop participants
  • Small Bites, Beer & Wine reception on Friday
  • Beverages & Snacks provided
  • Introduction to Yvonne Agazarian’s method of Functional Subgrouping as an alternative to scapegoating

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can email Robert@roberthartford.com or call 202-412-0253

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The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ method is based on the research of Brené Brown, Ph.D. 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, and Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday. Brené is the author of three #1 New York Times Bestsellers; Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, (2012), Rising Strong: The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution (2015). She is also the author of I Thought It Was Just Me (2007). Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk “The Power of Vulnerability” is one of the top ten most viewed TED talks in the world, with over 23 million viewers. Additionally, Brené gave the closing talk at the 2012 TED conference, where she talked about shame, courage, and innovation.

Further information is available at: www.brenebrown.com

And: http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Act I: The Reckoning – We Walk Into Our Story. We get curious about our emotions and feelings and how they connect with the way we think and behave

Act II: The Rumble – Owning Our Story. We get honest about the stories we are making up about our struggle, then challenge the confabulations, and assumptions to determine what’s the truth, what’s self-protection, and what needs to change if we want to lead more wholehearted lives

Act III: The Revolution – Process Becomes Practice. We write a new ending to our story based on our key learnings and use this new, braver story to change how we engage with the world and to ultimately transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead

Refund & Cancellation Policy: There will be a $100 cancellation fee per person up to 48 hours prior to the start of the first session. If you need to cancel thereafter, you may apply the remaining credit towards a future workshop or coaching.

Cost: $570.00

Have questions about Write A New Ending To Your Story: Rising Strong™  Intensive Workshop?

Contact Robert Hartford, LICSW at:  Robert@roberthartford.com or 202-412-0253.

For tickets click here.

Date: July 8, 2016