The Daring Way™

 “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” – Brené Brown


“Mindfully practicing authenticity during our most soul searching struggles is how we invite grace, joy and gratitude into our lives.”― Brené Brown

Sharon Skelton Sacramento EMDR Therapist

I am a Certified Daring Way Facilitator

The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown.The method was developed to help men, women and adolescents learn how to show up, be seen and live braver lives. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing a courage practice that transforms the way we live, love, parent and lead.

I integrate The Daring Way™ and Brené Brown’s research on vulnerability and shame resiliency into all my work with individuals, groups and workshops.

Interested in joining a group focusing on her work? Call me to see about availability. I am also available to speak or lead workshops at your school or organization.

 “Our lives are a collection of stories – truths about who we are, what we believe, what we come from, how we struggle and how we are strong. When we can let go of what people think, and own our story, we gain access to our worthiness – the feeling that we are enough just as we are, and that we are worthy of love and belonging.” ― Brené Brown

Brené Brown, Ph.D. LMSW. 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, The Katie Show, and Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday.

Brené is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (2012), the New York Times bestseller The Gifts of Imperfection (2010), and 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 11 million viewers. Additionally, Brené gave the closing talk at the 2012 TED conference, where she talked about shame, courage, and innovation.

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Why I Love What I Do

Therapy Makes A Big Difference
Sharon Skelton Mid-town Sacramento Therapist EMDR

My favorite part about being a therapist is how much of a difference I can make and how quickly. Some of my most successful clients were only in need of some education and some understanding but in our sessions watching the pieces fall into place for lasting happiness really makes me love doing what I do.

Sharon Skelton, LMFT – Midtown Sacramento Counselor

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.

— Albert Camus