Exploration of Roosevelt’s Man in the Arena quote, Creating a Safe Context that Supports You During This Experience, Identifying Your Arena, & Permission Slips
About Your Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF)
Hi, I’m Erika Martinez. I’m a licensed psychologist and certified educator in Florida, as well as a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF). A few years ago, I came across Dr. Brené Brown’s TED on vulnerability and it jolted me awake from the state of complacency I’d been in. Since then, I’ve read all of her books and research. In 2017, I attended her training program for mental health professionals where I completed the Daring Greatly™ and Rising Strong™ workshops and learned to guide others through it under the supervision of Dr. Brown’s team. Over the last two years, I’ve seen the transformative effect the concepts from the Daring Way™ in my personal life and my therapeutic work with individual clients. I realize that not everyone needs therapy or can afford it, but I believe that everyone can benefit from Dr. Brené Brown’s groundbreaking research on vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness.
For less than the cost of two therapy sessions, you too can learn how to live a life that’s courageous, authentic, and resilient.
Word on the Street
I was so lucky to find this workshop. It was perfect timing. I was having a hard time trying to figure out what I wanted to major in vs what my parents expected of me. I didn’t want to screw up and pick the right thing for them and be miserable the rest of my life doing a job I’d hate. The information in this workshop really helped me get clear about what’s important to me and get up the courage to choose a field that I really love even if it’s not something that my parents agree with.
I have my own business and it’s always been really hard to put me and my products out there for the whole world to see. I’m always super nervous about what people will think and if they’ll like my stuff. So I procrastinate forever until I can get it perfect, but then nothing gets done and I beat myself up about it because I know I’m capable of so much more, you know? Well, I’ve seen a big change in the way that I’m approaching my business. Since starting this class, I’ve been getting more things done even if they weren’t perfect which is a big deal for me. And even the way I talk to my kids is different and their behavior is totally changing which has been awesome.
I’ve been a Brene Brown fan for a few years now since I watched her TED talks. I thought I understood her ideas after having read her books, but I was so wrong. This course takes you through each segment of the information from her book, Daring Greatly, and break it down in ways that are easy to understand and to put into practice – even if you’ve never read the books. I’ve found these concepts invaluable in my personal life, but also in my professional work with my own clients. I highly recommend this course with Erika!
The last few years have been really tough for me. Nothing was going right so I decided to go to therapy. She helped me figure out that I was living with a lot of shame about myself that I had learned growing up. So I started to learn more about shame and it led me to Brené Brown. I came across Dr. Martinez’s online workshop and thought, “Why not?” And after therapy, it’s been the best decision I’ve ever made. I feel this course has enhanced my experience in therapy so much more. I’ve grown so much as a person, and I’m actually kind of starting to like myself, too. Thank you.
Awesome content, well delivered, and very convenient for on-the-go professionals like myself with little time but who value personal growth and development. Erika was highly knowledgable, friendly, and handled tough topics directly and with tact. Great investment of time and reasonably priced. Will definitely be recommending to friends and colleagues.
This is such a cool experience! I totally loved seeing and reading other’s responses to the exercises. What really struck me was the similarities in everyone’s responses despite the differences in ages and background. Made me realize that as people we have more in common than we think and that the differences that we tend to worry so much about are actually pretty cool to other people. Realizing this has really helped me be more compassionate with myself especially when I’m creating my art. So grateful for this opportunity and for Erika’s guidance and support! (=
Daring Greatly™ is FOR you if:
You want to take your personal growth journey to the next level
- You want to transform your relationships into more meaningful, connected ones
- You’re ready to let go of worrying so much about what others think of you
- You want to stop feeling like you’re “not ____ enough”
- You feel like a fraud (aka imposter syndrome)
- You want to learn to trust yourself more
- You need to practice setting and following healthy boundaries
- You want more JOMO & YOLO and less FOMO & SOS in your life
- You’re tired of having superficial or toxic relationships
- You struggle with poor self-esteem
- You shy away from the limelight/attention despite having something valuable to contribute
- You’re a perfectionist or people-pleaser
- You say ‘yes’ to things when you really should have said ‘no’ (or vice versa)
- You feel like you’re falling short of your potential
- Your life feels out alignment with who you really are