Events :: Rising Strong, Melbourne 5 & 12 May

Rising Strong Workshop Brene Brown Melbourne Kylie Lewis

Have you ever been taught how to handle your hard emotions? Or how to have a difficult conversation? How proficient are you in naming your feelings when you’re upset?  How long does it take you to bounce back after setbacks? Do you feel like you know how to gracefully manage anger, navigate disappointment, soothe hurt, feel grief or overcome shame?

Most of us have been raised to not be curious about our emotions or not to understand them. Mostly we were taught to discharge them as quickly as possible, especially the hard ones. To push them down, suck it up and get on with it.

And yet, we are feeling beings who walk around every day interacting with other human beings who have feelings too. The quality of our interactions with them greatly determines our happiness in our workplaces, our homes and our relationships.

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Based on 15 years of research by Dr Brené Brown, Rising Strong™ is all about learning how to live, love and lead wholeheartedly with authenticity, how to ask for what you need, how to use our words compassionately and how to get back up when things don’t go our way.

Two-day workshop over two weeks
Friday 5 & 12 May 2017
9.30am – 5.00pm
The Co-work Collective
421 Lygon St
Brunswick East VIC

*Places strictly limited*


When we take risks in our lives, we will inevitably experience disappointments, hurts, failures and heartbreak.

Rising Strong™ Workshop is a research-based program about what it takes for us to get back up, live a more wholehearted and satisfying life by owning our stories. By participating in the Rising Strong™ Workshop you will have the opportunity to explore how to live bravely every day by showing up in the various arenas of your life to become the best, most authentic version of you.

Throughout the workshop, you be will guided through many positive experiential exercises, personal exploration, watch exclusive videos from Brené Brown created specifically for Rising Strong™ participants, and have opportunities for personal reflections and growth in a safe, supportive, positive and fun environment.

The Rising Strong™ Workshop is designed to address your personal goals, relationships, professional and creative lives.

You’ll learn and experience how to:

    • Clarify your core values and beliefs
    • Recognise emotions and increase curiosity
    • Build your vocabulary for explaining hard emotions
    • Learn a robust framework for hard conversations
    • Own your story
    • Learn how to set and communicate healthy boundaries
    • Understand the mechanics of trust
    • Develop practices for processing anxiety and criticism
    • Increase resiliency and courage
    • Cultivate wholehearted living, loving and leading
    • Practice self-compassion techniques
    • Write new endings to our stories

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About Your Facilitator

Kylie Lewis is an accredited Daring Way facilitator in both The Daring Way and Rising Strong curriculums, based on the research on Dr Brené Brown. Kylie is a corporate refugee intent on humanising work, and changing the conversations we have with ourselves and others, so that we live strong through courageous choices rather than stay small from fearful voices.

From early studies in psychology and sociology, Kylie built a 20-year corporate career in fast growth businesses before finally understanding that the only thing that makes a culture great is the capacity of individuals to have the skills to handle hard emotions and the courage to have difficult conversations.

After watching Brené Brown’s TEDTalks, Kylie took the leap from her corporate career to reignite her love of the social sciences, and start her own business Of Kin in 2013. She has since become a qualified executive coach, an accredited Daring Way practitioner and is currently studying the neuroscience of conversations. She is also a qualified fitness instructor, specialising in group exercise for pregnant and postnatal women.

In facilitating this workshop Kylie is working on purpose to lead and participate in a global conversation about vulnerability, courage, shame and worthiness, and provide access to information on how emotion is connected to behaviour and thought. She is passionate about awakening people’s curiosity about emotions, and building awareness and the ability to articulate our understanding of emotions. She aims to show how the rising strong process at both micro and macro levels increases wholeheartedness in living, loving and leading.

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