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September 19, 2019 - CANCELLED - Thursday 7-9pm - Gifts of Imperfection Guidepost 1: Cultivating Authenticity and Letting Go of What People Think - with Jessica Bean, ND, MS, CDWF

Tickets are still available for purchase in person at the store
call 206-523-3726 for information

Learn to apply Brené Brown’s transformative work in your life: reconnect with your authentic self, and stop being controlled by what other people think.

Every day we are inundated with messages about how we are supposed to act, what we are supposed to look like, and who we are supposed to be. Come reconnect with your authentic self and break free of being controlled by what other people think.

Brené Brown says that “we move what we’re learning from our heads to our hearts through our hands.” Integrate this guidepost through discussion, reflection and creative activities alongside fellow seekers of growth and change. Bring a sketchbook or large unlined journal; all other supplies will be provided. No art or creative experience is required.

Each guidepost is independent, and you are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. 

You can learn more about the series and about the full Gifts of Imperfection Program at
Come join the 10-month series and co-create authentic community here in Seattle. Not able to make it to all of the sessions? Each guidepost is independent, and you are also welcome to attend any or all of them as fits your schedule. In addition, there is the option to access a virtual make-up session if you join the full Gifts of Imperfection Program, so you can know that you will get to benefit from all the guideposts.

Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston School of Social Work. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers. Brené’s TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is among the top five most watched TED talks in the world with over 39 million views.

Jessica Bean, ND, MS, CDWF is passionate about Brené Brown’s transformative work. She is a certified facilitator through the Brené’s organization, The Daring Way™, and began offering groups and workshops in 2014. She has also been faculty at Bastyr University since 2011, where she teaches in the naturopathic medicine and public health programs.

The actual cost per session is $25. Reserve your spot for all 10 guideposts to save over 20% on the series and receive a full-color Gifts of Imperfection workbook: $197. In order to make access to the sessions more equitable, a sliding scale rate of $15 per session is available.

For each guidepost the content will include a mixture of:

  • Key concepts and research findings
  • Small group discussions on the role of the guidepost in each person’s own life
  • Journal reflections & sharing in small and large groups
  • Creative activities such as collage, drawing, word art, etc.

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