Rising Strong™ is based on the simple physics of vulnerability: if we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. This is a curriculum about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of struggle give 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. Based on 12 years of shame and vulnerability research by New York Times best-selling author Dr. Brené Brown, this workshop will teach you how to let go of messages of "I'm not _____________ enough", to move beyond comparison and embrace the freedom of being authentically you. It will deepen your understanding and give you skills to live with more gratitude, self-compassion and Creativity. The time will include; practicing courage and allowing ourselves to be vulnerable, embracing empathy and self-compassion, nurturing connection with ourselves by embracing who we are and increasing shame resilience and daily practices that will transform the way we live, love and lead. 





The Daring Greatly™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown.  During the process we explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. We examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding us back and we identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.


10 Week Rising Strong Group in Buffalo 

Dates: Feb 6 to April 9, 2020

Day: Thursdays

Time: 6:00 - 7:30pm

Bridging Hope Counseling

311 Brighton Ave S Suite B

Buffalo, MN 55313

Facilitated by: Breanna Heintzelman, MA, LMFT, CDWF and Gina Daniels, MS, LMFT, CDWF-Candidate









8 Week Daring Greatly Group in Rogers  

Tuesdays 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Starting: February 18th to April 14, 2020

Bridging Hope Counseling

21000 Rogers Drive Suite 200

Group Room

Rogers, MN 55374

Co-Facilitated by: Heidi Waldoch, MA, LMFT, CDWF and Tasha Rischmiller, MA







Call 763-291-5505 to sign up for the group and schedule an intake. If you have questions about the group, call any of the facilitators.

For more information call 763-291-5505  

We take most insurances. We do not take Medicare. We will verify your insurance before you start and schedule an intake appointment with one of the facilitators. You can call 763-291-5505 to set this up.



One of our therapists, Heidi Waldoch, MA, LMFT, speaks up and utilizes the teachings of Dr. Brené Brown and her work as a therapist on our YouTube Channel. Check it out, subscribe to our channel and share!  At Bridging Hope Counseling, we don't just value authencity, we are living it!




Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation - Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work.

She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of four #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and Braving the Wilderness. Her new book, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts., came out October 2018.

Brené’s TED talk - The Power of Vulnerability - is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 35 million views.  

Brené lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Steve, and their children, Ellen and Charlie.