Rising Strong: Cultivating a Spiritual Practice with Courage, Creativity and Compassion



Rising Strong™ is a one-day workshop based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The simple physics of vulnerability is if we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. This workshop is about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of struggle give us the power to write a brave new ending. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and the clearest path to a wholehearted life.




Community members, therapists, counselors, coaches, spiritual directors, clergy, teachers, parents, couples, adults, professionals, retirees, anyone who is curious to learn more.




Thursday, October 26, 2017 / 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


CEUs will be available for therapists and clergy. Others please inquire. Cost will be announced soon.


Early bird: $85. After October 1st: $100. Tuition and snacks included.

Lunch on your own.



First Christian Church, 2500 University Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50311


Registration is full. Please email registrar@dmpcc.org if you would like to be added to the wait list for this workshop.

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Dianne Morris Jones is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator and Consultant (CDWF-C) practicing at Family Legacy Counseling in Des Moines, Iowa.  She has a degree in Family Finance from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree in Counseling from West Texas A&M University. Dianne is an energetic and creative person who approaches life and her professional counseling with an enthusiasm for growth in wholehearted living. She practices individual and couples therapy from a mindful, cognitive behavioral approach.  Dianne is multi-faceted in her practice, incorporating various learning environments in addition to one-on-one counseling. Her clinical focus includes working with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and life transitions. Dianne is also the author of I’m Fine: A Real Feelings Journal and Stop Breathe Believe: Mindful Living One Thought at a Time.



Nancy received her Master’s degree from Colorado Christian University, and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Iowa.  Nancy practices at Second Journey Counseling in Johnston, IA, focusing her clinical work towards adults, groups, and couples in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, shame, life adjustment, and spiritual formation.  She is also a Daring Way™ certified facilitator and consultant (CDWF-C), providing her the opportunity to facilitate the work of Dr. Brené Brown with individuals, couples, and groups. Nancy also enjoys speaking to a variety of groups on a variety of topics related to emotional and relational wellness and spiritual growth. 
Her greatest joy is being married to Kent and enjoying adventures with their adult sons and wives.   She enjoys travel, cheering on the ISU Cyclones, movies and books, and being in her kayak enjoying the solitude and beauty of nature.

FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact Diane McClanahan, Director of Leadership and Spiritual Life at the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center, dmcclanahan@dmpcc.org, 515-251-6667


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