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





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 Schornack is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator practicing at Second Journey Counseling in Johnston, Iowa. She received her  M.A. from Colorado Christian University, and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Iowa.  Her past clinical experiences include work in residential treatment and an agency setting providing an array of services to children, teens, and families.  She focuses her clinical work towards women and couples.  She also counsels with couples in various seasons of live, and works attentively to help them repair what has been broken, heal from betrayal, restore trust, renew friendship, increase intimacy, and become allies in life.  Foundational to her work is the conviction that relationships are at the heart of change, and that one’s life is a meaningful story, worthy of a contemplative read.

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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