The Daring Way™Intensive Workshop with Milja Brecher-DeMuro, LCSW, CDWF™
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January 26th-28th, 2024
The Counseling Collaborative - 1489 State Highway 102 - Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Intensive Facilitated by Milja Brecher-DeMuro, LCSW, based on the research of Brené Brown
Milja Brecher-DeMuro, LCSW, CDWF™( is co-founder of The Counseling Collaborative ( in Bar Harbor, ME.  Milja has been in private practice as a psychotherapist for 12+ years, practicing social work in various venues since 2003, and she is thrilled to have found Brené Brown’s work.  Brené’s research resonates so deeply with her core beliefs, rooted in the power of connection, vulnerability and courage. Milja is the only Daring Way™ Facilitator in Maine.  Milja grew up and lives on Mount Desert Island, Maine with her husband Tony, two children, Rex and Ruby, and dog, Sandy Pants DeMuro.

About Brené: 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 best sellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and Braving the Wilderness. Her new book, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Her TEDtalk -The Power of Vulnerability-is one of the top five most viewed TEDtalks in the world with over 63 million views. Click here to watch the TEDtalk:

Join me and 5-12 others for a 2 ½ day The Daring Way™ Intensive Workshop. We will take a deep dive into self-discovery in order to
Understand what might be driving old patterns that keep you stuck
Provide relief and understanding where underlying discomfort comes from
Take appropriate and healthy risks in life and in relationships
Experience deeper and more meaningful relationships with yourself and others

Come away with increased self-awareness and tools for acting with courage and wholeheartedness to Show Up, Be Seen and Live Brave™ in your life and relationships.

This workshop also includes a nourishing dinner Friday. Saturday & Sunday: snacks & refreshments - lunch on your own.

When: DATE TBD  
        Friday: 6-8:00pm
        Saturday: 9am-5pm - 30 min-1hr lunch on your own (group dependent) 
        Sunday: 9am-5pm - 30min - 1 hr lunch on your own (group dependent) 

** Please note, this is a day retreat only and does not include overnight accommodations.

Where: The Counseling Collaborative - 1489 State Highway 102 Bar Harbor, ME 04609
** If our numbers of participants are on the higher end of the group max (10-12), location may be shifted to a larger space on MDI.  Registrants will be informed if this change happens. 

Cost: Sliding Fee: $150-$500+ - Payments $400+ help cover the cost of a participant that is unable to pay the full fee. 
Your investment is for for 2 1/2 days of intimate, immersive exploration that can be life changing!

1. $400++ - Pay it forward - I am paying for myself and helping support others. I have a comfortable life with discretionary income. 

2. $250-$399 - I have money in savings, and spend on my wants occasionally. To be able to attend this group I will need to prioritize it financially. 

3. $150-$249 - I need support from the Community.  My income is unstable. I can only attend this group with community Support.

Last Name *
First Name *
Email *
Mailing Address *
Phone Number *
Please share any dietary needs you may have as I will be providing dinner Friday night and snacks and beverages both Saturday and Sunday.
What do you hope to gain from this Intensive Workshop? *
How familiar are you with the work of Dr. Brené Brown? *
I know nothing about her or her work
I have read all of her books and watched all of her videos !
Do you have any questions or specific concerns about your participation? 
Have you ever participated in Group Therapy or a Mental Health Workshop before?

Once Milja receives your registration, Milja will reach out via email to schedule a 15-30 min phone conversation to discuss more details about this Intensive and to explore if this is the best fit for you at this time.  
Based on Fee Scale above, please write in your fee for this 2.5 day Intensive. $150-$500+ *
How I will pay?  Full payment is due by Friday, January 19th, 2024 unless other arrangements are made.
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