Facilitated by   Melissa Pickett  , MSW, RSW, Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Candidate

Facilitated by Melissa Pickett, MSW, RSW, Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Candidate

Cultivating Holiday Resilience

A Daring Way™ Group Inspired by the Work of Brené Brown

Holidays can be tough for many people - whether this is due to family dynamics, loneliness and isolation, increased anxiety and stress, pressure to “have it all” or financial stress. Our Cultivate Holiday Resilience group will help participants build resilience around the holiday season and will be informed by the research from Brené Brown on shame resilience.

DATES & TIMES Once a week for 4 weeks

  • Wednesday, November 21 5:30pm-7pm

  • Wednesday, November 28 5:30pm-7pm

  • Wednesday, December 5 5:30pm-7pm

  • Wednesday, December 12 5:30pm-7pm


Groups can be powerful because we heal in relationships. This group will strive to also provide a sense of belonging and a source of support during the holiday season.


  • Identifying triggers and navigating emotions

  • Managing expectations from self and others

  • Setting boundaries

  • Self-care and self-compassion - how to take care of yourself during the holidays

  • Identifying support people and resources

  • Creating an 'action plan'

  • How to feel more empowered during the holidays

More details

  • 6-10 Participants (we’re keeping the group small to encourage connection)

  • Notebooks and handouts included

  • Peak clients or non-clients are welcome

  • Clients new to Peak Resilience will complete a simple intake form

  • 4 Sessions are included and price is based on the BC Association of Clinical Counsellor fee guidelines


$110 / 90 min Session (+GST)

Register Here

Total payment is $440+GST. Sliding scale and payment plans can be arranged based on individual need. As with all of our services, we have a money back guarantee- if you don’t find the group helpful, we’ll refund 100% of your fee. Please email connect@peak-resilience.com for more info on sliding scale and payment plans.


The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The method was designed for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizational leaders. It can be facilitated in clinical, educational, and professional settings. During the process facilitators explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. Participants are invited to examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding them back and identify the new choices and practices that will move them 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.