AEI (Advanced Education Institute) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6657. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. AEI is solely responsible for all aspects of the program(s). NBCC credits are accepted by the California BBS.

Advanced Education Institute (AEI) is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. AEI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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These workshops require your time, willingness and focus on the work.  We are exploring shame and vulnerability, sharing personal stories, and sitting in the deep emotions with others.  It is important to enter these workshops with a focus on self care that includes as restful, restorative and supportive environment as possible.  If you are in acute and ongoing crisis in your life, we recommend individual work first; allowing yourself time for some healing before doing this deeper group work.

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Individual, Couples, Family and Group Therapy

Please be aware these workshops provide continuing education for helping professionals in regards to specified concepts and are not programs for training to be a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator.  Trainings for certification are only provided by The Daring Way™ organization.  Visit for more information.

The Daring Way (TM) is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brene Brown.  The method was developed to help men, women, and adolescents learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver lives.  The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent and lead.  It can be facilitated in clinical, educational, and professional settings and is suitable for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizational leaders.

Further information is available at

Jenni Odell, M.A. LMFT  

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist  - Lic.# LMFT90971 

Certified Daring Way TM Facilitator - Clinical (CDWF)

* CE's are provided for an additional fee if not already offered.  CE's approved through AEI are applicable for NBCC LMFT's, LCSW's and LPCC's, and CPA for California licensed psychologists.  See for more information.

Important to know:

What to expect at a workshop:

   Workshops are co-facilitated by Jenni Odell and DaLene Forester, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.  We keep our small group sizes limited to no more than 10 participants in order to maintain an intimate, safe environment for learning and processing.  Workshops are a combination of visual mediums, facilitator-introduced concepts, discussions/sharing and highly experiential activities.  

   You will receive a workbook of the curriculum (some events include a separate keepsake booklet) as well as snacks and drinks for breaks.  We provide all supplies needed for onsite experiential activities, and we work hard to make the space comfortable, providing an open space for seating and the allowance for participants to bring any additional items they may need for comfort.  The goal is for the focus to be on the work and for participants to feel nourished and supported during their time. 

What is the Daring WayTM?