Rising Strong

September 25th -October 23rd

Mondays 6:30-8:30pm

Chapter by Chapter

Weekly meetings   Presented by Sandra Sabene @ Liverpool Art Center

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5 Weeks of Inspiration...

Telling our stories can be an incredibly challenging mountain to climb especially when we can’t imagine where to begin. How can we dig in and write down or even speak our stories when it’s the very thing we spend our energy trying to avoid? Why would we even want to unbury the dark moments, the mistakes we can’t think about without self judgement and criticism?

Rising Strong by Brene’ Brown outlines why and how. It takes courage to rising after we fall no matter what challenges we’ve faced. It takes authenticity and digging deep into our most vulnerable arenas to develop a   personal formula for rising strong. Why would we want to do this? Because when we learn HOW to rise strong, we aren’t afraid to fall. Because we have the strength and courage and tools to know that when we fall again we dust our selves off. We rise strong to shine our light for others to see the way.




Brene' Brown Book Club  

                                                         Mondays 6:30-8:30pm

$60 for 5 weeks

Follow along in this guided journey as we share personal stories, Brene’ Brown’s insights along with her course work from CourageWorks.com e-course, Rising Strong. 

What is the focus of these meetings:

· Providing opportunities too explore Brene’s book in a group setting

· Getting clear about how to authentically write our stories

· How to dig deep and find our way out

· Practice telling our stories in a safe place


What will we be doing at these meetings:

· Listening to Brene’ read excerpts of the book

· Using an e-course outline of guidance and questions from Rising Strong/CourageWorks.com

· Guided journaling and sometimes art journaling

· Break-out sessions for practicing the “telling our stories” in a safe place



Sandra Sabene is an artist, mother, and wife who has celebrated over 15 years in business running and developing arts & healing programs near Syracuse, NY. The arts and healing center, Liverpool Art Center, has evolved along with Sandra’s own evolution in the arts and healing industry. This experience is what she draws upon as she presents Brene’ Brown’s inspiring research about vulnerability, courage, and wholehearted living through the art of writing and owning our stories.

Note/Disclaimer: This meeting is not presented by a mental health facilitator/therapist/counselor, nor is one present at this location. This is not a replacement for mental or physical healthcare.  Please seek professional care if you are in crisis or feel that you may be at risk of harming yourself or another.


Celebrate Courage!...

The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. This is a book about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and Rising Strong, our clearest path to deeper meaning, wisdom and hope."    ~Google books

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