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Fireside Chat

January 17, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The BON membership meets every month on the third Tuesday at noon hour on ZOOM. Please invite your colleagues and others who may be interested.

At this month’s Fireside Chat we welcome our Ivana Mitchell.  She will be facilitating a workshop entitled “Rising Strong”.

Ivana Mitchell holds a master’s degree in Social Work from York University, with special education and interest in mental health, psychotherapy, and group facilitation. She is a registered member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and the Ontario Association of Social Workers and the Ontario College of Registered Psychotherapists. Working in a thriving private practice since 2014 and practicing Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), she provides psychotherapy to youth and adults living in Ontario and struggling with a full spectrum of life challenges including anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship struggles, grief, complex trauma, and work stress/burnout. Ivana is also one of a handful of Certified Daring Way Facilitators (CDWF) in Ontario, offering Dr. Brené Brown’s psycho-educational programs Daring Greatly™ and Rising Strong™, aimed at supporting individuals to embrace vulnerability, cultivate shame resilience, and live a wholehearted life.


“The broken-hearted are the bravest among us. They dared to love”
~ Brené Brown

Loving someone and being loved in return is one of the most vulnerable human experiences. It provides us with immense joy, connection, and deep fulfillment, as well as insufferable heartbreak and pain when we experience the loss of someone we love.
Created by social worker, researcher, and New York Times best selling author Brené Brown, Rising Strong™ is a psychoeducational and highly experiential curriculum that focuses on what it takes to get back up after a loss. With experiential exercises and videos by Brené Brown, the workshop helps build mindfulness strategies, develop stronger emotional attunement, and skills to become aware of and transform our negative core beliefs, all in a supportive/small group environment. Ultimately, Rising Strong™ is about how owning our stories of struggle give us the power to honour our loved ones and write a daring new ending for ourselves.
This one-hour presentation introduces Brené Brown’s research on vulnerability and courage. Main concepts of the Rising Strong™ curriculum will be highlighted and applied to those grieving the loss of a loved one. Participants will walk away with an overview of the rising process and how to apply it to their journey, as well as where they get can more information on how to further move towards healing, integration, and wholeheartedness.

You can’t get to courage without walking through vulnerability
~ Brené Brown


Zoom Link for Meeting


January 17, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm




Bereavement Ontario Network
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