The Gifts of Imperfection(TM) for Healing Professionals Weekend Beach Retreat May 2 – 5 2024

4-Day Creative Weekend Beach Retreat

May 2 – 5 2024
Hilton Head, SC

18 CEUs included*

Comparison is all about conformity and competition. It’s easy to see how difficult it is to make time for the important things such as creativity, gratitude, joy, and authenticity when we’re spending enormous amounts of energy conforming and competing. Creativity, which is the expression of our originality, helps us stay mindful that what we bring to the world is completely original and cannot be compared. – Brené Brown

During this workshop we will examine how comparison prevents us from living fully, and learn how to invest in our own creativity. We’ll be exploring all aspects of your creativity: ways to cultivate more of it, how to use it for enhancing your daily life, and how to work through creative blocks when you experience them.

Accommodations, continental breakfast, lunch, and art supplies are provided.

No art experience is required.

Rooms are first come first served and vary in price based on occupancy and bed size.

Reserve your spot today

Join us for a 4-day weekend intensive
as we do a deep dive into real self-care.

This workshop is based on the ground-breaking work of Dr. Brené Brown’s best-selling book, The Gifts of Imperfection™. During this workshop, you will learn ways to let go of who you think you are supposed to be and embrace who you are. You will explore what gets in the way of feeling loved, belonged to, and being enough. Then you will discover the secret to cultivating a life of true connection, authenticity, and depth in relationship with yourself and others.

Reconnect with your confidence and with the creative roots that propelled you into the healing profession.

Using the work of Dr. Brené Brown, we’ll playfully and intentionally explore themes of courage, connection, vulnerability and resilience utilizing THE GIFTS of IMPERFECTION™.

Curated specifically for mental health providers, we focus on increasing your reservoir of energy and well-being. Our retreats and workshops focus on THE GIFTS of IMPERFECTION™ using a variety of expressive art modalities, cognitive theory, and somatic awareness to deepen your connection to yourself — tools that increase your clarity about your gifts and what you offer to clients.


This weekend will lead you to deeper self-knowledge, richer relationships, and living with greater authenticity. Moving beyond perfectionism to self-compassion, we discover how vulnerability and courage are vitally linked. We develop skills to be resilient in life’s storms and step into the freedom of knowing we are enough.

Through this experience, we will examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that may be holding us back and we identify the new choices and practices that move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living.

Join Certified Daring Way™ Facilitators

Lisa Wolcott, LCSW
Cheryl Childers, MSW, LISW-CP, CDWF

For experiential exercises and group discussions focused on one of the Ten Guideposts to Wholehearted Living.

May 2 – May 5, 2024

Thursday (5:30 pm-9 pm)
Friday (9 am-6 pm)
Saturday (9 am-6 pm)
Sunday (8 am-10 am
Sunday Check out at 10 am

Cost varies by bed size/room occupancy and includes
accommodation, snacks, breakfast, and lunch for three days.

Spaces are limited

Reserve your Spot today

** CEUs are approved for LPC/LMFT/SW through the SC LLR.

**Please note: Attendance at this workshop does not mean you are being trained or certified in The Daring Way™ and cannot promote yourself as a CDWF-Candidate or CDWF. To learn more about The Daring Way certification process, go to

Accommodations included.

Refund & Cancellation Policy:

There will be a $250 cancellation fee per person
up to 48 hours prior to the start of the first session.


Lisa Wolcott, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and practice owner of Wolcott Counseling in Gainesville, Florida. Throughout her career, she has focused on helping people find freedom – whatever that means to them. She’s a Certified Group Psychotherapist, a Level 2 Internal Family Systems therapist, and a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator – Dr. Brené Brown’s experiential methodology. She weaves IFS and Brené Brown’s work on shame, vulnerability, courage, and authenticity into all her work. She’s also Gottman certified for work with couples. Lisa often works with folks who are the first in their family to seek therapy and are seeking to break longstanding patterns.

Lisa specializes in relationships and trauma, dating and domestic violence, and childhood trauma related to family-of-origin dynamics. She brings an intersectional, feminist lens to her work with groups, individuals, and couples. She loves to talk about creativity, business, and money with other therapists because she knows they are paths to empowerment and actualization. Outside of her work life, Lisa is a married mom of 2 teenage humans, one in college and one in high school; she loves to read memoirs and fiction and balances her work life with as much outdoor hiking and beach time as possible.

About Cheryl Childers:

Cheryl Childers, LISW-CPS, LPC, ATR-BC, RPTS, CDWF, is an esteemed psychotherapist and the proud owner of Beauty for Ashes Counseling and Art and Play Therapy Studios in Greenville, South Carolina. Cheryl is dedicated to guiding her clients through the intricate journey of healing from complex childhood trauma, offering hope along the way. As a Board-Certified Art Therapist, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (following Dr. Brené Brown’s transformative methodology), Cheryl seamlessly integrates creativity, art, and play into traditional therapeutic approaches.

In her practice, Cheryl draws from a diverse toolkit that includes cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT, Internal Family Systems, Structural Dissociation, and Dr. Brené Brown’s groundbreaking work on shame, vulnerability, courage, and authenticity. Cheryl’s expertise is particularly valuable for those grappling with dissociative patterns and coping challenges.

Specializing in addressing complex, long-term childhood trauma, Cheryl collaborates with clients of all ages. Her eclectic and informed approach ensures clients benefit from a wealth of knowledge as she openly shares insights. Cheryl is passionate about nurturing creativity, establishing self-compassion routines, and navigating trauma recovery. As the host of the upcoming podcast “On Being Brave,” Cheryl looks forward to sharing valuable insights and fostering a community of courage.

Beyond her therapist and podcast host role, Cheryl dedicates time to her artistic pursuits—painting, illustrating, and writing. She also cherishes moments spent with her certified therapy dog, Shiloh, and treasures quality time with her adult children. Cheryl embodies a holistic approach to healing, encouraging others to find joy and freedom on their own paths to recovery.


Stop living life through the lens of trauma and mental illness.