Let go of who you think you are and embrace who you’re supposed to be! Join us for the 2nd in a series of workshops based on Dr. Brené Brown's book, «The Gifts of Imperfection». We're going through Dr. Brown's ten guideposts for personal introspection which involve cultivating some positive quality-- whether it be authenticity, self-compassion, or a resilient spirit, intuition, meaningful work, or laughter!
Come join two of our leaders from The Open Table, Garrett and Elizabeth (Elle), as they lead conversational workshops taking us through the text. The workshops will be supplemented by a variety of creative mediums which will help build empathy, self-compassion and vulnerability; urge us to expose and expel insecurities; help us move towards our values; and empower courage and offer reflection on how to «Get Deliberate» and actively pursue a more meaningful life. The book «The Gifts of Imperfection» can be purchased online or as an audible, and if cost is an issue, please let us know. [btw it's ok if you weren't able to come to the first session, and it's ok if you haven't read the book :)]
The Open Table is a progressive church community of hospitality and conversation; a place of rest and beauty. Everyone who has imperfections or struggles with deep questions is welcome. You can find more about us here: theopentablekc.com/
About our workshop leaders:
Out of college, Elle Malmstrom spent several years working with deaf and hearing impaired populations, worked for Walden Media on projects like the Giver and Everest, and was part of the startup, Inkling Entertainment, working on the project the Little Prince. She currently runs a photography business while working for the Museum of the Bible located in Washington, DC within Next Generation Development, and serves on the leadership team of The Open Table. Elle is insatiably curious about people and their stories, would rather sleep in the woods, and begins a masters program in clinical counseling this fall in hopes of fusing it with wilderness therapy.
Garrett Brown is local art teacher and member of The Open Table’s Core Leadership team. He practices what he calls “action-learning,” and often asks students open-ended questions to foster creative risk-taking and adventurous mindsets. “What if we tried this...? Let’s experiment and see what happens.” Garrett pushes concepts, subjects and projects that are challenging and confidence-building. He is eager to see this series of gatherings propel participants into becoming their strongest selves.