Rising Strong™ Workshop is based on the latest groundbreaking research of Dr. Brené Brown and led by Michelle Gannon, PhD and Beth Jaeger-Skigen, LCSW.

Do you want to have more joy, gratitude, contentment, authenticity, courage, calm and creativity in your life?

Would you like to have more compassion and
acceptance of yourself and others?

Do you need help getting back up after a fall, disappointment or setback in a personal or professional setting?

Are you going through any transitions
or new chapters in your life?

Would you like to learn positive, proactive tools and strategies to live a more fulfilling, wholehearted and empowered life?

Our Rising Strong™ Workshop Can Help You
Rise Strong!


Rising Strong™ Workshop with
Michelle Gannon, PhD & Beth Jaeger-Skigen, LCSW

Rising Strong™ Workshop led by Beth Jaeger-Skigen, LCSW and Michelle Gannon, PhD is a personal growth workshop based on the research of Dr Brené Brown. In a weekend retreat-like setting, we will explore, learn, practice and implement Brené Brown’s important work.

Beth Jaeger-Skigen, LCSW and Michelle Gannon, PhD have helped individuals, couples and groups for over twenty years to create more meaningful lives and satisfying relationships.

Beth and Michelle are both Certified Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Supervisors and Therapists in San Francisco Private Practice and Faculty at the San Francisco Center for EFT (SFCEFT), Esalen Institute, Big Sur and 1440 Multiversity.

Beth Jaeger-Skigen, LCSW and Michelle Gannon, PhD are honored to be Certified Daring Way™ Facilitators which includes training in both The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™. They are excited to bring Brené Brown’s work to their clients, workshops and trainings.

Vulnerability – the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome – is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. Living a brave life is not always easy: Inevitably, we are going to stumble and fall.

~ Brené Brown

Rising Strong™ is based on the simple physics of vulnerability: If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. When we take risks in our lives, we will inevitably fall and experience disappointments, hurts, failures and heartbreak.

Rising Strong™ Workshop is a research-based program about what it takes for us to get back up, live a more wholehearted and satisfying life, rise strong and how owning our stories of struggle gives us the power to write daring new endings. By participating in the Rising Strong™ Workshop with Beth and Michelle, you will have the opportunity to explore how to live more bravely by showing up in the arenas of your life and relationships and rise strong to become the best, most authentic version of you.

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Over the Rising Strong™ Workshop Weekend, Michelle and Beth will guide the group with many positive experiential exercises, personal exploration, videos from Brené Brown created specifically for Rising Strong™ participants and opportunities for personal reflections and growth in a safe, supportive, positive and fun environment.

The Rising Strong™ Workshop is designed to address your personal goals, relationships, professional and creative lives.

At our Rising Strong™ Workshop,
you will learn and experience how to

  • Clarify Core Values
  • Recognize Emotions & Increase Curiosity
  • Improve Relationships
  • Own Our Stories
  • Increase Resiliency & Courage
  • Cultivate Wholehearted Living
  • Write Daring New Endings to Our Stories
  • Practice Gratitude, Joy & Authenticity

When you deny the story, it owns you. When you own the story, you get to write the ending!

~ Brené Brown

The San Francisco Rising Strong™ Workshop led by Beth Jaeger-Skigen, LCSW and Michelle Gannon, PhD will be held at the Inn at the Presidio in San Francisco. The Inn at the Presidio is an award winning boutique hotel in the heart of the Presidio. It is a national park site and National Historic Landmark at the Golden Gate. Inn at the Presidio offers an authentic historic experience and exceptional recreational opportunities in a setting of immense natural beauty.

The Rising Strong™ Workshop Fee of $750 per Participant includes:

Rising Strong™ Workbook, Coffee, Tea, Continental Breakfasts, Healthy Snacks & Catered Lunches + Evening Fireside Wine & Cheese with Michelle & Beth (Optional)

Please select a date for Rising Strong™ Workshop with
Beth Jaeger-Skigen, LCSW & Michelle Gannon, PhD


San Francisco, CA

$750 per Participant

Rising Strong™ Workshop

Future Dates TBD


Big Sur, CA

Pricing based on Esalen accommodations

Future Dates TBD

Testimonials from Rising Strong™ Workshop Participants

Rising Strong™ Workshop was conveniently located in San Francisco but I felt like I was swept into a retreat center miles away. It was an amazing supportive community with engaging and wise facilitators. I felt like every exercise applied to various parts in my life and were taught in easily digestible, creative and fun ways. I did walk into the workshop feeling some anxiety but throughout the weekend, I felt a lot of hope for me to find more joy, calm and balance in my life. When I went back to work on Monday, I felt centered, less anxious and had more energy than I’ve had in months. After the Rising Strong™ Workshop, I now feel like I have new tools and strategies to jump- start my life towards whole hearted living. I look forward to incorporating what I learned about Brené Brown’s research and the Rising Strong™ philosophy into my daily practice.

Michelle and Beth’s Rising Strong Workshop was such an amazing experience. I loved going through Brené Brown’s work in more detail and the exercises that Michelle and Beth selected for us really helped me to focus on specific issues that I wanted to move through. The attention to detail and heart that they put into this program really came through. I learned techniques and have information that will last well beyond the weekend. I am already incorporating these concepts into my life with great results. Also, the level of support from the participants was remarkable and we all felt an incredible connection. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone who is trying to break through and move forward.

Rising Strong™ Workshop with Beth Jaeger-Skigen, LCSW & Michelle Gannon, PhD exceeded all of my wishes for a life changing experience. I read Brené Brown’s books, saw her TED Talks and was seeking to learn more.
The Rising Strong™ Workshop was exactly what I needed. I now have more tools that I can use daily to for more self awareness, shame resilience and help me “rumble” with many of my vulnerabilities.

I received personal attention and also built connections with others in the workshop that aided me and validated that I am not alone in this struggle. The Rising Strong™ Workshop with Michelle & Beth took place at the beautiful Inn at the Presidio in San Francisco and this made the workshop that much more special. I highly recommend Rising Strong™ Workshop!

Thanks so much for an amazing weekend. I left feeling so motivated and inspired so THANK YOU Michelle & Beth. I will be sure to spread the word about this amazing Rising Strong™ Workshop. All you have to do is enter with an open heart and you will leave feeling empowered, motivated and inspired. You will learn how to be vulnerable and have more self compassion for yourself so you can reach your goals. Beth and Michelle do a wonderful job of creating a safe and open learning environment. They gave me the tools and strategies I’ve been searching for to lead a more authentic and wholehearted life. Focusing on my core values really grounded me and gave me clarity of the person I want to be and the life I want to live.

Rising Strong™ is a powerful yet simple framework that can really change lives!

Listen to Our Hitched Mag Podcast

Interview with Michelle Gannon, PhD & Beth Jaeger-Skigen, LCSW about Rising Strong™ Workshop & Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) & the importance of vulnerability, connection, wholeheartedness and rising strong.

Rising Strong™ Workshop led by Beth Jaeger-Skigen, LCSW and
Michelle Gannon, PhD will be safe, supportive, positive and fun.

Space is limited. Please register early to guarantee space.
We look forward to meeting you!