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Here is what people said who attended the Rising Strong™ Workshop:


I attended the Rising Strong workshop on impulse.  I was unfamiliar with Brene' Brown and her research prior to taking the course.  The idea of "rising strong" was so appealing as I was going through some turmoil in my life at the time but the idea of the work with strangers was way outside of my comfort zone.   Robert Hartford led the group in a way that made myself and everyone there comfortable and at ease.  He guided us all through the experience with compassion and without judgement.  I would recommend Robert Hartford and the Rising Strong workshop to anyone who wants to open up to a new way of seeing themselves and the power of self love.

Amy Druliner


Robert Hartford served as a compassionate teacher, as he guided our group through the Rising Strong workshop, using thoughtful stories and personal examples to showcase how this process can be transformational. He created a safe space for each of us to explore our authentic selves, encouraging us to remain vulnerable, curious, and non-judgmental.

The experience of attending the Rising Strong workshop provided a new lens through which to view the stories our minds automatically form following difficult obstacles. I found the workshop tremendously helpful both personally and professionally as it offered practical guidance for acknowledging, getting curious about, and overcoming both uncomfortable emotions and on a larger scale, life challenges.

Kate McSpadden, LGSW


Dear Bob,

I haven't stopped processing our special weekend together. I got so much from it and I am so grateful to you for setting the tone, the safe place to do the work we did together. You provided the opportunity for our growth through

your knowledge of the material and your kind and gentle heart. The story you shared about your swim experience will stay with me forever. I gained so much from the simple piece on how we are emotional beings and that made a shift in me to be more compassionate to myself that I am being fully human when I feel a range of emotions instead of shaming myself for feeling the negative ones. There is so much more I learned and am trying to reinforce so that the new and liberating insights become part of me.

Bob, you were wonderful. Thank you.

Please send my name and e-mail address of our group. Have you considered a part two for our group? Maybe a one day workshop to go a bit further. I feel so fortunate to help to eliviate suffering in my work with my clients and I want you to know that you helped me so much. I wanted to see a person who could look into the further and simply tell me certain things in my life will work out then I could stop worrying, then  realized I can be the person for myself! I learned that from our weekend, from you.


Most sincerely, (I really want to sing that with, love),


Ellen Cohen Ottenstein, LCSW-C

Psychotherapist/Life Coach



Robert attended the first international training in London to become a Facilitator in The Daring Way™ led by Brené Brown and is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, (CDWF).


The method was designed for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizational leaders. It can be facilitated in clinical, organizational, and professional settings.


In the process of these workshops we explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. We examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding us back and we identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.


The Power of Vulnerability Listening to Shame

The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ are highly experiential  methodologies based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown.

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Coming this fall:

Rising Strong™ Urban Retreat - Washington, DC

Fathom Creative, Inc.  1333 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005/ SOLD OUT



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Rising Strong™ First Annual Retreat - Washington, DC

Fathom Creative, Inc.  1333 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

Friday, August 4th 2017

Saturday, August 5th 2017


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