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Brené Brown

Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work who has spent the past 10 years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. She is a nationally renowned speaker and has won numerous teaching awards,...

The Power of Vulnerability

Teachings on Authenticity, Connection, and Courage

Brené Brown

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Show Up and Let Yourself be Seen

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Course objectives:

  • Recognize emotional armory and recognizing what makes us shut down—how we use perfectionism, numbing, and other tactics to avoid feeling vulnerable
  • Discussing the cultivation of shame resilience--the key to developing a sense of worth and belonging
  • Discussing the myths of vulnerability—common misconceptions about weakness, trust, and self-sufficiency
  • Defining vulnerability as the origin point for innovation, adaptability, accountability, and visionary leadership
  • Summarizing the 10 guideposts of wholehearted living—essential skills for living a life of courage, authenticity, and compassion

Is vulnerability the same as weakness? “In our culture,” teaches Dr. Brené Brown, “we associate vulnerability with emotions we want to avoid such as fear, shame, and uncertainty. Yet we too often lose sight of the fact that vulnerability is also the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love.” On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise—that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

The Power of Vulnerability is a very personal project for me,” Brené explains. “This is the first place that all of my work comes together. This audio course draws from all three of my books—it’s the culmination of everything I’ve learned over the past 12 years. I'm very excited to weave it all into a truly comprehensive form that shows what these findings and insights can mean in our lives.”


Guidance and Insights for Wholehearted Living

Over the past 12 years, Dr. Brené Brown has interviewed hundreds of people as part of an ongoing study of vulnerability. “The research shows that we try to ward disappointment with a shield of cynicism, disarm shame by numbing ourselves against joy, and circumvent grief by shutting off our willingness to love,” explains Dr. Brown. When we become aware of these patterns, she teaches, we begin to become conscious of how much we sacrifice in the name of self-defense—and how much richer our lives become when we open ourselves to vulnerability.

“In my research,” Dr. Brown says, “the word I use to describe people who can live from a place of vulnerability is wholehearted.” Being wholehearted is a practice—one that we can choose to cultivate through empathy, gratitude, and awareness of our vulnerability armor. Join this engaging and heartfelt teacher on The Power of Vulnerability as she offers profound insights on leaning into the full spectrum of emotions—so we can show up, let ourselves be seen, and truly be all in.

Highlights:

  • Cultivating shame resilience—the key to developing a sense of worth and belonging
  • Vulnerability as the origin point for innovation, adaptability, accountability, and visionary leadership
  • Our emotional armory—how we use perfectionism, numbing, and other tactics to avoid feeling vulnerable
  • The myths of vulnerability—common misconceptions about weakness, trust, and self-sufficiency
  • Discovering your vulnerability armor—recognizing what makes us shut down, and how we can change
  • The 10 guideposts of wholehearted living—essential skills for becoming fully engaged in life
  • Six hours of stories, warm humor, and transformative insights for living a life of courage, authenticity, and compassion from Dr. Brené Brown

Product details

CD:
Contents 6 CDs (6 hours, 31 minutes)
Date Published November 15, 2012
ISBN-10 1-60407-858-8
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-858-9
Product Codes 2709d, f2709d, af02709d
Audio Download:
Download File Types
Contents Audio download (6 hours, 31 minutes)
Date Published November 15, 2012
ISBN-10 1-60407-904-5
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-904-3
Product Codes 2709w, f2709w, af02709w
CE Credits:
Contents 6.5 CE credits
Date Published November 15, 2012
Product Codes 3817, e3817, ce03817

Customer Reviews

By PC L
Date Added: Saturday 21 June 2014
This is an excellent and insightful program. Brene Brown's authenticity as a person, her passion for her subject, and dedication to her craft, come through loud and clear. Highly recommended.
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By annette b
Date Added: Friday 13 June 2014
Excellent!!! I am so happy that I was told about this great CD set. It has and is changing my life.
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By Rick F
Date Added: Wednesday 4 June 2014
This is an amazing recording I am already listening to it for a second time, and taking notes. It is clear and well produced. Content is of extraordinarily high quality. Brene Brown is so clear and strong in her messages. Her personal stories so clearly highlight what she is teaching.
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By Judith B
Date Added: Friday 16 May 2014
I have been listening to Sounds True tapes and CDs for many years, beginning with Carolyn Myss's "Energy Anatomy". The quality and scope of the material available on recordings is wonderful.
I first discovered Brene Brown when she narrated the little animated short on the difference between Empathy and Sympathy. I have listened to her Ted talks and to Power of Vulnerability three times and cannot thank her enough for this material. Three days ago I had one of the most shaming experiences of my life and Brene Brown and three of my friends, worthy of hearing my story, got me out of it. I was able to keep my perspective even from the bottom of the hole in the sidewalk and respond as an adult without running away, people pleasing or fighting shame with shame. Thank you Brene Brown, and Sounds True, for making her available to me, so that I could hear the message enough times to pull it in and use it.
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