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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 Fred P
Date Added: Wednesday 23 April 2014
This is a fine self help tool which presents Dr. Browns "guide posts" from the book .... "The gift of Imperfections"... I use it personally while driving and I have recommended it to countless patients. This material is relevant, entertaining... and I believe that Dr. Brown's work will be fresh and meaningful for many decades.... I can hardly wait for what her next 20 years of work will bring to all of us in the mental heath field.
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By Hochima T
Date Added: Friday 21 March 2014
I am listening to it, up to disk 4 and Love It. Fantastic views in it, I knowI will use for myself and with clients.

Well worth getting!
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By Dr. Jeanne C. Folks
Date Added: Sunday 9 March 2014
Absolutely the best, comprehensive discussion of vulnerability and courage by anyone, anywhere. A "must listen" again and again. Thanks Brene!
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By Teresa E
Date Added: Sunday 9 February 2014
This CD set was /is so helpful and the information is new to me. I am grateful that I acted on my guidance and have listened to it a couple of times and expect to play it many many more. Thank you.
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