Men, Women, and Worthiness
The Experience of Shame and the Power of Being Enough

How we can overcome self-sabotaging emotions to cultivate a true sense of belonging and love.

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We Are Enough: Engaging with the World from a Place of Worthiness

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Course objectives:

  • Summarize the differences and similarities between the experience of shame for men and women
  • Define guilt vs. shame—why one is a useful force for growth, while the other keeps us small
  • Discuss the four elements of shame resilience—identifying our triggers, practicing critical awareness, sharing our story, and speaking honestly about shame
  • Discuss empathy as the primary antidote to shame

What does it take to be secure in our sense of belonging and self-worth? We may hustle to attain this security through achievements, meeting expectations, or repeating affirmations to ourselves—but Dr. Brené Brown's research has shown there is ultimately one obstacle to our sense of worthiness. “Shame is the barrier,” she teaches, “and building shame resilience is how we overcome it.” With Men, Women, and Worthiness, Dr. Brown draws upon more than 12 years of investigation to reveal how we can disarm the influence of shame to cultivate a life of greater courage, joy, and love. In this rich and heartfelt examination of this pivotal element of happiness, she invites you to explore:

  • The differences and similarities between the experience of shame for men and women
  • Guilt vs. shame—why one is a useful force for growth, while the other keeps us small
  • The four elements of shame resilience—identifying our triggers, practicing critical awareness, sharing our story, and speaking honestly about shame
  • Empathy as the primary antidote to shame

“Whether you are a man, woman, or child, every one of us has the irreducible need for love and belonging,” Dr. Brown teaches. “A sense of self-worth, unhindered by the inner voices of shame, allows us to meet that need.” With the warmth, candor, and humor that has made her a celebrated speaker, Brené Brown offers a road map for navigating the emotions that hold us back-so we can cultivate a life of authenticity and connection.


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A revelation Review by Joseph

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Brown's discovery of the radically different enculturation of males and females cuts to the core: in particular, men are not allowed to show any "weakness" -- which in sum means they are not allowed to be merely imperfect humans. They are not allowed, therefore, to admit or show such as pain, so are not allowed to process necessary to healing. Ultimately, the male role is sustained trauma.

The other in the dynamic, the woman, is complaining about "how men are," while refusing to allow the change she demands. The man must never be merely imperfect.

Brene Brown ultimately makes clear that one party is refusing to carry their end of the responsibility for healthy relationship.


(Posted on November 22, 2018)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Definitely yes

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I can more easily claim my shame now.... this is a great work Review by IreneB

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I found this to be excellent. I enjoyed the vulnerable stories Brené shares and I will listen to this again and again for myself, but also for my work as a relationship therapist.
I see some people have not rated this highly, feeling there is not enough depth. Listen again is my suggestion. I got a lot more out of it the second time I listened... Both times actually. And I"ll listen again. :)
If you are a non-native English speaker, it may be hard to follow at times. Brené speaks very Texas-American English (and that's OK for me, being American), but living in Europe, I am very sensitive to how difficult local English is for non-native English speakers. My partner needed my help many times to understand context and words (and his English is good).
The only minimal point is that the box I received was busted... probably from the long journey it made to get to me.
(Posted on June 16, 2016)

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Such a Limited Perspective Review by Marcia

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If you're from Texas and have what appears to be their upper-middle-class values, then you'll probably get a lot out of this.

My 22-year-old son and I could not relate.

Such a disappointment especially for a topic that could provide tremendous insight and help. (Posted on October 13, 2015)

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Excellent Book Review by Tracy

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I listened to Brene Brown's TED talks and then listened to her book. The book is similar to the TED talks, but more. Her research findings are fascinating and give words to something commonly felt. I am taking the opportunity, after having a better understanding of shame, to be alert to how I shame others (my husband in particular) and how I experience shame. It's another life changing book -- and that's why I get them! (Posted on May 28, 2015)

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What Ms. Brown says rings true in many instances. Review by Erin

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It not only rings true, it calls us to look at those areas where we have been held back by our/the cultures misconceptions of what it is to the feminine, and then to overcome them. (Posted on April 28, 2015)

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Incredible Review by Olivia

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Brené Brown's work is truly something that deserves several awards and something in the form of sainthood for her. This audio tape gives great examples, research, tone, and is very powerful information for self reflection and change. I would highly recommend this to anyone for it is relatable to everyone. (Posted on March 26, 2015)

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Awesome Review by Nancy

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love love love her stuff (Posted on March 4, 2015)

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Excellent Review by Rose

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I love hearing Brene Brown's voice! I feel like she is talking directly to me. Great content. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. (Posted on November 22, 2014)

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Review for Men, Women, and Worthiness Review by Vanessa

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Great easy listening with loads of practical wisdom for men and women. Everyone should know more about shame and shame spirals. (Posted on October 19, 2014)

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Review for Men, Women, and Worthiness Review by fran b

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I have thoroughly enjoyed every program of Brene Brown's that I have listened too. This one is no exception. I have listened to it more than once and recommended it to others. (Posted on October 2, 2014)

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Audio Download

Contents Audio download (2 hours, 14 minutes)
Filetypes M4B, MP3, MP3 ZIP, PDF
Date Published November 15, 2012
ISBN-10 1-60407-903-7
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-903-6
Product Code AW02706W

CD

Contents 2 CDs (2 hours, 14 minutes)
Date Published November 15, 2012
ISBN-10 1-60407-851-0
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-851-0
Dimensions 5 x 5 3/4 inches
Product Code AW02706D

CE Credits

Contents 2 CE credits
Date Published November 15, 2012
Product Code CE03814