Show Up and Let Yourself be Seen
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- 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.
- 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
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Wonderful Review by Maria
I am so grateful I got this course. I listen to it over and over again. Priceless! (Posted on May 8, 2018)
The Best! Review by Robin
I love this book! I have listened to it over and over. One thing I really like about this book that no other book from sounds true has had is that when I pause or stop and get out of the library and start it again goes right back to where I left off. Worth every cent. (Posted on September 10, 2017)
Powerful Review by Carmel
This is outstanding. If you only purchase one piece of self-help, personal growth, or what ever you want to call it, then purchase this series. It is one I have come back to again and again. (Posted on December 28, 2016)
Wonderful insights on choosing to experience life differently Review by Charles
What! That's a choice, experiencing life differently? Yes it is. I love her work. I relate to the insights she shares on vulnerability, shame, and wholehearted living and their relationship to each other. Brené's work has helped me to get conscious of where I am, the price I'm paying, and what is possible in my life. It's not the complete elimination of shame and other negative thoughts in my life that is the answer, but becoming conscious and resilient when they occur. Highly recommended, you'll love it! (Posted on December 26, 2016)
I keep going back to this audio Review by Maria
Thank you, Brene, for opening this door for us. (Posted on December 13, 2016)
Love the personal touch, stories, and samples Review by Marie
So helpful and powerful that I continue to tell everyone -- You must read/hear Brene Brown! (Posted on April 27, 2016)
Loved it! Awesome! Refreshing! Review by VickyMM
I'd have to say this was a totally fantastic, clear, and inspiring audio on what we all need to know and living a wholehearted life! Worth every cent. (Posted on November 23, 2015)
Relevent and interesting Review by Pam G.
There is so much information in this set that is applicable to many aspects of life. It is well organized, funny,and easy to listen to in addition to being content rich. I am a therapist and have found this so helpful in my work with clients as well as in my personal life. I've listened to it a few times through now and each time gain something new.
Highly recommended! (Posted on September 1, 2015)
Real, funny & applicable to every day challenges! Review by Jolene
Brene Brown speaks like every day people in real conversation. I have utilized many of her tips and re-listen to her CDs over and over to smile and remind me it is okay to live wholeheartedly. (Posted on May 12, 2015)
Excellent Selection Review by Curious Teacher
I'm so pleased with my purchase of Brene Brown's The Power of Vulnerability CDs. I've listened to the CDs twice through already and anticipate listening to them many more times in the future.
Brene (her way of speaking makes it feel like we're on a first name basis) discusses the link between vulnerability and wholeheartedness, the obstacles we all face that make wholeheartedness difficult to achieve, and, finally, the practices we can put in place to give us a fighting chance to actually achieve wholeheartedness.
Brene doesn't speak from a place of removed mastery. Instead, she speaks as someone in the thick of things. She makes it clear that knowing what to do, which she does, doesn't make doing those things any easier. But at the same time, she makes me feel that although difficult these practices are achievable. (Posted on April 25, 2015)
|Contents||6 CDs (6 hours, 31 minutes)|
|Date Published||November 15, 2012|
|Dimensions||5 x 5 inches|
|Contents||1 Audio download (6 hours, 31 minutes)|
|Filetypes||M4B, MP3, MP3 ZIP, PDF|
|Date Published||November 15, 2012|
|Contents||6.5 CE credits|
|Date Published||November 15, 2012|