Show Up and Let Yourself be Seen
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 twelve 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 twelve 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.
©2012 Brené Brown (P)2012 Brené Brown
Brene Brown's mode of thinking and expressing herself is absolutely life changing. I can only hope that books like hers are as contagious as a lot of the other information being ingested these days. Thank you Brene.
This is an incredible journey into some transformative truths about how to live more whole lives. She paves the way for change into a way to live that is emotionally satisfying. It's like therapy condensed!
I cannot say enough good things about this lecture! It has changed my life, I am less anxious, more grateful, and much more engaged than I ever have been. As a graduate student in clinical psychology and a clinician this work has also changed the way I practice for the better. All words of praise that come to mind regarding Dr Brown's work feel like an understatement. I highly, highly recommend.
Brene Brown is funny and she says things that sound like basic common sense but are incredibly paradigm shifting.
I would compare this book to Tattoos on the Heart by Father Greg Boyle because in each of these books the authors are giving life lessons and messages that I found I could come back to day after day. I wrote their messages down while I was listening because I found almost every statement to be a guidepost for my life.
Brene Brown's discussion about how the wholehearted experience joy and lean into joy while those of us who are overwhelmed with shame end up immediately feeling guilty for any joyful experience or pleasurable experience we have. This message has really helped me because I have struggled continuously with the feeling that I do not deserve to be happy.
In my top 10 of all time
Brene Brown because she's the only person in the seminar!
This is an audiobook/seminar that should be listened to by every person on earth (in my humble opinion). What Brene Brown offers via her research into shame and vulnerability has changed my life, and I believe it has the capacity to change the way all people relate to themselves and to others. It is extremely powerful. The way Brene presents the information is engaging, humourous and practical - it can be applied immediately in your life. This audio presentation has changed my life and I have listened to it multiple times. Thank you!
Brene makes you feel better about the things you do that you were embarrassed to share with others. For me it's random grocery store dance moves and the cry that ends up a laugh.
I called my best friend at various points in the book with some "you should read this, because we aren't as crazy as we thought" moments!
I could definitely do a better job living a whole hearted life, so thanks Brene for providing the guideposts!
"Life changing book"
This book allowed me to see life very differently and explore part of myself that I have not visited for a long time.
This in turn allowed me to enjoy breakthrough.
I cannot recommend it enough :)
Thank you Dr Brené Brown
"Listen & learn!"
Well worth a listen - vulnerability is so key in our lives & can be so hard to embrace! Thank you for the recommendation K friend guru! 👍
"Funny, Informative, Compassionate"
Yes even though haven't read it, the tone of Brene's voice brings alot to the teachings
The insight that vulnerability is courage
Personal experiences and authenticity of her voice
Made me feel compassionate for myaself
Will be listening again, alot of very informative sections on how emotions work, I'm really interested in this and think its very important to understand these emotional responses in order to be able to understand that its normal and to be able to let go of bitterness
"Brene Brown issimply amazing"
I never write reviews but Brene Brown is simply amazing.
She uses grounded research which for me is the best. Her work is authentic and original and she has the courage to tackle the most difficult subjects and her findings are extremely valuable and definitely not the run of the mill, ordinary almost anticipated findings.
On top of all of this it is an amazing experience to listen to her speak, Her authenticity, originality, humour, constant clear presentation, down to earth, matter of fact way makes her a joy to listen to, not to mention the huge benefits and relevancy of her excellent work to probably everyone.
I cannot praise this woman and her work enough, she is simply genius.
The content is thought provoking and inspiring. I've listened to it three times and get more out of it each time. Also she is very funny and illustrates a lot of her points with stories from her own life - refreshing to hear somebody delivering this kind of material without coming from a place of superiority.
"Not worth the money"
For starters it is not a book but a recorded seminar. There is a lot of loughs, jokes, and time fillers very little substance for something costing £25+
Not genre but possible the author. There are valid point made in the seminar but despite author claiming obsession with data there is little research mention and most of the topic are just glanced over.
Laughs, oh ahs and other things that have little value for someone not physically participating in the seminar.
Some valid points but all covered on very high level, have the feeling that surface of the topics discussed was just but scratched. And it is not a book it is seminar.
Brene speaks with humility, passion and strength. It was easy to connect with her and that she is "like me" and knows what living "in the real world" is like.
I laughed a lot and was very inspired by much of what she spoke about. I journalled a lot and have shifted many things for myself thanks to the self awareness this book gave me.
"It's amazingly funny, informative and serious"
It is an amazingly good talk about vulnerability, creativity, fun, shame and a ton of related things.
Highlights most of the core problems present in any organisation, failing projects, families and how to solve them.
And she is funny - all the stories, the presentations are funny, informative and very helpful.
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