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
This seminar blew me away! So much amazing and helpful information to transform your life. I love Brene Brown's presence...she's relatable and easy to listen to. This seminar is something you can listen to again and again.
When I finally understood that what Brene said could be indeed implemented into my own life.
When Brene made the audience stand and dance and laugh and sing.
Most of it, yes. It is funny and catchy. I liked that it has been given to us in a form of lectures.
Beautifully and authentically done. The Power of Vulnerability offers something meaningful for every aspect of life. This is truly life changing work.
"Everybody should listen to this!"
It's entertaining, light and intense at the same time, I loved it!
I thought I knew what vulnerability was...but I maybe knew 10%
"Big, Bold and Beautiful."
There are few books out there that deliver in concept and delivery to the standard of this one.
So many, its a profound book.
Brene Brown is an astonishing woman.
"Dr Browne has changed my perspective."
This woman's message is a gift.
She's able to silence the cynic in me, get over all my "self help bs" allergy. SHE JUST MAKES ABSOLUTE SENSE. Listen, read, look at her work. Share it.
Wow. Just wow. Life changing. Just a great listen! Lot of same stories as gifts of imperfection but doesn't matter. Great reminders.
"Listening for the 3rd time!"
A wonderful 'audiobook', made only better by the fact that it is a recording of a seminar. Can laugh and cry with the audience!
"Genius in putting across powerful messages simply"
Phenomenal and no nonense approach for recovering from shame.
Story in the mall with the beautiful women
Giving a happiness speech at New Conservative country club in George Bush land
It was great for releasing shame
"Very helpful if you want to know something more about yourself"
This is the recording of one of Brené workshop, it is going through many aspects of vulnerability, from Shame to Joy.
It is amazing how our behaviour is predictable.
I'd definitely suggest listing it.
"Brené is a master storyteller (shame researcher!)"
The powerful message that is told throughout this book is heightened by the author's tone and humour - on point. I would highly recommend listening to this book.
Funny, insightful and inspiring!
There were many bits. Brene talks about the importance of play for adults and also the importance of laughter, song and dance in making us happy.
I have never listened to Brene Brown before, but a friend recommended her books. I knew she was an inspiring speaker as I have seen her TED Talks. This audiobook is a series of presentations she has given at a conference. Do not be put off by this, it is really really good. I listened to the whole book in one sitting. Brilliant. So easy to listen to and very thought-provoking. I will definitely listen to this audiobook again.
It is very funny. I was howling.
Recommended. Loved it!
"listened to it twice so far"
and I Look forward to listening to it again. A lot of laughter makes the subject very approachable. everyone should listen to this.
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