The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings on Authenticity, Connection, and Courage

The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings on Authenticity, Connection, and Courage

by Brené Brown Ph.D., LMSW

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In our culture, vulnerability has become synonymous with weakness. Yet Dr. Brené Brown has discovered through 12 years of research that vulnerability is not weakness at all, but is our strongest connection to our humanity and to each other. "Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, empathy, creativity, and authenticity-the experiences that bring meaning to our lives," teaches Dr. Brown. On The Power of Vulnerability, she offers a breakthrough course on cultivating vulnerability as a means for leaning into our full spectrum of emotions-the dark and the light. Join her for a transformative examination of how we feel, think, and behave-so that we may show up, let ourselves be seen, and be all in.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604078589
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/15/2012
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 1
Sales rank: 76,977
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

PhD, LMSW Brene 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, including the college’s Outstanding Faculty Award. Her groundbreaking work has been featured on PBS, NPR, and CNN. Her 2010 TEDxHouston talk on the power of vulnerability is one of most watched talks on Her most recent TED talk, "Listening to Shame," was released in March 2012.

Brené is the author of The Gifts of Imperfection and I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t). She is also the author of Connections, a psychoeducational shame resilience curriculum that is being facilitated across the nation by mental health and addiction professionals.

Brené’s current research focuses on wholeheartedness in families, schools, and organizations. She lives in Houston with her husband and their two young children.

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