Brene Brown Teaches Shame Resilience as the Path to Wholehearted Living

Brene Brown is a research professor who spent ten years studying how shame, vulnerability, worthiness, and courage affect the ability to parent, love, form relationships, and lead a fulfilling life. Brown is the author of self improvement books that teach readers how to live wholehearted lives.

Brene Brown the Speaker

Brene Brown is a popular speaker and is frequently asked to deliver keynote speeches for prestigious companies such as Microsoft and NASA. She holds workshops and classes for the general public as well.

Her TEDtalk on the power of vulnerability has become one of the most popular topics on the TED site and has been viewed around five million times. TEDtalks are delivered by some of the most accomplished speakers in the world such as Bill Clinton, James Cameron, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates).


Brene Brown has also made several media appearances and been featured on the Oprah show, CNN, PBS, and in print publications such as Psychology Today and the Washington Post.

Brene Brown the Educator


Brene Brown is a professor at the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston.
She spent years studying such topics as authentic leadership and wholeheartedness.

She also developed a curriculum called "Connections" that is used by addiction counselors and other mental health professionals. Brene Brown developed a certification process for psychologists, social workers, counselors, psychiatric nurses, addiction professionals, and family therapists.

These licensed professionals can choose to undergo Brown's training so they can obtain the awareness and skills needed to work with clients who have issues with shame. The goal of the training is to help clients foster shame resilience so they can develop a sense of belonging, feel loved, feel worthy, and feel like they are enough just as they are.

Books by Brene Brown

  "I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Making the Journey from "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough" was published in 2007 and is available as an ebook, book, and audio book. The self help advice in this book is based on years of research and hundreds of interviews. Brown takes a look at how women feel shame because society and the media makes them feel as if they are not good enough. Shame then manifests itself through depression, eating disorders, anxiety, and other life problems. Brene Brown encourages women to become aware of how they are being influenced to feel they are imperfect mothers, wives, and love interests. She offers tips on cultivating shame resilience and explains our vulnerabilities are what draws others to us and allows us to live authentic lives. Brown further teaches that by embracing imperfection, we can live lives filled with love, gratitude, and joy.

If you click on the image to the left it will open a new tab/window on Amazon.com, where users have given this book 4.5 stars out of 5.

The book can also be bought as an ebook in the flexible Amazon Kindle format (which works on PC, Mac, Android smartphone & tablet, iPad and iPhone)
- to check out the Kindle ebook on Amazon.com, please click this link: I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Making the Journey from "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough"

More and more books are becoming available as ebooks.


  "The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are" was published in 2010 and is available as an audio book, book, and ebook. This book by Brene Brown is a continuation of her message on the importance of developing shame resilience. This book includes material based on research, interviews, and first hand experiences. Brown relates her own struggles with a spiritual awakening, that drove her to understand herself better. She offers self help advice in the form of ten guideposts that speak to the minds and hearts of the readers so they learn to recognize reflex shame responses and come to realize they are brave, compassionate, imperfect, and worthy of love.

If you click on the image to the left it will open a new tab/window on Amazon.com, where users have given this book 4.5 stars out of 5.

The book can also be bought as an ebook in the flexible Amazon Kindle format (which works on PC, Mac, Android smartphone & tablet, iPad and iPhone)
- to check out the Kindle ebook on Amazon.com, please click this link: The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Suppose to Be and Embrace Who You Are


  "Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead" was published in 2012 and is available as an audio book, book, and ebook. In this work, Brown offers self help advice that is suitable for individuals, families, schools, workplaces, and communities. She urges readers to engage their whole hearts when dealing with adversities of life, reminding them that vulnerability isn't weakness, but the best path to meaningful connections.

If you click on the image to the left it will open a new tab/window on Amazon.com, where users have given this book 4.5 stars out of 5.


Learning More from Brene Brown

In addition to learning how to overcome shame by reading her self improvement books, interested fans can learn more about Brene Brown on her website where she maintains a blog and provides a calendar of events for her workshops and lectures. Brown also offers videos and transcripts of interviews she has done for TED and other media. Readers of her books can also download worksheets free of charge that make it easy to put her teachings into practice.

Brene Brown has an important message that she urges adults to grasp and teach to their children. We don't have to feel unworthy for not living up to society's unrealistic expectations related to beauty, weight, finances, or motherhood.

The secret to a happy life and authentic relationships is to embrace imperfections and realize you are fine just as you are. What's more, Brown bases her findings upon years of academic research and through interviews with hundreds of subjects.

Her self help advice has improved her own life as well as countless others, and is a good place to start for anyone feeling overwhelmed and exhausted from trying to keep up with the demands of modern life.



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