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 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"
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.
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.
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.
• "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
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,
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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