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  • The Experience of Shame and the Power of Being Enough
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (578 ratings)

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By: Brené Brown
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We Are Enough: Engaging with the World from a Place of Worthiness

What does it take to be secure in our sense of belonging and self-worth? We may hustle to attain this security through achievements, meeting expectations, or repeating affirmations to ourselves - but Dr. Brené Brown's research has shown there is ultimately one obstacle to our sense of worthiness. “Shame is the barrier,” she teaches, “and building shame resilience is how we overcome it.” With Men, Women, and Worthiness, Dr. Brown draws upon more than 12 years of investigation to reveal how we can disarm the influence of shame to cultivate a life of greater courage, joy, and love. In this rich and heartfelt examination of this pivotal element of happiness, she invites you to explore:

  • The differences and similarities between the experience of shame for men and women.
  • Guilt vs. shame - why one is a useful force for growth, while the other keeps us small.
  • The four elements of shame resilience - identifying our triggers, practicing critical awareness, sharing our story, and speaking honestly about shame.
  • Empathy as the primary antidote to shame.

“Whether you are a man, woman, or child, every one of us has the irreducible need for love and belonging,” Dr. Brown teaches. “A sense of self-worth, unhindered by the inner voices of shame, allows us to meet that need.” With the warmth, candor, and humor that has made her a celebrated speaker, Brené Brown offers a road map for navigating the emotions that hold us back-so we can cultivate a life of authenticity and connection.

©2012 Brené Brown (P)2012 Brené Brown

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Great on it's own - but similar content

Brené is an absolute joy to listen to. She is so wise, so engaging and it feels like she really is a friend. This title features some great advice and awesome content, however I listened to it after listening to The Power of Vulnerability which is more recent than this, therefore many stories and examples are repeated. I thought it was a bit short in comparison to The Power of Vulnerability and I Thought it was Just Me, so while I listened all the way through, didn't take much out of it after already completing those two.

Perhaps this title would be most valuable to men specifically, however I think skip this and listen to The Power of Vulnerability instead cus you'll take the same away from it and probably enjoy it more.

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Lifechanger Book

Brenè Brown narrates her book in a way that feels like she is just sitting on my couch, chatting to me, about these deeply felt emotions of shame and unworthiness . She uses humour and cut to the chase honesty with equal ease. Each time I listen, I receive a depth of understanding and really useful tools to support my growth and reconnection to Self and others .

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This is life changing stuff

I would recommend that everyone listen to this recording as it applies to all humans, men and women alike. Shame is something that causes massive disconnect in this world and devastation in our lives but it doesn't have to be so and you realise this when listening to this audiobook.

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Speechless and touched my heart in more ways then I could imagine ! I will listen to this over and over to absorb what I need to do to be of support to the shame that has been in me for years and will move threw this as it arrives

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I am worthy of love and belonging 🤩💛💙💛💙💛

I am on my journey, Brene has changed my life - worthiness in the life of an Aboriginal person here in Australia is a foreign concept. here I am rebuilding and standing for myself for the first time in my life.. this time with a knowing and a sence of forgiving self when I stuff up. I love you Brene .. I want to do my masters in Researching Shame with my community here in Australia. bellehartnell@gmail.com please contact. I need a supervisor. blessing x

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Life changing book (for me)

Brené speaks with a warmth and experience that is a joy to listen to. I had so many "aha" moments listening to her talks that I can never think about my life the same way again.

Highly recommended.

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She's an absolute delight

Beautifully spoken, honest, researched, approachable and genuinely helpful. I'll definitely listen time and time again

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Powerful! Dramatically helped me on my journey!

Loved it! Extremely relevant. Has given me words to illuminate the path back from the dark place that is my current struggle with Shame and never being good enough.

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changed my life

forever changed the way I look at both myself and my husband, and how we show love to each other

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Will listen to it again.. So rational.

Loved it. I learnt how I deal with shame in the moment. I have sent a link to all my friends & family so they can aspire to less inner turmoil.

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