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Episode Details

series: Gifts Of Imperfection: Living With Courage, Compas

air date: 3/04/13 7:30 PM

In this special presentation, renowned research professor and author Dr. Brene Brown shares what she's learned from a decade of research on the power of authenticity. She will help viewers engage with the world from a place of courage and worthiness. We've all experienced the pressure to fit in, and the feeling that our worthiness is measured by how we look or what we earn. For many, that leads to a cycle of performing, perfecting, pleasing, and proving. This program explores the meaning of love and belonging, and how our feelings of "never good enough" prevent us from experiencing real connection. Brene offers viewers a roadmap so they can free themselves from believing they are not enough, answering these questions: • How do we learn to embrace our vulnerabilities and imperfections so that we can engage in our lives from a place of authenticity and worthiness? How do we cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection that we need to recognize that we are enough - that we are worthy of love, belonging, and joy? Brene shows us that when we can let go of what people think, and own our story, we gain access to our worthiness - the feeling that we are enough just as we are, and that we are worthy of love and belonging. Brene blends research, humor, and storytelling in a way that captures the hearts and minds of her audience. Her work and the way she puts words to our unspoken experiences changes people's lives. Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past ten years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. Brene spent the first five years of her decade-long study focusing on shame and empathy, and is now using that work to explore a concept that she calls "Wholeheartedness."

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