Her 2010 TEDx Houston talk on the power of vulnerability is one of the most watched talks on TED.com, with over 15 million views. She gave the closing talk, Listening to Shame, at the 2012 TED Conference in Long Beach.
Brené is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (2012). She is also the author of the #1 New York TimesBestseller The Gifts of Imperfection (2010), and I Thought It Was Just Me (2007).
Brené is also the founder and CEO of The Daring Way – a teaching and certification program for helping professionals who want to facilitate her work on vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness.
Here at CTL, we have such high regard for her work and research and we wanted to introduce her to you too.
Whilst undertaking your counselling training or thinking about beginning your counselling journey, we are always actively encouraging you to read outside of your reading texts to find different perspectives.
This journey is not only about learning counselling skills and theory, it is equally about developing **yourself** as a person, so that you can bring your congruent and empathic self to the counselling relationship in a non-judgemental way.
These skills are ways of being
Insights from this short mini:
* Blame is the discharging of discomfort and pain.
* It has an inverse relationship with accountability.
* Accountability by definition is a vulnerable process.
* Blaming is how we miss opportunities for empathy, because we spend our time making the connections on whose fault it was.
Illustrator Katy Davis (aka gobblynne) has produced another RSA short taking a short sample from one of Brene's talks.
If you would also like to see an illustrated animation on the difference between Sympathy and Empathy you can find it here.
Put the books of Brené Brown on your reading list and begin to acquaint yourself with her teachings and research.
It's good stuff!
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