This presentation is based on the work of Dr. Brené Brown Ph.D. LMSW, a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work., who has spent the past twelve years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.
She is the author of two #1 New York Times bestsellers; Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (2012), and The Gifts of Imperfection (2010).
The ‘arena’ is a metaphor for areas of our lives where we want to show up more bravely, and be seen, even if the outcome is uncertain. Our arenas could be a difficult conversation, going for a new job, facing bad news, a relationship. When our hand is on the door of the arena, what stops us going in? What has us stay small and play safe?
Come and explore how you ‘do’ vulnerability (defined as uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure) when it really counts, and what holds you back when you really want to move forward.
I’ll be asking you to choose an area of your life you want to show up and be seen more bravely in, and we’ll explore what some of the inner and outer critical voices are in your arena, and how you can nurture a more empathic support section and kinder inner voice to cheer you on.
Yes, it can be challenging facing our inner voices of ‘not good enough’ or ‘not ready’, but I believe it’s worth understanding how and why we may be holding ourselves back on an area of life we’re ready to grow in! It’s ok to be brave and afraid at the exact same time.
No previous experience is needed.