Finding our way back to each other past shame

Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.  Think of that statement.  We are so scared of being seen as weak, and having others take advantage of our weakness.  Every single one of us has had someone take advantage of our vulnerability in the past.  We have been stomped on and hurt through our vulnerability, and so we start to associate vulnerability with weakness.

Brene Brown is a renowned researcher that found that vulnerability is the key to living a full life.  One of the roadblocks to vulnerability is shame.  Shame keeps us from each other and from ourselves.  This 20 minute talk is revealing, and throws our beliefs and our fears in our face.  Take the time to watch, think, and wonder what you need to do to move past shame to vulnerability and connection.


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About Marissa Engel

I have been in private practice in Austin, TX since 2007. My focus as a therapist is to help clients uncover within themselves the courage and strength to face life with confidence. In my work with clients I am most interested in helping people develop a compassionate relationship with their own experiences that can lead them on a journey of acceptance, self discovery, relief from suffering, and healing of relational disconnects. In my practice I have worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups, seeing adults, adolescents, and children. My scope of treatment has included depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger and stress management difficulties, suicidal ideation, grief and loss, addictions, eating disorders, and couple/family difficulties.