Brené Brown

Brené Brown

Brené Brown’s work has influenced countless therapists and people around the world.  Dr. Brown is a shame researcher and has she has helped start a movement away from shame and towards vulnerability.  She has several books, two Ted Talks and other resources.

Brené Brown Books

brene brown i thought it was just me

I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Making the Journey from “What Will People Think?” to “I Am Enough” by Brené Brown

I Thought It Was Just Me was Brené’s first work. She self-published it as Women and Shame: Reaching Out, Speaking Truths and Building Connection back in 2004. It introduces readers to her research on shame and shows how universal the experience of shame really is.





brene brown gifts of imperfection

In her second book, Brené shares 10 guideposts for what she wholehearted living. She teaches her readers to embrace their worthiness and face the day with courage.






brene brown daring greatly

Daring Greatly is the perfect place to start for those new to Dr. Brown’s work. As a therapist, you’ll find yourself using concepts and teachings from this in session often, particularly when clients struggle with shame. It’s a great one to have clients read between sessions to help with their growth.





brene brown rising strong

Rising Strong is a wonderful book on its own but is especially helpful when read after Daring Greatly.  Dr. Brown takes her research on shame, vulnerability, and courage to another level.  She teaches readers to own their stories and includes chapters on parenting and work.





brene brown braving the wilderness

Braving the Wilderness is Brené Brown’s newest book ans she has described is as the most important one she”s ever written.  She argues for true connection in a culture that is becoming increasingly polarized and disjointed.






Brené Brown also has several recordings available on Audible.

Remember that your first book on Audible is always free!

brene brown rising strong

brene brown worthiness

brene brown the power of vulnerability






Brene Brown Ted Talks

The Power of Vulnerability

Listening to Shame 

I also love this animated video where Brené teaches about empathy.  I’ve even been known to pull it up during a therapy session with great results.


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Le Shepard

Le Shepard, LPC earned her MA in Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX. She sees clients face to face at Wise County Christian Counseling and works with individuals or couples through her online-only private practice. 1000 Hills Counseling & Consulting. Le loves to read, adventure, and play with her corgi or kids.

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