Full Course Description

The Anatomy of Trust with Brené Brown, Ph.D. Objectives

  • Interpret what trust is, how it works, and how to inventory and discuss each of the seven elements of trust in a meaningful and productive way.
  • Summarize how trust is a product of vulnerability that grows over time and requires work, attention, and full engagement.

The Anatomy of Trust with Brené Brown, Ph.D. Outline

The Anatomy of Trust

  • Seven Elements of Trust

Braving Exercises

  • Marble Jar Exercise
  • Braving Inventory
  • Rumbling with Self-Trust
Copyright : 02/19/2016

Self-Compassion with Kristin Neff & Brené Brown Module Objectives

  • Explore how and why criticizing one’s self rather than being supportive with one’s self becomes a habit.
  • Analyze the impact of our self-critical voice and how to acknowledge it then learn from it.
  • Articulate how the myths and stereotypes about self-compassion can get in the way of practicing it.
  • Practice three strategies that can be used to integrate self-compassion into professional and personal settings.

Self-Compassion with Kristin Neff & Brené Brown Module Outline

What is Self-Compassion

  • Core Components of Self-Compassion
  • Self-Compassion Misgivings
  • Exercise: Self-Compassion Break

Be Your Inner Ally

  • The Physiology of Self-Criticism and Self-Compassion
  • Exercise: Soothing Touch
  • Working with Difficult Emotions
  • Exercise: Soften, Soothe, Allow

The Road to Healing

  • Self-Compassion and Shame
  • Backdraft
  • Exercise: Soles of the Feet

Realizing One's Full Potential

  • Finding One's Inner Compassionate Voice
  • Exercise: Motivating Ourselves with Compassion

Copyright : 04/27/2016

 Heartfelt: A Course on the Power of Apologizing with Harriet Lerner & Brené Brown Objectives

  • Describe the importance of giving and receiving apologies and learn how effective delivery of apologies is crucial to the success of a relationship.
  • Determine the difference between a heartfelt apology and a half-hearted, inauthentic apology.
  • Construct a heartfelt apology and put into practice.
  • Communicate to clients that important elements of offering a heartfelt apology include listening non-defensively and acknowledging the hurt person's feelings.

Heartfelt: A Course on the Power of Apologizing with Harriet Lerner & Brené Brown Outline


The Profound Power of the Apology

  • Exercise: The Gifts of a Heartfelt Apology
  • Exercise: Permission Slips

Nine Essential Ingredients of a Heartfelt Apology

  • Learning Lab: Harriet's Most Difficult Apology
  • Exercise: The Inauthentic, Half-Hearted Apology

The Great Apology Challenge

  • Apology Challenge Role Play
  • Non-Defensive Listening
  • Non-Defensive Listening Role Play
  • Exercise: Recognizing Defensiveness

Why Won't You Apologize

  • Exercise: The Higher Ground Statement
  • Entrenched Non-Apologizer
Copyright : 02/23/2017

Shame Shields: The Armor We Use to Protect Ourselves and Why It Doesn’t Serve Us Objectives

  • Categorize the four self-conscious affects: shame, guilt, humiliation, and embarrassment.
  • Investigate the concept of shame shields as the three common client reactions to shame: moving toward, moving away, and moving against.
  • Assess the specific shame shields used by our clients and ourselves and the context in which they are used.
  • Analyze the elements of shame resilience that include recognizing shame triggers, developing critical awareness, reaching out, and speaking shame.


Shame Shields: The Armor We Use to Protect Ourselves and Why It Doesn’t Serve Us Outline

What is Shame?

Ways we Protect Ourselves from Shame

Patterns of Behavior for Managing Shame

How and Why We Turn to Shame Shields

Development of Shame Resilience Skills



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Copyright : 02/23/2017