Supplemental Material: “Daring Greatly”

Oftentimes therapy can be more effective when clients are intentional with reading supplemental material outside of the therapy session. In my clinical work, I often suggest books, movies, video clips, and music to my clients that support their personal work, challenges them to think differently, and help them feel known and not alone. The resources discussed here are used regularly in my work and are helpful for a variety of struggles. I do not receive any benefits for sharing this supplemental material on my blog.

Title of Material: Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way we Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown

Type of Material: Self-Help Book

How to Access it: Daring Greatly is available to purchase on Amazon as well as numerous book stores. I also suggest checking your local library for any of my resources.

Oftentimes therapy can be more effective when clients are intentional outside of the therapy session. In my work, I often suggest supplemental material to my clients that support their personal work, challenges them to think differently, and/or help them feel known and not alone. The resources discussed here are used regularly in my work and are helpful for a variety of struggles.

Publisher’s Synopsis: Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena—whether it’s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.

How I learned about this resource: During a particularly raw part of my own life, someone shared Brene Brown’s original TED Talk with me. Since that moment, I have been impacted by her work and the power of her words on numerous occasions.

Why I suggest this resource: Brene Brown’s work has been so impactful, I believe, because we needed to hear it.

Who may benefit from this resource: Anyone can benefit from reading her work.

Have you read this book? If so, feel free to share how it impacted you in the comments!

Published by Ashley Barrett, MS, SMFT

Ashley Barrett, MS, SMFT is a Marriage and Family Therapist in the Kansas City area. Having a passion for people and writing, she began this blog as a way to connect people with material that has been impactful to her and her clients on their individual journey. She is a wife, mother, knitter, and gardener.

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