DARING GREATLY LESSON 4: THE ARENA
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- Define shame and learn why we must develop the language to talk about shame in order to develop resilience and increase empathy.
- Learn to recognize how shame, scarcity, and comparison show up in our lives and how they affect engagement, trust, and connection.
- Begin to examine how social-community expectations relate to shame, vulnerability, and courage.
- Differentiate between the four self-conscious emotions: shame, guilt, humiliation, and embarrassment.
Reading Assignment – Daring Greatly
Chapters 3 and 4
Lesson One – Exploring Your Arena
Exercise One – Exploring Your Arena
Look back at your answer to the question, “Where do you want to show up, be seen, and live brave?” That is the life arena we want you to explore in this exercise.
For example: the box seats, the critics section, the cheap seats, or the support section with empathy and self-compassion seats?
Lesson Two – Shame and the Arena Door
Exercise Two – Shame and the Arena Door
Your hand is on the door of the arena…
Art Journaling Exercise
- Find or take a picture that represents you entering your arena and attach it to your journal.
- Free journal using the following questions:
- What are the gremlins saying right before you are about to walk into your arena?
- What gremlin messages are stopping you from going in?
- You can use the supplies you have available to get creative when completing and decorating this journal page.