Brené Brown's shame resilience theory is a method for connecting to your most authentic self and fostering a more meaningful set of relationships with others as a result of being who you truly are. The idea is predicated on the notion that human beings a predisposed to feel shame about themselves. Brown suggests that if we can move away from feelings of self-shame, then we will become more resilient. To do this, we need to show more empathy
towards ourselves. For example, if we make a mistake, we shouldn't be ashamed of it but accept it as an understandable error. By being more empathetic to ourselves so, in theory, we can be more empathetic and understanding of others, something that should improve our sense of well-being. According to Brown, there are twelve areas where people tend to need to show more resilience against shame. These surround money and work, family ties, parenting
, motherhood and fatherhood, body image, addiction, sex, health, being stereotyped, dealing with trauma
, getting older and religious beliefs.