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Ten Tips To Value Vulnerability

We've all been there. We try our best, but it doesn't seem to be enough. It might be in school, in a relationship, or a career goal. But carrying around feelings of guilt, shame, and failure can keep you from moving forward. On Tuesday, November 1 at 7 p.m. in Illini Union Room 406, Counseling Center Paraprofessionals will host “I Am Enough: The Value of Vulnerability” workshop. We'll provide an open space for participants to learn about topics such as acceptance, shame, and self-compassion. Below are a few tips for increasing your vulnerability to build stronger connections.

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3. Get enthusiastic.

Follow your passions and get excited about them. Hobbies are rewarding, and so is meeting others who share your interests. It's easier to bond with someone when you already know you have things in common.

5. Think about when you’re already vulnerable.

How do you act around your best friend? Imagine how you could incorporate the authenticity in that relationship in other everyday situations.

7. Give others the space to be vulnerable.

Welcome moments where someone else is vulnerable. Allowing others to open up gives you the chance to do the same. This is how people connect!

Liked these tips and want more? Come to the I Am Enough: The Value of Vulnerability workshop on Tuesday, November 1 at 7 p.m. in Illini Union room 406! Hope to see you there!

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