Permission to Feel


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Marc Brackett is a Professor in the Child Study Center and founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence at Yale University. He is the lead developer of RULER, an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning that has been adopted by over 2,000 schools throughout the US, and across the globe, including the UK. he has published numerous scholarly articles and is the co-creator of the Mood Meter App. He also holds a black belt in Hapkido, a Korean martial art.


A compelling and complete journey that delivers on its promise of giving us permission to feel. Marc Brackett shows us that emotional intelligence is not a gift but a skill--one that we can all learn, and benefit from immensely. - Angela Duckworth, Author of GritPermission to Feel is a deeply insightful and compelling examination of one of the most important but ignored dimensions of the human experience. In his honest, funny, and illuminating way, Marc Brackett helps us to understand how emotions influence our health, performance, and overall well-being, and how we can leverage their power to transform our lives. - Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA. 19th Surgeon General of the United StatesThere is a dire need for children and adults alike to cultivate emotion skills. Permission to Feel provides a framework for what parents and educators need to learn in order to support children in achieving social, academic, and life success. - Carmen Farina, Chancellor Emeritus, New York City Department of EducationBrackett (Creating Emotionally Literate Classrooms), founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and a professor at the Yale Child Study Center, examines how acknowledging one's emotions can create confidence and promote mental health in this provocative, accessible work. While Brackett focuses on educational and child-based applications for his methods, his wise principles can easily be applied to adult situations as well. Readers looking for strategies for responding to stress, particularly in children, will find much guidance in this cogent, welcoming work. - Publisher's WeeklyIn business, we are often pressured to withhold or suppress emotions, ultimately creating toxic environments and interpersonal conflict. In Permission to Feel, Marc Brackett teaches essential skills and tools for bringing our best selves forward. The results? Enhanced personal and professional outcomes, and healthier and more engaging workplaces. A must-read for every entrepreneur - and their investors. - Deborah Quazzo, Managing Partner GSV AcceleraTE FundWe often create a false dichotomy between thinking and feeling. In this dichotomy, thinking is important, strong, and adaptive, but feeling is not. Marc Brackett shows us how emotions-and our ability to feel, understand, and use them-are key to fulfilling our potential. - Carol Dweck, author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success and Professor of Psychology, Stanford UniversityPermission to Feel provides a framework for what parents and educators need to learn in order to support children in achieving social, academic, and life success. - Carmen Farina, New York City Department of Education

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