Permission to Feel: Unlock the power of emotions to help yourself and your children thrive

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Quercus, Sep 5, 2019 - Psychology - 304 pages
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A practical and transformative 5-step strategy to ensure the emotional wellbeing of yourself and your child

The mental wellbeing of children and adults is shockingly poor. Marc Brackett, author of Permission to Feel, knows why and what we can do. Marc Brackett is a professor in Yale University's Child Study Center and in his 25 years as an emotion scientist, he has developed a remarkably effective plan to improve the lives of children and adults - a blueprint for understanding our emotions and using them wisely so that they help, rather than hinder, our success and well-being. The core of his approach is a legacy from his childhood, from an astute uncle who gave him permission to feel. He was the first adult who managed to see Marc, listen to him, and recognise the suffering, bullying, and abuse he'd endured.

In the decades since, Marc has led large research teams and raised tens of millions of dollars to investigate the roots of emotional wellbeing. His prescription for healthy children (and their parents, teachers, and schools) is a system called RULER, a high-impact and effective approach to understanding and mastering emotions that has already transformed the thousands of schools that have adopted it. RULER has been proven to reduce stress and burnout, improve school climate, and enhance academic achievement. This book is his way to share the strategies and skills with readers around the world. It is tested, and it works.

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User Review  - richardderus - LibraryThing

I RECEIVED AN ARC FROM THE PUBLISHER. THANK YOU. My Review: The author's credentials are impeccable. I quite enjoyed the read, though I found it very repetitive when read straight through. It occurs ... Read full review

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User Review  - Darcia - LibraryThing

I love that Marc Brackett is attempting to teach the value of expressing and understanding emotions, but, for me, this book fell short of its goal. The content is geared much more toward educators ... Read full review

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About the author (2019)

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.

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