Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive
"We have a crisis on our hands, and its victims are our children."
Marc Brackett is a professor in Yale University’s Child Study Center and founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. In his 25 years as an ...more
I wish Dr. Brackett’s program was available locally so I could see it in action because I have loved what I read about so far. He has designed a program called RULER, which is a prescription for healthy children, and includes healthier parents, teachers, and children. The focus is emotional health, and I love that.
I’m so grateful I read this, and I hope parents and teac ...more
Marc Brackett, Ph.D., is the director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. In this book, Permission to Feel, he has given the world a new set of tools to learn more about ourselves through our emotions, to facilitate ...more
I appreciate this book because it can be read from a lot of perspectives - for personal growth, as a parent, an educator, or just a human in the world. Brackett unpacks emotional intelligence in the first part of ...more
First, I’m going to address what we’re probably all thinking: the title isn’t the best. I was too embarrassed to read this on the subway or in the waiting room at my doctor’s office. To me, it conjures up images of weird touchy-feely group therapy sessions where people do things like punch pillows while yelling, “I HATE YOU DAD!” or dudes in pleated khak ...more
While Brackett has spent decades studying this important topic, he presents the information in this book in an attainable and accessible manner for his readers. The first ...more
Ignore the questionable title and go read this book. The focus of Brackett’s study is on emotional intelligence, and that we, as a society, need to improve the way we recognize, understand, label, express, an ...more
Feelings are complicated. On one hand, we’re supposed to understand what triggers them. On the other, we’re not supposed to let them create obstacles in our lives. It’s an impossible ask: have your feelings, but don’t react to them. This is why we need emotional intelligence.
Backed by 50 years of research, Permission to Feel is full of fascinating classroom and workplace success stories, along with facts about how stress and joy affect us biologically and ...more
When it is hot as heck outside and there is nothing "cool" to do but reading sitting in front of the a/c as everything else makes you end up a sweaty mess, it is the perfect day for a speed reader. (Yes it is hot and humid in Canada!)
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From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.
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Permission To Feel by Marc Brackett is a fascinating look at emotions and how better communications and expression of said emotions have the ability to change your life. This book should be required reading for all business leaders, bosses and school teachers. I really enjoyed this book even though I am not the target audience. I am able to easily see how these concepts would have helped me had a teacher employed them while I was in school.
I highly recommend this book.
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I want to add this book to my own library as a reference book to which I know I would come back to over and over again. I can better learn to understand how I am feeling. I need to revisit and study the parts of "RULER".I can't ...more
Before I begin, just know this is not a mushy book about feelings. It’s about understanding HOW you feel, understanding your triggers and how you project your feelings. It’s about becoming more successful at work and at home. It’s about how understanding the way emotions work and applying a very common sense approach that can even help children to learn and thrive in a more emotionally intelligent environment.
This is a book that ...more
Permission To Feel by Marc Brackett, Ph. D is one of those books that can easily be called a game-changer.
It was the subtitle that hooked me:
Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive
I am a PTSD survivor and my son is autistic, so you can imagine that emotions run pretty high in this home. As I was just preparing to write this review, my son rushed in, in tears and incredibly distraught, because a neighborhood kid had thrown a dead cicada a...more
First this book was a great reminder of the power of emotions to be our guides and as places to be curious. I often see people being swept by emotional roller coaster rides, who also go along for the ride versus getting curious about what these powerful indicators are trying to tell them.
In chapter 6 Brackett shares a great story about presenting to a group in Napa Valley. When asked about how they felt he was presente ...more
Seeing the title, I expected a self-help book on accessing feelings. I know that it is beneficial to become aware of and identify feelings, as otherwise feelings unacknowledged feelings can get in the way of other processes.
But Dr. Brackett’s message goes much further, and the assistance he offers is much greater. Feelings, we learn, are a central componen ...more
I am glad I took the plunge!
Marc Bracketts down to earth, easy to read message comes out loud and clear- especially with tales of his childhood and how they laid the framework for who he is now.
What the RULER system is, how beneficial it is to the well being of not only our children but adults alike.
This is a brilliant book that got me thinking about how I deal with my own emotions and how I deal with others around me. For years I have been reading about people high emotional intelligence, like it was a trait one is born with. It is not. It is a skill that can be learned and honed to help you recognize your own past, current patterns of thought and behavior, and how to make them work to your advantage. The author’s RULER method - Recognizing, Under ...more
As someone who works in an elementary school, I was glad to see that a lot of the examples are based in classrooms so I could imagine these dynamics personally. I'm sure some teachers feel like there isn't time to do these feeling moments with students, but if little-to-no-learning is taking place now, it seems like it would be worth investing the time in connecting with students to get them invested in their learning. I'm going to recommend this ...more