Permission to Feel

Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive
Narrated by: Marc Brackett
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
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The mental wellbeing of our children is shockingly poor. Marc Brackett, author of Permission to Feel, knows why. And he knows what we can do.  

"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 “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 recognize the suffering, bullying, and abuse he’d endured. And that was the beginning of Marc’s awareness that what he was going through was temporary. He wasn’t alone, he wasn’t stuck on a timeline, and he wasn’t “wrong” to feel scared, isolated, and angry. Now, best of all, he could do something about it.  

In the decades since, Marc has led large research teams and raised tens of millions of dollars to investigate the roots of emotional well-being. His prescription for healthy children (and their parents, teachers, and schools) is a system called RULER, a high-impact and fast-effect 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, depression, and burnout and enhance to encourage higher academic achievement. This book is the culmination of Marc’s development of RULER and his way to share the strategies and skills with listeners around the world. It is tested, and it works.  

This audiobook combines rigor, science, passion, and inspiration in equal parts. Too many children and adults are suffering; they are ashamed of their feelings and emotionally unskilled, but they don’t have to be. Marc Brackett’s life mission is to reverse this course, and this audiobook can show you how.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Marc Brackett (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Must Read!

Marc sets forth both a meaningful and significant message for recognizing, understanding, labeling, expressing, and regulating emotions that could literally change the world and how we support children and one another in moving through it if people invested their time and energy into applying what he offers.

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Important for parents

Very enlightening. Makes me think a lot about how I am affecting my stepsons development and how I can help the whole family deal with emotions. Also has tips for how to deal with it at work.

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Give yourselves permission to feel

This work has given me words to understand my emotional self both past and present.
I am using this as a Book Club selection at work and with fellow book club members hope to have an emotion revolution.

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we all need this

I only wish they had been something like this for when I was growing up

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Permission To Feel

Permission To Feel is an excellent book, with information that is needed for Educators, Parents and those in business. It provides examples that lead to understanding as to where and why we are in certain situations, and how to understand them enough to make a shift.

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What an amazing book. I learned a lot about how I've been handling my feelings and not allowing my self to truly explore why I feel certain ways.

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Dr. Brackett provides complete validation of my thoughts about the power and importance of EI. This is a must read!

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It’s Okay to Feel!!

Like many people growing up, I was told not to cry and to “suck it up “ which was the worst advice anyone can give to someone in distress. Thankfully, Dr. Marc Brackett provides evidence in his book that anxiety, panic, and a myriad of other serious problems can arise if you don’t let yourself feel. Dr. Brackett’s RULER steps provide an excellent framework for changing societies antiquated belief that you are better of not feeling. I highly recommend this book as it does an excellent job of taking the reader through the necessary steps to live a healthier (psychological) life.