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Berkeley Arts & Letters presents Marc Brackett, Ph.D. / Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive
Hillside Club
Berkeley, CA
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Berkeley Arts & Letters presents Marc Brackett, Ph.D. / Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive
Berkeley Arts & Letters and The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley co-present an evening with Marc Brackett, Ph.D. for his new book, 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 Universitys 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 hed endured. And that was the beginning of Marcs awareness that what he was going through was temporary. He wasnt alone, he wasnt stuck on a timeline, and he wasnt 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 and burnout, improve school climate, and enhance academic achievement. This book is the culmination of Marcs development of RULER and his way to share the strategies and skills with readers around the world. It is tested, and it works.

Permission to Feel 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 dont have to be. Marc Bracketts life mission is to reverse this course, and this book can show you how.

> Read an interview with Marc and the Greater Good Science Center here: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_become_a_scientist_of_your_own_emotions

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Marc Brackett, Ph.D., is the Founder and Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and a Professor in the Child Study Center of Yale University. He is the lead developer of RULER, an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning that has been adopted by nearly 2,000 pre-K through high schools across the United States and in other countries. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).

As a researcher for over 20 years, Brackett has focused on the role of emotions and emotional intelligence in learning, decision making, creativity, relationships, health, and performance. He has published 125 scholarly articles and received numerous awards and accolades for his work in this area. He also consults regularly with corporations, such as Facebook, Microsoft, and Google on integrating the principles of emotional intelligence into employee training and product design. Most recently, he co-founded Oji Life Lab, a corporate learning firm that develops innovative digital learning systems on emotional intelligence.

Bracketts mission is to educate the world about the value of emotions and the skills associated with using them wisely. I want everyone to become an emotion scientist, he says. We need to be curious explorers of our own and others emotions so they can help us achieve our goals and improve our lives.

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>> Presentation to be followed by a Q&A. Important signing details to follow.
>> Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
>> This event is all ages. Accessibility is important to us! If you have special needs of any kind, please write events AT booksmith DOT com and we will do our best to accommodate you. If the cost of admission would be a financial hardship that might prevent you from attending, please let us know.

Location

Hillside Club (View)
2286 Cedar Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
United States


Categories

Arts > Literary
Other > Health & Wellness
Other > Political
Other > Spiritual

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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