Permission to Feel with Marc Brackett
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Permission to Feel with Marc Brackett

Rolf Suurd
Rolf Suurd
Henrique Santana de Miranda
Henrique Santana de Miranda
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Most people don’t grow up learning very much about their emotions — what they are, how they work, or how to manage them well.

This means there are a lot of people out there with perfectly normal levels of academic or social intelligence, but surprisingly low emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence means the capacity to reflect on and understand your emotional life.

Because the clearer you can be about your emotions — what they are and how they work — the better you’ll be able to manage the most difficult and painful ones.

Thankfully, we can all improve our emotional intelligence with a little learning and some practice. This is important not just for ourselves, but for our children as well. To help us improve, we have Marc Brackett on the show today.

Marc is the founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and a professor in the Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine at Yale University. His most recent book, ‘Permission te Feel’ explores ways for our emotions to help, rather than hinder, our well-being and success at home, in school, at work, and in everyday life.

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