An Evening with Marc Brackett, Ph.D., Author of ‘Permission to Feel’

Tuesday October 22, 2019 - 07:00 PM

Dr. Marc Brackett,the founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence (YCEI), will be speaking about his new book, “Permission to Feel”.

MoCA Westport has been embedding the principles of the RULER approach developed by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence (YCEI) and is excited to host the founding director of YCEI, Dr. Marc Brackett, who will be speaking about his new book, Permission to Feel on Tuesday, October 22nd, at 7:30PM. Doors open at 7:00PM.The event will be followed up with a special Family Day at MoCA Westport on Sunday, October 27th. 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. Brackett’s 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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