Celadon Books is pleased to announce our latest acquisition, PERMISSION TO FEEL by Marc Brackett. Publisher and President Jamie Raab received this submission from Richard Pine at Inkwell Management and knew this book had the potential to help children and adults alike. With support from the Celadon team, Jamie acquired the rights to publish PERMISSION TO FEEL at auction.
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.
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 Marc’s development of RULER and his way to share the strategies and skills with readers around the world.
“PERMISSION TO FEEL is an illuminating look at how learning to unlock the power of emotions can improve the quality of life at home, at work, at school, and in all other areas of our lives,” says Jamie.
Marc Brackett has published 125 scholarly articles, received numerous awards, and is on the counsel of distinguished scientists for Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development. Marc is lead developer of RULER (described above) and co-founder of Oji Life Lab, a corporate learning firm that builds innovative digital learning systems for developing emotional intelligence.
PERMISSION TO FEEL will publish in September 2019.