Boundaries and Bridges

Permission to Feel

By Marc Brackett

Review by Dr. Jacob Bryan

This book is an excellent introduction to emotional intelligence. It goes over some basic steps to recognizing emotions and beginning to understand them.

From the Publisher

RULER is the name of Marc Brackett’s Center’s approach to teaching emotional intelligence, and it’s also an acronym for the five key skills:

  • Recognizing emotions in oneself and others
  • Understanding the causes and consequences of emotion
  • Labeling emotions with precise words
  • Expressing emotions, taking context and culture into consideration
  • Regulating emotions effectively to achieve goals and wellbeing

Recommended for:

  • Parents
  • General audiences