Dr. Marc Brackett on Kiawah Island

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Thursday, April 9, 2020
The Home of Kelly Sach
9 Nicklaus Lane


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About the Event:

Your emotions drive five things: your attention, your decision-making, the quality of your relationships, your health, and your performance in school, work, and creativity.  And, Dr. Marc Brackett believes “Feelings are information: once you name it, you can tame it.”

Please join Wings for Kids CEO Bridget Laird for an afternoon conversation with Dr. Marc Brackett, Director of Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and author of Permission to Feel, about the value of social emotional learning for today’s kids.

Hosted by WINGS Board Members Kelly Sach and Dave Morley — hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served,  and there will be an opportunity for Dr. Brackett to sign copies of his book.

About the Book:

Permission to Feel explores the power of emotions to transform our lives. Too many kids and adults are suffering; they are ashamed of their feelings and emotionally unskilled, but they don’t have to be. Using science, passion, and lively storytelling, this book serves as a guide for understanding your own and others’ emotions while providing innovative ways to develop emotional intelligence in adults and kids so that emotions help, rather than hinder, our success and well-being. Dr. Brackett and Permission to Feel have been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, PBS, in Forbes Magazine, among others.

About the Author:

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. 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. LEARN MORE >

About Wings for Kids:

Wings for Kids equips low-income, at-risk kids with the social emotional skills to succeed in school, stay in school, and thrive in life. For more than 24 years, WINGS has delivered these critical skills in Charleston’s toughest neighborhoods. Now with intentional social emotional learning (SEL) afterschool programs in Charleston, Columbia, Atlanta, and Charlotte – WINGS uses decades of expertise to bring SEL to organizations across the country. And, with proven impact and scientific proof  – the sky’s the limit.