Ep 77 Permission To Feel

Get ready to unlock the power of emotional intelligence in the best way possible.

In this insightful episode, Meg Durham speaks with Lael Stone, an educator, author, and speaker, about how teachers and school leaders can strengthen their emotional connections.

Discover the importance of processing and acknowledging emotions, even those that have been labeled as negative in the past. Lael reveals how neglecting feelings can lead to negative emotional patterns being passed down to children, ultimately hindering their growth and potential. Tune in to learn how to break the cycle of emotional repression and experience a more fulfilling life.

In this conversation we discuss

▫️ How our feelings impact the quality of our relationships

▫️ Why we feel the need to jump in and fix other people’s problems.

▫️ The power of deep listening without judgement.

▫️ And so much more…

You can quote us on that…

“Every time we rush in to fix, soothe and problem solve we’re robbing ourselves and the people that we’re working with of the opportunity to have this permission to feel.”

Lael Stone

“When we are not modeled healthy ways to be with feelings and emotions, then our reaction is to stop it as quickly as we can.”

Lael Stone

“When we keep repressing those our feelings, then they can turn up as illness in our body.”

Lael Stone


Lael Stone – Website | LinkedIn | Book | Woodline Primary


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Hi, I'm Meg!

B.Phys Ed, M. Ed (Student Wellbeing), CIPP

I’m a teacher with experience working in primary and secondary schools across Australia, and a specialist in the field of wellbeing education and coaching. I founded Open Mind Education in 2013 with a vision of sharing practical, enriching wellbeing education with staff, parents, and broader school communities.

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