Emotions are like the weather. Which meteorological conditions occur most often in your inner world? Are there any that you are really afraid of? How do you respond when you feel out of control? And if another person is out of control, how do you react? In this revolutionary approach to emotional education, we learn that our emotions affect our inner and outer climate. They can improve or poison it, affecting our ecosystem and that of our family, school, and friends. Through stories and activities, children learn how to make a beautiful umbrella to protect them from all kinds of "rain," along with strategies for preventing emotional "pollution" and avoiding "tsunamis" and "acid rain." The activities, which include a guide for mentors and teachers, help children become sustainable and creative people, increasing the quality of their personal relationships and the world in which they live.
Maria Merc?Conangla and Jaume Soler are psychologists and creators of Fundaci??mbit (Institute for Personal Growth), Barcelona, a nonprofit organization that since 1996 has provided training, counseling, and resources for personal growth and emotional education. Two of its most innovative products are ?MBIT?universit@rtdelviure?and a master? degree program in emotional ecology, which they co-direct. Their research and work in humanist psychology and emotional management inspired them to develop in 2002 the new concept of emotional ecology, the subject of more than eleven books they?e coauthored. Both give frequent talks and are teachers on various master?-level courses on personal well-being and growth at the University of Barcelona.