Institute for Social Emotional Education

The RUMERTIME® Process - Our Problem-Solving Strategy

What is The RUMERTIME® Process?

RUMERTIME® is a five-step social-emotional, problem-solving strategy that supports individuals in their journey from a place of intrapersonal and interpersonal imbalance to a place of intrapersonal and interpersonal balance; and from unconscious living to conscious living.

The Goals of the RUMERTIME® Process

To provide individuals with a simple, culturally responsive, five-step social-emotional, problem-solving strategy for addressing life challenges they experience within themselves, with others, and across a variety of situations and settings;
To help individuals utilize the problem-solving strategy in their daily interactions. The impact is felt proximally and distally as children, youth, and adults in their homes, schools, workplaces, and communities become socially emotionally competent.


Individuals RUMERize when a triggering event occurs in their life and activates negative thinking, acting and feeling patterns. They interrupt this pattern of negativity as they: Recognize, Understand, Manage, Express and Reflect on their Thoughts, Interactions, Mindsets and Emotions while they relate to the triggering event.