Get Personal and Professional Development in Body Language: A Communication Skill
Psychological research has found that almost 80% of the communication between people is nonverbal. There is even a Journal of Nonverbal Communication being published in California.
This means the most valuable communication skill you can possess is the ability to read body language. Body language is real and this concrete data is here to be reckoned with as long as you are in the physical plane.
Do you know that your body:
1. Does not lie because it cannot lie?
2. Is constantly communicating information to others?
3. Could be read by someone else at any moment in time?
Just image how much it would help you in your life if you paid more attention to body language. Your communication with others would dramatically improve.
You would have a definite advantage over your competitor no matter what business you are in.
For example, if you are a psychologist, coach or massage therapist, just think of all the benefits you would gain from being able to read body language.
Body language cuts through to the bottom line immediately so you can help your clients move forward more quickly and effectively.
Benefits of Reading Body Language
You know instantly without words:
1. When your client is in a bad mood.
2. When he is defensive and closed.
3. When she is open and loving.
4. When he is depressed or anxious.
5. The moment he relaxes and feels better.
6. The moment she tightens up and feels sad.
7. How secure he really is no matter what he said.
A skillful massage therapist or holistic health practitioner uses body language feedback to adjust their touch, change the topic, hold back what they were going to say or take another approach.
A Word of Caution
There are a lot of formulas for body language in the media and on Google. So be careful when studying them and applying them. They can be incorrect and unhelpful.
Here is an example I just found on Google: “Overly tilted heads are either a potential sign of sympathy, or if a person smiles while tilting their head, they are being playful and maybe even flirting. (Note that people with vision problems such as amblyopia will also have a tilted head.)” This is an example of unhelpful information.
Forget the titled head and begin to observe the whole person and how the body works as a unit in space. Accurate body language reading is not made up of formulas or bits and pieces.
Body language it is a holistic non-verbal message that a holistic person can accurately perceive.
Reading body language correctly takes factual information, astute observation, reliable feedback and lots of practice.
There are not many people who can read body language and there are not many qualified places to learn how to read body language.
You could be one of the first to learn this valuable communication skill and use your knowledge to create better results in your personal and professional life.
Take the "Introduction to Body Language" Class taught by Dr. Doris Jeanette on Monday, June 18 at 6:00 PM, ET.
You will receive the factual information you need about body language in the "Introduction to Body Language" Tele-class.
Body Language Topics Covered:
1. What is body language?
2. What is not considered to be body language.
3. Basic body postures to notice.
4. How to observe without distancing yourself.
5. How to interpret what you notice.
6. How not to interpret what you notice.
If you are wondering how you can learn about body language on the phone consider the fact that you will not be learning how to use a formula way of reading body language from Dr. Doris Jeanette. For more about Dr. Jeanette read her bio.
Her method of teaching is to show you how to use your feelings, senses, imagination and intuition in the moment. She will encourage you to avoid reading bodies in the same way as the authorities on TV do.
You do not want to memorize certain body postures and use them as facts. Reading body language correctly is very different from thinking and deducting information.
Reading body language is a holistic, organic and dynamic skill.
The external physical body is constantly changing as internal and external environments change. To read body language correctly, you have to notice the changes and adjust your perception with the physical data.
Therefore, you will learn a few general body patterns in the "Introduction to Body Language" class which you will sense in your own body. Using your body as an instrument you will be able to sense and feel physical data as it really exists, not as you think it exists.
In addition, you cannot read body language if you distance yourself from others by finding fault with them. Therefore, it is extremely important to learn how to observe people without judging them.
Sensing your own body first will help you give up your mental judgments and develop compassion.
After your first class on body language, you can begin to observe people in real life without judgment and have lots of fun doing so.
Sign up for a Body Language Tele-class on Monday, June 18 at 6:00 PM, ET, USA. One hour, on the phone, cost is $29.97. Get the recording even if you cannot make the live event.
Pay for the Introduction to Body Language Class now online with your credit card or paypal.
Or Mail a check for $29.97 to Doris Jeanette, 503 S. 21 St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Dr. Doris Jeanette is a licensed psychologist with 35 years of clinical experience reading body language. She began her education while observing the difference between anxious people and relaxed people during her post-doc in Sex Therapy at Temple Medical School. Dr. Jeanette trains and mentors professionals in accurate body reading through the Center for New Psychology.
Write Drjeanette@drjeanette.com or call 215-732-6197.
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