Body Language for 2015

Did you set goals for 2015?

Some refer to their goals set at a the beginning of a new year as New Years Resolutions.

Have you ever thought futher about how to follow through on your goals to ensure their success?

Someone once said, ‘fake it til you make it’. Initially when I heard it said I evaluated it on the basis of who said it; pretending to be something they weren’t. With the research presented it now can include what we’re trying ‘to become’. How you view yourself and how others view you is communicated in your Body Language.

  • Have you seen someone who slouches when they stand?
  • How much of what they are saying are you listening to compared to figuring out how they can stand that way?
  • What impact do you want your body language to have on your personal and professional relationships?

When a person contacts me they are really asking me to help them with their goals. We go over your history, your present goals, and an assessment is done to create a treatment plan tailored to facilitate the changes you’ve indicated. In some cases, you might not be clear what your goals are but rather its more immediate like getting out of pain or being able to do something you either can’t do or that you want to be able to do. This is where Assessment comes in. How would we know what to do if we don’t look over what we have to work with?

In the early 1990’s I took classes that were focused on body awareness and perception. One particular class was exploring one muscle at a time and moving with it. Honestly, I was stumped at first! Moving with awareness was key. We took ourselves thru ‘poor me’ posture and noted how it affected us. Slumped forward, shoulders rounded, chin down – like a dog with it’s tail between it’s legs. Easy to see a frown developing. Then we tried upright, chin up, shoulders back, and sitting up on our butt ‘sits bones’ with confidence you could imagine the eyes were smiling. During a TREATment, what we do as providers in one hour is supported by what you do in the other 23 hours!

If you aren’t already familiar with TED, it is an online collection of recorded presentations of “Ideas worth sharing”. Evidence Based Medicine needs a form of evaluation that can be measured. In this talk presented by Amy Cuddy she examines the evidence by monitoring chemistry of the human experience in the ‘lab’ thru Cortisol and Testosterone hormonal level changes. This data suggests that your Body can change your Mind.

Has examining posture given you any ideas?

What message do you want your posture to be giving?

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