Body-language and nonverbal communication

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Anger in the face enhances cues of strength

New research has been done on facial expression and human behaviour. This research (Evolution and human behaviour magazine) proves that humans assess others` fighting ability by monitoring cues of strength. Cues can be found and clearly identified by facial expression. Biologically and socially this is a hidden important competence of humans. So to say ………

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A suicide selfie

A young Chinese girl committed suicide after a very problematic relationship, as she posted for several times. She could not stand this relationship on her own only, so she opened up to the virtual public and let everybody take part in her relationship.

And also take part in her suicide. While sitting on a very high building she took a selfie which lets believe, so the Chinese media, that this is her last selfie. She at the same time posted: “After I’m dead, I will haunt you day and night, I will never be apart from you again.”

I think that there is a very deep desperation and anger ……….

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Facial expression is different in different cultures

Central to all human interaction is the mutual understanding of emotions, achieved primarily by a set of biologically rooted social signals evolved for this purpose—facial expressions of emotion. Although facial expressions are widely considered to be the universal language of Emotion  and  some negative facial expressions consistently elicit lower recognition levels among Eastern compared to Western Groups  for a meta-analysis and  and  for review). Here, focusing on the decoding of facial expression signals, we merge………

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The body in psychotherapy 6 (Breathing)

 Body Psychotherapy Methodology

No more supprt

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Faces….. 2

well I was asked to say something more about the meaning of these faces. To make it short, I start on the left side, the top row:

  • sadness, depression
  • surprise
  • joy, happiness
  • disgust…………..
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Body approach in China and Japan

Dear Ulrich,

 I read your report on Psyche and Körper in Ost und West with great interest.

 The differences between China and the west seem much greater than between Japan and the west.

 I never worked in China, but went many times to Japan.

In Japan at first every client in a group expected to behave like others in the group.

There was a lot of social mask and group conformity.

When I was able, through somatic interventions,  to get below this “tertiary layer” of personality, and could reach

the primary layer, I found a lot of emotional health, vitality and spontaneity coming from  the early pre school years.

 The secondary layer of anger, fear of sadness could only be contacted when trust from this primary layer had been established.

 Wishing you all the best in your intercultural research

 Warm greetings

 David (Boadella)

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