Embodying emotional intelligence

Understand others better by understanding yourself

Suitable for: All staff
Duration: Half-day workshop

Your situation

You want to understand body language: how to project confidence and read other people better. But the approaches you’ve seen so far seem simplistic or mechanical. They’re all about decoding crossed arms and pointed feet.

Instead, you’re seeking insight that’s just as practical, but recognises the complexities of human behaviour. Not a dictionary of body language, but a guide to interpretation.

Youd like to get better at relating to others. To build rapport and show empathy. To navigate human interactions with confidence.

We try so hard to change how we come across and to manage our emotions. All this time, we’re working from the inside out, wrestling with deep-seated habits. But emerging research  shows that we can also work from the outside in. By changing our physiology, we can change our mind.


The human body is the best picture of the human soul.”- Ludwig Wittgenstein


Link to https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are?language=en

What you’ll gain

You’ll practice how to harness all facets of your being, to be fully present in conversations with others. Because when you are present, you respond instinctively and effectively to others’ emotions.

Through this half-day workshop, you’ll:

  • Discover how shifting posture and breathing patterns shifts your own mood
  • Identify postures of optimism and confidence (versus resignation), and find what fits your body and personality
  • Observe other’s physiology (posture, breathing, muscle tensions, tone of voice) as a guide to what’s going on for them
  • Gain a finer set of distinctions to better categorise the range of reactions you see in others, to better choose your action
  • Learn how to access resourceful physiology and ways of being to deal with current circumstances


What’s included

This workshop is delivered through a combination of:

  • Free initial consultation
  • Workshop presentation
  • Self-reflection exercises
  • Paired discussions
  • Practical exercises

You’ll also gain membership of an online forum: a place to support ongoing learning.