Non-verbal communication conveys emotions and attitudes towards others more effectively than words. For example, we can say something very positive to another person, but if we do it with a raised or agitated tone of voice for example, the other person is very likely to get offended. That is why it is very important to recognize how emotions influence our nonverbal communication and to learn to regulate it.
What is even less known and recognized is the influence of non-verbal coding on a person’s own feelings. If you take a posture that is typical for expressing confidence and feeling of success, very soon you are going to start to feel more confident and optimistic. If you make gestures of power and self-confidence very soon you are going to feel more self-confident.
The collage is created by the Reach Youth project consortium