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Monday Morning Motivation | What Patients Secretly Want

Posted by William Esteb on

William D Esteb

Research reported by Amy Cuddy in her book, Presence, suggests that emotions are created by the body--not the mind! If you have an interest in nonverbal communications (to maximize the impact of your consultation and reports) I highly recommend it. She explains two body poses that you’d want to assume for two minutes prior to any important communication (regardless of your gender).

Superman – Standing tall with your feet firmly planted shoulder width, chest out, hand on hips.

Victory Pose – Chest out, hands above your head in the shape of a “V” as if you’ve just won the 100 meter hurdles.

By purposely placing our body in a position of confidence, observes Cuddy, we can change our emotional tone and bring ourselves into a more resourceful state. Not so we can overpower. But to simply be the embodiment of certainty. It’s what patients secretly want, expect and deserve. Try it.

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