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Body Language and Stereotypes
By Jay Tropianskaia on June 17, 2016 in Gestalt Perspectives

The most challenging part of our training is understanding the language of the body as expressed through gestures such as clenching of the fist, looking down or away, holding of tension, alteration in blood flow to the face or other body part. Because we have learned from earliest childhood to withhold facial and body expressions such as attraction, revulsion, disappointment, joy, we are often misread and misunderstood by one another. An exquisite sensitivity must be developed to sense and respond to subtle exchanges of energy and posture that are really screaming to be seen and heard.

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