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Go Ahead. Power Pose.

August 15, 2018


“Let me tell you a secret,” an experienced empowerment self-defense instructor told a new group of students. “I was a little nervous before class started, so I went into the bathroom and stood in front of the mirror like this.” She then demonstrated a few Wonder Woman poses, and explained that she was now feeling strong and ready to go. “Body language matters.”


Yes, it does. It matters at job interviews, it matters on dates, and it definitely matters when you’re in a situation in which you have to defend yourself.


Which is why body language is such a substantial part of any ESD curriculum.


Body Language -- A Two Way Street


We know our body language affects how others perceive us, but we rarely talk about the effect our own body language has on us. 


As social scientist