TED Talk: Amy Cuddy — Your body language shapes who you are

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

FILMED JUN 2012 • POSTED OCT 2012 • TEDGlobal 2012

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions. Full bio »

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Do you find yourself chronically making yourself smaller, or expanding yourself? Do you command power, or shy away from it? Do you feel great with whatever you’re doing (or not doing) right now, or are you hoping to make some changes?

Mind to body; body to mind: you have more power than you realize.

Many thanks to Erik Bendoyro for taking the time to share this with me because he knew it would resonate with me. Power pose, ahoy! :)

Fake it til you become it!

with passion & gratitude — jennifer

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