Stress and Finding Balance Tip

1.      Anchor yourself to relaxation. Whenever you find yourself very relaxed, in the morning, in your car or maybe on the couch, put your hand on your stomach and say the word “relaxed.” Then breathe in and out slowly. Do this religiously for 21 days. Once you have anchored the touch of your hand on your stomach to the state of relaxation in your brain, you can use it to relax quickly in any tense situation. When you're about to give a speech, place your hand on your stomach and your brain will say, "Oh that means relaxation" and it will cause your body to relax. It’s like a magic trick.


Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com. Also check out Patti's YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/user/bodylanguageexpert.

Jay Z and Beyonce's Body Language









Beyonce, 32, looked downright angry while watching a basketball game next to Jay Z, 44, in November 2012.  Patti observes that she is literally giving him the cold shoulder.  Her arm is like a barrier toward him. Her lips are pressed together tightly and her nostrils are flared.

Patti gives this couple a 2 on the Life & Style True Love Rating scale.

In May 2014 the couple looked much happier during a game.  Her weight is shifted toward him and she is welcoming his touch.  It is a very sexual touch from Jay Z.  His hand is saying, "She's all mine."

Patti gives this couple a 4 1/2 on the Life & Style True Love Rating scale.

Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com. Also check out Patti's YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/user/bodylanguageexpert.

Patti Wood's Body Language, Facial Expression, Posture and Gesture Test

Here are photos with different facial expressions and body language postures and gestures to test your knowledge of body language.

  1. Number a sheet of paper from  1-24
  2. Look at each photo briefly
  3. Write a few words or a few sentences that describes what message the person is sending






























To discover the answers, book Patti Wood at Patti@PattiWood.net to give body language training to your group. 

Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com. Also check out Patti's YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/user/bodylanguageexpert.