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Body-mind Symbiosis
Body language affects how other people see us, but it also change how we
see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that "power posing" -
standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident - can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our
chances for success. PLEASE NOTE: The findings presented in this talk
have been referenced in a continuous ongoing debate among social scientists about the effectiveness of this. It is found, more often than not, that the "power posing" technique holds very little long terms benefits. When investigated further, one realize, that it isn't the technique by itself that brings about change, lasting change is the result of the body-mind symbiosis, implying... that both aspects need to be addressed simultaneously... (i) Work on the mind to gain more self-confidence AND (ii) Use your body to act more confidently to establish a symbiosis, where the mind is supportive to the body and the body, supportive to the mind.

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