Imagine how different your life would be if you could really know what other people were thinking in any situation.
Unless you hone into the non-verbal gestures people are giving off, you will never quite know exactly what they are thinking. Whether it’s reading your colleagues in the office, your spouse or kids at the dinner table or even a complete stranger on the street. All too often people fall short of really picking up the true intensions of others as they depend solely on the words that are being spoken. They aren’t equipped with the speed reading skills and behavior pattern identifiers to see these non-verbal signals.
James Daugherty is an intelligence expert & former CIA Spy who specializes in all forms of human behavior. But there’s one skill which is critical to true communication, body language. A spy would be lost without the ability to read these gestures.
However he never realized quite how much his ability to read others whilst working for the FBI & in the field as an American spy would help everyday people in civilian life.
Imagine if you could pick up on the non-verbal signals someone was giving you to effectively know what they were really thinking.
In this insightful and functional book, Daugherty gives readers a firsthand look into the trials & tribulations he dealt with in the field as a CIA operative & no nonsense guide revealing how to:
- Understand the biochemistry behind body language
- Identify the 5 C’s of context for non-verbal communication
- Implement reading strategies and behavioral tactics for the real world
- Pick up on the largely unconscious signals of the lower limbs
- Know what crossing and pointing of the arms/hands are really telling you
- Facial features that hold most weight (hint eyes & mouth)
- Understand the “Pinocchio Principle” when it comes to lying
- Deception detectors in general
… and much more.
An Ex-Spy’s guide to body language is a mixture of theoretical principles combined with real life examples to back up the author’s advice. The clever non-verbal communication tricks described will help you with all of the interactions in life from career, relationships, strangers and everything in between.
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A groundbreaking work of science that confirms, for the first time, the independent existence of the mind–and demonstrates the possibilities for human control over the workings of the brain.
Conventional science has long held the position that ‘the mind’ is merely an illusion, a side effect of electrochemical activity in the physical brain. Now in paperback, Dr Jeffrey Schwartz and Sharon Begley’s groundbreaking work, The Mind and the Brain, argues exactly the opposite: that the mind has a life of its own.Dr Schwartz, a leading researcher in brain dysfunctions, and Wall Street Journal science columnist Sharon Begley demonstrate that the human mind is an independent entity that can shape and control the functioning of the physical brain. Their work has its basis in our emerging understanding of adult neuroplasticity–the brain’s ability to be rewired not just in childhood, but throughout life, a trait only recently established by neuroscientists.
Through decades of work treating patients with obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), Schwartz made an extraordinary finding: while following the therapy he developed, his patients were effecting significant and lasting changes in their own neural pathways. It was a scientific first: by actively focusing their attention away from negative behaviors and toward more positive ones, Schwartz’s patients were using their minds to reshape their brains–and discovering a thrilling new dimension to the concept of neuroplasticity.
The Mind and the Brain follows Schwartz as he investigates this newly discovered power, which he calls self–directed neuroplasticity or, more simply, mental force. It describes his work with noted physicist Henry Stapp and connects the concept of ‘mental force’ with the ancient practice of mindfulness in Buddhist tradition. And it points to potential new applications that could transform the treatment of almost every variety of neurological dysfunction, from dyslexia to stroke–and could lead to new strategies to help us harness our mental powers. Yet as wondrous as these implications are, perhaps even more important is the philosophical dimension of Schwartz’s work. For the existence of mental force offers convincing scientific evidence of human free will, and thus of man’s inherent capacity for moral choice.
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