Learn what happens in the brain and body as you feel stress and anxiety, the emotions behind stress, and a simple technique to prevent or reduce the body’s response to stress. In this post there are three versions of a follow-along slow breathing exercise, which slows the heart rate and reins in other autonomic processes, so you can regain control and tackle life’s challenges.Read More
Want to know the body language secrets of love and dating? Find out if he, or she, likes you and what you can do to say, “Hey, I’m interested”. Check out our top Flirting Behaviours–what to do and why are they important.Read More
Listen to Sophie Zadeh and Geoff Hutchison (Drive, ABC Radio Perth) discuss Joe Biden’s body language, why people invade personal space, generational differences, why we need touch, and what to do when someone invades our personal space.Read More
Reading body language can sometimes reveal unexpected clues into people’s lives, relationships and family dynamics. Read about the secrets I found, when scrutinising Australia’s Gogglebox families. Parts of my analysis were published on Lifestyle–Foxtel Networks’ online magazine.Read More
Reports from women about Joe Biden’s behaviour, have included his nuzzling into and sniffing their hair, getting intimately close and kissing on the face, lips, or head. Listen to me chat to the team from ABC Radio’s The Signal about differences in behaviours across generations, Biden’s inappropriate behaviours and sense of personal boundaries and what my advice to him would be.Read More
After receiving almost fifty emails regarding my analysis of Gable Tostee, I’ve completed a follow-up analysis, in which, I uncover new evidence answering the question, What was Gable Tostee carrying in his hand after Warriena Wright fell to her death from his fourteenth storey apartment?Read More
What is the meaning of a wink and is it appropriate? In this post, we look at the various meanings of a wink–the joking wink, the wink of solidarity and connection and the flirtatious wink. Finding out why it may be best to avoid the wink in some situations.Read More
When I was asked by ABC Radio Perth to look at Bernard Tomic’s nonverbal behaviour, I surprised to see a series of flirtatious winks, backed up by his verbal message. It was on closer inspection I discovered some other interesting and telling behaviours, which revealed the bigger picture. In this post, I shed light on Tomic’s true emotion.Read More
A recent request to analyse Gable Tostee’s behaviour and statements from a 60 Minutes interview with Liam Bartlett, led me through an emotional journey of surprise, contempt, sadness, disgust and anger–almost all of the universal expressions of emotion. How could this case have ended up with an acquittal?Read More
Reading the body language of the Beckhams at The British Fashion Awards for Australian celebrity gossip magazine–NW Magazine: Are the rumours true–is their relationship on the rocks? Find out whether the emotional connection between them is missing, and whether that reflects their life and relationship?Read More
What is oxytocin, how does it influence behaviour and why is it important in building connection. Learn how to build connection, trust, caring and empathy by appropriate social touch–socially and professionally. And how to increase your oxytocin levels for wellbeing, from hugs and pet therapy.Read More
In this post, we focus on first impressions–how important are they and why? And how this relates to you and your personal presentation. We touch on two related concepts, confirmation bias and impression updating.Read More
In this post, we seek to discover the truth, reading the body language of the Skripal poisoning suspects–Russian spies, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. Are they lying about their true identity?Read More
Watch my TED-Ed.com lesson: Are There Universal Expressions of Emotion? Discover: What are the universal expressions? How Charles Darwin, Silvan Tomkins and Paul Ekman contribute? Do blind people express emotion like sighted people do? Why are universal expressions important for survival? What are display rules?Read More
Reading body language, emotion and microexpressions at the Trump-Kim Summit. Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un meet for the first time–we analyse their nonverbal communication signals to tell you what they are really saying.Read More
Courtney Waller interviews Sophie Zadeh about her TED-Ed lesson: Are there universal expressions? They discuss the history of emotion, display rules, animal and human expression, botox on expressions, how to trigger emotions, macroexpressions and microexpressions.Read More
Why do we judge people from the moment we see them? And when we feel threatened by them, what happens during our body’s emergency response to fear. Read about my involuntary nonverbal behaviours when I encountered a guy with Tourette Syndrome. Both our bodies reacting to a stimulus.Read More
Read about my secret wedding, the emotions we tried to conceal and the body language and expression that reveal our true emotions. What are the nonverbal signs of tomfoolery?Read More
A big thank you to all of your support and requests this year. We wouldn't be here without you!
We've been working hard (playing Santa), to fulfil your requests. Although some things are still work in progress, today we launched our SHOP! As a thank you, we currently have everything on sale, with huge discounts– until the end of January. Hopefully, some of the sessions will be able to help fulfil some of your New Year resolutions. There are some freebies too! Be sure to check it out.
For me, it's been an emotional roller coaster of a year- not a good year, with the loss of my mum. But I'm determined to get 2018 off to a great start- watch this space.
In the name of seasonal festivities, I've made you a cheesy animation to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year...Read More
I was interviewed by Kyle De Souza for the Western Australia School of Mines Alumni podcast. In this episode, we talk about body language...Read More