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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Weekly Wellbeing Tip

Weekly Wellbeing Tip

Social psychologist, Amy Cuddy, suggests that we can use power poses to help us develop self-confidence when we feel nervous or fearful before an event. Her research found that spending just 2 minutes power posing can help us feel more confident and self-assured. Power posing involves adopting stances associated with power and achievement, such as:

• Lifted chest

• Holding your head high

• Raising your arms above your head

Have a go this week at trying out some of these poses for a few minutes before an event that you might feel nervous for and see if it helps you feel more confident.

Here is Amy Cuddy’s full Ted Talk: