It’s interesting and sometimes amusing to watch gymnastics coaches, especially in competition.
In preparation for his role in Stick It, Jeff Bridges studied American coaches at Junior Olympic competitions. And asked gymnasts, including Isabelle Severino, how he should act in certain situations.
Scientific research contends that “power posing” actually works. That you can “fake it until you BECOME it“.
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.
Click PLAY or watch her TED talke on YouTube.