April 2012 Newsletter

1 April 2012

Hello from a very soggy Seattle!

Yes, spring has officially arrived in this part of the world and the cherry tree blossoms look beautiful, even in the pouring down rain.             (Photo courtesy of KOMO Tv).

Announcing 2½ day introduction to face reading series of courses in Canada
May 1 – 3, 2012
High River, Alberta, Canada
Following my presentations at the 2012 Rural Doctors and Nurses conference in Banff, Alberta, Canada, several delegates expressed an interest in further training.  As a result, this series of classes is being offered.  In this intense 2½ day course, Glenna will introduce the basic face reading tools and give participants the opportunity to begin practicing the application of various tools.  
Registration Deadline: April 23, 2012     Maximum: 30 participants

For Registration Information, contact:  Pamela.Hurst@albertahealthservices.ca

Global Webinar.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         I trust you all received the message that the Face Reading webinar I participated in with Patryck and Kasia Wezowski (Micro-Expression Specialists, Belgium) and Robert Phipps (Non-Verbal Language Expert, UK) actually took place on Monday, 26th March.  I appreciate the feedback I’ve received from many of you.  It fascinates me that technology allows for people in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rico, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, The Netherlands, Spain, and the US to be linked together in real time.  I will answer one of the questions asked in the webinar in section 4 of this newsletter.

Always, I invite you to share your thoughts, questions, discoveries with me.



In this issue –

1. Decoding several layers of emotional expressions

2. What is face mapping?

3. Glenna’s reading of the March 2012 Face of the Month

4. Frequently Asked Questions

5. Try your skills with the April 2012 Face of the Month 

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1. Decoding several layers of emotional expressions –  Emotional expressions provide a rich source of information in face reading.  I encourage you to learn to recognise when the entire face is expressing each of the following emotions, happiness, sadness, fear, anger, contempt, disgust, surprise and serenity.  Then pay attention if different parts of the face are displaying different emotions (for example, a smile in the eyes accompanied by a look of contempt on the mouth).  Teach yourself to be aware of the sequence of emotions, in what order and at what speed they scroll across the face. Also look at what emotion(s) are deeply etched into the face.  One other important  layer to look for are the micro-expressions and leak through emotions which are harder to spot but provide a wealth of information. If you learn no other face reading tools, enhancing these skills alone will greatly increase your awareness and understanding of what others feel, think, and try to communicate.

2. What is face mapping?      By dividing the face into nine sections  and using specific tools for analysis, it is possible to gain a deeply profound and compassionate understanding of a person’s life experiences.  Amongst other things, we gain insight into how they feel about themselves, what they expect of others and the world around them, and how they interact with others.

3. Glenna’s reading of the March 2012 Face of the Month –What strikes me most about the March Face of the Month photo is how dark the area around both eyes are and the fact that his left (‘private side’) eye is closed down so much.    With the pull of gravity noticeable in every area of his face and the huge build-up above his eyebrows, I read into this photo exhaustion, excessive worry and depression.     (Paul Burrell, who was Princess Diana’s butler.)

4. FAQ – “During the webinar, Robert Phipps talked about most of us having one dominant eye.  Is there a direct link between the private side and dominant eye if my dominant eye is my left eye?”

Glenna replies – Great question, Christine.  When Robert started talking about ‘dominant eye’ I immediately began putting the information through the face reading tools I’m familiar with.  In doing some research, here is what I found: approximately two-thirds of the population is right-eye dominant, nearly one-third left-eye dominant and a very small percentage with neither eye as dominant.  (As Robert Phipps pointed out in the webinar, eye dominance is not related to whether a person is left or right-handed.)  Both hemispheres of the brain control both eyes, with each taking charge of a different half of the field of vision (a different half of both retinas).  Dr. Lawrence D. Lampert, an optometrist in Florida, states that the dominant eye processes information 14 to 21 milliseconds faster than the non-dominant eye.  The brain uses this dominant image as the main frame of reference while the second image, being a hair late to the party, is relegated to providing depth perception.  Although Dr. Lampert specialises in sports vision, it may well follow that those who are left eye (‘private self’) dominant form their first impressions through ‘personal’ filters ahead of ‘social’ filters, whereas those who are right eye dominant might take their first impressions through their own ‘social mask’ filters.

In all the introductory classes, I encourage every participant to practice looking at a person’s ‘private self’ (their left half of the face) to get first impressions.  When you do this, try to consciously use your dominant eye for a week, then switch to using your non-dominant eye for a week.  Email me and let me know if you notice any differences in the nature of your first impressions of people.

Thank you for joining me on the fascinating journey – ‘Behind the Mask’, and good luck with the April Face of the Month

5. Try your skill at reading the April Face of the Month