Our face is expose to the element on a daily basis, from the day we are born to the day we die. It is the most unique feature about a person. It the central organ to our senses and at the heart of our senses are the complex structure of expressions and emotions. Our sensory system include the vision, hearing, taste, speech and smell. The face holds 14 bones and its complex structural surface is full of intricate motion.
The face is crucial for our identity and our portrait to the outside world. It is the key for others to be able to distinguish us from one another. Its characteristic structures and expression are based on our subjective experiences from our culture, upbringing and ecology. This make the face the most important anatomical features to a person. It has long been the subject of mythology, religion, art, literature and media. It is the feature that most scrutinized, judged and stigmatized. It has long been an interest to physiognomy, which originated from Chinese Medicine around 2600 B.C where practitioners already developed the chi energy, yin and yang and the five elements.
The face change as you grow, as you experience events that traumatize and mark your face. The face changes shape, sizes and dimension as you gain wisdom, knowledge and life skills. It is forever changing. The face of confidence is an art that incorporate self-acceptance, self-awareness and self-actualization. It is a myth that you think you can ‘put on a confidence face’, the voluntary muscular twinges controlled by your true thoughts, feelings will give you away.
Embracing my Eastern traditions, I use physiognomy as an assessment tool to help me to decipher a client’s emotional states, read the lines on their face unlock events that they have experienced. My skills in therapy in corporate my Eastern traditions along with the Western practices of counselling and hypnotherapy.