Emotional Skills and Competencies (3 days)

Learn how to avoid or prevent emotional episodes you later regret.

Learn to more accurately recognize how others are feeling.

Learn to respond effectively to others in family, social and work contexts.

Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility (4 days)

Our most comprehensive training course in the field of detecting deception that is ideally suited for those that have the responsibility for making decisions after having evaluated truthfulness of a specific person. Improve your capacity and confidence in evaluating truth, lies and credibility in the course of observations, conversations and interviews.

Understand why people lie and use reliable models and approaches to pick up clues from all five communication channels – the face, body, voice, verbal style and verbal content. Paul Ekman and his core team are always keen to be directly involved where the projects are directed towards law enforcement and high level anti-terror/criminal activity due to their extensive experience in these fields.

Truth and Lies – the Science (1 day)

Learn to differentiate the many myths from the science in lie detection.

Learn to see micro-expressions on the face that reveal what someone is really thinking and feeling, and use that information to improve your ability to detect truth and lies.

Learn to prevent or alleviate sympathetic distress and overwhelming empathy with the suffering of others.

Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility (4 days)

Our most comprehensive training course in the field of detecting deception that is ideally suited for those that have the responsibility for making decisions after having evaluated truthfulness of a specific person. ETaC can be presented in a full 4 day program or in four sequential one day modules, and a one day version can serve to introduce the content and teach some skills, for those who cannot attend the full four day course. ETaC embraces a challenging combination of knowledge acquisition and skills refinement with ample opportunity for practical assessment. It is not a conventional training course as it seeks to fine tune an individual’s inherent psychological ability to understand communication, in all its guises and to increase the likelihood of making a sound judgment and taking more appropriate and proportionate action. In organizational terms the cost effectiveness of sound and proportionate action resonates with all concerned

When people set out to deceive or are intent on malicious activity they make greater demands on their cognitive and emotional domains, they have to think and remember many more details and in high stake situations their stress and anxiety levels will also be increased – there will be a demand for more cognitive and emotional resources. Such a demand will leak out and those who receive this training can be taught to identify such leakage. There will be evidence of incongruent activity between the channels in their communications and importantly a trained staff member can pick up the early warning signs and messages. When people lie it matters what they are thinking and feeling.

The aim of the course is to make you better able to interact with and elicit information from others, especially in high stake contexts. It will improve your capacity to evaluate the credibility of data received in the course of observations, conversations, interviews, surveillance and investigations by:

  1. enhancing your understanding of how to identify and interpret five channels of communication, and
  2. improving your capacity to utilize active listening and acute observational skills.

At the end of the workshop you will be better able to:

  • Identify the importance of baselines
  • Practice the detection of leakage
  • Identify and evaluate ‘hotspots’
  • Carry out hypothesis testing
  • Identify and evaluate clues to lying and truth telling
  • Improve active listening and acute observational skills
  • Improve capacity to evaluate truthfulness & credibility

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Some law enforcement who may have only one day can take the “Uncovering Hidden Facial Messages” course.

Uncovering Hidden Facial Messages (1 day)

This course is provided when there is not enough time for the entire four days of Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility workshop, focusing on the single most important source of information — the face, and learning how to uncover the hidden messages.

Identifying concealed emotions, signs of when an emotion is first beginning, the most reliable facial signs, and seeing beneath the mask. This one day program also includes training in recognizing why people lie and under what circumstances lies succeed and fail. It will also cover the importance of Hotspots, clues to something important as well as the importance of conversational facial expressions.

The aim of this course is to improve your capacity to identify concealed emotions by:

  1. enhancing your understanding of how to identify and interpret the early onset of emotions
  2. and, improving your capacity to utilize active listening and acute observational skills

At the end of the workshop you will be better able to:

  • Practice the detection of leakage
  • Recognize why lies succeed
  • Identify and evaluate clues to lying and truth telling
  • Spot concealed emotions
  • Recognize false emotional expressions

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Developing & Reconnecting to Empathy and Meaning (3 days)

DREAM builds specific scientifically and spiritually informed skills of cognitive and emotional regulation, professional empathy, mindfulness of self—compassion and setting an intention for meaning and purpose in work and life. This three day training will teach participants emotional awareness through mindful engagement with their individual experience of emotions and identification of emotions in others. The training is highly experiential and will involve basic education on relevant scientific research of emotion and mindfulness, group discussion, and dyadic exercises.

In addition to developing emotional awareness this training addresses root causes of professional and personal stress. When people feel overwhelmed by the stress burdens of their relationships and work they may feel their only option is to emotionally disengage. This disengagement can have a negative impact on communication, cooperation and empathy with co—workers and friend and can reduce feelings of satisfaction and meaning. This workshop builds skills to facilitate the regulation of emotions before they become “over aroused” and create stress. DREAM will help participants cultivate sustainable empathy and reconnect to meaning in their work and individual lives.

  1. Learn the basic scientific vocabulary and evolutionary function of emotions.
  2. Learn the signs and science of chronic stress and burnout.
  3. Develop the practices of professional empathy

Identification of facial expression of emotion
Emotional self—awareness, the felt experience of emotion, interoception
Self focused cognitive appraisal, curiosity and compassion
Other focused—cognitive appraisal, curiosity and compassion
Preserving motivation and meaning

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