Relate To Others Confidently - Being James Curtis

What does James Curtisí body language say about him? In this activity youíll be looking closely at the painting to see what you think the posture and facial expression say about him. Try out the pose for your-self to see the difference in how we think a posture looks and how it actually feels.

Wellbeing benefits:

Feel close to others
Be self aware

Examples of how this activity can help me:

I want to connect more easily with people.
I want to learn about how body language can influence relationships. 


20 minutes.

Who can I do this activity with?

On my own or with others.

Where can I do this activity?

Indoors - with a mirror.

How often can I do this activity?

Try this activity with new artworks.

What do I need?

  • A pen/pencil - Optional
  • Paper - Optional
  • Mirror - Optional
  • Chair - Optional

Did you know?

Research shows that holding our body in new ways can have an effect on how we feel.

Above - James Curtis
  1804 - Sir Thomas Lawrence 1769-1835, Oil on canvas Image © Manchester City Galleries

"Sitting like this doesn't feel as bad as I thought it would, I feel quite grounded and alert."

Workshop participant

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