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Seeing Emotions 

Understanding People

The Method


In today's society, it has become common practice to look at our smartphones more often than at our conversation partner during a discussion in a restaurant.  


While the ongoing digitalization offers numerous advantages, it also hinders our ability to accurately recognize other people's emotions. Studies show that the average ability to recognize emotions is now only 62.7 percent. This means that we misinterpret or overlook nearly half of all facial expressions.

The Decisive Difference

By training in facial expression resonance, you can significantly and measurably improve your ability to recognize emotions, which positively impacts your personal and professional success.  


Numerous studies clearly demonstrate that an enhanced ability to recognize emotions positively affects outcomes and relationship quality in various fields. Whether in coaching, psychotherapy, healthcare, sales, service, or leadership: when a person can better perceive the emotions of their conversation partners, it can lead to faster and more sustainable results in therapy, more satisfied patients in healthcare, higher sales in sales, and more motivated employees in leadership.

Mimikresonanz® is a comprehensive training concept in nonverbal communication based on the findings of more than 1,200 scientific studies.

Nonverbal Key Competencies

Dirk W. Eilert developed the concept of Facial Expression Resonance® in 2011 based on the latest findings in psychology and behavioral research. Together with his research team, he continuously updates it to reflect the current state of science. The ability to accurately decipher nonverbal signals is the core competency behind this method.


This competence not only enhances empathy but also strengthens the ability to assess people accurately and enhances one's effectiveness in interpersonal interactions and professional impact.


These three key competencies in nonverbal communication, which overlap as seen in the diagram, are subskills of emotional intelligence and essential for successful interpersonal relationships. In professions, especially for leaders who excel in these competencies, they are more successful than others who are less proficient in these areas.

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The Training consists of three components:

Reading Facial Cues

Through the training, you refine your ability not only to see but also consciously perceive the facial expressions of your conversation partners. This involves using the scientifically validated Wholeception Objective Coding System (WOCS), which uniformly codes facial expressions and other body language signals.

Decoding Facial Expressions

You train to interpret the facial signals of your conversation partners accurately, enabling you to better recognize their feelings and desires. Your training is based on the latest findings from emotion research as well as personality and motivation psychology.

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Engaging Resourcefully in Resonance

You learn how to appropriately and effectively utilize the information gained through precise observation. Insights from modern neuroscience are integrated to promote resource-oriented and relationship-enhancing communication.

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