Body Language

Level: Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Body Language to expand your existing practice, or gain a foundation qualification prior to continuing your studies to become a practitioner
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Body language comprises almost 80% of human communication. It is of great importance in all business and social situations. When there is conflict between the spoken word and the messages the body sends out, the body language is stronger, and people tend to believe the message they see rather than the one they hear.  This course shows you how to ‘read’ and use body language effectively to avoid creating confusion and to maximise co-operation, and promotes an understanding of the difference between congruous and incongruous behaviour.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
      • First Impressions
      • Test your Awareness
      • Deception
  • Lesson Two
    • Communication Feelings
      • Attraction
      • Touch
  • Lesson Three
    • Non-Verbal Communication
      • Components
      • Other Factors
      • Laughter
      • Empathy
  • Lesson Four
    • Reading the Face/ Head Movements
      • Eyes
      • Face
      • Head Movements
  • Lesson Five
    • The Games we Play
      • Gestures
      • Appropriateness
      • Posture
  • Lesson Six
    • Orientation
      • Personal Space
      • Orientation as a Non-Verbal Communication Skill
      • Rapport

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.