MASTER YOUR EMOTIONS, REALIZE YOUR DESTINY

Develop your EQ and take charge of your emotional life. This course condenses over 40 years of Paul Ekman’s experience as a clinical psychologist, professor at UCSF, and one of the TIME magazines 100 most influential people into 4 powerful days of immersive and interactive training. The knowledge and skills developed in this program will provide you with the incredible ability to manage your emotions, read and understand the emotions of others, analyze the verbal and non-verbal behavior of others, detect deceptive behavioral cues, and be a positive influence on your friends, colleagues, and family. 

  • Master Your Behaviour

    Great leaders understand that their actions influence how they are perceived. Learn how to positively influence your behavior and stand out as a leader.

  • Detect Deception

    Whether people are lying to themselves or trying to get one over on you, this course will teach you the cues to deception that will empower you to get the truth.

  • Control The Conversation

    Communication skills are vital to succeed in business and life. Develop effective techniques to engage and captivate your audience.

  • Read Body Language

    Emotion drives behavior. Learn what motivates people through their verbal and non-verbal behaviors and help them achieve their goals.

"I strive to improve people's understanding of their emotional life and aid those responsible for public safety by taking the discoveries I made and translating them into practical tools and training programmes, based on solid research about the nature of our emotions, trust, and deception."

Earn the Official Paul Ekman Certificate

Completing the Paul Ekman Emotions Revealed and Telling Lies Program is an indication of your high level of skill within the field of emotions, credibility, and communication. As a qualified Ekman student, you will receive the Paul Ekman International Certificate to illustrate your skills and dedication to science-based practice.

A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO EMOTIONAL SKILLS

Whether you are a manager, negotiator, facilitator, parent, or therapist, developing your emotional skills and improving your ability to read body language is vital for building successful relationships and improving your mental well-being.

This four-day virtual workshop is centered on cutting-edge behavioral science and will prepare you with the knowledge, understanding, skills, and application of emotional competencies and credibility analysis. The course is designed to help you become aware of and manage the emotions of those around you, and master your own emotions (before they get you into any trouble!).

Based on Dr. Ekman’s research and world-class training methodology, you will work through the emotional timeline from trigger… to impulse… to action to understand the challenges and skills around emotional awareness and then learn powerful techniques to overcome these challenges and increase your emotional competence.

This course will develop your people reading skills and enable you to see and hear true emotions in others – A vital skill for developing and maintaining successful and meaningful relationships.

During this training, you will learn how to read the verbal and nonverbal behaviors of others. This will include decoding facial expressions and the other four key communication channels that tell us what others are really thinking and feeling. These are a person’s Body Language, Voice, Verbal Communication Style, and the Verbal content or the words they use. You will practice and hone your new skills in a safe environment with a Paul Ekman International Approved Trainer.

A SCIENCE BASED APPROACH TO DECEPTION DETECTION

Identify hidden messages & deception in others and enhance your ability to analyze verbal & nonverbal behavioral cues.

This program will cover the psychological models behind truth and lies, plus the skills required to identify ‘Hotspots’ (instances when the strain between what we are thinking and what we are feeling produce observable/audible leakage across the five channels).

The course is designed to help you to read and evaluate the degree of truthfulness and credibility in what others are communicating to you.

The courses are enriched with unique content, using videos of truth-tellers and liars from high-stake contexts such as international Embassy visa applications, scientifically validated experiments conducted by Prof Paul Ekman himself, and extracts of CEOs from commercial investment contexts.

Delegates of this course will also use live practice sessions to build knowledge, skills, and application with high-quality feedback from the Paul Ekman Approved Trainers.

During this training, you will learn how to read the verbal and nonverbal behaviors of others. This will include decoding facial expressions and the other four key communication channels that tell us what others are really thinking and feeling. These are a person’s Body Language, Voice, Verbal Communication Style, and the Verbal content or the words they use. You will practice and hone your new skills in a safe environment with a Paul Ekman International Approved Trainer.

FOLLOWING THIS COURSE YOU WILL:

  • Understand how emotions work
  • Know your emotional triggers and how to manage them
  • Be aware of emotional impulses from the outset
  • Respond to emotionally charged situations, and not react impulsively towards them
  • Be able to read emotions in others through their verbal and non-verbal behaviors
  • Understand the emotions of others more insightfully 
  • Use your new skills to develop constructive and positive relationships
  • Analyze the psychological processes that occur when people lie
  • Develop your ability to assess the credibility of others through their verbal and non-verbal behaviors
  • Practice and hone your deception detection skills using real participants and live exercises
  • Learn how to spot hidden displays of emotions through a person’s Micro facial expressions using Dr. Paul Ekman’s pioneering training technique
  • Employ an effective interviewing model that will enable you to elicit valuable information from others

Curriculum

Day 1: Emotions Revealed – The Knowledge 

During day 1, you will develop a solid understanding of the theories and models surrounding emotions and emotional intelligence. You will learn to adopt a robust framework and become intimately aware of your emotions, how they manifest, their core personal and social functions, and explore effective strategies to manage them. Day 1 will also focus on developing your abilities to recognize and manage the emotions of others by improving your attentiveness to key behavioral cues displayed by others when they are in the grip of an emotion. The content covered in Day 1 will form a solid foundation on which the rest of the program is based.

  • Emotions Defined
  • Automatic Appraisal System
  • Self Awareness and Management
  • Attentiveness
  • Components of Communication 

Day 2: Telling Lies – The Knowledge 

Day 2 will continue to develop your emotional intelligence as you shift your focus into the world of deception detection. You will cover the Psychological Models of Truth and Deception and begin to develop science-based skills in reading verbal and non-verbal signals. This will enable you to identify clues to truth and deceit, exploring strategies to observe behavior, whilst managing personal biases, allowing you to conduct more objective observations.

  • Lies and Truth Defined 
  • Psychological Models of Truth and Lies
  • Thinking and Feeling – The Clash
  • The 5 Communication Channels

Day 3: The Skills

Day 3 is all about practice, practice, practice. You will be solidifying your skills in reading the 5 channels of communication with exercises, break out groups, video analysis, and statement analysis. You will be supported and coached throughout the day by your expert trainers who provide a safe and encouraging environment where you will be excited to practice, improve, and test your skills.  

  • Facial Expressions
  • Micro, Subtle Facial Expressions
  • Body Language
  • Verbal Style & the Voice
  • Memory
  • Statement Analysis (CBCA)

Day 4: Skills and Application 

Now you have acquired a solid understanding of the science and honed lifelong skills in reading the emotions and deception in yourself and others, you will now learn how you can apply your emotional skills and deception detection techniques within your real-world context. You will develop ethical and reliable working practices so you can immediately apply what you have learned in your personal and professional life. 

  • Contextual Awareness
  • Baselining 
  • Note Taking Techniques 
  • Hotspots & Probes 
  • Practice, Practice, Practice 

FAQ's

Q. Can I become Paul Ekman Certified?

Answer.

Yes, there is a development pathway available that will take you to Paul Ekman Practitioner Status. Upon completing the Emotions Revealed and Telling Lies Program (this course) you have the option to continue your journey onto the Paul Ekman Practioner course. A three-day development program designed to take your skills to the next level. Upon completion of the Practioner program, you will receive the Paul Ekman Practioner Seal of Approval to demonstrate your high level of skill and application of the Ekman methodologies. You can find out more about this here.

Do you want to use Paul Ekman-approved training materials within your own offerings? Find out about the Ekman Train the Trainer program here. 

Q. What is the difference between Paul Ekman Training and other offerings?

Answer.

As emotional skills are becoming increasingly desirable within the workplace the number of training providers offering training in emotional intelligence, behavior analysis, and deception detection has also grown. 

Paul Ekman’s approach is unique in that all our work is rooted in firm science built on over 40 years of Dr. Ekman’s own research, and further good research of fellow researchers and practitioners within the field.

Some providers are geared to interrogation – we are different in that we do not encourage a confession, but instead try to gain enough trust by understanding the subject’s emotional state so that they will feel comfortable enough to talk to us. The vast majority of the research literature, include our own, shows the more a person talks the more likely you can correctly evaluate credibility. We take a holistic approach in our training to assure you have the right skills and knowledge to accurately spot cues to deception through verbal and non-verbal behavior and use effective elicitation techniques to get the information you need. 

Q. Will I get a Certificate?

Answer.

Yes, upon completion of the program you will be invited to take an online post-test. Everything included in the test will have been covered over the four days. Once you have passed your test, you will be awarded the Paul Ekman International Certificate in Emotions Revealed and Telling Lies.

It is our job to make sure you have the skills and knowledge to pass the test and you will have ongoing support from your training team to support you if and when you want it.

What our customers say...

Pedro Tinoco – Trainer
Pedro Tinoco – Trainer

I attended the first ETaC Certification. The training was powerful, very professional and the delivery was excellent. Nothing will be the same after this training.

Katie Morrison – Criminal Investigator for Northamptonshire Police
Katie Morrison – Criminal Investigator for Northamptonshire Police

The course was extremely useful and has supported my interviewing skills further with both witnesses and suspects. It has changed my mindset and showed that baseline is so important. The course is very impactive and I will be seeking further Paul Ekman skills.

Teresa Cordeiro – Training and Consulting
Teresa Cordeiro – Training and Consulting

It was a fabulous training, from its design to its delivery, it balanced between practical exercises and theoretical concepts. Indispensable for anyone who wants to efficiently communicate with people. I strongly recommend it.

Agnes Mariakaki – Consumer Psychologist, Greece
Agnes Mariakaki – Consumer Psychologist, Greece

The ETaC course is very professionally organized and brilliantly structured so as to ensure that the information was not only delivered well but also understood and assimilated by the participants.