Half Smile

The skill of half smile is a way to activate acceptance from our physical body. By changing our facial expressions, we can influence how we feel. By adopting a serene and peaceful facial expression with a slight smile, (a Mona Lisa smile or Buddha smile), we can feel a bit brighter and more accepting of what is happening in the moment.

How to do it:

1. Relax your face (letting go of any tension).

2. Let the corners of your lips go up slightly. Think of the word smile or smile with your eyes. Don’t force or fake smiles. (this will send the message that you are masking).

3. Adopt a peaceful facial expression.