Instituut Synergologie Nederland: ISN = Expertisecentrum Lichaamstaal Nederland
The French / Canadian Philippe Turchet has been working on synergologie® since the 90’s and protected synergologie with a trademark®. Although his theories and concepts are not recognized in the world of science, Turchet appointed synergologie® to be a ‘discipline’ in the field of (non-verbal) communication.
“Once we have conflicting thoughts, our body expresses them…one way or another”.
In order to evaluate Turchet’s theories and concepts you’ll need to follow the (costly) full training. Personally I started to study with Philippe Turchet in 2003 and ‘graduated’ in 2005. I followed all modifications, theories and concepts he added since then and founded an institute for synergologie® in Holland in 2013. I translated the complete content of the French study into English but realized that synergologie® did not provide a solid method for practical use in daily life.
Gestures depend on the context. Misleading or even inverted, depending on elements such as the direction in writing (cultural) such as Arab. Movements and facial expressions cannot be strictly universal. Creating an exhaustive list of non-verbal items is senseless without considering the subject’s relationship to his environment and can even lead to confusion.
Today Expertisecentrum Lichaamstaal Nederland offers training in Bodysystemics, the open source method to analyse and read bodily communication. Trainings are given to professionals, professional activity groups and students from all over Europe (languages: E/F/NL).
© Gerard Stokkink (Expertise Centrum Lichaamstaal) ELN.