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Boost Your Mood, Banish Stress: Relaxation using Handwriting

teacher avatar Fiona MacKay Young, Handwriting Analysis & Personal Growth

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Lessons in This Class

10 Lessons (29m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. 1 Angry or Happy: It shows in your Writing

    • 3. 2 A Relaxing Exercise

    • 4. 3 Overwhelm Negativity with Positivity

    • 5. 4 Humor: Laugh at Life

    • 6. 5 Go with the Flow

    • 7. 6 Be Enthusiastic

    • 8. 7 Express Yourself

    • 9. 8 Putting it all Together

    • 10. 9 Notebook Exercise

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About This Class

Your handwriting does more than just put words on a page. It both shows and releases your feelings and emotions. It can also change your feelings and emotions.

This course will show you how to relax quickly after a tough day or in a stressful situation by using your handwriting (or even your printing) and will teach you how to include 7 relaxation traits in your writing to help you stay calm over a longer period.

Easy, quick and hands on, this course will have you feeling relaxed in no time, and with the power to bring yourself back to a relaxed state at any time.


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Fiona MacKay Young

Handwriting Analysis & Personal Growth


I've been involved for over 20 years in helping people move ahead with their lives through identifying their gifts, strengths and overcoming blocks or limitations. It is my goal to inspire those I meet to develop their potential to the fullest.

There are a wide variety of ways to do these things, and I love to explore, adapt and create new ways.

As a Graphologist and Grapho-Therapist (Handwriting Analysis),

And also as a Career Counselor and Personal Development & Law of Attraction Coach,

I love nothing more than to help people be the very best they can be, to realize their hopes and dreams and love their lives. 

I also love 'techie' things, and have worked as a Graphic Designer, creating websites (WordPress) and creating videos fo... See full profile

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1. Introduction : I'm feeling, um, a Kalyan. Ah, Welcome to booster mood. Banish your stress. Right? Your way to relax ation using handwriting. In this course, you're going to find two exercises on seven different personality traits. Now one of the exercises you could do instantly. Whenever you're feeling stressed, star, you need to just calm down and chill out. You could just sit down, grab a piece of paper and a pen, and do the exercise as it's given, and you'll feel so much better. The other exercise is more long term. It's how toe add these things permanently to your handwriting, so you always feel less stress and more cool than you have previously. There are seven traits seven personality traits involved in During this on the course goes through and shows you clearly how to add each one to writing on gives you practice exercises to do it. So on your way to feeling more chilled out, more relaxed, have a great day on. I hope you love the course. Please give me your comments, your ideas, any questions I'd love to hear from you 2. 1 Angry or Happy: It shows in your Writing: lesson one angry or happy, it shows in your writing. Handwriting is body language, and we all read body language quite instinctively. Off course with trading, you could read even more. Look at the writing on the next slide on, decide who is happy and who is angry. So there they are. You can pause the video if you like to have a longer look and decide who he thinks. Happy on? Who do you think is angry? Here is the answer that one is angry on. That one is happy. You don't actually need to know how to analyze each trait and the writing to know this person is angry. You instinctively know it just by looking at the writing. But here, the traits that are showing here anyway, temperatures in the T bar and see where it's off to the right. It doesn't touch the tea Sam. These air temper once and aggressiveness shows in the G who are instead of either to stopping or swinging round to the left of form a loop. It actually goes off to the right, so that's aggressive in the letter Q, which is meant to do that it doesn't show aggression But the G is not meant to do that, so that's aggressiveness on Other than that, just looking at the right is all angular. It's all angry. It's all. It just looks angry. This in it. And here the positive traits is showing the happy rating there's optimism and that the writing goes uphill towards the right on. Otherwise, it's mainly a lack of negative traits. There is no anger. There's no aggressiveness on there's no temper, so that's really have rather easy going. Nice person. Did you get it right? You probably did. Most people do. That was a demonstration that your feelings affect how you act. Your feelings affected how you acted. While as this writer acted as they wrote the script, they were angry. It showed they were happy. It showed, and it works the other way to justice. How you act affects how you feel. So if you act angry, you'll start to feel angry. And if you act happy, you'll start to feel happier so it works in both directions. So if you Lawrence strokes that were relax and up lift you a simple writing exercise can act as a pick me up are a tonic. And that's what you will learn in this course. How to relax at positive traits to writing. Eliminate angry traits so you will feel calm and content. And just by writing in the way you're about to learn, you could calm down, relax and let go of a hectic or upsetting day. And if you choose to keep adding these positive traits until they become part of your normal were writing, you will find yourself much more relaxed most of the time. Next on to lesson to I relaxing exercise. 3. 2 A Relaxing Exercise: Lesson two A relaxing exercise One of the simplest relax ation exercises for handwriting is just to write several lines off. Open soft ease just like that all over the page. Open soft ease indicate a lack of all negativity in their curved and rolling shapes on the open space within each e means that your mind is open to new ideas as you write your rows of ease. Slapped the lines upwards to the right, as this will also include optimism, a cheerful outlook on life. A side note showing optimism in your writing automatically removes any pessimism that might have been there since pessimism shows in downward slanting writing. So you're Atlantic outwards issue optimism that automatically takes out the pessimism. It's a great exercise to do. Any time you're feeling frazzled or stress, just let your pan wonder lazily across the paper, making as many rules of ease as it takes to start feeling more relaxed. By practicing this e often enough that it becomes a natural part of your writing, you will insure it also becomes a natural part of your way off, being to have an optimistic, open and not just nonjudgmental way off looking at life. Here's a lesson. Exercise on a sheet of bloodline. Paper right, Several rows of ease. Be sure to have all the strokes rounded and all the ease with space insight, making sure the sign upwards to the right. This will include optimist Next on to Lesson three, be positive. 4. 3 Overwhelm Negativity with Positivity: Lesson three. Overwhelmed negativity with positivity. To be positive means that you take a constructive you even when things were not going your way, you maintain hope on a cheerful outlook. Positive shows in writing, where the downward stroke on any letter is a straight line with no curve, no curve at all. It ends abruptly without feeding out. So the i n believe comes down straight and ends abruptly. It doesn't fade out. It does change direction of former Little Hook, but that doesn't matter. It comes down, it ends abruptly. It doesn't fade out the same with the B. And believe down our brands abruptly doesn't fade out. Bennett changes direction. The l and the I both just come down and end. Here are some more examples of positive The de That's an excellent example. Off a stroke coming straight down and ending abruptly, as is that T the T in sets doesn't count because if you look carefully, it goes up and then the downward stroke actually curves a little bit of the top before it comes down, so that one count count for positive. However, the H, the down stroke is very straight on the M at the end of the story, the doubts talk at the end of him. Another example is this one. The tea again. It has a little ticket, the end, but the downward stroke is straight, firm, and so promptly. Both h is the first joke comes down ends abruptly and in the H and white. This after the curve. It also comes down and ends abruptly. So that letter has got to the T and white again, down straight off the hook at the end. But the down, winced orchestrated firm, the Ellen Cable, just have straight lines that come down an end. The T in great on the second line doesn't count because it curves at the bottom. It doesn't just end. It curves before it changes direction. However, the Be and K in book both have straight lines down and abruptly don't fade out, as does they are in cover. As with all treats, if you want to add this one to your personality, start by adding it to your writing and keep consciously doing so until it becomes your natural way off. Writing journaling is a great way to do this. If you journal daily just for a few minutes writing about personality traits. You're adding to your writing, your adding affirmations to the already powerful technique off handwriting analysis. It only takes five or 10 minutes a day or even every few days to make huge changes to your life. Just by changing your writing. Here's the exercise for this lesson. Take a few minutes now to write about being positive. Make sure to include firms straight down strokes wherever you have the appropriate letters to do so it doesn't matter whether you print are right and script. Either will work the examples air coming up in a couple of slides for you to see again as you right. Try to remember to include thes jokes every time you write. And also remember what we learned in previous lessons to slapped you writing upwards to the right to show optimism and keep your EEZ open to keep you relax and with an open mind here , the examples of positivity again to look at as you right. So pause a video here if you would like on right next on to lesson for humor, laugh at life 5. 4 Humor: Laugh at Life: lesson for laugh at life. Humor can show in two ways. It can be a general sense of humor, or it can be humor in the form of wit. A general sense of humor shows where the initial stroke going into an M or n either capital or lower case has a curvy line. This example has a curved initial stroke that forms a sharp point as it goes into the letter M. This is a dry sense of humor. The curvy initial stroke is for all humor. The sharp point is only for the dry sense of humor. The's EMS both have the curvy initial strokes, which going to the rest of the letter with around It's stroke at the top. And this is a more general happy sense of humor. So, you know, set ones curved at the top instead of a sharp point like the last one hat. More humor examples. This is a more general happy sense of humor, both of thes ones. What on the right doesn't really have any car any solid shape it all It's just all curvy is it goes into the M on the one on the left, has a more formal M shape, but it's still just has, ah, curvy shape going in. It's almost an s shape. The curve, as it goes in on the M in most, is the dry sense of humor because it has the curve and then the sharp point. So here's your exercise for this lesson, right either in your journal or on a sheet of paper, a few sentences with the curvy initial stroke into the M or N. She was either type you like best. And as you write, try to remember to write out, pill towards the right for optimism and keep your ears open for a relaxed attitude. And here again are the examples for you to copy. So pause the video here, if you would like as you right next lesson five. Go with the flow. 6. 5 Go with the Flow: less than five go with the flow to go with The flow means that you don't let things get to you, that you don't make waves and cause a fuss over small things You get along with others in an easy way. However, it's also important not to be a pushover. The trains of going with flow shows in the lower case s which is written in a gentle soft shape with no hard edges on There's three s is there. They're just totally curvy Fall over s is and there's another one there. So these air all going with the flow SS. However, if all the s is in a writing sample are curvy and soft is thes ones. The writer is in danger off allowing him or herself to be bossed around and dominated by others. So it's a good idea to have a few esses which aren't is soft. One way is to print the s within script or printing, as you see there. But do that just some of the time you need some of the soft rounded s is to have the easygoing attitude that will make your life easier. And there is one word with both types of s in the same word. The last one being the easy going and go with the flow s on the 1st 1 being printed us another way to write the same style as a soft rounded go with the flow s But to give it a sharp point of talk sometimes not always because you want some of the soft ones. There's the example off the sharp pointed SS and this actually is Thomas Edison's rating. So here's the exercise right out A few sentences making about 50% off your ass is that soft rounded, go with the flow shape on the rest of us is in one of the other suggested ways. Examples are on the next screen. The goal with the flow s is there's three examples there. On the other style of s, there's two examples there. So about 50% of go with the flow and 50% of other cells, and you can pause the video here If you like to have a look at these as you right next on to lesson six, be enthusiastic 7. 6 Be Enthusiastic: Lesson six. Be enthusiastic. Enthusiasm is an infectious trait. If you're enthusiastic, you make yourself feel better and you bring others along with you and feeling good. So better feelings happen all around. Enthusiasm shows in writing where the T cross bar is longer than it needs to be. The longer it is, the stronger the enthusiasm. This is always a terrific trade to have, and there you see a Long T and another Long T bar. These ones were really long. They don't have to be that long to be enthusiastic, but the longer the better. Really. So great enthusiasm in that writing. Here is some more examples of enthusiasm you'll see in a long T bar there. It's actually crossing to tease. It doesn't make any difference of its crossing one T or two. That that sounds significant. The fact is, it's a lot longer than it needs to be, and so on. All the other T bars in that writing sample on this one also has to t bars, which are much longer than they need to be for the tea. So lots of enthusiasm. There's also another trait in these crossbars. Can you guess what it ISS, his one we've covered already. His optimism. It shows in T cross bars that sent upwards to the right. Justus lines of writing slanting upwards to the right also mean optimism. So this is enthusiastic optimism. Here's the lesson. Exercise right, art a few sentences, making all your tea bars really long to show enthusiasm and include optimism in them, too. So make those slant outwards to the right as well. The examples have shown again on the next screen. So here's enthusiasm. Crossbars going upwards to the right includes optimism. So pause the video if you want to have a look at them as you write and do some examples off enthusiasm with optimism built in next on to less than seven. Express yourself. 8. 7 Express Yourself: Lesson seven. Express yourself. It's easier to feel good when you're not buckling up feelings inside. And the easiest way to make sure you don't do that is to express your feelings on a regular basis, because that way, you've got a few feelings to express ongoing Lee. It's not all a great big explosion at the end. It prevents the build up happening in the first place. And, yes, your handwriting can help you do that, too. A slant, if you're writing, shows how much emotion you'll show. And there's just a fan of the different slabs that one might have. Too much isn't good, because then you'd be overly emotional and going to extremes. And too little isn't good, because then you keep it all inside you until you just explode with emotion. So the best ones, obviously, are the more reserved ones, the ones in the middle where you show some emotion, but not too much. The one the green one on the left holds things back a little bit. A green one in the middle really doesn't show much emotion. It all on the green, one on the right shows emotion mildly, and that's the one that's a very best one toe have form the point of view off being relax and cab and upbeat. So I have a look at all the slants, and then we'll focus on that one. Here's what each of this lance mean. There's a left hand slant, and there's a stronger left hand send and I left hand or backhand slant. It's someone who will hold in their feelings on the greater this lamp is stronger. The trait. So obviously the person who wrote there is a time on the right will hold their feelings and quite a bit more than the person who wrote I would on the left. And here is an upright slant. It's not really a slanted, tallest upright on our price. Son is someone who is generally composed. They're not show their feelings much, but they don't hold her feelings in a smudge. That's the left hand slander. I call this the air traffic controller syndrome, because is someone who will appear to be cool, calm and collected on the outside, no matter what the situation. They won't necessarily fuel cool, calm and collected on the insight, but they'll manage to retain their pies and they're cool much of the time on the outside, and here we have a slightly right hand slanted writing. It shows a writer who will show their feelings mildly, but they're unlikely to get really emotional still be warm and friendly, but not over the top. And here we have the far right slanted writing, which indicates a writer who was show their feelings sometimes Cyrix cream. This is not always what you would call a drama queen, but it could be, and someone who really goes overboard expressing their emotions Their beware. Very warm and friendly and loving and carry or angry, depending what the mood is. It's always emotion. The writing that will allow you to be most relax and therefore the happiest and most upbeat usually is a mild right hand sent. The continuous, mild expression of emotion allows this writer to say calm but connected to his feelings. There's no buildup on there for explosion. There's no continuous holding back or anything like that. They just continuously express emotions in a mild way. Now, if you decide to change of slam, this is one of the more more uncomfortable things to do. So if you do decide to do it. Please be patient with yourself. It will work. It will happen. But I feel very strange to begin with. So here, more examples of a slight right hand sent. So you see this different ways you can write is just the slant that we're looking at here. And in fact, you could also be printing, so long as it has the right hand sent. Here's the exercise for this lesson right out a few sentences with a slight right hand slant and, as always, try to include the open soft ease as Santa, writing outwards to the right syrupy relax and open and optimistic as you do it. The examples have shown again on the next screen. So here's the examples of a slight right hand slant, and you can pause the video. If you would like to look at these as you practice your own writing on to Lesson eight, putting it all together 9. 8 Putting it all Together: Lesson eight. Putting it all together Now you know how to include these uplifting traits in your writing . It's time to see how to use them on a regular basis whenever you need them. You can, of course, at them all to your writing permanently. One trait at a time on that is a great idea if you want to do it. But it does take time. So here's a way to benefit instantly at any time. Every time you want an instant lift, start by writing out a few lines off the soft open. He's going up hill to the right as you do it. Always start with that because it just gets you relaxed and in the right mood for everything else. You're going to do this, as you know, relaxes you, opens your mind on it, cheers you up a swell. Once you've done several lines of that, choose one other trait from the list of traits, and the traits we covered were positive humor. Go with the flow, enthusiastic, have the emotional expression, then do the same as you did throughout the rest of this course. Write a few sentences, including the appropriate strokes for the trade you chose. You couldn't do it with just one and stop there if you're feeling good, or you could do it with each one after the other till you get through the whole lot, whichever you want or however many you want to do for an instant boost, don't try and do all the traits in one sentence or paragraph that will be quite stressful. Trying to remember all the strokes at once, just to one year's joke per sentence or paragraph, and then move on to do another new stroke in another sentence or paragraph etcetera. If you want to have these traits permanently in your writing, choose one and add it to your writing, practicing about 5 to 10 minutes a day until it becomes your natural way of writing, which will be about three or four weeks, then keeping that one in your writing at another one on do the same with it. Practice ill. It becomes that true and just keep going until you have all seven traits naturally happening every time you write. And if you find yourself slipping back at any time into your old way of writing, just deliberately put the strokes and again that you want the treats that you want and they will quickly become automatic again. That's it. Now you know both how to give yourself an instant happy boosts on how to make it stick for life. Congratulations. You did it. 10. 9 Notebook Exercise: Lassen nine. The Notebook exercise The very last thing to do is to download and print out the Pdf document in resource is called notebook exercise and do the exercises you find in it is designed to help you retain the information. You've learned to work this course.