For this lesson "Expressing Emotions Through The Eyes", we have replaced the object "apple" with a real person and interact with him/her. The replacement will help to enhance and reach the goal of "expressing emotions" to someone.
The first part is with two people sitting across from each other gently holding hands. The two people have to express emotions simply with their eyes and feel it without any words.
Each actor has to have an inner dialogue. Through their inner dialogues, it will help them express that emotion to the other person. The person sitting across needs to feel it and then give back. (It is important that you CANNOT speak during this process.)
Then the second part of this lesson is done with the help of an "I love you" game.
This practice again needs to have two people sitting across from each other, but one person needs to convert the emotion into words and tell the other person "I love you". (It is important to keep in mind that you don't need to hurry and speak the words, you have to feel it first then speak.) The person who is speaking must convey the "I love you" emotion and make the other person believe. If the partner does not feel it, then he/she will respond with "I don't love you" until he/she sincerely feels the "I love you" emotion. When he/she feels it, he/she will let the partner know by saying "I love you too."
○When you first start this practice, it may be a bit awkward which is understandable. However this practice will only work when both sides are extremely focused! So please calm yourself down before plunging into this practice.
●Both sides should be as close to each other as possible, and look him/her in the eyes. Don't blink too much because it is very distracting to the other person and it also means that you are not focused or “in the moment”!
○For the first part, you can imagine your partner as someone you haven't seen for a really long time. (It doesn't have to be your boyfriend or girlfriend.) It can be a friend you had an argument or a misunderstanding before. (This part solely depends on your imagination, but DO NOT tell your partner who you are thinking about. This practice is for you to feel the other person and what your partner wants to convey to you.)
●For the second part, it would only work if the emotions are "real". When you fake the emotion, this practice will NOT work, so please keep in mind this important rule of thumb.
This practice needs "extreme focus" in order to achieve the desire result. Please find a quiet place that will not be easily disturbed. You can try each part a few times before moving on to the next part. If there are more than 1 group of people, you may exchange partners and work with different individuals. The result and feelings you receive will vary depending on your partners too!
During the practice, you can cry, laugh, or be angry. Any emotion is allowed, but it cannot be too distracting that it prevents the practice from moving forward.
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