Founder and head consultant of SDL, Stu Dunn is New Zealand’s first FACS Certified consultant. Stu has had a natural interest in human behaviour and non verbal communication for most of his life. Stu’s continued study of psychology, body language, micro expressions and FACS has helped Stu Dunn has become New Zealand’s leading expert in micro expressions, emotional surveillance and FACS.
“The difficulty in defining a non verbal behaviour expert is not a new one. I am one of around 3,000 people worldwide – and the first and only in NZ – to become FACS certified. This is the most detailed de-coding of the face, and universally recognized by psychologists and physiologists worldwide. Scientifically based, FACS can actually prove expressions are present or not, judge the genuineness of expressions shown, what emotions are felt, and of course identify micro expressions.
“I have accumulated a number of certificates from my extensive FACS and micro expressions training, and studying psychology through Massey University. Unfortunately there are no certificates, diplomas or degrees in body language. I have however studied body language for about a decade, and micro expressions and FACS since 2009.” – Stu Dunn
For general questions about training courses, FACS, emotional recognition, micro expressions or any service or related issue, please contact SDL
Stu also practices Wing Chun Kung Fu, having been teaching Sifu Dana Wong’s Qian Li Dao Academy style Wing Chun since 2005.