The Surprising Psychological Value of Human TouchWhenever I’m overwhelmed or feeling down, I tend to crave touch. A hug, a hand to hold; a connection that can manifest into something that’s tangible. And even on stress-free days, I may seek out the healing components that touch has to offer.

Is the act of human touch an innate need, ingrained within? Not necessarily (in my opinion), but on a superficial level, it very well could be. Research demonstrates that touch contains several health benefits for our physiological and psychological well being.

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The Surprising Psychological Value of Human Touch

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  1. GET A DOG and you will stop feeling sorry for yourself.

  2. That’s VERY TRUE!

    Although I’m lonely, & I don’t have considerable communication with people. When I feel extremely depressed or sad I get a very big urge to hug or cuddle in between the arms of any person standing or sitting beside me x_x

    I want to get comfort from their touch & body-connection. But since

  3. That’s VERY TRUE!

    Although I’m lonely, & I don’t have considerable communication with people. When I feel extremely depressed or sad I get a very big urge to hug or cuddle in between the arms of any person standing or sitting beside me x_x

    I want to get comfort from their touch & body-connection. But since I obviously can’t do that, I just comfort myself by imagining this touch. And believe it or not! It gives me some relief from my anxiety just through imagination!

  4. When my husband died in 1997 too young, I was too messed up to want anything except for my son to be ok. When he left for college and life, I was still a mess. As time goes by, and I am so much better, I have my guide dog, Jim, to hug. I sometimes long for human touch, but find I am ok with my canine friend. I do have dreams about my husband still, and when I wake up, I think he is here for a few seconds. Once in a great while, I get an extreme urge to be close with someone, but it passes. Recently, a granddaughter ( first one) was born. Although she lives away from me, I go there as often as possible. I get to see my son, daughter in law, and new baby. That is great.

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