The Touch That Heals Trauma

 

By Dr. Margaret Paul March 30, 2020

We all have more power than we know to help each other heal. Loving mothers know instinctively that when their children are hurting physically or emotionally, what they need is to be gently held with loving arms and soothed with loving words. Those of us who . . . → Read More: The Touch That Heals Trauma

The Need for Touch

Learn how important it is to be touched with love rather than with neediness.

We born with the need to touch and be touched, skin-to-skin. If you were not held and touched with love as you were growing up, then this might be a very deep need for you. But even if you were held and touched with love, you still need it today. It is a basic need.

But not all touch meets that need.

There are two kinds of touch:

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