Hugging therapy is a powerful way to heal our bodies and spirits, and is an effective support to our immune and autonomic systems in recovering from  sickness, loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress. Below are a few of the benefits of hugging:

  1. Hugging helps to build trust and a sense of safety.
  2. Hugs can increase oxytocin levels, which heal feelings of loneliness, isolation, and anger.
  3. Holding a hug for an extended time lifts one's serotonin levels, elevating one's mood and creating joy.
  4. Hugging connects us to our ability to self love, which was can all generate.
  5. Hugging relaxes muscles and releases tension in the body.
We need four hugs a day for survival, we need eight hugs a day for maintenance, and we need twelve hugs a day for growth.
— Virginia Satir, Marriage and Family Therapist

Experience Hugging Therapy at Hopemead today, where you will find support on your journey to heal.