ARE WE LIVING THROUGH A CRISIS OF TOUCH?: AN ARTICLE FYI.
I am re-blogging this post about a suggested ‘crisis of touch’because I like its balanced approach.
In intrapersonal reflections and personal conversations, I’ve been thinking and exploring an observation for quite awhile now: we’ve slowly been moving, on some level, to a fear-centered culture-norm of depersonalization, desensitizing, and “high-tech, low-touch” — or, as this article suggests, no touch.
At the same time, research shows increasing levels of isolation, social anxiety, depression, and disconnection, with all of their associated costs and effects.
Smiling faces, loving touch. PD image courtesy of Pixneo.
A no-brainer, right?
Because humans (and other beings) need touch, as it turns out.
We know, for example, that infants can actually die without loving touch — even if they’re receiving adequate food nutrition (1).
But the needforcompassionate, healing, loving touch isn’t just for babies. We know this, too.
Believe me, I’ve always been one to appreciate having healthy boundaries respected, particularly when it comes to someone being all up into…
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