The power of being-to-being touch.
An underrated topic all supported by science. Real neurological science.
Studies show its incredible qualities to calm the nervous system, steady the mind, decrease heart rate, + lower the respiratory rate. It can even improve one’s immune function, as well as, induce the release of important neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine.
An adult brain retains the ability to adapt and change throughout life depending on what we do, how we think, our ability to express emotion, + to what we are exposed.
The brain can strengthen existing synapses between cells as well as build new connections and improve signaling transmission. This means that certain exercises or experiences can decrease anxiety and depression, enhance cognition, + improve our confidence and outlook on life. When we are touched by others, we feel a sense of belonging to community, cared for, connected, and so much more. - 9 minutes ago