The benefits of hugs
• The benefits of hugs
Embrace is much more useful than it might seem at first glance. Studies show that helps people embrace both psychologically and physiologically.
According to Virginia Satir (Virginia Satir), we need four hugs a day for survival, eight hugs a day for normal functioning, twelve hugs a day for growth and development.
In 70-ies of XX century, researchers have begun to study the chemicals, called endorphins, which have been found in the circulatory and nervous systems. Endorphins - morphine is the substance that reduce pain and induce a sense of euphoria.
Studies show that the number of these natural drugs produced by the brain and nervous system, increases when we embrace.
Psychologists often say that modern man does not lack of physical intimacy with another living being, no matter whether it is a native person, a stranger ...
... or just a cat.
The absence of such an innocent, asexual contact deprives a person of the joy of life, it leads to the fact that a person is locked in a cage of his personality, lose a sense of intimacy with all of humanity, and contact with reality.
There is a brain area that is active in response to a touch to the human skin. If a child hugging is not enough, the atrophy of his brain and suffers his immune system.
Embrace in early childhood makes us capable of loving. Children who grow up to 7 years without the embrace, may not be able to love others.
From them, tend to grow psychopaths, sociopaths, t. E. The people who are at odds with society and prone to anti-social behavior, as well as pathologically unfit for life.
Deep studies demonstrate this amazing discovery. A society where people have little hug each other and become more aggressive. A study conducted by neuropsychologist James William Priskotom, strongly suggests that children are not held in the hands and who do not care to have a very big chance to grow killers.
Hugs bring joy and help both psychologically and physiologically, not only those who embrace but also to those who embrace:
- embrace strengthen the immune system;
- stimulate the central nervous system;
- improve sleep;
- give strength;
- relieve stress;
- increase the amount of oxytocin - a hormone that relieves depression and lowers blood pressure, ie, reduces the risk of heart disease;
- raise the level of hemoglobin, which strengthens the entire body, strengthens the immune system and speeds recovery from illness;
- increase self-esteem;
- bring positive emotions;
- eliminate the internal fears, depression, loneliness.
In the ancient scriptures of the East embraces described as very important for all human action, has healing and anti-aging effect, in which the exchange of male and female energies. All creatures around waiting for our warmth and kindness.
See next to you, hug him, and at least for a couple of seconds, stop thinking about what you usually takes your brain. Dive into his world, give him his silence, and you will not forget for a long time the feeling of warmth and space of mutual kindness.