Let's talk about hugs again.. got to love those hugs... Research shows that hugging and also laughter are extremely effective at healing sickness, disease, loneliness, depression, anxiety, and stress. We could live without hugs, but it would be like dying slowly, a little every day. There is a saying by Virginia Satir, a respected family therapist, “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth.” Studies show that hugs have a very powerful effect on our brains and help us achieve a state of relaxation and comfort while allowing us to better deal with stress and fear. Therefore, even if not 8, you still need to work on getting your daily dose of hugs. So keep on hugging and spreading the love!
Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.