The Power of Touch: How It Can Reduce Anxiety, Depression, and Pain

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In ‘Psychology Behind the Headlines,’ hosts Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest Rabbi Brandon Gaines discuss the importance of consensual touch and how it can be a vital tool for reducing feelings of anxiety, depression, and even physical pain.

We need touch

Humans are social creatures, and touch is essential for our physical and emotional health.

The benefits of touch

Touch can lower stress hormones, reduce depression and anxiety, and decrease physical pain.

Embrace healthy connection

In a tech-driven world, remember the importance of in-person connection. Be open and vulnerable to build strong relationships and promote well-being.

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