Have you given someone a big warm squish today? Hugs are powerful things. Something truly magical happens when we allow ourselves to connect deeply with another person. A hug melts away our stress, insecurities, fears and loneliness, improves our health and allows us to truly connect and heal.
Need more convincing?
Here are 8 reasons to start hugging today. Enjoy!
Hugs release endorphins and reduce physical and emotional pain.
Hugging increases self-esteem, strengthens our immune system and reduces our risk of heart disease.
A loving embrace releases the ‘cuddle hormone’ oxytocin which increases feelings of trust and intimacy and helps us to bond and connect.
Hugs boost dopamine levels and help to ward off depression.
Hugging communicates emotional support, affection and love.
A cuddle decreases the stress hormone cortisol, melting away stress and tension.
Hugging gives us a feel good serotonin boost and decreases feelings of loneliness.
Giving your partner a loving squeeze helps them to feel appreciated and understood, and encourages open and honest communication.
About the Author
Katia Loisel is an internationally recognised dating, relationship and body language expert with over 19 years experience in the TV Industry. She is the co-author of the bestselling How To Get The Man/Woman You Want and has conducted a widely published five-year global study into dating and mating patterns.
Her broad knowledge and research on dating, relationships and nonverbal communication has made Katia a sought after media commentator, spokesperson and host. She has been interviewed over 800 times by media outlets worldwide. Her production credits include programme creation, development and production of various dating and relationship related TV shows for the Australian and US market and a global online ‘how to’ campaign for the dating and relationship market that generated over 12 million views.
Katia is also an international speaker and trainer and has designed and conducted over a hundred workshops and seminars and has worked with over 10,000 people. Katia works with companies, experts and individuals and is passionate about helping individuals and organisations to understand and improve their body language, relationships and ultimately their lives. She is a dynamic speaker and trainer; delighting, engaging, motivating and educating audiences. She loves what she does and it shows: her vibrant, vivacious, bubbly personality, spot on analysis, content and expertise making her a hit with the audiences and the media alike.