In the Hay House Radio Archives this week, there is a good talk on the Magical power of touch with Davidji (the May 16th 2013 show). The first half of the show is meditation and a lot of the information on touch is in the second part. You need to open an account to have access to recent archives. It is free and they do not spam or distribute your email.
Research has shown that there is immense power in touch. Not only for the sick to heal but also even linked to the survival of orphans in orphanages. Touch reduces fear and anxiety which in turn reduces cortisol level liberated in the body in times of stress. High cortisol levels have been linked to reduced immunity, and thus, touch will have an impact in improving the immune function of your body.
The is an interesting article of the Power of Touch on the Psychology Today website. language of touch, the impact of touch on others, including its influence of shopping habits and tipping of waiters and waitresses.
A web MD article addresses the Healing Power of Touch and its impact of illness stress, anxiety, pain and much more.
A simple touch on the shoulder, or a full blown hug… physical contact with fellow humans, and pets or animals, has tremendous positive impact on wellbeing at so many levels. Holding someone’s hand while they receive a diagnosis, holding your child in your arms while he or she gets their vaccines or shots, hugging a bereaved friend suffering a loss, often have more impact than words alone…even at times, choosing not to speak and simply be present might be the better choice and most comforting option.
The giver gets as much benefits than the receiver…Have you hugged someone today?
Debbie Ford, NYT best selling author is hosting this online course. The Courage Club: Overcoming Fear and Igniting Self-Confidence.
8-Lesson Series with Debbie Ford. (clic on the link for details).
The link describes the details of all the lessons. If you don’t know Debbie Ford, she is amazing, helping you work through your shadows and embrace them, as part of the whole you. So you can live a life where you are passionate about your life, you accept yourself fully, with the so called imperfections which are to be embraced, not rejected. If you want a sample of Debbie Ford’s work, listen to her weekly radio show on Hay House Radio. You can listen to archived shows, at no extra cost. All you need to do is open an account (they do not spam). Debbie Ford is one of the many amazing and qualified speakers. They have everything for many tastes and styles; choose what resonates with you. Some of the well-known hosts are Dr Wayne Dyer, Dr Mona Lisa Schultz, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Louise Hay, Gregg Braden, Marianne Williamson, etc. Try it. You’ll adopt it. I have learned so much myself from the different shows that I even use the wisdom in my private practice with my clients.
Other best selling books by Debbie Ford are: The Dark Side of the LIght Chasers: Reclaiming Your Power, Creativity, Brilliance, and Dreams; Courage: Oversoming Fear and Igniting Self-Confidence; Spiritual Divorce: Divorce as a Catalyst for an Extraordinary Life; Why Good People Do Bad Things: How to Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy, and so many more.
Debbie Ford will be hosting a workshop at the Omega Centre in August 2012.
I have found quite a few good podcasts on this website for people who suffer from anxiety and insomnia from Inner Health Studio (www.innerhealthstudio.com). Go take a look. “sleep relaxation” from July 2011 is really effective. Try it.
This website also includes coping skills for stress, anxiety, anger, and panic. There are podcasts, free worksheets, tips, relaxation scripts.