Soothing Touch

Sample activity for the Soothing Touch chapter.

Area

the body and senses  

Methodology

Neuroscience

Aim of the activity

The goal of the practice is to become aware of the calming effect that touch can have.

Target group

parents, adult educators  

Duration

8-10 minutes

Video

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Description

Reflection

This exercise helps to reflect on the physiological effects of touch, especially the calming effect it can have. Being aware of this can help us tap into touch as a way to self-regulate our emotions.

Source

Irons, C., & Beaumont, E. (2017). The compassionate mind workbook: A step-by-step guide to developing your compassionate self. Robinson.