Forward Friday: Safe, Healthy Touch

Giving and receiving safe, healthy, non-sexual touch is a basic human need.

This weekend, take steps to be intentional about touch in your life.  Here are some ideas you might try:

  • get a massage, or give one

  • get a hug, or give one (a real one, not the room-for-the-Holy-Spirit-between-you kind)

  • not big on hugs? try handshakes, fist-bumps, or high-fives

  • go dancing (ballroom, anyone?)

  • volunteer in the nursery

  • babysit

  • join a pickup game of touch football, ultimate frisbee, or another light contact team sport

  • have coffee with a close friend and practice touching their hand or arm briefly during conversation

Come back and share your experience in the comment box below.

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About Laura K. Cavanaugh

I'm a writer, spiritual director, and advocate of holistic body theology.

Posted on May 18, 2012, in Forward Friday, Physicality, Spirituality and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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