How Many Hugs a Day Does a Person Need?

When an individual is hugged the sensory receptors in the skin are activated. There are several sensory receptors within the skin and they respond to touch or distortion on the skin. How many hugs a day does a person need? Although not technically proven by science, the late psychotherapist Virginia Satir once said: “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.” Read more...

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