The Power of Touch

The Power of Touch

Author: Phyllis Davis, Ph.D.

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401933074

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 937

Were you raised in a "non-touching" atmosphere? Is your "inner hunger" really a yearning for touch? Do you know what your touching "taboos" are? Do you wish you could feel more comfortable touching others or being touched? Are you fulfilling your loved one's need for touch? Would you like to learn how touching influences behavior and how it could enrich your daily? In the revised edition of her exciting book, The Power of Touch, Phyllis K. Davis explores the human need to touch and be touched--and how America's cultural taboos have made us a touch-starved nation. Phyllis shares important insights on physical contact, not only as a biological need, but also as a language that communicates love more powerfully than words.Thought provoking and inspiring, The Power of Touch examines the catastrophic effects on individuals not nurtured by loving touch. People deprived of this kind of touch often exhibit compulsive overeating, restlessness, drug abuse, promiscuity, and workaholism. Even more shocking--singles deprived of touch have a death rate five times higher than their married counterparts. Phyllis also refutes the myth that picking up crying infants spoils them and stresses the role being physically nurtured as babies plays in becoming well-adjusted adults. To help the reader learn how to bring more touch into their lives, Phyllis includes a chapter of touching exercises and ideas. "Without touch, a baby dies, the human heart aches, and the soul withers. Touch is communication on the most basic level: The Power of Touch is about the language of love spoken through physical contact. The need for touch is a necessity throughout our lives, from birth to death, which serves to sustain us emotionally and physically. She discusses how touch can improve relationships of all kinds-parent/child, man/woman, friend/friend-help heal the body, and open the heart to a deeper love. She provides insights into the role of touch in infant health, sexual satisfaction, well-being of the elderly, and she suggests a number of activities and exercises that will make touching a delightful and valuable tool in your life. In this wonderful book, author Phyllis K. Davis teaches you about the role of touch in healing, infant care, raising children, developmental psychology, lovemaking, old age, and friendship. The message is simple: Open your heart, reach out, and touch those you care about. If you are a friend, parent, massage therapist, teacher, lover, grandparent, caretaker, health-care professional--or just a compassionate human being--you will learn how even the briefest and simplest forms of touch influence your behavior and enrich the lives of those sharing your world.

The Power of Touch

The Power of Touch

Author: Elizabeth Pye

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315417431

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

View: 173

Despite the fact that we have a range of senses with which to perceive the world around us, museums and other cultural institutions have traditionally used sight as the main way to convey information. In everyday life, though, we use touch constantly in conjunction with sight. Why, then, does it play so small a role in the study and enjoyment of museum objects? Contributors to this volume explore how the sense of touch can be utilized in cultural institutions to facilitate understanding and learning.

Power of Touch

Power of Touch

Author: Richard J. Geshel DO

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781662401091

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 102

View: 894

The Power of Touch is written to enlighten on the anatomy and physiology of touch within the brain and how such integration influences our interpretation of objects under tactile stimulation. Touch conveys great power to those attentive to its cues and can serve as a means of influencing others. Touch is the only physical sense that is of itself a love language in need of livening, quickening, and from time to time, revitalizing. Touch is not only powerful for us, but it is also necessary for our development both physically and, more importantly, emotionally. Without touch in the formative years, we may literally fail to thrive. Our digitized world has expanded our horizons of gadgets to engross our time, but the detrimental effects upon relationships and skills touch are expanded upon. Communication involving our tactile sense, as well as looking at touch from a metaphorical perspective, is addressed to view how touch imparts on others. Last, the origins of Osteopathy and how touch in and of itself is pain relieving round out that which are touched upon within.

Biblical Interpretation and African Traditional Religion

Biblical Interpretation and African Traditional Religion

Author: Helen C. John

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004399310

Category: Religion

Page: 276

View: 949

In Biblical Interpretation and African Traditional Religion, Helen C. John juxtaposes grassroots biblical interpretations from Owamboland, Namibia, with professional interpretations of selected New Testament texts, effectively demonstrating the capacity of grassroots interpretations to destabilise, challenge and nuance dominant professional interpretations.

Earthbodies

Earthbodies

Author: Glen A. Mazis

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791454185

Category: Philosophy

Page: 269

View: 175

Shows how our cultural misconceptions about the body distort its capacities and lead to personal and social ills.

A Touch of Doubt

A Touch of Doubt

Author: Rachel Aumiller

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110624335

Category: Religion

Page: 225

View: 248

What can we know about ourselves and the world through the sense of touch and what are the epistemic limits of touch? Scepticism claims that there is always something that slips through the epistemologist’s grasp. A Touch of Doubt explores the significance of touch for the history of philosophical scepticism as well as for scepticism as an embodied form of subversive political, religious, and artistic practice. Drawing on the tradition of scepticism within nineteenth- and twentieth-century continental philosophy and psychoanalysis, this volume discusses how the sense of touch uncovers contradictions within our knowledge of ourselves and the world. It questions 1) what we can know through touch, 2) what we can know about touch itself, and 3) how our experience of touching the other and ourselves throws us into a state of doubt. This volume is intended for students and scholars who wish to reconsider the experience of touching in intersections of philosophy, religion, art, and social and political practice.

Touch Everybody with the Light of Your Heart

Touch Everybody with the Light of Your Heart

Author: Ivanna Spencer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477103388

Category: Self-Help

Page: 138

View: 264

Ivanna Spencers book is an extraordinary account of the authors spiritual journey and the teaching she received from high-multidimensional beings during meditation and channelling. The book explains how we can all connect with the divine Source, its Angels, the teachers and the knowledge of the universe which is embedded in us. According to Ivanna, our existence is not limited to a third-density reality but we are spiritually connected to the whole creation and the cosmic consciousness. When we allow love and light to enter our life and make them our driving force, a world of great opportunity will open up to us. The book will teach you to collect your tools and recognize your special talents which can set you free from fragmentation and limitation.

The Alchemy of Illness

The Alchemy of Illness

Author: Kat Duff

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0679420533

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 159

View: 471

Discusses the meaning of illness and health, looks at western attitudes towards illness, and describes the lessons we learn from being sick

In touch with the future

In touch with the future

Author: Alberto Gallace

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191501807

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

View: 132

Out of all the human senses, touch is the one that is most often unappreciated, and undervalued. Yet, the surface of the human body, the skin, is actually one huge sheet of tactile receptors. It provides us with the means to connect with our surroundings. Despite the important role that vision plays in our everyday lives, it is the skin that constitutes both the oldest, and by far the largest of our sense organs. The skin protects our body from the external world and, at the same time, informs us about what occurs on its surface. In Touch With The Future explores the science of touch, bringing together the latest findings from cognitive neuroscience about the processing of tactile information in humans. The book provides a comprehensive overview of scientific knowledge regarding themes such as tactile memory, tactile awareness (consciousness), tactile attention, the role of touch in interpersonal and sexual interactions, and the neurological substrates of touch. It highlights the many ways in which our growing understanding of the world of touch can, and in some cases already are, being applied in the real world in everything from the development of virtual reality (VR) environments, tablet PCs, mobile phones, and even teledildonics - the ultimate frontier in terms of adult entertainment. In addition, the book shows how the cognitive neuroscience approach to the study of touch can be applied to help improve the design of many real-world applications/products as well as to many of our everyday experiences, such as those related to the appreciation of food, marketing, packaging design, the development of enhanced sensory substitution systems, art, and man-machine interfaces. Crucially, the authors makes a convincing argument for the view that one cannot really understand touch, especially not in a real-world context, without placing it in a multisensory context. That is, the senses interact to influence tactile perception in everything - from changing the feel of a surface or product by changing the sound it makes or the fragrance it has. For students and researchers in the brain sciences, this book presents a valuable and fascinating exploration into one of our least understood senses

Pastoral Care from the Pulpit

Pastoral Care from the Pulpit

Author: J. LeBron McBride

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317786528

Category: Psychology

Page: 120

View: 469

Learn to apply the lessons found in the Bible to the struggles of day-to-day life Pastoral Care from the Pulpit connects the head, heart, and soul issues of everyday life, presenting a pastoral care approach to preaching and teaching practical Christianity. This powerful, progressive book gives hope to anyone struggling to survive and thrive as a spiritual person in difficult times. The author, a practicing psychotherapist who is also an ordained minister, explores Biblical stories and passages to find practical motivations for living as a Christian, offering encouragement to those suffering from a lack of purpose, identity, or acceptance. Pastoral Care from the Pulpit makes creative use of counseling and pastoral care principles to serve as a handbook for spiritual survival against life’s everyday challenges. The book is an outgrowth of sermons delivered by the author at First Christian Church in Rome, Georgia, creative explorations of the Bible that blend theology with preaching to remain relevant to real life. It can be read a chapter at a time for daily affirmation, or taught one chapter a week as a class study; questions are provided at the end of each chapter to encourage reflection. Pastoral Care from the Pulpit provides positive principles for living and powerful encouragements for transformation during life’s journey. The book includes: The Transforming Power of Touch (Matthew 8:40-48) Seeing Possibilities and Potentialities in Your Identity (Mark 10:46-52) Does God Put You to the Test or Take the Test for You? (Genesis 22:1-18) A Not-So-Modest Proposal: Follow Jesus (Matthew 4:18-23) Wandering into Far Countries: With Whom Are You Traveling? (Luke 15:11-31) Finding Freedom from False Assumptions (John 14:25-27) Saying YES to the Way of Jesus (John 10:10) Drinking Out of a Glass with a Hole in the Bottom (Jeremiah 2:1-13) and much more! Pastoral Care from the Pulpit is an invaluable aid for ministers, chaplains, and pastoral counselors working with mainstream Christian denominations.

Touch Me ... Please

Touch Me ... Please

Author: Dr. Erica Goodstone

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780982430453

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 148

View: 115

Touch Me ... Please, the second book in A four part series, introduces the healing potential of simple touch, from a gentle touch on the shoulder by an acquaintance, to the warm fuzzy feeling you get when your favorite pet cuddles up to you, or the wondrously tingly and pleasurable sensations of your intimate lover's touch. This beautiful Ebook is sure to delight you with powerful real-life stories about the transformative power of touch, current research, abundant exercises for self-analysis and partner sharing as well as a full explanation of the wide variety of available healing body therapies and healing somatic body psychotherapies.