Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Free Hugs...

Jom kawan2 kita wat campaign Free Hug.... tp tok Girls Only eh... Pengkid pon x leh join... :P

The Many Benefits of Hug Therapy

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The Free Hugs Campaign began as one person's attempt to make a difference and reach out to others to brighten their lives.

Juan Mann describes his inspiration as follows:

Standing there in the arrivals terminal, watching other passengers meeting their waiting friends and family, with open arms and smiling faces, hugging and laughing together, I wanted someone out there to be waiting for me. To be happy to see me. To smile at me. To hug me. So I got some cardboard and a marker and made a sign. I found the busiest pedestrian intersection in the city and held that sign aloft, with the words "Free Hugs" on both sides.

And for 15 minutes, people just stared right through me. The first person who stopped, tapped me on the shoulder and told me how her dog had just died that morning. How that morning had been the one year anniversary of her only daughter dying in a car accident. How what she needed now, when she felt most alone in the world, was a hug. I got down on one knee, we put our arms around each other and when we parted, she was smiling.

The effects of the Free Hugs campaign have become phenomenal on YouTube.

The Free Hug Campaign is meant to be a random act of kindness, a selfless act performed by a person for the sole reason of making others feel better.

The Free Hug Campaign uses elements of "hug therapy" or therapeutic hugging to make people feel better.

Selain itu...

Hugging for Your Heart

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"Scientists are increasingly interested in the possibility that positive emotions can be good for your health. This study has reinforced research findings that support from a partner, in this case a hug from a loved one, can have beneficial effects on heart health," said Dr. Charmaine Griffiths, spokesperson for the British Heart Foundation.

Indeed, a previous study, also led by Grewen, found that hugging and handholding reduces the effects of stress. Two groups of couples were asked to talk about an angry event, but one group had previously held hands and hugged, while the others sat alone. It was found that:

  • Blood pressure increased significantly more among the no-contact group as compared to the huggers.

  • Heart rate among those without contact increased 10 beats a minute, compared to five beats a minute for huggers.

What's more, Grewen suggests that warm contact such as hugs and hand-holding before the start of a rough day "could carry over and protect you throughout the day."

So marilah kita berhug2ing... :P yg couple2 tu jgn lak nak berhug2 ni eh... yang bukan muhrim tu pon sama... pompuan2 x per... jgn berhug2 ngan Pengkid korg da la... tu da kira dosa gak... hehe..

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