The Healing Power of Hugs

11 December, 2018
Hugs let others know how we feel, but did you know they're also good for your health? Find out more about the healing power of hugs here.

Have you heard about the healing power of hugs?

Hugs create a special link between the mind, body and emotions.

Hugs may not solve anything, but they’re comforting. When someone wraps their arms around us, it can rebuild the parts of us that have been broken by time, ward off loneliness and fears, and fill us with happiness.

As incredible as it may seem, there are some people who don’t like to be hugged because they feel uncomfortable or like their personal space is being invaded. However, in reality, everyone needs someone to warmly embrace them at some point or another in their lives.


Hundreds of Hugs are Just Waiting for Us

A small hug can dry tears, a small word of kindness can fill us with happiness and a little smile can change the world. These are the little things that fill our world with happiness and love.

We could write a book on all the types of hugs in existence. There are as many types of hugs as there are people, situations and relationships depending on the type of message they’re meant to communicate.

Some of these include bear hugs, side hugs, hugging from behind, and even group hugs.

Overall, all of these hugs are healers as they contribute to your psychological well-being and emotional development. With this simple gesture, we gets hundreds of priceless sensations that transcend description.

Want to know more? Read: 7 Habits of Emotionally Intelligent People


Do You Know How to Hug?

One embraces others like they embrace life. One embraces life the way they’re embraced.

Knowing how to hug requires only a full heart and a body to melt into the other person. However, for a hug to transmit all we’re feeling, you also need to know how to hug yourself.

If you hug yourself, you love yourself. If you love yourself, you know yourself. And if you know yourself, you develop yourself. After all, holding yourself in your arms frees your emotions and allows you to have a good life.

The Healing Power of Hugs

A hug is a poem written on the skin that protects us from false love, dependence, idealization and anything that may weaken or impoverish us, safeguarding the courage and goodness within us.

Hugs validate our right to exist and to be who we are, to need, touch, be happy and healthy and to create, be intimate and free to love.

It’s hard to list all the benefits that hugs have to offer, given how many there are. However, here’s just a few benefits from the power of hugs. Hugs:

  • Reduce stress.
  • Provide security and protection, or at least make us feel safe and secure.
  • Help improve your self-esteem.
  • Transmit energy and strength.
  • Improve interpersonal relations.
  • Make you feel at ease.

Don’t forget to read: The Power of Hugs: Benefits to Your Health


Hugs, a Caress from the Soul

It’s said that every time we hug someone warmly, we gain a day of life. –Paulo Coelho

Hugging deepens the roots of affection. Our most meaningful memories often contain hugs, because they are comforting. Hugging is a wonderful way to give love to those around us and caress their souls.

Hugs are often the best therapy, as they make us feel renewed and deserving of love. Each hug has its own language, which makes it the quickest way for two souls to communicate.

That means you can say more with a hug than words. Embracing each other fills us with happiness and transmits a certain peacefulness that’s immensely relaxing.

Hugs are a truly reliable source of caring communication that enables us to better understand how we and those around us feel. They’re a great way to show  love and support.

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading this article on the power of hugs!

Polard, A (2014). 4 Benefits of Hugs, for Mind and Body. Retrieved from