The physiological and emotional effects of touch: Assessing a hand-massage intervention with high self-critics

@article{Maratos2017ThePA,
  title={The physiological and emotional effects of touch: Assessing a hand-massage intervention with high self-critics},
  author={Frances A. Maratos and Joana Duarte and Christopher Barnes and Kirsten McEwan and Paul Gilbert},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},
  year={2017},
  volume={250},
  pages={221-227}
}
Research demonstrates that highly self-critical individuals can respond negatively to the initial introduction of a range of therapeutic interventions. Yet touch as a form of therapeutic intervention in self-critical individuals has received limited prior investigation, despite documentation of its beneficial effects for well-being. Using the Forms of Self-Criticism/Self-Reassuring Scale, 15 high- and 14 low- self-critical individuals (from a sample of 139 females) were recruited to assess how… CONTINUE READING

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