View Full Version : Hug and Smile Therapy

07-19-2010, 10:25 AM
Something that I find helpful is to practice smile and hug therapies. They suggest inhaling through your nose and on the exhale through your lungs let a big smile spread across your face. It tricks your brain into thinking that you are happy.

Also, I find hugging helpful. Just a nice calm hug with someone you really love. It seems to allow stress to escape form somewhere.

Hope this helps someone,
Take Care All,

05-04-2011, 07:12 AM
Tried it and it works makes me feel a lot happier.As for the hugs havnt tried that but im sure that works even better.Hugs make everything better.

05-04-2011, 06:35 PM
I find if I've had a bad day you can't beat a great hug to make it all feel a lot better. Safe and sound in the arms of someone you love. Great !!!!

06-10-2011, 03:34 PM
Hi there,
Thanks for the info.

06-14-2011, 06:25 PM
Lalm, I find that true for me too. Sometimes I have to remind myself to smile even when I don't feel like it. I do feel a little better.

One thing I like to do is put a hand over my heart as a comforting touch and then put my other hand on top, gripping it really hard. I feel reassured by it, not so alone, and it just feels like I'm giving the childhood me a little hand squeeze. :)