Nov. 30, 2022

Ep 23- The healing power of touch

Ep 23- The healing power of touch

For the second episode in our series on using our senses to help us emotionally regulate, we are joined by Melody Granzow. Melody is a licensed clinical social worker, registered 500 hour yoga instructor, and social work professor. She's also one of our favorite humans.

Not only do we talk about the power of touch, we also touch on the vestibular sense and the proprioceptive sense. We give some examples of things you can integrate into your coping skills tool box.

**Kathy wildly got the name of the books about sensory processing issues wrong. She meant to say "The Out of Sync Child", and "The Out of Sync Child Has Fun". Both of these books are by Carol Stock Kranowitz. You can find more information here.

References and Credits

Here is a great powerpoint on sensory processing issues.

Article about affective touch and autism.

Meaning makes affective touch research article

Feeding the senses helps regulate emotions part 1

Feeding the senses helps regulate emotions part 2

Article about mindfulness in schools.

More information about EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)

More info about "brushing"

Artwork by Matthew Gwaltney-

Editing by Ryan Merrill

Intro Music is "Call to Adventure" Kevin MacLeod ( under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

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Melody is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered 500 hr yoga teacher and social work professor. She is passionate about teaching about trauma informed care and practice in all of these settings.