Science proves it! Easy ways to give comfort
Offer an encouraging word!
Studies show that comforting someone is often just one compliment away! The Harvard
Business Review reports that 88% of people associate kind words with a feeling of being valued, and that receiving a compliment automatically boosts their mood and helps enhance relationships.
Heal with a simple hug!
Never underestimate the healing power of touch. A recent study at the Touch Research Institute in Miami showed that when pressure receptors on the skin are stimulated, stress hormones fade and the “feel good” hormone oxytocin floods the brain, fostering feelings of trust in both the hugged and the hugger!
Smiling warmly at a stranger can instantly help them feel better! Studies show that when we see another person smile, “mirror” neurons in our brains are activated, which trick us into thinking we were the ones who smiled, causing us to feel the same joy and comfort!