#acalltoarms

A Call to Arms: Solving Loneliness via Human Touch

Date TBA

Recording: A Call to Arms: Solving Loneliness via Human Touch, Date TBA

Loneliness is increasing, as are its related negative health outcomes: Inflammation, high blood pressure, immunodeficiency, and cortisol, in addition to depression, anxiety, anger, and social isolation. Missing from the discussion is our lack of human touch. In the era of #metoo, we have made human touch suspect and off limits. What don’t we understand about human touch? Do we know how to access it? How can we have both individual boundaries and a touch-rich environment? We’ll explore the historical and current cultural context for our lack of touch, look at some possible solutions, and provide participants a rare opportunity at SXSW to get out of their heads and into their bodies by sharing simple human touch with other participants.



Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Epiphany Jordan

Nurturing Human Touch

Janet Trevino

Touch Is Medicine

Details

Primary Entry:
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Format:

Dual

Type:

Session

Track:

Social & Global Impact presented by The Rockefeller Foundation

Level:

Beginner

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