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My Favorite Holding Photos (#4)

Surely one of the best treatments for PTSD. #holding #sanctuary #PTSD pic.twitter.com/zxFeJnGOUp — Barbara Bassett (@comforting4all) August 18, 2016

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Holding (aka Cuddling): Not Just for Kids and Couples Anymore

    Here’s a collection of recent videos, websites and other info on the new trend of comforting, platonic touch, even between strangers. Read below to find out about cuddle parties, professional cuddling, and even a new cuddle app! I’m so … Continue reading

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My Favorite Holding Photos (#3): Compassion on a Park Bench

Just an ordinary city scene–with a brief glimpse of the great Comforting Heart of the cosmos. http://everynownzen.wordpress.com/2010/03/14/compassion/

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My Favorite Holding Photos (#2): Meerkat Affection

This looks like Mama Meerkat comforting a youngster (although I suppose it could be Grandpa propping himself up). It’s always nice to see affectionate touch, even between small desert mammals–BB        http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/picturesoftheday/8359278/Pictures-of-the-day-3-March-2011.html?image=5

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My Favorite Holding Photos (#1): Bad Day in Iraq

I’m going to start posting links to pictures that show “non-traditional” holding–that is, other than between mother and child or romantic partners.  Here’s the first:     http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2011/11/11/Iconic-photo-of-Toledoans-shows-human-side-of-bad-day-in-Iraq.html

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