The Hidden Power of Physical Connection


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Jim Coan is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and the Director of the Virginia Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Virginia. His research on handholding emphasizes the neuroscience of emotion and social relationships, and he has authored over 50 scientific articles. He is a recipient of the inaugural Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions from the Association for Psychological Science and the Early Career Award from the Society for Psychophysiological Research.

In this episode…

When the trials and distractions of life get in the way, how can physical touch make a difference? How can you can improve your marital relationship and strengthen your connection with your partner?

Through the use of physical touch and intuitive connections, you can create an abundance of opportunities to enhance not only your emotions and health but your partner’s as well. Jim Coan has studied the neuroscience of emotional closeness. His research uncovered the emotional catalyst of your partner’s touch, and he is here to share his insights with you.

In this episode of Our.Love Podcast, join Dr. Keely Sikes Rollings as she sits down with Jim Coan, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Virginia, to discuss the love scale of a physical connection. Jim talks about the psychological effect of physical touch, ways to enhance romance by physical communication, and his research into the power of handholding to protect against stress.

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