Did you know that couples in a secure relationship experience less depression and anxiety and increased physical health?
In ‘the hand holding experiment’, scientists administered a small electric shock to one partner whilst her partner held her hand. MRI results showed that if you are securely attached in a threat situation, such as receiving a small electric shock, holding your loved one’s hand literally changes how your brain perceives and responds to the threat, and how you perceive the shock.
This is also why disconnections over seemingly small things can cause us to react as if we had been deeply wounded! Our brain craves the safety of a secure partner bond.
All couples fight or find they become distant from one another at times – the secret to a loving, healthy bond is knowing how to reconnect.
If you want to know more about reviving your tired relationship, or repairing a failing one, or you simply want to feel closer and more connected; sign up for our next ‘Conversations for Connection’ workshop for couples!