Touch: Touch is one of the sensations processed by the somatosensory system. Touch may also refer to: Haptic perception, the ability to recognise objects through touch. Haptic communication, the study of human touching behaviour. Haptic technology, technology that interfaces to the user via the sense of touch
I’ve always been funny about personal space,
Don’t come near my body don’t be near my face.
I need room to breathe, room just to be,
I need to be independent, in control, free.
Don’t know how to dance, don’t know where to begin,
Not comfortable with my body, feel strange in my skin.
Asked to move, to copy each other,
Can’t make up new movements, work with one another.
Uncomfortable feelings, very self aware,
A need to escape, be alone, not there.
Trusting each other, hands and feet touch.
Going through the motions, but not liking it much.
Aches and pains, releases of tension,
Talking, understanding, receiving attention.
Easier with time, becoming more free.
Loosening my body, feeling more like me.
Helping, healing, team work and such.
The wonder of movement, the magic of touch.
This poem is a out a new dance therapy group I have been attending to help mums with post-natal depression. I have found it very challenging, but it is helping!