Sunday, March 2, 2014

Do You Know Why Falling In Love Feels so Good?

Love under an umbrella.  Posted by Patricia Stimac. Today, Kent and I learned about the "Cuddle Hormone." 

We were listening to Dawson Church, PhD, a well known  health writer and researcher and editor of Energy Psychology talk about relationships. 

So often we hear couples explain how when they met, it just felt so right.  And, I remember how ecstatic I was when Kent came into my life.

Dr. Church explained that couples in love initially feel so fantastic because of the "Cuddle Hormone."  This euphoria lasts for about a year.  During that time, two people just want to cuddle, to be near one another.  They can't get enough of each other. 

After that year, the "hormone" dramatically drops.  This is the time when people in relationship can seem to fall out of love and the two may move on to other relationships.  Mother Nature, you see, wants diversity in the gene pool so the "Cuddle Hormone" is doing its job perfectly.

So how to maintain an ongoing healthy, happy, so-in-love relationship?  Well, that's when relationship skills come in handy.
Dawson Church
As I've already written about, Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as EFT, is one of those tools.  It can help individuals see through the ecstacy to reality during that first year and to heal developmental wounds that interfer with connection after that. 

The two of us tapped through the exercises Dr. Church lead.  We were both profoundly moved.  Good stuff!

You can learn more about Dr. Church, EFT and the World Tapping Summit at this website.

And if you would like to develop some of your relationship skills, you may wish to consider our premarital sessions.  For more information, call us at 206-789-9788 or through our website.

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