The power of touch

  • Sat 27 Aug 22

    10:00 - 12:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Essex Business School; room 2.65

  • Event speaker

    Dr Charlotte Krahé (University of Liverpool) and Maria Renshaw (Beautiful Bonds)

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Psychology, Department of

  • Contact details

    Maria Laura Filippetti (Essex Babylab)

Essex Babylab invites parents with babies, parents-to-be, and anyone interested in baby development to monthly Coffee Mornings where we share research insights and practical tips to facilitate positive baby development.

Many parents often feel that they need to read parenting textbooks and follow specific rules to be good parents. We want to help them recognise that they have all it takes to be the real experts of their own baby. By sharing science-based information and up-to-date research discoveries, we aim to show that there's no clear 'manual' to follow during your journey into parenthood.

Each month, our Coffee Mornings will feature a specific theme. This month we will be talking about touch. We will be joined (virtually) by Dr Charlotte Krahé (University of Liverpool) who will give us insights from the latest research on gentle, stroking 'affective touch', and its role in bonding and early development.

The workshop will be run by Maria Renshaw from Beautiful Bonds, a fully qualified carrying consultant and trained breastfeeding counsellor.

Not been to an in-person event with your baby? Don’t worry, a lot of people are in the same boat. We have set up a supervised play area, and we do not expect babies to be quiet throughout the event.

Admission is free, and all are welcome.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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