If a therapist were to hug the patient on such an occasion, the risk is certainly less than it would be during a regular hugging “regimen.” Likewise, adverse inferences that others may draw should certainly be minimal. Touching in and of itself is not illegal.
Is it okay to ask your therapist for a hug?
Most therapists will ask clients if hugs or other touch, even something as small as a pat on the shoulder, would help or upset them. My middle-aged therapist does allow me to hug her; and I have — several times.
Do therapists ever hug their clients?
Therapists influenced by the humanistic and more recent recovery movements are more inclined to hug routinely at the end of sessions. Many therapists take a moderate position, offering a pat on the back or an occasional hug if the client asks for it or if a session is particularly grueling.
Is it normal to cry after therapy?
Its frustrating because therapy was supposed to make you feel better. Now youre feeling awful, maybe worse than before you started therapy. It is actually normal to occasionally feel bad or worse after therapy, especially during the beginning of your work with a therapist. It can be a sign of progress.
What is appropriate touch?
• No-one (staff, learners, volunteers or visitors) should be touched in a way that makes them. feel uncomfortable or unsafe. • Staffs ultimate aim for learners is that they are able to independently manage themselves. appropriately both in and out of school.