Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare. ~ Audre Lorde

Anxiety? Panic attacks? PTSD? Stress?

Have you ever tried to hack yourself to help balance emotions, with very simple and comfortable "self-hugs"?

Very easy and useful hack to learn and share around!


Self-Holding Hacks

guidelines for a simple yet powerful exercise, if you give it a chance. The simultaneous placing of hands on – and thus connecting of- important centers (brain, heart, stomach..) can have an effect on the nervous system and help balance emotions on a daily basis. Importantly, it can open a “path back home” to a calm composed state in case of a crisis/panic.



MÃOZADA - The Handshake : A (tactical) hands massage manual

We are happy to share a manual we have created for everyone to enjoy simple yet powerful hands massage.

You are free to print, copy, circulate, and remix as you please. It was conceived as a gift; please use it as such.

Love to our friends and to all those yet-strangers who will become friends after a good handshake! <3

A few words on ethical conduct in massage

* Always observe the precautions and contraindications, consult...
* No discriminative or prejudiced speech, attitude or behaviour, no violence, harassment..
* Observe hygiene and safety rules..
* Be transparent and honest about your actual qualifications ..
* Do not give a massage to someone who is not quite sure they want one..

Discover what we are currently working on and enjoy the free resources we have created in the Projects section in the sidebar. For more perspectives on care, browse through a thematic collection of articles, health info-sheets, first aid guidelines, zines and manuals in the Care section. Concerned about digital security, privacy rights ? Get more info and find some tools to protect yourself, your communications and data in the Ethical Tactical Tech Section.


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