The butterfly hug for the coronavirus


Ignacio Jarero has used YouTube to show how to do “The Butterfly Hug for the Coronavirus Pandemic.”

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This is the transcription of his YouTube video:

Hello, I am Dr. Ignacio Jarero, also known as Dr. Nacho. I am a field worker, mental health professional with almost 200 deployments around the world, working in worst case scenarios after natural or human disasters. I would like to share with you what I have been using over the past 23 years for my emotional self-care during deployment. The name of this is “The Butterfly Hug.” The Butterfly Hug was developed by the Mexican clinician named Lucina or Lucy Artigas, following Hurricane Paulina in 1998 in Mexico. Since that time, it has been used around the world in many settings, with thousands of children, adolescents and adults who have experienced adverse life experiences.


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Jarero, I. (2020). The butterfly hug for the coronavirus. In M. Luber's (Ed.), EMDR resources in the era of COVID-19 (pp. 107-108). Author



“The butterfly hug for the coronavirus,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed September 27, 2020,

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