We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth. —Virginia Satir, family therapist and author.
Cuddle Party is a workshop in non-sexual touch, boundaries and communication, followed by a couple of hours, to put what you have learned into practice, by enjoying and exploring touch in a healthy and agreed upon way. (Think hugs, foot rubs, back rubs, spooning and just general non-sexual snuggling.)
A trained facilitator gently leads you and the other guests through an orientation, where you will learn to make easy, respectful requests and communicate clear boundaries, and where we’ll go over the simple rules. Then you’ll have plenty of time to relax, chat, cuddle, have a snack, or just hang out.
Cuddle Party is a non-sexual event! Everyone remains clothed in pajamas and agrees to the Cuddle Party Rules, which include:
* Arrive on time for the welcome circle/orientation. * Ask for what you want and get a verbal “yes” before proceeding. * You don’t have to cuddle anyone you don’t want to, or anyone at all, ever.
Some people are already comfortable with touch and can’t wait to be in a place where that’s OK. Others aren’t even sure they want any touch at all, but come to explore some communication skills. Others are just curious about what it might be like. Whatever your reasons, a Cuddle Party is a great playground for discovering more about yourself, for exploring new ways of connecting with others, or simply enjoying a relaxing, cozy evening with other cuddly souls.
Most Cuddle Parties (unless otherwise specified) include a diverse group of about 10-25 people. We often see a wide range of gender identities, sexual orientations, ages (18+ only), ethnicities, and ability levels. We are an inclusive community, open to everyone who is interested.
We can host parties for particular groups, like women only, or seniors, or singles. If you would like to host an event for your special group in the Calgary, Alberta area, contact a Calgary certified facilitator.
See more information at: www.CuddleParty.com
Check out the most recent interview with Donna Malchuk via Edmonton Breakfast Morning Show: (Cuddle Party videos #1 to #4 )