What we're about
Join us for a beautiful opportunity to grow and authentically connect with others. We come together to learn and practice the skills we need to ask for what we want in life, to say "no" to the things we don't want, to become empowered and build trust in our own ability to take care of ourself, to honour our own experiences and emotions as well as those of others, to develop a new way of looking at rejection, to find our voice and to learn ways to compassionately communicate with those around us.
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, and 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.)
The workshop is open to everyone! It is great for those who are single, and for those in a relationship. You can come with a date, come with a friend, or come by yourself. We have an incredibly welcoming, compassionate, and caring community and we love meeting new people.
And most importantly - There’s nothing that you have to do here. You are encouraged to find and express your boundaries, which will always be honoured. We create a space that is safe and supportive for everyone.
During the workshop, a trained facilitator and coach will gently lead you and the other guests through an orientation where you will learn how to make easy, respectful requests and communicate clear boundaries. 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 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.
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.
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 the 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 include a diverse group of about 20-50 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, or LGBTQ. If you would like to host an event for your special group in the Calgary, Alberta area, please send us a message!
See more information at: http://www.CuddleParty.com