You are invited to a Cuddle Party!
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.
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.
~~WHAT IS A CUDDLE PARTY!?~~
Cuddle Party is a 3 hour workshop experience where participants engage in communication exercises, explore touch in a non-sexual space, experience personal exploration and intimacy, and have fun with like minded friends from the community.
Cuddle Party is a formal, non-sexual event. It is a holistic, social environment, that attracts fascinating people from all walks of life. It provides a special and unique opportunity for connection, learning and growth.
You can come to a Cuddle Party to meet new people, to enjoy amazing conversations, to touch, to be touched, to have fun, to practice asking for what you want, to practice saying “no” to what you don’t want — all in a setting structured to be a safe place for exploration and enjoyment. Shucks, you can even come to a Cuddle Party just to cuddle!
~~BENEFITS OF ATTENDING~~
Nurturing and consensual loving touch is good for maintaing healthy blood pressure, a strong nervous system and a balanced emotional health. One’s ability to connect with and develop greater trust in others is emphasized during the group exchanges during the Cuddle Party. Self-care is a cornerstone of the Cuddle Party experience.
Cuddle Party lets you:
* Learn clear and easy ways to communicate
* Set limits simply and straightforwardly
* Give and receive enjoyable non-sexual touch in a safe setting, where your boundaries are respected.
At a Cuddle Party you gain:
* Clarity and confidence
* Boundary and communication skills
* Comfort, support and encouragement
* The secrets to welcome, relaxed, non-sexual touch
The skills you learn at Cuddle Party translate into every day life, right from the start. When boundaries and consent are clear, every relationship is easier.
~~WHAT WILL THE EVENING LOOK LIKE?~~
We open with a Welcome Circle - about 1 hour for everyone to introduce themselves, to go over the 11 Cuddle Party rules, and to participate in a few ice-breaker exercises to help everyone get comfortable. Angela teaches communication and boundary skills in ways that are lighthearted and fun.
Then we open up for ‘free-style’ cuddling. You have plenty of time to relax, share a hug, give or recieve a back rub, have a conversation, snuggle up with friends new and old, draw, journal, laugh, practice saying 'No', or just unwind after a long day.
Typically, people enjoy foot-rubs, back rubs, spooning, nuzzling, and just generally snuggling up together. Some people like to settle in for a period of time, others like to try shorter times with a variety of people.
At the end, we close with a short closing circle.
People of all ages (18+), genders, sexual orientations, body shapes/sizes/abilities, cultural backgrounds, and relationship statuses are welcome to attend! New people are encouraged to join.
If you are in a relationship, we ask that you check in with yourself and/or your partner(s) to ensure that attending the Cuddle Party falls within your relationship agreements before attending. :)
I ask that you come with a thoughtful and open mind; A fun-loving, compassionate, and non-judgmental attitude; And a willingness to act with integrity in a conscious and mindful way.
Sound like something you are interested in?
Awesome, here are the details :)
TIME: Doors open at 6:30pm, registration is complete by 6:50. The doors are locked and event starts at 7:00pm sharp. The cuddle party comes to a close at 10pm.
ARRIVE ON TIME: The opening Welcome Circle is for introductions and to go over the rules of Cuddle Party. This is an important aspect of the Cuddle Party experience and creates a safe container for all participants. It is essential that everyone be on time.
LOCATION: The event is happening at Scarboro Community Centre,[masked] Ave SW, Calgary, AB. The doors and a large parking lot are located on the South side, beside the tennis courts - which is accessible via 15th Avenue. Please use the parking lot, as we don’t want to take up the residential parking spaces on the street.
WHAT TO WEAR: Comfortable, non-binding, clothing (sweat pants, loose cotton, pajamas, onesies: think comfy, not sexy). This will be a shoe-free environment, so please bring and wear clean socks. Please avoid using strong scents, as some people are sensitive to them.
WHAT TO BRING: Please bring pillows and blankets/mats to contribute to our cuddle space for the evening! Please also bring a water bottle, and a snack for yourself (or to share with the group) if you would like. :)
This is a drug & alcohol free event. Please arrive and maintain an ability to give and practice active non-sexual consent.
▶▶▶ Love Exchange: $35 ◀◀◀
Please get your ticket online: http://calgary-cuddle-party.eventbrite.com/
OR via e-transfer: [masked]. Please add a comment to the e-transfer stating your name, the date of the event you plan to attend, and your email address. Use the password: connection.
Please send me a message if money is a concern. There may be donated spots available, and if not I would be happy to arrange some other exchange. :)
For more information please visit http://www.cuddleparty.com/
About the Facilitator:
Angela is a Life & Relationship Coach, Community Organizer, Cuddle Party facilitator, Healer, Artisan and mom of 3 children. She is educated in Psychology (with a thesis in social cognition), and has experience in Mental Health, Research, Social Work, and Crisis Counselling. Angela has been part of the Calgary Tantra community since 2014, where she started working with and became mentored by its founder: Rovena Skye. Since joining, Angela has attended and assisted in the planning, organization and facilitation of more than 100 workshops on vulnerability, managing emotional triggers, fearless relating (with self, others, and the world), conscious relationships, compassionate communication, and sacred sexuality. Through these experiences, Angela has also had the pleasure of meeting and studying under expert and master level Relationship Coaches, Sex Educators and Tantra teachers from all over the world.
Angela is passionate about supporting and empowering people, holding space for vulnerability and deep healing, and creating positive and meaningful social changes in our world. One of her favourite ways to do this is by facilitating Cuddle Parties, where people are offered an opportunity to authentically connect with others while learning about and practicing boundary setting, communication skills, and self-care. Angela also offers coaching sessions, private therapeutic cuddle sessions, energy healing sessions, and high vibrational handmade jewelry through Numinous Creations.
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Testimonials from others who have attended:
"Cuddle parties are a great way to meet new people and connect through the power of care, compassion, emotion and touch. I'd recommend this to any and everyone."
"Thank you so much for the chance to attend the cuddle party. I have been in a state of bliss ever since. The human contact, the respectful people in the group it was all amazing. The comfort for a man going through a divorce was amazing. Being able to approach women when your nervous about dating was awsome too. No stress, no pressure just approach anyone for a cuddle or hug. I hope to attend as often as possible."
“The cuddle parties are the highlight of my month. I look forward to each one and for, I wish they were more often. Really wonderful vibe and a safe space for creating connections and getting a big dose of oxytocin. I HIGHLY recommend going if you've never been.”
"I had the opportunity to go to a cuddle party hosted my Angela and Amber. At first I wasn't sure what to think, but as the evening progressed I was relieved to feel as safe as I did. Both Angela and Amber provided the best experience of feeling truly nurtured in the safe container of sacred space. There was no obligations or judgments from anyone and I felt very comfortable to laugh, cry and just be held safely. It was a beautiful experience that I would recommend to anyone!! Thanks again to you both for creating this space of compassionate energy! Much love."
"Relaxation, contentment, the warmth of a caring unjudging human touch. I forgot all my problems and could just focus on being with another person in a loving caring atmosphere."