What we're about

Dear Cuddler,

Welcome to Cuddle Sanctuary! Our mission is to shift the culture to a more compassionate world that’s safe for affection and connection for everyone.

My name is Jean Franzblau, and I'm the Founder. I became fascinated with cuddling quite by accident. I had heard of the concept of adults cuddling platonically but I couldn’t find anything like that in Los Angeles.

Years went by until I finally found an event. It was worth the wait! I was amazed how much better I felt. At that point I didn’t even know about the science behind it all. Soothing, touch can lower stress, boost heart health, improve the immune system, and help a person sleep better.

Cuddle Sanctuary offers outdoor, Covid-safe events and virtual ones, too. We also train professional cuddlers and cuddle event leaders and offer racial equity scholarships.

We've been featured on BuzzFeed, Rolling Stone, Dr. Phil, Keeping Up with the Kardashians and The Bachelorette.

I hope you find something useful here or our website or enjoy the free videos I've created as "Cuddle Queen Jean" on YouTube. You can also find us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

Again, welcome to Cuddle Sanctuary!

Jean

PS: If you're seeking a one-on-one session with a professional cuddler, go to CuddleSanctuary.com and click "Services."

Upcoming events (4+)

Certification Program for Professional Cuddlers

Online event

Now enrolling for program starting October 17, 2021. Learn more here:
http://cuddlesanctuary.com/certification-program-for-professional-cuddlers/

Yes! You Can Earn Money Helping People Feel Loved and Cared For!

Even if you’ve never given a professional cuddling session before in your life and just have a dream…

**** Financial Aid Program and Racial Equity Scholarships available****

HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT TO YOURSELF…

“I’m an empath. I really want to use my gifts to make a difference in people’s lives.”
“I know that human touch has such power. The world needs more kindness and compassion – the pandemic has made that need even more urgent.”
“I know people might not understand what I’m even doing, but I feel called to do this. I want to be a professional cuddler!”

I feel you!

I laugh a lot these days, but it wasn’t always like that.

For years I was single, independent and yet knew I was missing something.

One time I was on a business trip and feeling lonely. I picked out a man and cornered him into a date. It was a miserable experience.

I wasn’t being honest with him because I was actually confused. I thought I wanted a sexual experience (and that’s a perfectly valid thing to want), but that wasn’t it at all.

It took me a long time to figure it out.

My needs for affection were not being met.

I had heard of the concept of adults cuddling non-sexually but I couldn’t find anything like that in Los Angeles. Years went by until I finally found an event. It was worth the wait! I was amazed how much better I felt. At that point I didn’t even know about the science behind it all.

I just knew in my gut that I needed more cuddling in my life, and I wanted to share it with the world.

And so I started Cuddle Sanctuary and that changed everything. Now I make a contribution to my community that I can be proud of and see deposits in my bank account that make me feel valued.

I have the connection, intimacy, meaning and fun I’ve always wanted, and it just keeps getting better.

Unfortunately, there are people who dearly want to do this work yet give up on their dream.

They struggle because the people around them don’t understand this calling and they don’t have the support they need. The whole endeavor begins to feel impossible. I don’t want that to be you!

Earn a Professional Cuddler Certification

Get Started On the Path to Being a Professional Cuddler
The Cuddle Sanctuary Professional Cuddler Certification Program is a live online course designed to help you deliver cuddle sessions with professionalism and self-assurance. You will also learn skills to deliver virtual sessions. I expect a boost in demand for professional cuddling when the pandemic is over. Let’s change the world together!

What’s Included?

-12 hours of live training with a master professional cuddler
-Fellow students/colleagues with whom you will be training
- Lifetime access to online course materials

I’m Jean Franzblau, and I’ll be your instructor.

I’m the Founder of Cuddle Sanctuary – the Los Angeles destination for professional cuddling since 2014. I have a warm, upbeat teaching style honed by my 18 years as a corporate trainer. I studied facilitation with Cuddle Party and the Association for Talent Development. I’m a Certified Professional Cuddler and am a cum laude graduate from UCLA. I’ve continued my professional development with the Connection Institute. You can find my writing in the Consent Guidebook or look up my appearances on BuzzFeed, Good Mythical Morning, Dr. Phil, LA Times, and Rolling Stone.

Now enrolling for program starting October 17, 2021. Learn more here:
http://cuddlesanctuary.com/certification-program-for-professional-cuddlers/

Be a Professional Cuddler - The Basics (Virtual)

Online event

When the COVID-19 crisis subsides, there may be a surge of interest in professional cuddling. If you're curious about it, now's the time to do some research!

GET REGISTRATION INFO NOW: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/1/23glqtm

* Are you a people person with lots of compassion, kindness and love to share?

* Do you want to help make the world a more affectionate place?

* Can you see yourself providing hugs and platonic touch as part of your career?

Similar in some ways to a massage therapist, Professional Cuddlers provide clients with caring, platonic touch for a set amount of time – typically an hour. Because cuddling is a new profession, you probably have lots of questions.

Cuddle Sanctuary offers this 45-minute webinar to provide you practical information about this unique career.

Here are the topics we’ll cover:

Overview of Cuddle Sessions
In this section, we'll break down three different types of cuddle sessions. You'll also get some tips on establishing consent.

What Happens During A Session?
We'll clarify what a session can be like at the beginning, middle, and end. You'll have a better picture of what it's like to do this work.

Your Safety
We'll give you four suggestions to help keep you safe.

Money
Can you make a living at this? We'll share the numbers with you!

Getting Started
We’ll discuss what you can do to get started so you can get yourself out there.

Bonuses and More Education

As a bonus, we'll share with you a free resource with lots more tips for staying safe on the job. We'll also tell you how you can get more training if you're feeling inspired.

You will gain:

* Information about the business of cuddling from professionals already doing it

* Insight on whether being a Professional Cuddler is truly a fit for you

* Ideas on how to start or grow your cuddling business

Your Instructors:

JEAN FRANZBLAU:

Hi! I’m the Founder of Cuddle Sanctuary – the Los Angeles destination for touch positive events and professional cuddling since 2014. Cuddling has transformed my life in so many ways - I want to share what I've learned with you. I’m known for having a fun, upbeat training style honed by my 18 years as a corporate trainer. I studied facilitation with Cuddle Party and the Association of Talent Development and am a Certified Professional Cuddler. In terms of schooling, I graduated cum laude with a BA in communications from UCLA. I've been featured on TLC, Good Mythical Morning and Dr. Phil.

FEI WYATT:

Hi! I'm a Certified Professional Cuddler who believes in the healing power of unconditional love and affection. I create safe, gentle spaces for connection, self-care, and personal growth. I love how cuddling peels down layers and allows for authentic connections with ourselves and others. To expand our industry, I founded CuddleXpo – the first convention for professional cuddlers. I'm also the owner of Heartfelt Cuddle Therapy and Relational Coaching and have been featured on BuzzFeed, 60 Second Docs and Rolling Stone.

Webinar Details

Experience this webinar from your PC, Mac, iPhone, Android or tablet

Mark your calendar and get ready to take notes!

GET REGISTRATION INFO NOW: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/1/23glqtm

COST:
This event is free.
If you'd like to support Cuddle Sanctuary's free programming, you can contribute here: https://paypal.me/cuddlesanctuary

Got questions? Contact [masked] or call (323)[masked] (HUGS).

How to Lead Amazing Cuddle Events (Virtual)

Online event

• Are you interested in leading your own cuddle events

• Do you worry about “incidents” happening?

You can learn the techniques to guide your event so that more people attend and everyone feels safe and has fun.

The best way to lead events that include touch is by using time-tested consent skills and tools.

Once you master these five techniques, you will be on your way to lead events that attendees flock to, talk about, and recommend. And you'll really help people!

In this webinar you will:

• Learn just what to say so that attendees know you are “consent-positive”

• Discover how to empower your attendees so they know it’s okay to say “no”

• Learn how to model consent behavior so attendees follow your lead

• Practice consent exercises so that you can deliver them yourself

This webinar guarantees an increase in your confidence as a leader. You'll leave the experience with actions you can apply immediately, and the inspiration to go for it.

Stop worrying about how your events will go and learn what you can do to minimize drama and maximize connection, delight, and fun.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:

"...absolutely outstanding...excellent presenter, tons of takeaways. Loved."

"Very informative!"

"The material was super concise and well prepared...The content should be considered nuts and bolts for any public event including touch."

Be a Professional Cuddler - The Basics (Virtual)

Online event

When the COVID-19 crisis subsides, there may be a surge of interest in professional cuddling. If you're curious about it, now's the time to do some research!

GET REGISTRATION INFO NOW: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/1/23glqtm

* Are you a people person with lots of compassion, kindness and love to share?

* Do you want to help make the world a more affectionate place?

* Can you see yourself providing hugs and platonic touch as part of your career?

Similar in some ways to a massage therapist, Professional Cuddlers provide clients with caring, platonic touch for a set amount of time – typically an hour. Because cuddling is a new profession, you probably have lots of questions.

Cuddle Sanctuary offers this 45-minute webinar to provide you practical information about this unique career.

Here are the topics we’ll cover:

Overview of Cuddle Sessions
In this section, we'll break down three different types of cuddle sessions. You'll also get some tips on establishing consent.

What Happens During A Session?
We'll clarify what a session can be like at the beginning, middle, and end. You'll have a better picture of what it's like to do this work.

Your Safety
We'll give you four suggestions to help keep you safe.

Money
Can you make a living at this? We'll share the numbers with you!

Getting Started
We’ll discuss what you can do to get started so you can get yourself out there.

Bonuses and More Education

As a bonus, we'll share with you a free resource with lots more tips for staying safe on the job. We'll also tell you how you can get more training if you're feeling inspired.

You will gain:

* Information about the business of cuddling from professionals who’s already doing it

* Insight on whether being a Professional Cuddler is truly a fit for you

* Ideas on how to start or grow your cuddling business

Your Instructors:

JEAN FRANZBLAU:

Hi! I’m the Founder of Cuddle Sanctuary – the Los Angeles destination for touch positive events and professional cuddling since 2014. Cuddling has transformed my life in so many ways - I want to share what I've learned with you. I’m known for having a fun, upbeat training style honed by my 18 years as a corporate trainer. I studied facilitation with Cuddle Party and the Association of Talent Development and am a Certified Professional Cuddler. In terms of schooling, I graduated cum laude with a BA in communications from UCLA. I've been featured on TLC, Good Mythical Morning and Dr. Phil.

FEI WYATT:

Hi! I'm a Certified Professional Cuddler who believes in the healing power of unconditional love and affection. I create safe, gentle spaces for connection, self-care, and personal growth. I love how cuddling peels down layers and allows for authentic connections with ourselves and others. To expand our industry, I founded CuddleXpo – the first convention for professional cuddlers. I'm also the owner of Heartfelt Cuddle Therapy and Relational Coaching and have been featured on BuzzFeed, 60 Second Docs and Rolling Stone.

Webinar Details

Experience this webinar from your PC, Mac, iPhone, Android or tablet

Mark your calendar and get ready to take notes!

GET REGISTRATION INFO NOW: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/1/23glqtm

COST:
This event is free.
If you'd like to support Cuddle Sanctuary's free programming, you can contribute here: https://paypal.me/cuddlesanctuary

Got questions? Contact [masked] or call (323)[masked] (HUGS).

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