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This workshop and social event offers participants opportunities to learn about and practice communication, consent, and platonic touch. Attendees will practice identifying and asking for what they want, saying no to what they don’t want and yes to what they do want, and exploring platonic touch in a safe and inclusive environment. Our welcoming space makes this an ideal place to get nourished in a variety of ways. If you....

• are looking to connect with an inspiring community

• need a safe place to relax and rejuvenate

• desire physical contact with other people in a non-sexual way

• want to stretch out of your comfort zone

• often find yourself in the role of caretaker, but need a turn to be taken care of

• long to experience the benefits of nurturing and healing touch

....then our platonic touch workshop may be just what you have been looking for.

More details about this event:

WHAT TO EXPECT: The welcome circle and workshop begins promptly at 2:30pm, which will introduce participants to the rules of conduct and offer guided exercises to practice these rules. Afterwards, there will be approximaely two hours available for practicing touch, eating snacks, or just hanging out. Our event ends a few minutes before 6:00 with a brief closing circle.

PUNCTUALITY: Allow for traffic and parking in order to be on time. Doors open at 2:00 and close PROMPTLY at 2:30. In order to provide a safe and respectful environment for all participants, there will be no admittance after 2:30.

PARKING: There is limited street parking on San Diego Avenue, as well as surrounding streets like Santa Christina Court, Del Norte Avenue, East Hemlock Avenue, and East Ferndale Avenue. You may also park across the street at Columbia Park, near the tennis courts.

CLOTHING: Wear pajamas or comfortable lounge wear. Shoes are not allowed in the carpeted space where we will be gathering.

FOOD & BEVERAGE: You are invited and encouraged to bring snacks or non-alcoholic beverages to share with the group in the kitchen area.

PERSONAL HYGIENE: Avoid perfumes or any other strongly scented products, as some people may be sensitive to these. Make sure you have showered or bathed recently.

HEALTH: Stay at home if you have a potentially contagious illness. We’ll see you at the next one!

ALLERGIES: We have an indoor/outdoor cat that wanders through our space from time to time. If you have any sensitivities or allergies to cats, please bring appropriate medication or take care of yourself by not attending this event.

TICKETS: You must reserve your spot by purchasing a ticket through Eventbrite. Once you have purchased your ticket through Eventbrite, you will receive a confirmation email.

To learn more about our Platonic Touch workshop & Practice events (also known as Cuddle Parties), click here: http://www.cuddleparty.com/

ABOUT ME: I am a Certified Cuddle Party Facilitator. I also have ten years experience working in early childhood and parent education that help me bring empathy, compassion, clarity, creativity and strong leadership into my role as a Cuddle Party Facilitator. I love creating space for people to connect, nurture, play, and heal.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please message me through Eventbrite.

All good things, Autumn Vandiver

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WOMEN ONLY: Platonic Touch Workshop & Practice

This special edition platonic workshop and practice event is offered to women identified folks and those that identify as non-binary or gender queer. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/platonic-touch-workshop-practice-women-only-tickets-90669762701 At this event, participants will practice identifying and asking for what they want, saying no to what they don’t want and yes to what they do want, and experimenting with platonic touch in a safe, inclusive, and nurturing environment. If you... -are looking to connect with an inspiring community of women -long for nurturing and healing touch -need a safe place to relax and rejuvenate -desire physical contact with other people in a non-sexual way want to stretch out of your comfort zone -often find yourself in the role of caretaker, but need a turn to be taken care of -have no idea how to answer the question "what kind of touch do you like?" -feel overwhelmed by both a desire for connection and a desire to run away from connection ....then this women's only platonic touch workshop & practice may be just what you have been looking for! WHAT TO EXPECT: The welcome circle and workshop begins promptly at 2:30pm, which will introduce participants to one another and offer guided exercises and support to practice communication skills. Afterwards, there will be approximately two hours available for practicing touch, eating snacks, or just hanging out. Our event ends a few minutes before 6:00 with a brief closing circle. PUNCTUALITY: Allow time for losing your keys and getting caught in traffic and looking for parking in order to be on time. Doors open at 2:00 and close PROMPTLY at 2:30. In order to provide a safe and respectful environment for all participants, there will be no admittance after 2:30. PARKING: There is limited street parking on San Diego Avenue, as well as surrounding streets. You may also park across the street at Columbia Park, near the tennis courts. CLOTHING: Wear pajamas or comfortable lounge wear. Shoes are not allowed in the carpeted space where we will be gathering. FOOD & BEVERAGE: You are invited and encouraged to bring snacks, a potluck dish, or non-alcoholic beverages to share with the group in the kitchen area. ALLERGIES: We have an indoor/outdoor cat that wanders through our space from time to time. If you have any sensitivities or allergies to cats, please bring appropriate medication or take care of yourself by not attending this event. TICKETS: You must reserve your spot by purchasing a ticket through Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/platonic-touch-workshop-practice-women-only-tickets-90669762701 Once you have purchased your ticket, you will receive a confirmation email with exact location details. ABOUT ME: I am a Certified Cuddle Party Facilitator. I also have more than ten years experience working in the field of early childhood and parent education that help me bring empathy, compassion, clarity, creativity and strong leadership into my role as a Cuddle Party Facilitator. I love creating safe spaces for people to connect to themselves and each other. To learn more about Cuddle Parties, click here: http://www.cuddleparty.com/ (I choose to call my events Platonic Touch Workshops & Practice because I have found that the term "cuddle party" can be intimidating to individuals new to the world of platonic touch. It's important to me that my events appeal to a broad spectrum of people and feel safe for everyone. If you are feeling intimidated about attending, please know that one of the foundational rules of our events is that you never have to touch anyone you don't want to, ever. In fact, not touching or cuddling is always an available and viable option. Aside from practicing touch, there is also space for chatting, writing, coloring, reading, napping, and eating snacks!) If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please message me through Eventbrite. All good things, Autumn Vandiver

Platonic Touch Workshop & Practice

Sunnyvale

NOTE: This event is cross posted in a variety of places. RSVPs on Meetup do not adequately reflect the number of attendees, and those hoping to purchase a ticket closer to the date of the event often end up on the waiting list. So I encourage you to purchase yours today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/platonic-touch-workshop-practice-tickets-92248340269 This workshop and social event offers participants opportunities to learn about and practice communication, consent, and platonic touch. Attendees will practice identifying and asking for what they want, saying no to what they don’t want and yes to what they do want, and exploring platonic touch in a safe and inclusive environment. Our welcoming space makes this an ideal place to get nourished in a variety of ways. If you.... • are looking to connect with an inspiring community • need a safe place to relax and rejuvenate • desire physical contact with other people in a non-sexual way • want to stretch out of your comfort zone • often find yourself in the role of caretaker, but need a turn to be taken care of • long to experience the benefits of nurturing and healing touch ....then our platonic touch workshop may be just what you have been looking for. More details about this event: WHAT TO EXPECT: The welcome circle and workshop begins promptly at 2:30pm, which will introduce participants to the rules of platonic touch and offer guided exercises to practice these rules. Afterwards, there will be approximately two hours available for practicing communication and touch, eating snacks, or just hanging out. Our event ends a few minutes before 6:00 with a brief closing circle. PUNCTUALITY: Allow for losing your keys and traffic and looking for parking in order to be on time. Doors open at 2:00 and close PROMPTLY at 2:30. In order to provide a safe and respectful environment for all participants, there will be no admittance after 2:30. PARKING: There is limited street parking on San Diego Avenue, as well as surrounding streets like Santa Christina Court, Del Norte Avenue, East Hemlock Avenue, and East Ferndale Avenue. You may also park across the street at Columbia Park, near the tennis courts. CLOTHING: Wear pajamas or comfortable lounge wear. Shoes are not allowed in the carpeted space where we will be gathering. FOOD & BEVERAGE: You are invited and encouraged to bring snacks or non-alcoholic beverages to share with the group in the kitchen area. PERSONAL HYGIENE: Avoid perfumes or any other strongly scented products, as some people may be sensitive to these. Make sure you have showered or bathed recently. ALLERGIES: We have an indoor/outdoor cat that wanders through our space from time to time. If you have any sensitivities or allergies to cats, please bring appropriate medication or take care of yourself by not attending this event. TICKETS: You must reserve your spot by purchasing a ticket through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/platonic-touch-workshop-practice-tickets-92248340269 Once you have purchased your ticket, you will receive a confirmation email with location details. To learn more about our Platonic Touch Workshop & Practice events (also known as Cuddle Parties), click here: http://www.cuddleparty.com/ ABOUT ME: I am a Certified Cuddle Party Facilitator. I also have more than ten years experience working in the fields of early childhood and parent education that help me bring empathy, compassion, clarity, creativity and strong leadership into my facilitator role. I love creating safe spaces where people can connect with themselves and each other. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please message me through Eventbrite. All good things, Autumn Vandiver

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Platonic Touch Workshop & Practice

Sunnyvale

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