What we're about
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/workshop portion of the event introduces participants to the rules of conduct/consent and offers guided exercises to practice these rules. Afterwards, there will be approximately three hours available for practicing touch, eating snacks, or just hanging out. Our event ends with a brief closing circle.
PUNCTUALITY: Allow for traffic and parking in order to be on time. Doors open at 10:30 and close PROMPTLY at 11:00. In order to provide a safe and respectful environment for all participants, there will be no admittance after 11:00.
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, and a dog that will not be present, but her fur might be. If you have any sensitivities or allergies to cats or dogs, 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 nearly fifteen years experience working in early childhood and parent education (translation: big emotions don't scare me, so I can hold the space for you when yours come up :). My experiences supporting children and their caregivers helps 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