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RSVP does NOT ensure your seat. Please purchase your ticket to hold your seat: www.touchpositiveLLC.com/workshop Though touch is natural, the skills that make it welcome and enjoyable have to be learned: Skills of communication, boundaries, asking for what you want, and saying ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ with clarity and kindness. Consent Workshop & Cuddle Party(tm) is a 3.5-hour communication workshop that focuses on personal boundaries and touch, in which participants have an opportunity to practice these skills through platonic touch and cuddling (or not). It’s a great opportunity to practice asking for what you want, saying no to what you don’t want and meeting new people. 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. Cuddle Party is a strictly non-sexual event. Cuddle Parties - as distinct from non-affiliated group cuddles - are led by trained and certified Facilitators. (Maryam is a facilitator-in-training.) The Facilitator’s job is to guide you into those skills gently and easily, in a fun, safe and light hearted way. We welcome you and create an atmosphere of respect, and remain available for questions and support. At a Cuddle Party you can gain: * Clarity and confidence * Boundary and communication skills * Comfort, support and encouragement * The secrets to welcome, relaxed, non-sexual touch Here's what you can expect at our Consent Workshop &Cuddle Party: -Doors open at 2:30pm and close at 3:00pm. There is NO ENTRY after 3:00pm. - At 3:00pm there will be a welcome circle which orients guests to the rules of cuddle party and has exercises to help practice the rules. - Following the welcome circle are a few hours for free-style cuddling, eating snacks, or just hanging out. -The event ends with a short closing circle. WHAT TO BRING: -Please wear comfy clothes (PJs are just fine!) - You are invited to bring snacks or non-alcoholic beverages to share with the group (optional). TRANSPORTATION: There is plenty of street parking in within 2 blocks of SomaSpace. We only 2 blocks from the Hollywood MAX station and next to the Hollywood Trader Joe's. Parking is as Portland parking is; public transit or rideshare suggested! ACCESSIBILITY: This facility is fragrance free and fully ADA accessible. I look forward to seeing you at the Cuddle Party! Please contact me at [masked] if you have any questions. *It is very important to me that finances not be an obstacle to those wanting to attend this event! If the ticket price is prohibitive for you, please email me and we will make an arrangement. Maryam
Let's celebrate the healing effects of wanted, safe hugs! We'll be hanging out around downtown Portland (exact location TBD) at lunch time sharing hugs with anyone and everyone who wants. And of course, sharing information on ways to lead a more touch positive life! Pop by to see us, support us, or join us in the Hug Squad.
In this "authenticity obsessed" climate, it can be difficult not to shame ourselves for the things we did or said when we were surviving. As survivors of trauma, we all came up with coping strategies. Rather than rag on ourselves for "not being authentic" in the face of danger, let's take a moment to say thank you to our survival instincts. TICKET REQUIRED (www.touchpositivellc.com/discussions) To help me cover the cost of space rental, I charge $8 to attend. **Accessibility is very important to me; please contact me if ticket price is prohibitive.**
In this "authenticity obsessed" climate, it can be difficult not to shame ourselves for the things we did or said when we were surviving. As survivors of trauma, we all came up with coping strategies. Rather than rag on ourselves for "not being authentic" in the face of danger, let's take a moment to say thank you to our survival instincts. To help me cover the cost of space rental and to keep an accurate count of who will be attending, I charge a ticket price of $8 which you can purchase at: www.touchpositiveLLC.com/discussions **Accessibility is very important to me; please contact me if ticket price is prohibitive.**