What we're about

Join our Cuddle Network today and feel the benefit of touch and cuddling in a safe obligation-free environment!! Touch is an instinctive, natural language that we can all speak and understand.

Touch is essential for stimulating our nervous system and promoting healthy physical development. It is also critical for our mental and social development. Unfortunately for many people touch is an issue which can cause problems with self-development and the soul’s journey.

One of the most amazing and therapeutic ways to incorporate touch in our lives is through cuddling. Cuddling doesn’t have to be something just you and your romantic/sexual partner share; you can also hug friends and acquaintances or pets!

Did you know that it’s a proven fact that just twenty seconds of physical contact can lift your mood for the whole day? Did you also know that cuddling:

• Releases oxytocin, the hormone that helps you feel good and also connected to others

• Boosts your immune system

• Relieves pain

• Helps you move towards happier and more fulfilling relationships

• Strengthens the bonds with the people you love and who love you

• Reduces stress and anxiety

• Lowers your risk of heart disease

One of the advantages of the Cuddle Network is that it provides participants with the opportunity to experience touch within established and defined boundaries for therapeutic benefit, in other words you have the opportunity to experience all these benefits and the joy of cuddling in a safe obligation-free environment.

Enjoy sinking into the experience at whatever level that feels right for you. We provide you the opportunities to not only connect with others, but also, more importantly with yourself.

It’s run by experienced practitioners and facilitators within a safe and non-sexual environment where everyone’s boundaries are respected and honoured with positive intent. Our events provide a number of different nurturing touch and cuddle exercises set within firm boundary principles. Our aim is to leave you feeling relaxed, with your heart opened and soul nurtured.

We would love you to join us but we do require you to accept our Guidelines before joining: http://www.meetup.com/www-thecuddlenetwork-com/pages/Group_Guidelines/

Upcoming events (3)

What Do You Want?

Zoom

£207.00

Eckhart Tolle said, “If you really want to know your mind, the body will always give you a truthful reflection, so look at the emotion, or rather feel it in your body. If there is an apparent conflict between them, the thought will be the lie, the emotion will be the truth.” So how do you move beyond the mind chatter and find the truth of your body and ultimately your soul? What has this to do with platonic touch? Let’s start with the second question first: Our need for touch for us not only to thrive but also survive is scientifically proven. There has been a really interesting large scale study done recently in collaboration with the BBC. It is called the Anatomy of Touch (you can listed to the first episode in the series here: www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000n5f1 ) The series looks at many aspects of touch in relation to the survey. It is fascinating. One thing that clearly emerges is around consent. To give authentic consent requires us to know what we truly want in any particular moment. Often we get pulled in different directions by the “Shoulds or Shouldn’ts” we have in our mind. These can come from your family upbringing, school, religion, friends and general society and yet these influences may pull us away from the truth of what is in our heart. So we can truly relax into our truth we can make better both about the touch we receive from and give to others. To the first question: How do you move beyond the mind chatter and find the truth of your body and ultimately your soul? It is ultimately through knowing what is your truth, in your heart. We have found that tantric practices are wonderful in finding this truth. Tantra is a non-prescriptive path (not a religion), where everyone can go at their own speed, following their hearts. It is an incredible journey of self-discovery, self-acceptance and ultimately self-love where we can experience the sacredness of life not only in ourselves but also in the world around us. It embraces our total being in every aspect of the human experience – often described as “Heart, sex and spirit.” When we feel more unified within then we feel a greater peace and calm. We invite you to join us over a 19 week period into an immersive experience of discovering more about your wants, needs and desires. Some of the topics we will explore are: • Am I more than my mind? • What is my energy? • Exploring my truth • Who am I and who do I choose to be? • Do I have conscious or unconscious patterns? • How do I challenge myself and yet feel safe? • Experiencing my aliveness • What are my judgements and are they true for me? • Living acceptance in a diverse world by holding your truth and that of others The course will run every week on a Thursday (7 – 9.30 pm) for 11 evenings over a 19 week period and comprise of 50 hours of commitment (25 hours online group exploring and 25 hours personal study/inquiry). Dates for the sessions are: 12-Nov-2020 (this first one is not in-person and thus the date is flexible) 19-Nov-20 3-Dec-20 17-Dec-20 7-Jan-21 14-Jan-21 28-Jan-21 11-Feb-21 25-Feb-21 11-Mar-21 25-Mar-21 Group sessions will be recorded to allow non-attendees to catch-up and also attendees to watch again to expand understanding. The cost is as follows (please see our refund policy): Early bird price: £200 + Booking Fee (available until 2nd Nov) Full price: £250 + Booking Fee If you wish to pay by bank transfer and avoid booking fees then you can do this here: https://www.sacredlighttantra.com/events/tantric-principles/ Concessions are available - please contact us for details. JOINING INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE SENT SEPARATELY NEARER THE DATE. If you need to contact us, then you can contact Elara on[masked] Please note that this event is being advertised in different media and numbers shown as attending may not reflect the actual numbers at the event.

The Ocytocin Experience

The Pathways Studio,

£25.25

Feel the beneficial effects of conscious touch and the resultant natural release of the feel good hormone oxytocin to bring you to a place of peace, empowerment, growth and self-connection. Did you know that it's a proven fact that just twenty seconds of physical contact can lift your mood for the whole day as it releases oxytocin? Find out more about oxytocin and its potential healing power here: http://www.sacredlighttantra.com/useful-information/oxytocin/ Touch is an instinctive, natural language that we can all speak and understand. It’s essential for stimulating our nervous system and promoting healthy physical development. It is also critical for our mental and social development. We will connect with platonic touch in a safe and nurturing obligation free environment which supports you to connect with yourself and others from a heart opened space. Being able to connect with touch without sexualising it allows us to go back to a state of innocence and bliss of just being in our bodies. In addition this allows us to learn about what is there for us in our relationship dynamics. The environment that we create is one of open-heartedness, fun and healing. The workshop starts by working with boundaries (ours and yours) to promote confidence and allow you to authentically connect with what feels right for you and what touch you want or don’t want from others. You will also have the opportunity to experience touch which you might not otherwise be able to have in a safe, platonic, obligation free environment, and to connect with the art of receiving. There will be further opportunities to ask for other touch that you want. This can be anything from a hand or a foot massage, a back rub or a cuddle, as long as it is within the boundaries of the others and the rules of the workshop. Throughout the exercises you will be guided and supported to connect with yourself. There will be further opportunities to ask for other touch that you want. This can be anything from a hand or a foot massage, a back rub or a cuddle, as long as it is within the boundaries of the others and the rules of the workshop. Throughout the exercises you will be guided and supported to connect with yourself. This workshop will be useful for those who want to learn to: • Obtain the benefits of platonic touch and oxytocin • Practice their boundaries • Say “No,” without guilt • Find their “Yes!” • Connect with what they want and ask for it • Improve their communications and social skills • Build their confidence • Be able to receive • Connect with self-acceptance Our aim is to leave you feeling relaxed, empowered, with your heart opened and soul nurtured. Read here:(www.sacredlighttantra.com/testimonials-conscious-touch) just some of the testimonials we have received from previous attendees. This workshop is open to all genders and we do not actively seek to promote attendance from any particular group. This is a pre-book event only. AFTERNOON EVENTS: Doors open: 13:00 - Workshop start 13:30 EVENING EVENTS: Doors open: 6:30pm - Workshop start 19:00 The doors will open half an hour before the workshop start to give you an opportunity to register and meet your fellow explorers over non-alcoholic drinks. The workshop proper will start on time after which there will be no admittance. Contact Details: Elara -[masked] The investment is as follows : Earlybird: £24 PayPal fee. First 9 bookings only! Full Price: £28 PayPal fee. There are a limited number of concession tickets available. Please message us if you think this applies to your circumstances. If you prefer to avoid the PayPal fees, you can pay by bank transfer (bank details below) and then message us via Facebook message us and we will confirm your place. Bank Details for payment - Sort Code:[masked], Account No:[masked] Please put your name in the reference field when paying.

The Ocytocin Experience

The Pathways Studio,

£25.25

Feel the beneficial effects of conscious touch and the resultant natural release of the feel good hormone oxytocin to bring you to a place of peace, empowerment, growth and self-connection. Did you know that it's a proven fact that just twenty seconds of physical contact can lift your mood for the whole day as it releases oxytocin? Find out more about oxytocin and its potential healing power here: http://www.sacredlighttantra.com/useful-information/oxytocin/ Touch is an instinctive, natural language that we can all speak and understand. It’s essential for stimulating our nervous system and promoting healthy physical development. It is also critical for our mental and social development. We will connect with platonic touch in a safe and nurturing obligation free environment which supports you to connect with yourself and others from a heart opened space. Being able to connect with touch without sexualising it allows us to go back to a state of innocence and bliss of just being in our bodies. In addition this allows us to learn about what is there for us in our relationship dynamics. The environment that we create is one of open-heartedness, fun and healing. The workshop starts by working with boundaries (ours and yours) to promote confidence and allow you to authentically connect with what feels right for you and what touch you want or don’t want from others. You will also have the opportunity to experience touch which you might not otherwise be able to have in a safe, platonic, obligation free environment, and to connect with the art of receiving. There will be further opportunities to ask for other touch that you want. This can be anything from a hand or a foot massage, a back rub or a cuddle, as long as it is within the boundaries of the others and the rules of the workshop. Throughout the exercises you will be guided and supported to connect with yourself. There will be further opportunities to ask for other touch that you want. This can be anything from a hand or a foot massage, a back rub or a cuddle, as long as it is within the boundaries of the others and the rules of the workshop. Throughout the exercises you will be guided and supported to connect with yourself. This workshop will be useful for those who want to learn to: • Obtain the benefits of platonic touch and oxytocin • Practice their boundaries • Say “No,” without guilt • Find their “Yes!” • Connect with what they want and ask for it • Improve their communications and social skills • Build their confidence • Be able to receive • Connect with self-acceptance Our aim is to leave you feeling relaxed, empowered, with your heart opened and soul nurtured. Read here:(www.sacredlighttantra.com/testimonials-conscious-touch) just some of the testimonials we have received from previous attendees. This workshop is open to all genders and we do not actively seek to promote attendance from any particular group. This is a pre-book event only. AFTERNOON EVENTS: Doors open: 13:00 - Workshop start 13:30 EVENING EVENTS: Doors open: 6:30pm - Workshop start 19:00 The doors will open half an hour before the workshop start to give you an opportunity to register and meet your fellow explorers over non-alcoholic drinks. The workshop proper will start on time after which there will be no admittance. Contact Details: Elara -[masked] The investment is as follows : Earlybird: £24 PayPal fee. First 9 bookings only! Full Price: £28 PayPal fee. There are a limited number of concession tickets available. Please message us if you think this applies to your circumstances. If you prefer to avoid the PayPal fees, you can pay by bank transfer (bank details below) and then message us via Facebook message us and we will confirm your place. Bank Details for payment - Sort Code:[masked], Account No:[masked] Please put your name in the reference field when paying.

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