In this workshop we will work 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 work with 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.
This workshop will be useful for those who want to learn to:
• Work with their boundaries
• Say “No,” without guilt
• Find their “Yes!”
• Connect with what they want and ask for it
• Obtain the benefits of platonic touch
• Improve their communications and social skills
• Build their confidence
• Be able to receive
• Work with self-acceptance
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 work with 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 from our sister organisation, The Cuddle Network..
Our aim is to leave you feeling relaxed, empowered, with your heart opened and soul nurtured.
We will do our best to gender balance this workshop but we cannot absolutely guarantee it.
The doors will open at 1.15 pm and event will start at 1.30 pm with an opportunity to meet your fellow Conscious Cuddlers over lunch and non-alcoholic drinks. If you are joining us for lunch then please bring some veggie food to share. The workshop proper will start at 2.00 pm after which there will be no admittance.
The investment is as follows :
Super Earlybird: £22 / £14 concessions. Offer ends midnight Thursday 1st Dec.
Earlybird: £25 / £17 concessions. Offer ends midnight Thursday 8th Dec.
Full Price: £28 / £20 concessions
You can buy a ticket at this event or if you do not wish to pay the Paypal fee then you can transfer the amount to the details below and message me to ensure you are added.
Payment to: Sort Code: 08-92-99, Account No: 69645752
Here are just a few of the comments we have had from previous partipants:
“As a first timer I felt really nervous and was so close to backing out at the last minute but I am soooo glad that I didn't. I would never have thought it possible to feel so much love in one room from so many people all at the one time. Thank you to everyone present for affirming to me that life can have its upsides.” – M
“Amazing first experience. Definitely heart-opening, expansive and developmental. Thanks to everyone for being so lovely and thanks to Jon and Elara for running it in such a warm, welcoming and professional way.” – J
“Lovely and very profound to receive love and have your love received through touch. It is completely natural and normal. I think it's very important to have groups such as these to provide a safe place to break through our inhibitions and experience and explore what we want and don't want and what feels comfortable.” – C
“What a lovely way to spend the afternoon connecting with such beautiful people. Thank you to Jon and Elara and everyone who attended for making it such a special afternoon. Xx “- C
“A wonderfully soft and nurturing afternoon with open minded lovely people, profoundly moving at times, but always in a safe and well facilitated environment. X” - A
“Jon & Elara: Thank you so much for facilitating this wonderful workshop. I have felt loved up, safe, accepted and relaxed. A wonderful relaxing environment, great bunch of likeminded people, I can't wait to attend another one! Thanks to all xxxx” – M
“Thank you everyone for a fabulous afternoon of cuddling. I am feeling very energised today. Love you all for your generous sharing of cuddles xx” – E
“The workshop this weekend was exactly what I needed. I was greatly moved by the hugs and cuddles. But I was even more moved by the closeness, love, support, acceptance and understanding from within the group. Thank you guys x” - S
See you soon!
Elara and Jon