HELD is a guided experience in human connection and nurturing, nonsexual touch. It is an opportunity to leave your worries and devices at the door, and walk away feeling seen for your true self, listened to without judgement, and physically relaxed, refreshed, and blissed out.
To be clear, HELD is not a “cuddle party,” couples event, or sensual/sexual workshop. (Nothing wrong with that, it’s just not what we’re up to.) It is a guided experience with paired and group exercises that enable you to feel nourished - mind, body and spirit. These include an exploration of:
• Practicing presence and empathy
• Communicating openly and feeling heard
• Nurturing and being nurtured through touch
• Dropping into oxytocin-releasing hugs
• Taking more compassion out into the world
All are welcome, regardless of comfort level with touch. We’re here to meet you where you are, while aiming to expand your awareness and ability to connect human-to-human.
Although most people come solo (and often make new friends), if you'd like to have a special experience with a friend, partner, date or family member, we'll suggest exercises that might be good for you try together.