Connection during the covid-19 pandemic

There are many fall-outs from this current pandemic. The obvious isolation that we’re having to maintain is having a knock-on effect with our mental health and further increasing feelings of loneliness and some front-line workers are experiencing trauma. I’m finding an increasing number of people contacting me for support through connection so I’ve been exploring ways to try to meet your needs.

 

So, perhaps, you’re wondering how Touch and Cuddle Therapy can support you in a time when we can’t be physically close?

Here are some other ways that I might just help support you:

  1. I am offering virtual cuddle sessions via video-link (the camera can be switched off during the main part of the session if you feel self-conscious). As a trained meditation teacher the session will run as a visualisation. These sessions will run for 20 minutes up to an hour dependant on your needs.
  2. We can also connect in a way that is deeper than words can fulfil with an online eye gazing hug. The first few seconds can sometimes feel the most awkward but as the seconds tick by it’s easier to connect with anothers heart and simply appreciate that beautiful, united moment. Some questions you might want answering: Can I blink?
    Of course! It’s not a staring competition.
    Can I look away?
    Yes, anytime you feel the need to avert your gaze you are welcome to do so.
    What if I burst out laughing or cry?
    Whatever arises for you is fine. We can support each other just by being present with each other. No words necessary.
    How long will we eye hug for?
    For as long as we are comfortable to do so whether that’s 2 seconds, 2 minutes or 20 minutes.
    The only thing I would suggest is that you approach it with no expectations. Be open to whatever the experience is.
    And, if you’re into meditation, it’s a beautiful form of meditation too.
  3.  I can guide you through a beautiful  exercise in self-soothing. This exercise teaches you how to use touch and reconnect with your own body.

Of course, nothing will beat that physical experience but I can hold you in other ways.

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The fee for this new way of working is simple – Pay from Your Heart. I will give you a link when you book for paypal or bank transfer and you are welcome to pay before or after the session. I’ve set it up this way deliberately as I know many may be struggling financially currently as well as  mentally and emotionally.

Because this current way of working doesn’t require us to meet in- person I’ve suspended the need for ID checks.

As with all of my sessions you are welcome to stop the session at any time as am I if I feel things are not working well for us.

This is a wonderful way to feel nourished  and supported at a time when you may be feeling very vulnerable.

And, if none of these options appeal to you I’m also available for online one-one meditations. We can discuss what your meditation needs are and start from there.

I’m still here for you so do reach out if you need me.

Pro-Touch Awareness Month 2019

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October is Pro-Touch Awareness Month and to celebrate and promote positive touch experience we are offering a HUGE 30% discount on our usual fee. 30%!

This takes the price down from £65 per hour to just £45!

This offer is only available for sessions booked for the month of October.

There is nothing quite like being held in a completely safe space, fully boundaried, no judgement or expectations.

And if being held is difficult for you but is something you want to overcome or be more relaxed with then you can be assured that each session is specifically tailored to your exact needs so if that means just sitting and chatting, listening to music or learning to enjoy the soft touch of holding hands then that is all fine too.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Please note that this fee is only available at the current venues. See the website for locations and more details of the venues.

International Hand Holding Day 2019

Friday 9th August is International Hand Holding Day.

Creating a chain of people holding hands across the world.
It’s a beautiful multi-generational activity.
My aim with this event is to inspire people to create gatherings inviting people to hold hands as a sign of support and connection – to bring strangers together with a simple but profound moment of solidarity.

National Hand Holding Day has always been observed annually on August 9th and this year is no different – Friday, August 9th, 2019.

My local event will be in Marsden village centre in the UK is at 4.44pm inviting people to form a circle/line of friendship whilst holding hands.
I hope you feel inspired to join us or create your own event.

“Here’s to the bridge-builders, the hand-holders, the light-bringers, those extraordinary souls wrapped in ordinary lives who quietly weave threads of humanity into an inhumane world. They are the unsung heroes in a world at war with itself. They are the whisperers of hope that peace is possible. Look for them in this present darkness. Light your candle with their flame. And then go. Build bridges. Hold hands. Bring light to a dark and desperate world. Be the hero you are looking for. Peace is possible. It begins with us.”
― L.R. Knost

Details can be found here

https://www.facebook.com/events/326490561334870/