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Forest House Cottage

Private Residence

Address given in welcome letter included in the ticket confirmation email (scroll down to find it!)

Glen Forrest, WA 6071

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Cuddle Party in Glen Forrest

Cuddles, Communication, Consent & Connection

Cuddle Party is a workshop and a playshop with a social atmosphere. It features a safe and supportive space to explore a wide range of nurturing touch and connection experiences.

The first hour or so is a communication workshop in which you will learn how to ask for what you want in a way that it feels like a gift.

You will learn to choose; say yes and no and even change your mind in a graceful way.

This is followed by a couple of hours of freestyle cuddling where you get to practice the skills learned in the workshop.

Some of the gifts you may take away from Cuddle Party include learning more about and connecting with yourself, knowing more about your wants and limits and being able to communicate them, and connecting with other like-minded folks in authentic and nourishing ways, plus much more. How you explore and experiment with what is on offer is up to you!

Schedule

The Cuddle Party lasts for about 4 hours:

Doors open at 1 pm

1pm - 1:30pm arrive, check in and put on pyjamas. Please bring clean, comfy, cuddly clothes and make sure you have attended to your own bodily hygiene. Also, bringing a snack and cuddle accessories to share is welcomed

1:30pm – 2:30pm The Welcome Circle. Attendees MUST be present for the whole welcome circle to participate. If you are not here by 1:30pm and have not called, you may not be able to participate. My phone number is 0427 968 385.

2:30pm – 4:45pm Freestyle practice time with affectionate nurturing touch - what we call "Cuddling".

4:45pm – 5pm Closing circle, and goodbyes.

Questions? Call Vanessa @ 0427 968 385

Details

The Rules of "Cuddling"

The rules are tried and true, and there’s a logic to them that goes deeper than you might think to create a safe, fun environment for people to connect. At a Cuddle Party event, the first hour or so includes an explanation of the rules that you can use every day. Intrigued? Come check it out!

ARRIVE ON TIME: Once we begin the Welcome Circle and orientation, sorry, we can let no one enter late. This creates comfort and safety by knowing that everyone is on the same page about rules and expectations.

WHAT TO WEAR: Pyjamas or sweats– nothing too risqué. Think more comfy than sexy. (More drawstrings, less lace! No short-shorts or nighties please.)

WHAT TO BRING: Sorry, no liquor folks. Juice, kombucha or sparkling non-alcoholic cider is always welcome as are vegan-ish treats and snacks to share. Sorry no nuts or dairy, or strong perfumes, for the health, safety, and comfort of everyone. A pillow or stuffed animal if you like. Otherwise, just bring your smiling self.

Herbal teas and water are provided with some vegan nourishment.

STICK TO THE RULES: The workshop part of the Cuddle Party explores these rules in depth so you can be sure everyone is on the same page.

  1. Pyjamas stay on the whole time.
  2. You don’t have to touch anyone at a cuddle party, ever.
  3. You must ask permission and receive a verbal YES before you touch anyone. (Be as specific in your request as you can.)
  4. If you’re a yes, say YES. If you’re a no, say NO.
  5. If you’re a maybe, say NO.
  6. You are encouraged to change your mind.
  7. Respect your relationship agreements and communicate with your partner.
  8. Get your Facilitator or the Assistant if you have a question or concern or need assistance with anything during the event.
  9. Tears and laughter are both welcome.
  10. Respect people’s privacy
  11. Keep the Cuddle space tidy

PAYMENT AND REFUNDS

Please book ALL tickets online using Eventbrite. ALL tickets are $30.
Options to pay:

1) Select "Cuddle Party Attendee" to pay using a credit card (+ small fee)

2) select "Cuddle Party Attendee Cash or Direct" to pay $30 cash at the door OR direct transfer through your bank to mine - Axis Mundi Coaching Pty Ltd bsb 036-011 ac# 489846 (please text or email me when this is done).

THE VENUE

The venue is a cottage on a property in Glen Forrest. It is a private residence and therefore details of how to get there are only given once a ticket is booked. Even if you are paying with cash, booking online is essential to receive the email. Upon registration, you will receive an email from Eventbrite with your ticket. Please scroll down the email and there you will find a welcome letter and in that the full address and extra details of what to do when you get there.

Bookings on the day are not encouraged. Please register early to guarantee a spot and to receive the email in time to plan your journey. There is no refund or credit if you don’t show up. However, if you come and then leave immediately after the welcome circle you will receive a complete refund (Sorry no refunds on Eventbrite fees).

If you feel drawn to come and find the cost out of your reach please email or give me a call.

Please direct your questions to Vanessa 0427 968 385 or contact@vanessakvance.com

FAQs

  1. Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event? Yes, this event is for adults aged 18 years and over
  2. Will there be a balance of men and women at this event? Gender balancing is hard to achieve on a consistent basis and I do not believe gender balancing makes for a better space, plus gender is a construct anyway! Yes, it is OK to have your preferences for whom you want to exchange touch. You never have to cuddle at a Cuddle Party, ever, and you are welcome to leave after the welcome circle and receive a full refund, however, I trust the organic nature of who shows up and that exploring your authentic yes and no with people you wouldn't normally interact with can be insightful and growthful.
  3. Do I have to Cuddle? No. Rule 2 specifically states that no one has to cuddle at a cuddle party, ever. However "cuddling" may look like a head massage, a foot rub, holding a hand, a full body spoon, or a good conversation at a comfortable distance between bodies. The kind of touch you would like to receive or give is totally up to you and the welcome circle gives you great tools to navigate that with others. Cuddle Party is also about consent, communication, and connection, which can all happen without any touch at all!
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Forest House Cottage

Private Residence

Address given in welcome letter included in the ticket confirmation email (scroll down to find it!)

Glen Forrest, WA 6071

Australia

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