What is Compassionate Touch And Cuddle Therapy

This is a heart-centred service.

“Hugging is the most beautiful form of communication that allows the other person to know beyond a doubt that they matter.” – Rebecca Fox.

Using Compassionate Touch And Cuddle Therapy we create an opportunity to experience connection and closeness without being sexually intimate and whilst working within boundaries and consent.

I’m on a mission to change the narrative that Compassionate Touch and Cuddle Therapy is just for those people experiencing touch deprivation.

Touch deprivation or touch hunger as it’s sometimes known is certainly a thing but we should not assume that it’s just those experiencing this that seek cuddle therapy or that cuddle therapy is only for that demographic. That narrative couldn’t be further from the truth. So, here’s the reality of it. Some are seeking support for their mental, physical or emotional health. Some are seeking to deepen their relationship with themselves. Some are seeking a grounding, heart-centre-ing connection with another. Some are seeking to re-establish or re-program their relationship with touch by co-creating positive touch experiences. Some use this service to support themselves in reducing their anxiety. Some just love to be held. And the list goes on. The reasons are as unique as you. If we can have open and honest conversations on the subject people are less likely to feel isolated and more likely to feel comfortable in seeking the support that they deserve.

Compassionate Touch can be a deeply healing and transformative experience.

People who might benefit from Compassionate Touch and Cuddle Therapy may be experiencing  but not limited to those situations as listed below:

  • PTSD
  • Experienced abuse or trauma of any kind
  • Grief or loss
  • Depression
  • A medical condition which culminates in a lack of sincere, platonic touch such as MND or disability.
  • Loneliness
  • Care-givers
  • Too busy to nourish their own well-being.
  • Experiencing a lack of platonic touch in their personal lives
  • High levels of stress and anxiety
  • Postpartum (post-birth) – new mums need cuddles too
  • The simple need for the closeness of another human being
  • A terminal diagnosis or end of life care

Each cuddle session is specifically tailored to the requirements of you – the client.

For some, talking therapy alone is not enough. Our mind and body are not separate. Trauma is not only stored in our mind but in the cells in our body too so it makes total sense to me that touch, used in the right way, can be part of the healing process.

Compassionate Touch and Cuddle Therapy is NOT a counselling, massage, sexual, erotic or dating service and is not a substitute for professional medical advice but is a powerful, natural, complementary form of self-care. It is not suitable for everyone and if you have a pre-existing medical condition please consult your gp before coming along to a session.

For more information please take a look at the FAQs page.