The Secret Lives of Fireflies
Most programs require pre-registration. Fee(s) may apply, and there may be limited space. Events and programs are subject to changes and cancellations. Learn more about this MA Audubon program by visiting the event link here: http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:program_code=58327
When: Jun 21, 2018 8pm in Milton, MA
Cost: See event link
Milton Music Festival
When: Jun 23, 2018 12am in Milton, MA
Safe, Comfortable Non Sexual Cuddle Party June 23, 2018 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
WHY DO PEOPLE COME TO A CUDDLE PARTY? * Do you long for more touch, nurturing, or affection in your life? * Is it hard to find safe, non-sexual touch? * Are you ready to explore conscious connection, authentic consent, and empowered boundaries? Then a Cuddle Party is the place for you! There’s no question about it ~ we all crave more touch. The benefits of safe, nurturing, welcome, consensual touch is essential for the wellbeing of your body, your heart, and your spirit. Your nervous system, blood pressure, and emotional health all benefit from healthy, heart-full touch! You may want to attend this Cuddle Party for a variety of reasons. Some come just to have fun and enjoy a wonderful evening of connecting with like-minded people and making new friends. Some come to safely fulfill their need for affection and nurturing touch that may be missing in their everyday life. Some appreciate the learning and personal growth aspect, having the opportunity to improve their social and communication skills, and explore ways of creating connection and closeness. Some may appreciate risking connecting with someone of the same sex (or the opposite sex, if that's your edge). Some find a beautiful element of spirituality here, and play with touch meditation, breath, Tantra eye gazing, and exploring the naturally altered state of consciousness that the "cuddling hormone" oxytocin can produce. Whatever you choose to do is Perfect in a Cuddle Party. Though touch is natural, the skills that make it welcome and enjoyable sometimes need to be learned and practiced. In a Cuddle Party we teach and practice expressing boundaries, asking for what you want, and saying ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ with clarity and kindness. For many of us, this can be an uncomfortable edge to explore. That's why I created my own cuddle space affectionately called the Temple of Yum! My job as a trained facilitator is to guide you into these skills gently and easily, in a fun, safe and light hearted way. I am here to create an atmosphere of respect and safety, welcoming you wherever you are on a scale of comfort with touch. I remain available for questions and support throughout the whole Cuddle Party. WHAT TO EXPECT During the first hour we create the structure of the event with our Welcome Circle. We will introduce ourselves, go over the Agreements of the Cuddle Party (like "Ask permission and get a verbal Yes before touching anyone", and "It's okay to change your mind at any time, for any reason"), and go through several communication and ice-breaker exercises. This is followed by a few hours of social snuggling time, where you will have the option to join in a group snuggle, connect with others for individual snuggles, or just sit back and watch, journal, and have a conversation. You can leave at anytime, or stay until we end with the Closing Circle. Snuggling can mean feet against feet, head or shoulder rubs, full-body hugs, spooning - it is entirely up to you. You can participate according to your desires and comfort level. It is perfectly ok if you just want to talk and not touch anyone for a while or not at all - YOU ARE ALWAYS AT CHOICE!!!. Regardless of your level of physical engagement, you will have a great opportunity to meet and connect with other people in a safe and relaxing environment. LOGISTICAL DETAILS Be sure to REGISTER in advance through EventBrite. There are a limited number of tickets (26) available. Confirmations with complete details and directions will be e-mailed out to those who register. Early Bird Registration, before June 9: $30 Regular Registration after June 9: $40 PLEASE BE ON TIME. Doors lock at 6pm! The opening Welcome Circle is for introductions and to go over the Agreements of the Cuddle Party in the Temple of Yum. This is an important aspect of the Cuddle Party experience and creates a safe container for all participants. It is essential that everyone be on time. Once the Welcome Circle begins, no late arrivals can enter. WEAR comfortable, non-binding, clothing (sweat pants, loose cotton, pajamas, onesies, etc. - have fun!). Think comfy, not sexy. You may change at the venue if necessary. This will be a shoe-free environment, so please bring and wear socks. Out of consideration for other participants, please be fresh and hygenic and DON’T WEAR any strong fragrances, colognes, or perfumes. The space will be comfortable air conditioned. BRING your open heart, and be prepared for the open hearts of others! Optionally, consider bringing a pillow and blanket or any other soft fluff to enhance your snuggling experience. Please note: * There is no nudity or sexual activity at this event. This is not a dating group. If that is your reason for interest, please do not attend. * This is a drug and alcohol free event. Please respect the sanctity of this intention. * This is an official Cuddle Party®. For more info visit www.cuddleparty.com Cancellations and refunds: *If you cannot make it, let us know immediately!! We usually have a waiting list of people who really want to come! We can only fill extra spaces if you notify us in enough time. Out of kindness to other snugglers, please email us immediately if your plans change. * Partial refund up to 72 hours in advance. $10.00 admin fee will be charged and you'll receive back the rest of what you originally paid. * If you decide by the end of the Welcome Circle that it isn’t the right time/event for you, you may leave and receive a full refund. * If you are a no show, or arrive after the doors have closed, no refund. LOCATION This event will be held at a private home in Milton MA. I have created a dedicated cuddle space in my home just for this purpose. Location address and directions will be sent out with registration confirmation.
When: Jun 23, 2018 6:30PM in Milton, MA