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August 2018

“Is it weird?” Men’s Hug Workshop for August

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Center for Aliveness 90038 United States + Google Map
$40

I thought I'd say what I'm sure many people think when they hear about hugging (or cuddling) workshops. And in truth, if I hadn't discovered it myself in the way I did, I'd probably have the same suspicion. But now, years and hundreds of experiences later, I have a deep appreciation for the value and goodness of this unconventional experience. Here is the simple truth: when we are held for a longer than normal period of time, if we feel…

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October 2018

You are not alone.

October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Center for Aliveness 90038 United States + Google Map
$40

Though I have a rich network of friends, sometimes I still feel alone. I was surprised to learn, years ago now, that being held was what my body and spirit were craving. It can be so vulnerable to ask for this directly... When we come together for this 3 hour workshop, we hold and cuddle one another. There are men who come regularly and know one another, and there are newcomers who are brave enough to come into a room…

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November 2018

Men’s Hug Workshop for November: Health Benefits of Hugging…no Really!

November 4 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Center for Aliveness 90038 United States + Google Map
$40

When I first discovered being held for a long time, I knew experientially that it was powerful and healing, but I couldn't have told you why in concrete terms. In the 19 years since, there has been a lot of research that has helped to illuminate what is happening in the body and why it is good, even important, for our bodies as well as our hearts. One university clinical study measured body chemistry before and after just a one…

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