We all have the wiring to soothe and be soothed by touch. Non-demanding touch produces oxytocin, the hormone associated with bonding and stress relief. However, what feels good or neutral in times of ease can aggravate in times of heightened activation. Practicing non-demanding touch as a skill makes soothing touch more available even when we’re not quite sure what to do. Knowing how to attune to each other through touch can help us meet complex situations with patience and continued openness to connection.
In this class, you and someone with whom you can practice will do less, and sense more. You’ll take time to notice and find words to communicate about subtle ways you respond when you give and and receive simple hands-on-shoulders touch. Each pair will have the opportunity (but not the obligation!) to be coached.
Please note that the class fee is per person, not per pair.
- $45/class, sliding scale. Pay what you can, no questions asked.
- 90 minutes each on Zoom
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