Closer EncountersThe Cuddle Revolution
The world simply needs more intimacy. We’re separated by various -isms and a world that values us based on what we produce. Compassion and empathy and touch are seen as expendable. Touch is a way to get beyond our own skins and feel connected, but also to be grounded in our own being. Whether we talk about increasing beneficial neurotransmitters (cuddling is like natural prozac) or simply about the often-buried social need to feel connected, touch is simply necessary. Unfortunately, for any number of reasons (often from trauma or simply life circumstance) a large number of people are deficient in loving and compassionate touch. And even still, there are many people who have never learned how to receive it!
Closer Encounters is a group of practitioners who believe that touch, itself, is therapeutic and available to all. We provide sessions for individuals (and couples) to receive non-sexual, full-bodied touch. The basis of our work is in consent, and we will model and maintain communication and boundaries that provide meaningful and loving touch. With that in mind, almost all sessions will be hands-on, with as little or as much touch as we mutually decide.
Our rates are individual, so please scroll down to see each of the Closer Encounters practitioner profiles.
We offer cuddle sessions to all people!
We do not exclude based on gender, sexuality, race or ethnicity.
We specifically like to see elders, people with disabilities, and people of all sizes, who frequently lack sufficient touch.
For more information or questions, reach out and touch us at abqcuddle. We look forward to hearing from you!
Selah (SAY-la) Kaiser is a life long lover of warmth and affection. She cuddles from a place of understanding that authentic connection and healthy touch are vital forms of human connection. Selah was raised in New Mexico and holds a BLA in Art Therapy.
Her cuddle services are safe and client-centered. She is happy to cuddle with people of all ages, genders, abilities, etc. Please contact Selah to schedule a cuddle.
Selah charges $40-$80 per hour. She can be reached at 505-310-0990.
Terra Phoenix’s sacred intimate/sex and intimacy coaching website and blog.