Bonding Through Touch


Research has shown that after a mere 5 seconds of being touched, blindfolded people have up to a 78% accuracy reporting the emotion being conveyed by the person who was touching them. (That’s on par with our accuracy in reading vocal intonation and facial expressions.)

When is the last time you really gave thought to what you were conveying when you touched someone? Are you inadvertently communicating stress, anxiety, fear, impatience, or indifference? How do you think this might affect your relationship with your child?

In this workshop, we’ll teach you how to “listen with your hands” so you can sense what your child’s body is telling you, to increase a sense of emotional bonding & support. We’ll also cover common pitfalls and the do’s/don’t of compassionate, bonding touch. And we’ll go over some specific places of the body that are “prime targets” for helping your partner feel deeply supported and “heard”.

There will be touch work with fellow participants to get practice and feedback on the skills that you’re learning. Sign up with a friend or partner, or we can pair you with another person. All touch in the workshop is strictly non-sexual, with a focus on developing listening and compassionate hands.

This 3-hour, semi-private workshop is limited to 6 participants, to ensure that you receive plenty of direct feedback from the instructor.

Learn tools for calming and connecting with your child non-verbally.

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I have long been intrigued by this subtle form of retraining the nervous system, which I recommend to patients restricted by injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, fibromyalgia or chronic pain…I find it to be much more cost effective and useful than standard physical therapy.”

–Andrew Weil, MD,
author of Spontaneous Healing