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Fri, Apr 05


5801 Simpson Rd

Platonic Touch Circle for Healing Arts Practitioners

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Platonic Touch Circle for Healing Arts Practitioners
Platonic Touch Circle for Healing Arts Practitioners

Time & Location

Apr 05, 2024, 6:45 PM – 11:00 PM

5801 Simpson Rd, 5801 Simpson Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216, USA

About the event

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This event is a geared for those who are healing arts practitioners and/or caregivers, including but not limited to healthcare workers, alteranative wellness practitioners, hands-on therapists, mental health workers and advocates, or at home caregivers. This event aims to help those who nutrure come together to be nurtured!

Led by touch therapists, somatic practitioners, and a licensed clinical mental health counselor, we will engage in consent-based communication, platonic touch, and connection activities with with a trauma-informed approach.

At this event we have the chance to speak our boundaries, feel heard, and normalize touch and intimacy with clear boundaries; this is a space for respectful, consent-based platonic touch. We allow ourselves to be seen. We have fun. We get our touch needs met.

All activities are OPTIONAL, besides the WELCOME CIRCLE, where we define consent and set rules for a safe container. You may interact with others, or choose to simply observe and be in shared space with other humans. We will break the ice with group connection games then have free mingle time. Say NO to what you don't want. Ask for and say YES to what you do.

We welcome people of all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, economic statuses, races, spiritual or religious beliefs, sizes, and ages 18+

This is a SOBER EVENT.

Space is limited. All participants must pre-register.

THE Rules of this Event:

Clothes stay on for the whole event.

You do not have to have a touch based interaction with anyone! You can just observe or chat and mingle!

You must ask permission and receive a verbal YES before you have a touch-based interaction with anyone. Please be specific in your requests.

If you feel a yes, say YES. If you feel a no, say NO. If you’re a maybe, say NO. You can always change your mind.

Get your facilitator or assistant if you have a question or concern, or if you need assistance with anything during the event.

Talking, laughter, silence, silliness, stillness, and crying are welcome.

7. BE SOBER --Please do not use intoxicants before or during this event.


6:45-7pm: Arrive with snacks to share! Get comfortable, meet, mingle, & snack.

7:05pm: Welcome Circle- its mandatory. We will set our container, talk about personal boundaries, communication, & consent.

If you show up after 7:05pm you will not be allowed to join.

7:30pm: Icebreakers, communication, and connection games.

8:30: Open mingle! You MUST ask and get a verbal ‘yes’ before a touch based interaction with anybody at this event. If you are not sure how to do this – great! – we will talk about it during the welcome circle.

10:45pm: Closing Circle

11:00pm: cleanup and head home.


ARRIVE ON TIME: It is important that all participants arrive BEFORE the Welcome Circle. The Welcome Circle serves the purpose of creating the safe space for consensual, non-sexual touch between participants and making sure that everyone is informed about consent.

Please be free of strong scents; many folks would rather not be close to someone who smells of cigarettes, perfume, or essential oils. Your clean self is a good smell!

BE SOBER: Please do not drink or smoke before or at this event.

WHAT TO BRING: personal water bottle and snacks to share, a friend, a date – whatever comfy, cozy accessories you like! The only thing that you are required to bring is a clean and sober you.

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