Date(s) - 11/09/2014
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
10 Kuo Chuan Avenue
There is vast literature of the benefits of hugging to the prematurely born or healthy infants and toddlers but not much research is available for the same for adolescents, adults or seniors.
We are a touch-deprived society. We are afraid to touch, afraid to ask for touch and yet afraid to ask or reach out for the touch we need.
Contrary to the title, Hugging Party is a workshop instructing adult participants in the art of consensual and boundary-appropriate touch. The premise of hugging parties is the recognition of “need to be held and cuddled” is very close to and equally vital as more conventionally accepted human needs like thirst, hunger, and sex.
We like to invite you to come co-create this safe space in which women and men of all sexual orientations can begin to communicate more authentically and listen profoundly.
- Feel safe – do as little as you desire – and will be encouraged to just be you.
- Create strong boundaries for yourself without shutting others down.
- Begin to be more open to others and able to give and receive comfortably.
- Be touched, valued and nurtured.
What Past Participants Said:
“I attended my first hugging party hosted by Dr Martha Lee in September. I went into the event with a curious mind not knowing what to expect. There were 8 other participants and initially there were shyness and apprehension in the air not knowing what to do. The host Martha did a great job with a series of short exercises which involves eye contact, hand holding and sending warm loving intention to each other to shorten our distance and ease us into the trusting mood and to provide a safe space to be who we are. We also did some affirmation and assertive exercise which I have found very useful to bring about self awareness and to learn to listen to our body. The session ended with group massage, spontaneous and friendly group hug at the end of which we all felt like best friends after a mere two hours of interaction. All in all it has been a really refreshing and unique experience, something I would definitely recommend for people who are looking to live life in vibrant colours.” – Anonymous, Sept 2013
“Hugging party was a unique experience. At first it might seem something you want to avoid, after a while you realise that it is actually a genuine experience. Again, you relied too much on the 1st impression. It actually feels good and if you have an open mind for new and unique experiences, I suggest you explore the Hugging party” – Anonymous, Sept 2013
Time: 7:15 – 9:30p.m. (Please be on time)
Venue: 10 Kuo Chuan Avenue Singapore 426906.
- Cross section of East Coast Road and Still Road.
- Look for the street next to Mel’s Place
- 15 minutes away from Changi International Airport and within walking distance to a few hotels.
- Within 5 minutes by walk Santa Grand Hotel East Coast
- Within 10 minutes walk Le Peranakan Hotel
- Within 10 minutes walk, 3 mins by taxi Grand Mercure Roxy
Your investment: S$40 only
For enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that no refunds will be issued if you have paid and cannot make it for the workshop. Replacement allowed but subject to our discretion.
Founder of Eros Coaching, Dr. Martha Tara Lee is the only Clinical Sexologist in Singapore who has a doctorate in human sexuality. Often cited in the local media, Dr. Lee is the appointed sex expert for Men’s Health Singapore, Men’s Health Malaysia, Durex Singapore Facebook page as well as Durex Malaysia Facebook page. She was recognised as one of ‘Top 50 Inspiring Women Under 40′ by Her World in July 2010, and one of ‘Top 100 Inspiring Women’ by CozyCot in March 2011. For her full profile, click here.
Bookings are closed for this event.