Karin Whittaker

Facilitator Name Karin Whittaker
City Vancouver
State BC
Country CA
Email karin.cuddleparty@gmail.com
Certified Yes
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About Me

Karin Whittaker is an Early Childhood Educator by profession. And now, a Certified Cuddle Party Facilitator with the International Cuddle Party Organization. So how did she get started on this Cuddle Party venture? On a six month sabbatical from teaching 3-5 year olds, her adult daughter traveling overseas, and she and her boyfriend on a break - she noticed an inner uneasiness and her 'skip in her walk' diminished. Intuitively, she knew a lack of day-to-day physical closeness was the common denominator. Minus children, daughter, boyfriend -- was a hug-free, snuggle-free, massage-free -- desert. Awkwardly, seeking out extended hug 'n' snuggle time with peers her calm and bounce returned. Thinking others too, may also be caught in this 'affection void' needing regular tangible touch, a friend mentioned a newscast on Cuddle Party. Vancouver CP being on hiatus at the time, she ventured, taking part in Victoria Cuddle Party and was so elated by the experience that becoming CP certified and seeing Vancouver Cuddle Party up and running has been her mission. She's here the 1st Sunday's and 3rd Saturday's to support friendship and consensual touch. Mostly, she looks forward to meeting others and sharing in this this amazing -- Cuddle Party experience.


Favorite Cuddle Party Rule

#6 - You are encouraged to change your mind. A fulfilling life consists of taking risks. And knowing I have choices allows me to act. And discover what I enjoy and what works.


What I got out of Cuddle Party personally

My greatest joy is building community. Vancouver Cuddle Party is a fun, practical, wholesome event where cuddler friends and myself are learning, growing and thriving.


Who I am as a Cuddle Party Facilitator / What you'll find at my Cuddle Parties

She's an Early Childhood Educator, founder of 'Explore Parent Workshop' and Reiki USHUI SHIKIRYOHO - Third Degree, certified. Community Social Service Worker (CSSW); Special Education Teacher Assistant (SETA); PAIRS Course (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills); and Fine Arts Diploma, VCC -- are all educational programs she draws upon coupled with rich life experience to help enhance the lives of others. Opening her home to fellow Metro-Vancouverites seeking regular, social and cuddle time is her current joy. Upholding an inviting environment to explore clear language, affectionate touch, and delightful conversation (no cellphones) fills her with gratitude. For those attendees who feel most comfortable in a smaller group, she keeps her parties cozy and relaxed, averaging 10-20 cuddlers. Now as a Cuddle Party Facilitator, she feels honored to be trusted in this life-affirming way, to hold this container for nurture and witness its journey.


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