Jamie Garde

Facilitator Name Jamie Garde
City New York
State NY
Country US
Email jamiegarde@pobox.com
Certified Yes
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About Me

March 2018 - I moved in 2015 and do not currently have room in my home to host Cuddle Parties. Hopefully I will clear space to resume hosting next year. If you want to receive notice when I'm hosting again, join the NYC Cuddle Party Meetup group. Currently Adam Lippin is hosting Cuddle Parties on a monthly basis. =============================== Being part of communities is important to me. I'm active with HAI (Human Awareness Institute), More House / Mark Groups, Mensa, several Meetups and now Cuddle Party. Feel free to ask me about any of these groups if you attend a Cuddle Party with me. I am a pet lover and live with 2 friendly, talkative parrots, who may greet you with "'Hi!" as you arrive and "bye-bye" as you depart.

Favorite Cuddle Party Rule

Rule # 2 - You don't have to cuddle anyone at a Cuddle Party, ever. The only thing mandatory at a Cuddle Party is to abide by the Rules of Cuddling. I love the sense of freedom this gives me to be authentic. It also seems to help new Cuddlers dip their toes in the Cuddle Pool, without pressure to immerse.

What I got out of Cuddle Party personally

I've been going to Cuddle Parties since January 2005. In 2007, as I separated from my husband of 16 years, I decided that being more active with Cuddle Parties would be the perfect way to have lots of cuddling in my life, even though I had lost my regular cuddle buddy. Cuddle Parties have been a wonderful way to meet cuddly people, many who have become friends. Cuddle Parties provide an opportunity to give and receive affectionate, non-sexual touch, which is incredibly nurturing and relaxing. It's also a mini-lab in communication, where participants can practice making clear requests, establishing boundaries and honoring the requests and boundaries of the other participants.

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

I love to host parties. What you could expect to find at my Cuddle Parties is a cozy room, with padded floors, soft lights and music, yummy snacks and interesting people. As a Cuddle Party facilitator I am a warm, friendly, welcoming host, that helps participants feel comfortable and taken care of: * by inviting them to share feelings and non-sexual touch, * by demonstrating and practicing expressing desires, * by responding to others requests with clear yes's and no's, * by setting boundaries * and by encouraging participants to stretch in order to fully enjoy the experience.

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