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Become a Cuddle Party Facilitator

Step 1: Foundations of Facilitation – Live or Online

LIVE – You can attend a live 3 1/2 day intensive workshop in how to facilitate ANY group event so that your participants (and you) get the most out of it. This is open to anyone wanting to facilitate groups with more ease and effectiveness. Many people take this course who have no interest in facilitating Cuddle Parties.

ONLINE - FOF is also offered online – with online materials and group video calls. When you register for FOF Live, you have access to the online materials, the group calls AND a live training. You may attend the live training at any time. Some people take the live training and use the online materials as a resource. Some people take the online training and attend a live training later. Either way is fine.

Step 2: Cuddle Party Certification Training – After FOF, you have the option to apply for the virtual/online Cuddle Party Certification Training, which applies specifically to Cuddle Party.



Live  Training

Chicago, USA

Thursday, July 16 – Sunday July 19,  2020
Thursday: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm (Cuddle Party)
Friday 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

With Madelon Guinazzo



Virtual/Online Training

Group video conferences

Ongoing Enrollment – Begin at any time

With Madelon and Adam  and other Cuddle Party facilitators
from across the world.



FREE Teleclass!

4 Steps to First-Rate Facilitation

~ Betty Martin and Marcia Baczynski, Foundations of Facilitation trainers ~
Listen in to over an hour of great ideas to make your events more fun and more effective.

To Listen: Facilitation Teleclass (recorded June 6, 2011)

To download: On a PC, right-click. On a Mac, Option-click.

Teleclass Notes (handout)
As a new page
As a PDF

About Foundations of Facilitation:

Do you want to…

  • Create meaningful change for your clients?
  • Expand your business into running groups and workshops?
  • Stop feeling depleted and overwhelmed after your events?
  • Crack your participants open so they share intimately and vulnerably?
  • Deepen your understanding of consent, conscious touch, communication and healthy boundaries?
  • Host or facilitate Cuddle Party events?

If you said yes to any of these, our four-day training will change your business and your life. Designed to be the most comprehensive training of its kind, this program will provide you with skills to create intimate, powerful, fulfilling group experiences, that leave you feeling excited and inspired by the work you do.

“Of all the workshops I’ve attended, the [Foundations of Facilitation] Training has given me the most practical and useful tools to create and maintain direct, open and honest communication with EVERYONE in my life DAILY.” —Tracy , Alabama

For more information about this powerful course, see About FOF

About the Cuddle Party Facilitator Certification Program:

The CPFCP is a four-month training program designed to provide all Facilitators-in-Certification with the support needed to:

  • Understand the concepts and distinctions of Cuddle Party’s design
  • Organize, promote and facilitate Cuddle Party events
  • Further develop skills as a facilitator of small groups
  • Enhance self-confidence, self-knowledge and experience of relating with others
  • Develop a powerful experience of community and support with other Cuddle Party Facilitators
  • Successfully fulfill all requirements for certification as a Cuddle Party Facilitator

For more information about how to become a certified Cuddle Party facilitator , see Cuddle Party certification

How to apply

  • Certification happens at your own pace. Some are completing requirements in 90 days and others may take a year.  We support and empower you to progress and complete your Certification so you can join the world wide community of Cuddle Party Facilitators.  The training completely prepares  you to produce and facilitate three Review Cuddle Party events.  Doing that successfully is what earns Certification.  All homework and suggested practice and resources support you to achieve that demonstrated accomplishment.

Become the facilitator you’ve always wanted to be.

Register now!






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