In-person FOF Trainer, Co-creator of Cuddle Party, Creator of Foundations of Facilitation, former Cuddle Party board member
Marcia has led Cuddle Party events and facilitated in-person and online groups for over 20 years. As Cuddle Party grew in popularity, she realized that training other people to run these events was a crucial next step for creating more opportunities for people to cuddle and learn about boundaries, communication and consent.
After many months of trial and error, she launched the first Cuddle Party facilitation skills training in 2005. At the time, it was purely for future Cuddle Party Facilitators. Soon, the team realized that many people were attending simply because they wanted to become better facilitators of their own events. Thus, Foundations of Facilitation was born.
Marcia’s primary mission is to help people to overcome shame and get in touch with what they truly want – romantically, sexually and relationally – even if it’s off the beaten path. Her deepest wish is to see more people building a nurturing, consent-based world where our vulnerabilities are cherished for the gifts they are.
She holds a degree in Communication Studies from Northwestern University. She is a communication coach and instructor for medical students and healthcare practitioners and has trained extensively in many interactive ways of being intimate with oneself and others from professional acting training to the Work of Byron Katie.