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The Official Cuddle Workshop Facilitator Training!

28/04/2022 @ 10:00 - 01/05/2022 @ 18:00 CEST

Cuddle Workshop
Cuddling is awesome! You have experienced how it can change your life yourself. How we all have the desire to be held, but not always the opportunity to do so. And now you are dreaming of offering that opportunity to other people – and to generate income out of it.
Because isn’t that the best thing? Living your passion. Research shows that without touch we die. The biggest threat to our health nowadays is stress. And it so happens that cuddling reduces stress levels, boosts our immune system, reduces anxiety – all the good things!
Giving Cuddle Workshops and Cuddling sessions is something you can make a (partial) living out of. You might be looking for a new career, or already be a therapist, coach, yoga teacher or something else, and want to add Cuddle Workshops and sessions to your current range.
Where to start? Right here.
This is the training to become an approved Cuddle Workshop International Facilitator, taught by the founder of Cuddle Workshops International, Wilrieke Sophia.
𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫, 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐯𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐯𝐞. 𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐀𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐥 𝟐𝟖 – 𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟏 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐, 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦, 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞, 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐨, 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦.
This is the first and only course to become an approved Cuddle Workshop Facilitator, taught by the founder of Cuddle Workshops International, Wilrieke Sophia.
During the initial 4-day course you will learn all the basics. You become an apprentice and learn in our apprentice community, for example by assisting certified facilitators. You will host trial workshops and video them. When your workshops have the expected quality, you will receive your certificate.
This course will not only teach you how to give a Cuddle Workshop. You will also learn what you need to be a great facilitator, as well as some basics on how to set up your business.
You won’t be on your own after the course is over either. You will remain part of a community that is there to support you, coaching, platforms for promoting your workshops, and which will grow together with you.
Design of the training
The training consists of three parts. In the first part, we will work live with each other for four days. In part two you will have the chance to practice and be present at cuddle workshops. In part three you will give workshops and/or sessions yourself. You can go through parts two and three at your own pace. The training is facilitated by Wilrieke Sophia. The language of this training is (simple) English – unless all participants are Dutch speaking.
Part 1: Training
Your training starts with a four-day training in which you get a broad basis. The program looks something like this (deviations possible):
Thursday: Introduction & introduction, the advantages of cuddle workshops; rules of the game; designing a good workshop; dealing with emotions in participants/clients.
Friday: We will discuss consent in detail on the basics of The Wheel of Consent, and other important dynamics (how do you prevent #metoo or accidentally traumatizing your clients?).
In the evening there is a cuddle workshop that is part of the program. You are involved in the preparation, set-up, workshop (half of the group as a participant, half as a team member) and debriefing.
Saturday: Reflection Friday evening; set-up and content of an individual cuddle session; what makes a good teacher; how do you create a team?
In the evening there is again a cuddle workshop that is part of the program. You are involved in the preparation, set-up, workshop (half of the group as a participant, half as a team member) and debriefing.
Sunday: Reflection Saturday night; practising leading structures with feedback from each other; setting up your own business, creating a network, peer support, feedback system, new inspiration etc.
Part 2: Learn by Assisting
In part 2 you get a place in my team. You are invited to be at Cuddle Workshops as a participant or assistant. In this way you can not only be present at workshops and thus gain experience, but you also get the opportunity to ask me all your questions. Why do I do things a certain way? What would I do if…? You have an idea for an exercise and are curious if it will work. This way you get practical experience without fully bearing the responsibility for a workshop. You choose how long part 2 lasts.
Part 3: Give your own Workshops
When you feel ready, you can start giving your own workshops. Don’t worry if you don’t have a network (yet): I’ll help you with that.
You start with giving trial workshops. This can simply be for a group of friends at your home. Are you ready? Then you can take the exam. You record the workshop on video and send it to me afterwards*. I will give you feedback for improvement. When you meet the quality requirements, you will receive your certificate and you will be included as a recognized Cuddle Workshop Facilitator under the flag of both Cuddle Workshops Netherlands and Belgium and Cuddle Workshops International.
* With a maximum of three video submissions.
Part 4 (optional): Community
After the training, you are not alone. (Optional) part of the training and being a recognized cuddle workshop facilitator is the community of facilitators. Because you can use my network, you immediately have a broad audience. In addition, you will find support, feedback, inspiration and advice in the community.
receive the full invitation and the signup process: please send an email to wilrieke@cuddleworkshops.org
Check out our websites:
www.cuddleworkshops.org (international)
www.knuffelworkshops.nl (The Netherlands & Belgium)

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28/04/2022 @ 10:00 CEST
01/05/2022 @ 18:00 CEST
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