Cuddle Professionals International Online Diploma Course

Cuddle Professionals International Online Diploma Course ~ £75

The graduate members of Cuddle Professionals International provide compassionate, consensual, therapeutic touch to those who are lonely, touch-deprived, disabled, elderly, medically fragile or at the end of life. Consensual, platonic touch is a profound experience and a tremendous gift, to both the client and practitioner.

Whether you are an experienced therapist, a student, an interested health professional, a prospective client or are completely new to Cuddle Professionals International, welcome! Our mission is to promote Cuddle Therapy as a valuable holistic therapy modality, to clarify what it is - and, as importantly, what it isn't - and to educate by demonstrating that touch is vital to our health and well-being in an increasingly disconnected and medically-ailing society. Cuddle Therapy involves the provision of platonic touch to adults, and is informed by consent and boundaries. By acknowledging and observing these in a consistent and positive way we create a safe space for our client in which touch, tenderness and vulnerability can be safely manifested.

The Cuddle Professionals training programme is designed to teach the skills needed to be a loving presence to someone who needs touch. Participants learn a mindful, compassionate approach to providing consensual, caring touch, whatever the circumstances. Our training is ideal for certified massage therapists, body workers, medically licensed healthcare professionals, religious and secular pastoral workers, care-givers and family members, preparing them to provide therapeutic touch in an ethical and responsible way.

Do you feel called to become a Cuddle Professional? Our members are tactile, warm, empathic, understanding and non-judgmental. They may be male or female. No previous experience is required, although many Cuddle Professionals have backgrounds in holistic therapy and the caring and health professions. Sessions with clients consist of holding space and consensual platonic touch within pre-agreed boundaries. This can include hand holding, hair stroking, simple and gentle massage, holding, talking, listening - and sometimes no touch at all.


The course consists of modules with assignments, interactive quizzes and a video of cuddle positions


CPI's Ethical Touch Protocols

The Psychology and Physiology of Touch

Touch and Healing

Boundaries and Consent

Safety and Security

Client Contracts

Business Marketing and Promotion

Cuddle Positions Video

Cuddle Professionals International is a Registered College with the Complementary Medical Association, and an Approved Training Provider with the International Institute for Complementary Therapists.

Join us and change lives!

Requirements: An interest in holistic therapy and the power of touch

Duration: Online in your own time

Accreditation: Diploma recognised by the CMA and the IICT for insurance and professional practice

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