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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

What is the success rate of Touch Direct Contact Therapy?

The success rate of Touch Direct Contact Therapy varies depending on the individual and their specific needs. Touch Direct Contact Therapy (TDCT), such as those offered by Cuddlist, is designed to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to receive platonic touch. These therapies aim to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and improve overall well-being. While there is no guarantee of success, many individuals report feeling more relaxed, less anxious, and more connected after receiving cuddle therapy.

 

It's important to note that touch therapy is not a substitute for medical or mental health treatment. It's always recommended to consult with a healthcare professional if you're experiencing physical or mental health issues. Additionally, suppose you chose someone other than Corinne Pulliam at PPM; in that case, selecting a qualified and experienced Touch Direct Contact Therapy Practitioner who follows ethical guidelines and a strict code of conduct is essential.

What should I expect during a Touch Direct Contact Therapy session?

Please go to the TDCT section of this website to learn all there is to know about these types of services.

How long does a Touch Direct Contact Therapy session last?

A Touch Direct Contact Therapy session typically lasts between 1 and 3 hours. However, overnight sessions are available for people with sleep disorders and are using TDCT to help them recover from trauma and need a person to touch, hold, or support them while sleeping

What are the benefits of Touch Direct Contact Therapy?

The benefits of Touch Direct Contact Therapy include stress relief, emotional release, improved physical and emotional well-being, and increased self-awareness.

May Anyone  to become a client

Anyone is welcome to become a client who is the legal age of consent and is willing and able to abide by the code of conduct.

 

If you are a NEW client, please fill out our screening form.

What is your policy regarding hygiene?

Be respectful and considerate. Please report all practitioners with inappropriate personal hygiene directly to the Cuddlist program and they will address the matter with them.

What if I become ubcofrotable or want to sto

If you become uncomfortable in any way at any time, please say so. Stop whatever is causing discomfort and adjust accordingly. Please do not wait until your discomfort is large, do this at the first hint of it. Professional cuddling is consent based and your practitioners WANT you to speak up! This is the perfect place to practice using your voice.

 

This is your session and none of it needs to feel any less than good! If you would like to end your session early for any reason simply let your practitioner know.

What happens if i become sexually aroused during a session

Arousal is a healthy human response to all kinds of things including touch. It is not a problem in a non-sexual session. The important thing is that neither client or practitioner respond to it in a manner intended to increase arousal. It can be acknowledged or not and simply allowed to come and go without taking focus.

Are there any side effects of Touch Direct Contact Therapy?

Side effects of Touch Direct Contact Therapy are rare but may include temporary soreness or emotional discomfort.

I have never done something like this before; what is the right way to have contact?

That can look entirely different for each session. People are unique and have their own preferences. Some like to talk, some don’t. Some like a lot of physical contact, some like a little. Sometimes we feel lively and playful, sometimes we feel quiet and introspective. There are a gazillion right ways to cuddle! As long as you are following the code of conduct and respecting your Cuddlist practitioner’s boundaries, you are doing it right. Half of the fun is in discovering what is right for YOU. We hope you will leave feeling more relaxed, better about yourself and more confident about communicating your own needs while respecting the needs of others. Have fun!

Is Touch Direct Contact Therapy covered by insurance?

Touch Direct Contact Therapy is not covered by insurance. We do not take insurance at PPM

Who can benefit from Touch Direct Contact Therapy?

Touch Direct Contact Therapy can benefit anyone over 18, but it may be beneficial for individuals with chronic stress, anxiety, depression, or trauma.

How does Touch Direct Contact Therapy work?

Touch Direct Contact Therapy uses hugs, high-fives, handshakes, and non-sexual full-body touch (think cuddling) to release tension and emotions stored in the body, allowing the client to process and remove them.

What is okay, not okay to talk about during a cuddle session?

Compassionate listening can be a wonderful part of a session. Touch Therapy can also be a wonderful place to not have to talk and to enjoy comfortable silence with another.

 

How much you talk and what you talk about is entirely up to the two of you.

 

Your practitioner is not a counselor or coach, and even if they are in other parts of their life, that is not part of a TDCT session. They will be happy to listen and be honest with you about how much is too much for them in terms of what you share.

 

Everything is confidential unless you share any information of an illegal nature or the intention to do harm.

Where can i arrange to cuddle

Each practitioner profile has information on if they are willing to go to your residence (outcall) or you go to theirs (incall). If a practitioner can only do outcall, and you are unable to have them at your residence, consider a hotel/motel room, or cuddle at a public place such as a movie theater, park or restaurant booth. We’d like to see more public displays of cuddling in our world :)

Corinne Pulliam with Positive Peer Mentoring is an in-call practitioner only

Do I have to Tip?

Tipping is entirely up to you. It is always appreciated and never expected.

How do I find a qualified Touch Direct Contact Therapy practitioner?

If you are decide to go with someone other than Corinne Pulliam at PPM, we suggest you find a qualified Touch Direct Contact Therapy practitioner online or ask for referrals from their healthcare provider.

Can Touch Direct Contact Therapy be used with other therapies?

Touch Direct Contact Therapy can be used with other therapies, but discussing this with the practitioner and other healthcare providers is essential.

What is the difference between Touch Direct Contact Therapy and other types of touch therapy?

Touch Direct Contact Therapy via Cuddlist differs from other types of touch therapy in that it focuses on emotional release and healing.

Cuddlist is a professional cuddling service that provides a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to receive platonic touch. Cuddlist sessions are conducted by trained and certified cuddle practitioners who follow a strict code of conduct and ethical guidelines.

Other touch therapies may include massage therapy, acupuncture, and reflexology. These therapies focus on physical touch to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and alleviate pain. However, they are typically conducted by licensed healthcare professionals and may involve more invasive techniques.

Overall, the main difference between Cuddlist and other touch therapies is the focus on platonic touch and the non-invasive nature of the sessions. Cuddlist is designed to provide a safe and nurturing environment for individuals to receive contact without sexual or romantic expectations.

Touch Direct Contact Therapy (TDCT) is a type of touch therapy that involves direct physical contact between the therapist and the client. The therapist uses touch to help the client release emotional and physical tension, promote relaxation, and improve overall well-being. TDCT is typically conducted by trained and certified therapists who follow a specific protocol and ethical guidelines.

Other touch therapies may include massage therapy, acupuncture, and reflexology. These therapies focus on physical touch to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and alleviate pain. However, they are typically conducted by licensed healthcare professionals and may involve more invasive techniques.

The main difference between TDCT and other touch therapies is the focus on emotional release and the direct physical contact between the therapist and the client. TDCT is designed to help clients release emotional and physical tension through touch, while other touch therapies may focus more on physical relaxation and pain relief. Additionally, TDCT is typically conducted by trained and certified therapists specializing in this type of therapy. In contrast, licensed healthcare professionals may perform other touch therapies with a broader range of expertise.

How many Touch Direct Contact Therapy sessions are needed to see results?

The number of sessions needed to see results varies depending on the individual and their specific needs.

Is Touch Direct Contact Therapy safe?

Touch Direct Contact Therapy is 100% safe but may not be appropriate for individuals with certain medical conditions or trauma histories. Please ask your doctors and specialist if it is safe for you mentally before making an appointment.

What is Touch Direct Contact Therapy?

Touch Direct Contact Therapy is a type of therapy that involves physical touch between the practitioner  and client to promote healing and emotional release.

What Training do your cuddlist receive

Our practitioners complete our in-person or online orientation training course with ongoing mentorship and support as they continue to grow into their practice. If possible, they are expected to attend at least one professional development workshop, and are encouraged to continue to improve their self awareness and communication skills. 

What clothing should i wear for my session?

Please wear something that you are comfortable in. Pajama pants and sweats are popular cuddle wear. A minimum of shorts and a tank top is required for both practitioner and client as stated in the code of conduct. 

What is your privacy policy

Our privacy is very important to us. We do not share client information or identity with anyone.

 

HIPPA Confidentiality is part of our code of conduct for all practitioners.

What conditions or issues can Touch Direct Contact Therapy help with?

Touch Direct Contact Therapy can help with various conditions and issues, including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic pain, and emotional regulation.

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