In this Taste of Togetherness event you will meet new people and explore playful, healing and nourishing touch.
Join Togetherness founder Adam Wilder at #HoT for a Masterclass in How to Enrich Your Life With Touch.
Touch is the first sense we develop as children, but we gradually lose comfort with touch we grow, and for most adults touch outside of our romantic relationships is deeply stigmatised. Yet we know that touch has mental and physical benefits including reducing levels of stress hormones, alleviating depression, boosting the immune system, boosting attention span and boosting serotonin and oxytocin levels.
Touch also benefits our relationships and connections - shown by Harvard University to be the biggest factor in living longer. For more info on the health benefits of touch see: https://www6.miami.edu/touch-research/Index.html
In this Taste of Togetherness event you will meet new people and explore playful, healing and nourishing touch. You will also learn tools and practices to build more touch into your daily life, for health, comfort, pleasure and fun.
Please note that all touch is entirely optional, you could not touch anyone all night if you wish the invitation is to simply explore how touch plays out in your life and relationships.
On this evening you will
Meet and mingle with new people
Wake up the hands
Notice physical sensations in the body which indicate a yes or a no
Learn the difference between the direct and indirect routes of pleasure
Learn practical tools to relax and explore touch
House of Togetherness
House of Togetherness is the pop-up Home of Human Connections in Covent Garden, here for just 3 months. We create live experiences that explore our relationship with ourselves and others in a playful, meaningful and often profound way.
We welcome everyone beyond their identity, labels and beliefs. There are no shoulds or musts at HoT only permission to be yourself.
What You Should Bring
All materials will be provided for the art. Wear comfortable clothing. We have locker rooms and showers so bring a pound coin and a towel if you wish to use them.
We're a sustainable venue and no longer use disposable cups for our events. Please bring a refillable water bottle or coffee cup for drinks. Alternatively we have reusable cups you can purchase from our tuck shop for £2.50 (and get 50p off any drink).