April 29, 2020

We’re living through unprecedented times at the moment. Uncertainty is at an all-time high – no one knows what the world is going to look like tomorrow, yet alone in three weeks or months. It may sound trivial, but the lack - or even prohibition of - physical contact w...

February 1, 2018

On January 19th 2018, as part of the ‘Niche Work If You Can Get It’ series, CPI Founder Kitty Mansfield was interviewed about cuddle therapy and professional cuddling. 

Professional cuddling is slowly becoming more accepted as a legitimate holistic therapy, in...

January 6, 2017

Loneliness is a misery faced by people of all ages and social groups, and it has a serious impact on our health as well as on our happiness. The causes of loneliness are complex, and up to now researchers have focused on the issue of older people and loneliness. Famili...

February 2, 2015

Re-blogged from The Kindness Blog as written by John Tuite


Touch could properly be regarded as a form of nutrition.


We mistakenly think that touch occurs on the periphery of our self, a skin thing. But truthfully each surface stimulus travels far into the most...

January 29, 2015

In January 2015 I was the first person in Europe to gain recognition of cuddling as a professional therapy for insurance purposes.  In spite of much resistance from the insurance industry, I pushed and pushed and wasn't going to take no for an answer! My persistence pa...

May 8, 2014

The science of touch convincingly suggests that we’re wired to—we need to—connect with other people on a basic physical level. To deny that is to deprive ourselves of some of life’s greatest joys and deepest comforts.

May 7, 2014

I've been a qualified holistic therapist for ten years, and I'm still constantly humbled by the power of touch to soothe and heal. While holistic massage has certainly helped my clients deal with their aches and pains, I always felt that there was a part of the jigsaw...

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