BeHeld Somatic Attention Therapy
Duluth, MN + Virtual Anywhere
What is it?
Somatic Attention Therapy (SAT) is a modality that involves sharing platonic human touch and receiving undivided attention and unconditional warm regard.
What are the benefits?
In a world where many are touch-starved, SAT helps fill the need for platonic touch. It can also reduce stress, lower loneliness, and guide others to learn about consent, boundaries, and how to ask and advocate for what they want. On top of that, it can let us get more into our bodies, feel connected, increase our sense of belonging, and improve general wellbeing.
What kind of training do you have?
I'm trained and certified through the company Cuddlist. I also have a B.S. in Psychology, am a registered yoga teacher with trauma-conscious training, received a reiki 2 certification, and was trained by two massage therapists. I'm obsessed with learning about human connection and relationships and am constantly gobbling up info on how to best serve others to make the world a more loving and connected place.
Who is it for?
Many can benefit from SAT. Often those who are feeling lonely, recovering from divorce or loss, are in a relationship without much touch, or are looking for a safe space to be seen or to talk are drawn to SAT.
What if I don't like touch?
SAT sessions are client led, so if there is something you don't want to do, then you don't have to do it! We could talk or simply be in each other's presence. We could go for a walk or do a virtual session.
What are the philosophies behind SAT?
SAT relies on consent, boundaries, and client-led sessions. As a practitioner, I'm trained to keep a platonic space and to only participate in a way in which I am fully comfortable in so that you know I'm happy to be there. You're encouraged to ask for what you want so that you have agency over your sessions. Both of us are allowed to say yes or no to anything and everything within that platonic space. I endevor to bring unconditional warm regard and total acceptance to my clients so they can feel safe and appreciated for who they are.
Is it truly platonic? Is SAT a euphemism for something more?
Sat is completely platonic, and it's my goal to provide a nurturing energy. We wear at least shorts and a tank top, and all touch is kept away from areas that would be covered by a swimsuit. If you're searching for more, no shade, but that is not something I provide. If you do experience arousal during a session which can be a natural response, we'll shift our focus on something else and change things up if needed.
How much does it cost?
In person sessions are $80 per hour. Virtual sessions are $40 per hour.
Where is it?
I can host in my home in Duluth. I have a six foot bean bag chair and big comfy couch with plenty of cozy blankets. I also can also travel to you in the Duluth, MN area or do virtual Zoom or phone sessions.
How do we know if we'll be a good fit for each other?
I ask all new clients to have a quick zoom call, phone chat, or short meetup over a daytime beverage to get an idea if we'll work well together. That way, we can get comfortable, and I can answer any questions you may have.
Do you cuddle with anyone?
I cuddle with all body types, ages, ethnicities, and orientations. I do turn people away who are searching for something sexual as that is not what I provide, and I don't want to leave anyone frustrated and wanting more.
What are your payment and cancelation policies?
To reserve a session time, you can prepay via this website. If you cancel within twenty four hours of your scheduled time, your full prepayment will go toward a later session. If canceling with less than twenty four hour notice, half of your payment will go toward a later session, and the rest will be non-refundable.
Have more questions?
Email me at email@example.com anytime, and I'll be happy to answer you!