Press Release: July 09, 2020
Nordic Cuddle has launched one of the world’s first dual-accredited cuddle therapy courses, with contributions from leading touch research and medical experts. The course is comprised of an online theory element (£129) hosted on a dedicated learning platform, and a separate practical element (additional cost of £110). It is designed to give students the tools and knowledge they need to begin practising as a cuddle therapist. It is now on sale and available for purchase here.
Nordic Cuddle chose to gain accreditation from The Complementary Medical Association (CMA), who are self-described as, “The world’s largest and most highly respected professional membership association.” Nordic Cuddle is delighted to be the first company to accredit a cuddle therapy course with The CMA, and to add cuddle therapy to their list of existing modalities.
Nordic Cuddle are proud to hold full Training School Membership of the CMA and have been classed as a Centre of Excellence, which is highly prestigious and demonstrates a commitment to the very highest standards of excellence in training courses. Upon completion of the course, Nordic Cuddle’s students are eligible to apply for membership of the CMA and take advantage of a range of benefits they provide, including the right to use the letters MCMA after their name.
The second of our independent accreditation bodies is the International Council for Online Educational Standards (ICOES). ICOES accreditation means that we’ve passed a formal evaluation and audit and met the highest standards of online education provision.
Nordic Cuddle has developed a medical and wellness advisory board comprised of some of the world’s leading medical, and touch research experts. These experts have helped shape the training course and Nordic Cuddle is proud to have chapter contributions from Professor Kory Floyd, Dr. Juulia Suvilehto, Dr. Emilia Vuorisalmi and Dr. Liliya Wheatcraft. Separately to the advisory board, the course also includes material from Dr. Betty Martin and Deb Dana about The Wheel of Consent and the Polyvagal Theory respectively.
Nordic Cuddle’s Co-Founder and CEO, Rebekka Mikkola says, “I am excited about our new course and the input we’ve received from many leading authorities in the touch research and medical fields. I believe this course will move the cuddle therapy industry forward and inspire more people to enjoy the healing benefits of touch and cuddles. Ultimately, hugs are a natural analgesic for many issues in our lives today.”
Cuddle therapy is a platonic touch therapy, which incorporates hugs, hand-holding, gentle arm rubs and back massages. Some of the reasons clients go for cuddle therapy sessions include stress, loneliness and anxiety amongst many others. In this course, students discover how to conduct a cuddle session, how to stay safe, how to maintain boundaries and consent, and also gain an understanding of why touch is important for our wellbeing. More detail is available in this blog post.
Nordic Cuddle is a cuddle therapy company based in London. They provide a platform connecting trained and DBS-checked practitioners with clients, in addition to the newly accredited training programme. To find out more, visit the online course here.
For further information or for an interview, please contact Ryan Mizzen (COO at Nordic Cuddle) at email@example.com