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Natasha Hund she/her

I am a play specialist, holistic counsellor and cuddle professional.  I have worked for over 20 years in educational, community, and heathcare settings with professional roles that have included working as a child life therapist/healthcare play specialist, parenting support & playgroup facilitator, professional development provider and workshop facilitator. I’ve even been a storytelling fairy!


Knowing the importance of touch in child development, I extended my knowledge of the importance of touch for adults and explored ways to bring more platonic touch into my life and the lives of others via cuddle therapy. I create a relaxed and nurturing atmosphere in where touch needs and preferences are able to be communicated. Touch at events is platonic, consensual and never a requirement to participate. You are guided with ways to connect with options that include touch or non-touch.


People come to cuddle events for many different reasons. Some reasons are:

  • to have their touch needs met

  • to experience deep relaxation

  • to experience feeling held physically and emotionally

  • to alleviate feelings of isolation and loneliness

  • to experience intimacy outside of romantic relationships

  • to identify their touch preferences and become touch literate

  • to experience connection

Some proven benefits you may experience can include:

·       an increased sense of wellbeing and belonging

·       increase in calmness and relaxation

·       lessen pain and increased immunity

·       better night’s sleep



Graduate Diploma in Play Specialty
Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)
Diploma in Holistic Counselling

Certified Cuddle Professional

Professional Memberships

Australian Counselling Association (ACA)

International Institute for Complimentary Therapists (IICT)

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