I am Sundria! I am a breath of fresh air! I am positive energy overflowing with the love of God!
It seems my interest in the wholistic health of others began when I was in middle school but it wasn't until the 1990s when I changed my major in college from law to psychology that I began to focus on the overall mental, physical, spiritual, emotional, financial, relational, and social well being of others.
My interest in the healthy touch profession began in 2006 when I became affiliated with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM®) d/b/a World Institute for Nurturing Communication (WINC®). Through WINC I became an educator of parents & caregivers as a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI® Level 2) then advanced to become a Certified International Instructor Trainer (CIIT®) capable of instructing others to become CIMIs and offering trainings to professionals seeking 20 Continuing Education Hours (CEH). What a joy it is to aid with bonding through nurturing touch!
My interest in the benefits of healthy touch as a one-to-one therapeutic treatment modality was sparked in 2016 when I viewed a video posted on social media. Two years prior, in 2014, I became a widow and experienced, in that same year, the deaths of my mother, stepfather, and family pet. I realized those closest to me, who I relied on for support and encouragement, were gone. Though at times I was around others socially, I felt alone and isolated. From my loss was birthed the desire for missing human intimacy. A desire I would never have known if it hadn't been for so many transitions of my loved ones within such a short timeframe. I was positioned by God to recognize disconnect in others and given a powerful purpose to restore healthy intimate human connection in the lives of others. This doesn't mean that something has to be missing for YOU to see a Healthy Touch Therapist. It's perfectly fine for you to seek healthy touch as a form of self care because you value your health and well being. My strength as a Healthy Touch Therapist comes from the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. My blessing as a Retired Christ-Centered Psychotherapist is that I have the learning, applied practice, and scientific knowledge to experience present moments, actively listen, sit in silence, recognize deficiencies, honor confidentiality, and value healthy human exchange. What's awesome about being a Healthy Touch Therapist is that my role is not to fix...but just to BE. My goal is to share a moment in life with another that is meaningful to them leaving them being sincerely accepted, feeling connected, and being validated by safe, healthy, consensual, platonic, human touch.
Personally, I am a seminary student and active volunteer within my residential and spiritual communities.
Professionally, I am a Healthy Touch Therapist & Retired Christ-Centered Psychotherapist. I am an Event Facilitator, Gospel Singer/Songwriter, Instructor, Encouragement Speaker, Private Property Investor, Non-Profit Board Member, and Founder of MyDiagnosis.Pro
* CPR/First Aid BLS Provider Certification
* Crisis Response Prevention & Intervention Specialist
* Cuddlist Certified Practitioner, Trusted Touch Protocol's™
* Foundations of Facilitation (FoF)
* International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) d/b/a World Institute of Nurturing Communication (WINC)
* Certified Infant Massage Instructor
Level 2 (CIMI2)
* Certified International Instructor
* California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT)
* Masters Coursework in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) & Christian Counseling (MACC)
A trained and skilled professional who holds a confidential safe space for their client to experience healthy platonic nurturing & validating human touch.
A therapist is one who has received specialized training equivalent to a Master's level and above education.
Just about anyone! I am open and non-discriminative so my clients identify as he, she, and they. My clients are a rainbow of hues and come from many walks of life. My clients are survivors of physical violations or those who live with disabilities seen and unseen. My clients are those outside of or within their own romantic relationships. My clients range from C.E.O.’s, Pastors, professional athletes, and law enforcement officials to ex-military, widowed, homemakers, expecting parents, single parents, caregivers, and college students. My clients look like you! My client is YOU!
I personally screen my emails, receive calls, handle scheduling & follow-ups, and maintain my own records. From the moment you contact me until you exit my presence only you and I are aware of our interactions. You have the right to confidentiality! Only those YOU share your experience with will know of our sessions. I have a confidentiality agreement for group settings as well.
Each session involves a greeting, orientation to space, review of conduct code to establish boundaries, and transition into a safe platonic human touch experience tailored specifically for you in the present moment. Each session ends with a ten minute acknowledgement prior to session closure. Know that comfortability is important and won't be overlooked. If at any time you, the client, or I, the Therapist, is uncomfortable for any reason we may stop the session.
There are no two sessions alike. I have had clients range from being satisfied with little to no touch enjoying the quiet sharing of presence in the moment to clients engaged in full embrace where they simply fell into deep sleep being totally relaxed. I encourage YOU to decide in the moment how the session will go and as long as we both consent to safe platonic touch experiences...it's all good!
Be aware that there is a euphoric feeling that can linger after a session ends. The body is on what is considered a "natural high" due to the nurturing you have received and a visceral sense of connection you will experience from cuddling. Your body is in an altered state with your blood chemistry producing a powerful hormone called oxytocin which acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. In our follow-up call I will check in with you to ensure you are not experiencing an "intimacy hangover." This should not be alarming but usually occurs when a client has an emotional come down from an oxytocin high.
There are two types of sessions each are paid in full at the time the session is scheduled. PRESENTLY ONLY DOING IN CALLS:
1. In Calls. You come to a private address I provide once the session is scheduled. You are asked to be on time and free of substances and strong smells. The therapeutic environment is a smoke free zone. There is a private changing area where You can place on cuddle attire once you arrive.
2. Out Calls. I travel to a predetermined location to meet You. There are additional travel expenses associated with this type of session which we confirm prior to scheduling the session.
Proper professional cuddling attire are pajamas or light work out clothing (e.i. soft cotton jersey like material or yoga attire). Professional cuddling attire must be a minimum of a tank top and long shorts. Undergarments alone cannot be worn in lieu of clothing items (i.e. underwear are not shorts and a sports bra is not a tank top). Think COMFY! Sensual lingerie is not proper professional cuddling attire.
At no time is touching under clothing or saliva exchange permitted.
Whether you desire to become a Certified Infant Massage Instructor or you just desire to acquire a skillset that enables you to comfort & relax your child...YOU'VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!
Scheduled me to teach workshops to your large or small group or to do a one-on-one training session.
It's easy to talk about what you do when you love doing it!
I would be delighted to receive an invitation to speak to your organization or group about the benefits of therapeutic touch.
Don't hesitate...REACH OUT TODAY!
Initial 60 minute session
Extended 60 minute session beyond the initial session or return 60 minute sessions (up to 4 consecutive hours)
Minimum 10 paid hours w/2 free bonus hours, usually 7pm-7am (required provision of two meals and all paid accommodations in a minimum 4 Star Hotel). There are additional travel expenses associated with this type of session which we confirm prior to scheduling the session.
These fees are only associated with my pre-paid travel expenses and vary depending upon location and time spent traveling to and from a session
Mode based (i.e. auto mileage, plane ticket, driver service, etc.)
Time spent en route to and from session
A Cuddle Party is simply a gathering anyone can attend alone or with someone to enjoy healthy platonic touch. There will be snacks, music, and socializing in a substance free and alcohol free haven. Casual attire is best and appropriate PJ's are welcomed. Think COMFY! Challenge yourself to do something different!!! Boundary exercises practiced prior to touch experiences with yes, no, negotiating, and mind changing modeled. Under 18 not permitted. Location shared after registering.
International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) d/b/a World Institute for Nurturing Communication (WINC)
$130 per hour
Infant massage is a step beyond cuddling...a unique yet natural way to provide physical, emotional and mental health benefits increasing the bond with a child through smell, sound, and touch. This course shares a special art form with instructors, parents, infants and caregivers building from cultures and customs of nurturing touch to feel loved, valued, and respected. The course includes strokes adapted from gentle yoga movements, Swedish and East Indian massage and many cultural practices.
$495 Registration Fee (includes $100 discount)
Covers an extensive curriculum a special blend of theory, practical and experiential learning. This allows for academic study, practical application and self-discovery. It covers a variety of topics, including the many benefits of infant massage, babies with special needs, and an introduction to babies in the NICU, the massage sequence for infants and adaptations for the growing child. It also introduces teaching and communication skills for the facilitator. 20 CEH (16 Class/4 Home Study).
I love hearing from YOU (my clients & perspective clients).
Please feel free to email me for a prompt response.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL CUDDLIST?
P.O. Box 587 Fairfield, CA 94533-0587
Tuesday - Thursday: By appointment
Friday - Saturday: Workshops & Interviews Only
Sunday - Monday: No availability