I agree that I am 18 years or older. In purchasing this workshop ticket I agree to Heart2Heart’s non-sexual Touch Guidelines. I understand that I will be receiving touch and providing touch to men using my hands, arms, chest, shoulders, face, head or back. I acknowledge that kissing or sexual behavior is not allowed. I fully understand Heart2Heart Touch is a non-sexual touch space and I will act appropriately.
My name is John Soroczak.
One of my goals as a psychotherapist has been to create meaningful nourishing workshops for men who love men.
I created Heart2Heart Touch in 1995 as an opportunity for men to empower themselves through giving and receiving supportive, non-sexual touch in a safe environment.
Within the Los Angeles gay and bisexual men’s communities, seductive and sexual connections are commonplace. A man may feel well satisfied sexually, however without a heart connection, a man may feel an emotional emptiness. As a licensed Marriage Family Therapist I’ve observed that men who are deprived of touch often feel alone, separate and isolated from other men. Caring touch is a basic need for everyone, it affects our mind, body, spirit and is essential for a well balanced life.
At Heart2Heart Touch Experience, fully clothed participants explore supportive, sensual, non-sexual touch using their hands, arms, chest, shoulders, face, head or back. Soothing music and structured fun touch activities encourage participants to experience what it feels like to be safely held, to receive warm hugs, to have their hand gently massaged, to have their heads tenderly stroked, to have their hand gently massaged or to dance a slow dance.
Heart2Heart Touch establishes guidelines for safety, creating boundaries, ways to communicate feedback, and choice of how or where we receive touch. Kissing or sexual behavior is not allowed. Heart2Heart’s non-sexual touch guidelines are set up so we feel relaxed, at choice, and comfortable with the activities. Within touch guidelines we always have choice.
Over the years I have created unique touch workshops for The California Men’s Gathering (CMG), Aids Project Los Angeles (APLA), The LGBTQ Long Beach Center and The Los Angeles LGBT Center.
If you are interested in having a touch workshop created for your group or organization please email me at .
John Soroczak LMFT 32920
Marriage Family Therapist
Los Angeles, CA.
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Benefits of Touch
“We need other people in our lives for our emotional well-being. When we don’t have them, we get stressed. We feel empty. Those feelings of isolation and helplessness contribute to a depressed immune system.”
“Touch helps to bond people together.” Daniel Keltner, the founding director of the Greater Good Science Center and professor of psychology at University of California, Berkeley, said "studies show that a simple touch can trigger release of oxytocin, aka "the love hormone”. 8 Reasons Why We Need Human Touch More Than Ever.” Ray Williams from Wired For Success