Lepeltje Lepeltje Sleeping & Spooning

THE GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED TO CLOSE MY PRACTICE FROM DECEMBER 15, 2020 UNTIL JANUARY 19, 2021 AT LEAST. I LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING EVERYONE AGAIN FOR CUDDLE SESSIONS & MASSAGE TREATMENTS. MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT IN ADVANCE.

ANYONE WHO WANTS SOME ONLINE QUARANTINE-CUDDLING IS MOST WELCOME. HAS YOUR INCOME ALSO STOPPED WHILE YOUR COSTS CONTINUE AND ARE YOU STRESSING OUT? CALL ME FOR AN APPOINTMENT AND MAKE USE OF MY GIFT ECONOMY. IS YOUR INCOME STILL CONTINUING? BUY A VOUCHER FOR ANOTHER OR FOR YOURSELF, RENT MY PRACTICE SPACE TEMPORARILY OR GIVE A GIFT AND TAKE CARE OF ME A LITTLE. THANKS IN ADVANCE, I’LL TAKE CARE OF YOU AGAIN AT A LATER MOMENT.

My vision for my practice:                                    Reducing the unnecessary lack of necessary life needs: touch, relaxation and sincere attention. Why would anyone have a shortage of this? Well-being is a human right and it should be accessible to everyone.

A Sleeping & Spooning-Session is an overnight session with – just as in regular Cuddle Sessions – touch, relaxation and sincere attention for you.

My offer of Spooning & Sleeping sessions have been around for some time, but only for clients who have visited me before. At regular Cuddle sessions there is the option for you to take a nap in my arms, but I stay awake. During a Sleeping & Spooning session I also sleep. I do remain available to be woken up, just like a night shift in healthcare, for example. Like regular Cuddle sessions, this session can be designed in in different ways, for example:

  • In the evening before going to sleep, talk a little about what’s on your mind – just like a regular Cuddle session. Then we both fall asleep and in the morning you have someone to say “good morning” to.
  • If you are bothered by nightmares or other restlessness during the night, you may (or actually “must”) wake me up if you need comforting arms or a conversation.
  • During some Sleeping & Spooning sessions here is hardly any sleep. Some people enjoy playing board games all night or doing a netflix marathon with some snacks and tea or juice. (So yes, it remains a session without alcohol or other drugs)

Below some examples of Sleeping & Spooning sessions during my recent study travels.

SLEEPING & SPOONING SESSIONS DURING MY STUDY TRAVELS

The last six months I have been on several study travels: Dec 2018-March 2019 in Auroville-India and Chiang Mai-Thailand and May 2019 Vasiliko/Lefkandi-Greece. Along the way a number of people came to my path who, for various reasons, needed a Cuddle Session but also Sleeping & Spooning sessions. As I always do, we first discussed their situation and their general and specific needs and expectations, and then the session followed.

  • In Auroville I met someone with chronic pain complaints who spent a few nights practically pain-free in my arms. I also learned that the days between the Sleeping&Spooning sessions were much smoother and filled with less pain.
  • In Chiang Mai I met:
    • a traveler with an always busy mind and therefore difficulties sleeping. In addition, the country of origin was a restless country where war, occupation and other woes regularly take place. This person slept like a rose for a number of nights and when the nightmares came… the peace was soon found again. Just because I was there and this way it was easier to find it here and now again.
    • an expat with longing for a hug and a talk before falling asleep and after waking up.
    • someone whose partner had an affair, but who wanted to give everything to keep this relationship. These nights were alternately filled with deep rest in cherished safety, or with tears and frustration that needed comfort and a listening ear.
  • In Greece I met a number of fellow students who had an overloaded nervous system caused by various reasons. Partly because of that, they are regularly flooded by their emotions and feelings of stress. Shorter and longer Cuddle Sessions, including before bedtime, brought relaxation and literal sighs of relief, sometimes accompanied by tears. Later they told me they had slept very deeply and woke up rested.

“SLEEP IS OUR SUPERPOWER”

On June 3rd 2019 Matt Walker spoke at TED Talk about “Sleep is your Superpower”. He is professor of neurophysiology, neuroscience and psychology.

Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature’s best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. In this deep dive into the science of slumber, Walker shares the wonderfully good things that happen when you get sleep — and the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don’t, for both your brain and body. Learn more about sleep’s impact on your learning, memory, immune system and even your genetic code — as well as some helpful tips for getting some shut-eye.

Below you can view the TED Talk.

LOCATION

Practice space
Just like for regular Cuddle sessions, you can come to my pleasant practice in Amsterdam for Sleeping & Spooning sessions. Here we sleep on one or two Terapy cushions. Because of the grains and the elastic cover, it forms like a soft cocoon to your body and so you can fully relax. Another option is the comfortable sofa bed. Depending on your wishes, you can sleep on a firm mattress or use various softer top mattresses.