Consent Workshops & Conferences
Calia offers workshops and conferences on consent that are adapted to your needs, your group, your budget, your limits. All you have to do is provide the venue and the public!
*Workshop: presentation paired with verbal exercises to be done in teams
*Conference: presentation without exercise
NO PHYSICAL CONTACT REQUIRED
Who is it for?
Since consent should be applied to any type of interpersonal interaction, everyone should learn what consent is.
So whether you are
a company struggling with sexual harassment
a non-profit organization whose members suffered from abuse
a community where consent is paramount
a school whose students would really like to understand these stories of “Without a yes, it’s a no”
or any other group of 5 or more people who would like to learn or teach about consent
Alie can help you better understand and practice consent with yourself and the people around you.
Why want to talk about consent?
- Improve interpersonal relationships
- Raising awareness and helping to prevent sexual harassment and abuse
- Enable better communication and open-mindedness
- Make the environment more pleasant for everyone
- Doing one’s part for society by promoting the notion of consent
What is Calia? Who’s Alie?
Calia Cuddle Therapy was created in 2018 by Alie Valérie Hébert-Gentile to help people learn about consent and better communicate their needs and boundaries so they can get the affection and hugs they so desperately need.
Calia Consent is a branch of Calia Cuddle Therapy created thanks to the social cause of Calia “Consent-Prevention” which collects money in order to promote the notion of consent in society and therefore focuses only on the consent part; without any physical contact.
Alie Valérie Hébert-Gentile
Professional cuddler since January 2018 and Founder of Calia Cuddle Therapy
Origine: Quebec (Abitibi) and Italy
Spoken languages: Français, English, Italiano
Other passions (besides cuddling!): Plant biology, Car mechanic, Teaching, Barista, Orderly in CHSLD
Story: Alie has always liked to cuddle, but hasn’t always known how to enforce her own boundaries or even where these boundaries were. It’s thanks to her training as a professional cuddler at Cuddlist.com that Alie realizes the power of consent and the importance of respect for personal boundaries; not only in cuddles, but in all interpersonal relationships. It was then that Alie decided to create Calia Cuddle Therapy in order to help her clientele both to get more consented cuddles and to learn consent. Then, when Alie heard the new slogan “Without a yes, it’s a no!”, she decided to create an acronym bringing together the 5 criteria of valid consent, so that people realize that sometimes even a yes is not a real yes; that sometimes it’s not the right kind of FIRES. Today, thanks to the generosity of her clientele, Alie has created the Calia Consent branch with which she hopes to be able to teach and further spread the magic of consent in our society.