All In-Person Services are Suspended due to Covid-19 until further notice. We are grateful to all frontline workers who daily risk their own health and well-being to care for others. To our Touch Positive family: Please do your part to help stop the spread. We look forward to sharing big hugs when this hardship has passed.



Connection and safe physical contact is as essential to human wellness as food, water, and sleep. And yet, for so many people they are unattainable and unwelcome resulting in
epidemic levels of loneliness.

Touch Positive's mission is helping humans thrive by mastering healthy relating in all aspects of their lives.

Maryam R. Brown coaches groups and couples, customizes and conducts consent education workshops for all ages and settings, and provides individualized therapeutic one-on-one Connecton & Cuddle Sessions. She is a trauma-informed Certified Cuddlist Practitioner with ASIST and MHFA credentials. 

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All humans need access to safe connection, holding, and emotional to achieve optimal wellness. 

There are times in life when we need to do hard things. Sometimes we just wish we had someone caring at our side to support us in being our strongest and most authentic self. You Emotional Support Human! But for one reason or another - distance from family, working too much, or having toxic relationships - we just don't have access to that companionship when we need it the most.

That is exactly why I created this service. Supportive Companionship has helped my clients through:

* Medical Visits and Procedures

* Legal Proceedings

* Home Organizing

* Fitness Activities

* Difficult Relationship Conversations

and more.

To learn if Supportive Companionship would benefit, you, please contact me to start the conversation.

If you are interested in learning more about Cuddlist Certified Cuddle Therapy, please visit The Portland Cuddle Shop.



Learn to Stand in your Power & Navigate Boundaries with Integrity and Consent. Excellent for developing EQ and Soft Skils.

Group Coaching  with"The ABCs of Healthier Relating"

  • Employee Team Building

  • College Orientation / Title IX 

  • Employee Enhancement

  • Communal Living

  • Youth Groups

  • Leadership Development 

  • Personal Development Groups

  • Recovery Groups

Individual coaching is available. Please inquire below to determine the best way to move forward to achieve your goals.


Facilitator | Author | Connection Specialist

Since 2002, I have helped individuals connect with the tools that enable them to have their happiest, bravest, most abundant life. My professional background in cross-cultural communication and leadership development. My personal history has taught me that the experience of healthy human connection can heal all wounds. I am excited to hold out to you tools for a more Touch Positive life.



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