This workshop highlights the value and importance of touch in our every day lives through discussion and group exercises.Touch is an integral aspect of healing and connection that is lacking in our everyday lives. Loving, platonic, consensual touch has been hyper-sexualized and commodified in a way that negatively affects our abilities to access intimacy, vulnerability, and authentic connection to one another. Self-touch and shared-touch are important parts of care and connection. Touch can be a radical way to access compassion and break down social boundaries that otherwise limit connection. Foundations of Touch discusses and explores applied touch as a method of deeper connection and holistic healing. In this workshop, with a safe space to encourage and explore intentional, consensual touch, participants are asked to explore their relationship to touch. Tune into your body, learn basic shared consent skills, and discover deeper authentic connection through touch with others in this intimate workshop.