I want to bring the power of hugging to people. Hugging can have many positive side-effects, such as improving mental health, overall stress levels and boosting confidence. Hugs help to build relationships, and can be such an easy way to connect with others away from our phones and technology. People can live such busy, isolated lives, we often forget to actually reach out and connect with each other in a meaningful physical way. I am here to teach people how to give a good hug. Using props and visual aids, I aim to create a safe-space where all forms of hugs are welcome. As with everything, hugs should be consensual and are only meant in this context in a platonic, non-sexual way. As a self- confessed 'hug expert' I want to bring the power of hugs to people and encourage them to go out and hug people. To hug people they might not usually hug, because you never know who could be in the need of a good hug. I want to be physically present for my audience so they feel comfortable enough to open up their hugs to me and reap the benefits they will get.