The Wheel of Consent for Partners, Lovers & Friends
To attend this workshop you will need to book together with someone who will be your partner for any of the shared touch exercises you choose to participate in (you are welcome to book as a 3 as well as a 2).
You will be taught the principles of the Wheel, based around asking the questions 'who is doing?' and 'who is it for?'
You will be invited to explore a solo practice called 'Waking the Hands'. This is the foundation of the Wheel as an embodied practice, enabling us to bring more awareness to our own sense of touch
There will be opportunities to have a direct experience of each of the four quadrants, by sharing some simple clothed touch on the hand and fore-arm..
You will be invited and guided into further shared touch with the person(s) you have booked with, where touch on more of the body may be explored. We will support you and your partner(s) to apply the principles of the Wheel of Consent throughout your practice.
Who is this workshop for?
Anyone with prior experience of the Wheel of Consent, who would like further insight and support in bringing its principles and practices into your intimate relationship(s).
Anyone with no prior experience of the Wheel of Consent, who would like to bring more authenticity, clarity and presence into their intimate relationship(s).
Anyone interested in techniques for self-regulating the nervous system.
Anyone wanting to learn a new consent model for clearer communication in all areas of life.
Note - we have a limited number of spaces for individuals to attend for the Saturday only. Any shared touch will be limited to the hand and fore-arm, and the day will effectively serve as a standalone introduction to the Wheel of Consent.
IMPORTANT: You do not have to touch, or be touched by anyone else to take part in this workshop, and we will always provide alternatives to any shared touch.
Upcoming dates for this workshop:
NB - All our 'in person' workshops have been postponed in response to the coronavirus crisis. We have booked provisional dates with venues in June, September and October, which will be confirmed or otherwise nearer the time. If you sign up to our newsletter we will keep you posted.
In the meantime, we are now offering an online workshop: 'Consent and the Nervous System - Self-Care and Community Resilience in the age of COVID-10'. See details here.
Contact us if you would like to be kept up to date with our forthcoming workshops.
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Alternatively, we can present a workshop at your event or organisation. We'll teach you to get really good at consent, so life can become richer, more authentic and more enjoyable for everyone.
What is the Wheel of Consent?
Dr. Betty Martin’s Wheel of Consent is a cutting edge model of consent based on, but not requiring, exchanges of touch. It distinguishes between the ‘doing’ aspect of an interaction - who is doing; and the ‘gift’ aspect - who it is for. This creates four dynamics or quadrants of experience, which occur all the time in human relating, and are of particular importance when we interact physically.
The Wheel is also an embodied practice, which uses breath and awareness to bring us into a deeper noticing of our feelings and our bodily impulses.
Our workshops last anything from 1 hour to 3 days. Please contact us to find out more