Wheel of Consent Touchless Introduction
This is a 2-3 hour introductory workshop to Betty Martin’s Wheel of Consent, in which we do not offer the option of sharing touch with other participants. Instead we will focus on two key teachings of the Wheel:
A theoretical understanding of the Wheel as a cutting edge communication tool, based around asking the questions: 'Who is doing?' and 'Who is it for?'. This creates four dynamics or quadrants, each of which has a different flavour, and requires a different type of consent agreement
A solo practice called ‘Waking the Hands’ , which enables us to bring more awareness to our own sense of touch, and the feelings and embodied responses which arise from it.
Because there is no shared touch in this workshop, we have more time to cover the theory and principles of the Wheel through learning and shared discussion, than in the regular Wheel Intro workshop.
Who is this workshop for?
Anyone who prefers to learn about the Wheel of Consent in a setting where there will be no shared touch.
Anyone intending to do the Wheel of Consent Weekend Workshop, who prefers to have a theoretical understanding of the Wheel before taking part in any shared touch practice.
Anyone interested in techniques for self-regulating the nervous system.
Anyone wanting to learn methods for clearer communication in all areas of life.
Upcoming dates for this workshop:
We are next planning to run this workshop in the Autumn of 2020.
Contact us if you would like to be kept up to date with our forthcoming workshops.
We also run a version of this introductory workshop which includes the opportunity for simple, clothed, shared touch with other participants, in order to have an embodied experience of the quadrants.
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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.