The Wheel of Consent
in-person weekend workshop
UPDATE 20th November: Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will not be running this in-person workshop as planned on 10/11 December, but instead we will be offering an introduction to the Wheel of Consent in a different format, in the new year. This will consist of two two-hour zoom calls, a week apart, in March. (The dates are two Wednesdays, 1st and 8th March, from 7-9pm GMT). In the next few weeks we will be posting further details and how to book...
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This is a core Wheel of Consent workshop, facilitated by Rupert James Alison & Rose C Jiggens. It has been designed by Dr. Betty Martin and her colleagues at the School of Consent, to empower you to integrate the principles of the Wheel of Consent into all areas of your life.
The Wheel of Consent is a model of relating which brings more authenticity, responsibility, confidence and freedom to our relationships in all areas of life: with work colleagues, with friends and family, and in our most intimate relationships.
The Wheel uniquely distinguishes between the ‘doing’ aspect of an interaction: who is doing? - and the ‘gift’ aspect: who is it for? Asking these two questions together creates four dynamics or ‘quadrant’s, each of which has a different flavour and requires a different type of consent agreement to be made. This is the central insight of the Wheel of Consent, from which many consequences and insights flow.
We can practice experiencing each of the Wheel's four quadrants, discovering which of them feel comfortable and which feel unfamiliar, enabling us to clarify our desires, needs and boundaries, and shining a light on our blind-spots. We see how our conditioning might have closed down or distorted our expression of these qualities, and how we can use the Wheel as a practice to open them up again.
Who is this workshop for?
Anyone interested in gaining a conceptual and embodied understanding of the Wheel of Consent.
Anyone wanting to learn a new consent model for clearer communication in all areas of life.
Anyone interested in gently and gradually exploring their embodied conditioning around touch, and communicating about touch
Anyone interested in learning new techniques for self-regulating the nervous system.
Rupert James Alison & Rose C Jiggens
Rupert loves to facilitate explorations of how we can be with ourselves and with each other as we deepen our embodied sense of authentic consent. He has many years’ experience teaching consent and intimacy practices to groups, and is a fully accredited Wheel of Consent facilitator with Betty Martin's School of Consent. See www.artofconsent.co.uk
Rose is a therapist and educator working in London and online, they are a good person to see when you want a somatic (body) oriented approach. Rose supports adults with a wide range of enquiries using: Family Constellations, Trauma Sensitive Breathwork, Transforming Touch® and The Wheel of Consent®. https://trueselfsystems.com/the-wheel-of-consent/
For further details of Betty Martin's Wheel of Consent, see www.schoolofconsent.org.
Please do get in touch if you have any questions and/or feel called to join us...
Rupert & Rose