The Wheel of Consent Weekend

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/05/2018 - 06/05/2018
10:30 am - 6:30 pm

Location
Anahata Health

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A weekend exploring personal dynamics of interaction such as giving, receiving and creating more of what makes you feel fantastic! If you want to discover more about your patterns of behaviour regarding asking for what you want, being clear about what you don’t want and pleasure, shame and empowerment this course is for you!

Julia ran a six week Wheel of Consent group, two times in the winter of 2016 in Brighton. Here’s some feedback from the first group:

“The group has been a lot of fun and really eye opening for learning about how I interact with people on lots of levels. As well as becoming more confident about tuning into and trusting what I want in physical interactions it’s also had a big effect on day to day situations. I’ve started to notice the difference between what I want and what I’m prepared to go along with, and to ask for what I actually want more often. I’d absolutely recommend this to anyone who wants to feel clearer about what they really want.” Angus Singleton, Brighton.

“I was very impressed with Julia’s wheel of consent 6 week course. The material itself is extremely useful and practical – there is an ethos and exercises that I started to apply immediately to both my personal and professional life with excellent results. I learnt a lot about how I operate in intimate and other relationships and with this information could make new choices of behaviour. The actual group was fun and I appreciated how Julia responded to what was shared. As always I love her humour and zest for pleasure” Helen Thatcher, Hove.

For those who have done The Wheel group with me already, and some who did the six week group twice (!) there will be new material in this weekend, so please do come back if you’re drawn to this.

The Wheel of Consent is conscious touch work created by a woman named Betty Martin. We learn somatically, through the body so we feel what feels good to us and follow that. In this way we can embody our felt sense and gain understanding of the dynamics of The Wheel. These include Taking; getting what you want. Allowing: enabling another to get what they want. Serving: to offer and provide for the other. Accepting: to receive what’s been offered to you. Each of these Four Quadrants has its own gift or lesson. All of these can only happen with clear communication, boundaries being respected and consent. When these aspects are not followed we are in the shadow of each of these dynamics, this is due to a lack of consent.

I have completed three trainings with Betty and have been very impressed by what I’ve learned about myself. I gained insights into pleasure, old shame patterns, healthy boundaries, and perhaps most importantly greater understanding of what I want and how to communicate it. By breaking down and consciously looking at actions such as giving and receiving we can do each more fully, and become more satisfied whilst also learning about our own boundaries. In delving into honesty, desire and communication around such primary needs we open into deeper intimacy and truth within ourself, those around us and life in general. This not only brings us more pleasure, but also develops clarity of communication.
During this weekend we will have the opportunity to explore what is nurturing, pleasurable, and potentially exciting for us using conscious touch in a small, safe group setting. Each person will be encouraged to explore what feels good for them; there will be no pressure to do anything unless it feels great! It’s all about you, what you want, and how to discover more pleasure in your life. There will be communication as well as conscious touch exercises based around partner and group work expressing needs and desires, boundaries, and feelings to create an authentic safe space where each person can be heard and supported. We will look at each of the Four Quadrants Betty describes, the spiritual gift of each, the importance of consent and communication, and the shadow aspect when consent is not in place.
If you take this course you will develop some or all of the following: greater awareness of what your boundaries are at any given time, more ease in maintaining healthy boundaries when you want to, ability to listen to your inherent desires and how to communicate these, healthy outlets for your desires to be met, respect and empathy for others desires needs and boundaries, free yourself of past shame related to any of the above.

Early-bird discount price £120 until 20th April, after this date regular price £140. To join the group please email me at julia@heartnova.com, or drop me a text 07800 763 104, and I’ll forward you payment details and reserve your place.

Do email or call me for a chat if you’d like to join or have questions.

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