A Two Day Workshop
What would it be like to be gentle, clear and respectful – as you ask for what you want?
What would it be like to feel comfortable saying No or setting a limit, and doing so with clarity and grace?
Many people take this workshop to clarify and enhance their personal or intimate lives. The Wheel of Consent is great for that! What surprises them is how much it affects the rest of their lives too.
The Wheel of Consent is a model of interaction that is based on exchanges of touch but applies to much more. It sheds light on troublesome and confusing interactions and clears them up. It turns out to describe the fundamental dynamics of most human relating.
The Wheel of Consent distinguishes between who is ‘doing’ and who it’s for. With this distinction four kinds of touch become possible, opening a rich and varied possibility of experience. It shows you how to notice what it is you want, how to trust that, value it and communicate it.
The real meaning of ‘Receiving’ and ‘Giving’ become clear – and they are not what you might think they are! You learn to tell them apart, learn when to use each of them, and come to appreciate and enjoy each of them.
Many people have found this workshop and the Wheel of Consent to be life-changing. The Wheel brings clarity, ease, freedom, gratitude, and generosity in all your interactions.
is experiential – you will have the opportunity to practice and explore.
respects your boundaries – you never have to touch anyone you don’t want to.
lets you start right where you are. New to the idea or wildly experienced.
gives you a game to take home that makes the whole thing easy, fun, and if you like, sensual and sexy.
teaches you the 4 Quadrants – how to create them, find them, feel them, and a glimpse into where they can take you.
And is for people who:
are seeking the next level of ease, confidence, and joy
love and care for each other, but can’t quite find the key to loving your love life
know there is something more meaningful in sex, but have no idea where to start looking for it
have been experimenting with Tantra but find it awkward and contrived
are not comfortable ‘receiving’ and don’t know why or what to do about it
want to have more fun!
This workshop is clothed.
There will be options to exchange touch, but it is never required.
You are quite welcome to watch the entire time if you like.
This class has been developed by Dr. Betty Martin. She has had her hands on people professionally for over 30 years. She is a former Chiropractor, currently a sex and intimacy coach, sacred intimate and sexological bodyworker. This class is one of her favourite things in the whole world.
Corinne Diachuk is a mother, daughter, lover, somatic sex educator, yoga teacher, yoga therapist, she enjoys eating chocolate and riding bikes, she finds pleasure in the sights, smells and sounds in nature. You may find her weaving worlds and building community, sharing her somatic wisdom as an embodiment coach, Somatic Sex Educator (SSE), a trauma-sensitive trained yoga teacher, offering classes and workshops on and around the occupied territories of the Lekwungen people, colonially known as Victoria.
President for the Somatic Sex Educators Association, Corinne has been devoted to connecting practitioners with each other and their clients, building peer support networks, supporting ongoing professional development opportunities, and continuing to bring the importance of pleasure focused, trauma-informed sex education into the broader public awareness.
Co-founder of the Institute for the Study of Somatic Sexology, and co-facilitator of the Somatic Sex Educator Professional Certification program in Canada with Dr. Liam Snowdon and Caffyn Jesse, you can learn more about the Institute here www.somaticsexeducation.com
Corinne is a guide, to individuals, couples and small groups, who are ready to find healing within through the expansive possibilities for embodied pleasure in life, and in finding a more truthful expression of self.
A dream of hers is that the healing that we are doing here and now in our bodies, we can send down into the earth to the ancestors of this land, and we can send forward to future generations in peace and reconciliations.