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Choice Matters

 

Do you ever find it difficult to ask for what you want?... or, say ‘No’ to what you don’t want?...or, to hear a ‘No’ from someone?

When you engage with another – whether it is a lover, friend or colleague – are you doing what you want?... or what they want you to do?… or what they allow you to do?... What is the difference?... and why does it matter?

What would you truly like to be doing?... not doing?... or having done to you?... How do you even know?

Can you FEEL the difference?... How much of what's going on can you actually feel?... emotionally? ... physically?

The most trustworthy responses to these questions (and so many more) reside in our bodies. And the Wheel of Consent helps us to uncover AND to express them.

The Wheel of Consent is a simple yet powerful tool to make sense of the interpersonal dynamics of giving and receiving; to help us connect with and understand ourselves and others.

Understanding and embodying the Wheel works best through somatic experience – to feel it in your skin. So, we learn it primarily through touch exercises.

 

At the same time, this is not just about touch; it's a pathway to heightened sensitivity, empowered choices, and authentic connections.

 

 

You Can Gain:

- Understanding: Learn to navigate the distinctions between giving and receiving; who is doing and who it is for? 

- Enhanced sensitivity: Awaken your senses and choice in your own body.

- Improved quality of touch: How to give and take pleasure with your hands and skin.

- Safety & trust: Create a felt-sense of safety and trust in your body, enhancing overall well-being.

- Joyful connection: Voice your desires confidently, and make choices that support your well-being and meaningful connections with others.

 

 

We Explore:

- Empowered choice: Negotiating agreements and rewiring old patterns around giving & receiving.

- Cultivating clarity: The Wheel of Consent Framework as a roadmap for navigating desires & limits.

- Agency & communication skills: Ask for what you want and say ‘no’ to what you don’t with courage, clarity and care. 

- Somatic learning: Embodied experience through the practice of consensual touch. Before we learn to touch, we first need to learn how to feel.

There are several opportunities for exchanging touch as part of the learning. There is no genital touch or nudity.

 

Safety matters: All your choices and boundaries are encouraged, honoured and respected.

Previous Participants:

"If you are in search of ways to find a deeper authentic connection with yourself and others. I'd highly recommend Donal Gannon and these trainings. It's a chance to meet amazing new people and get to grips with a healthier way of communicating boundaries, which is a constant problem in life.

 

I know personally that learning to say no is one of the hardest things to do, so it's useful to have tools that help with the inner strife when we are called upon to do this. It's very empowering"

 

- Thomas Barry Hopkins -

"I strongly recommend this training to anyone who wants to cultivate their capacity for meaningful connection (both with oneself and others).

Donal is an exceptional teacher, facilitator and space holder.

 

I found the material and techniques very accessible and his creative, practical approach enabled me to embody the principles in a profoundly transformative way.

Feeling very grateful and nourished by the level of heart felt connection I experienced"


- Laurel Flynn -

This training is influenced and inspired by the Wheel of Consent® as developed by Dr. Betty Martin

Find out more about the Wheel of Consent

 

Donal has trained with the School of Consent, and in process to become a certified facilitator. For more information visit www.schoolofconsent.org

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