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The “Wheel of consent” workshop I march 25 – 27, 2022

FOR ME – FOR YOU – FOR BOTH OF US? ABOUT CHOICES AND CONSENT
Consent can sound simple: yes means yes, and no means no, and that’s it!

But many of us struggle to express our needs & desires, set our boundaries clearly, or find the language to create longed-for experiences and connections.

This is a 3-day workshop on the Wheel of Consent, which is a powerful tool to improve the quality of your touch and create clear agreements so you can experience satisfying connection to self and others.

In these 3 days you will:

• Make choices – learn how to choose for yourself
• Experience pleasure and sensation in your skin that you can access any time you choose
• Learn what ‘receiving’ and ‘giving’ really are – and why knowing the difference is crucial for creating connection and intimacy
• Understand who is doing and who it is for – because they are different
• Gain skills of empowerment and communication – noticing, valuing, and trusting desires & limits, having the courage to ask for what you want and feeling safe enough to receive.

Understanding and embodying the Wheel of Consent can only happen through a somatic experience – you have to feel it in your skin. Therefore, learning the Wheel is easiest through touch exercises.There are many opportunities for exchanging touch as part of the learning, but it is never required and you can always choose how you would like to participate (e.g.watching, journaling, talking/listening are other options for participation).
All exercises will be fully clothed.

WHO IS THIS FOR?
This workshop is for anyone who is interested in learning more about themselves and improving the quality of their relationships – personal or professional, with lovers, friends, parents, children or colleagues. If you are deeply interested in changing own habits and structures, even if this hurts and the new is not developped yet, this weekned is for you.

You can join the weekend individually or together with (an)other person(s).
I live beyond the genderbinary and especially welcome queer and trans*folks.
No prior experience necessary. If you have already been exposed to the „Wheel“, there are always new levels of awareness to be found.
This workshop is meant to be a space in which we respect each other and our individual experiences. No hate speech will be tolerated.
To see a short video on the Wheel of Consent, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6tcMkRrYM0

READY TO JOIN?
LOCATION: Berlin- Kreuzberg, close to Bergmannstrasse, U/Gneisenaustr., Bus 240, complete address after you registered

DATES AND TIMES: March 25 – march 27, 2022
Friday 18:00 – 20:30
Saturday 10:00 – 18:30 (lunch break from 13:00 – 15:00)
Sunday 10:00 – 16:30 (lunch break from 12:30 – 14:00)

Please register here: https://forms.gle/peAPn6WDgG3a8UYZ6

COST: I choose the „Payment from the heart“. It sounds like sliding scale, but works differently.
First step: You decide, if you wanna participate at all.
Take three deep breaths, asking your heart „Hej sweetie, is this something we would love to attend?“
If the answer is „HELL YES“, then ask your heart what is possible for you to pay and choose:
200€ Minimum
240€ is sustainable for me
280€ My long-term edge-of-sustainable revenue (not necessarily very profitable), means e.g. I would be able to pay running costs and get some security for the next 2 months. It also allows others to pay less.
You can also pay „in – betweens“.
If you live in an economy, or are simply in a financial situation, where spending the minimum of 180€ might mean you can’t afford food or keeping a roof over your head, you are invited with an open heart to choose an amount lower than the minimum. If this is your situation, I am serious about welcoming you.
Whatever you and your heart decide, it is okay with my heart

LANGUAGE: Main language is english, all exercises can be explained in german and english.

COVID SITUATION:
This is a 2G event.
Everyone gets tested every day, no matter what your state of vaccination is. When moving in the room or doing exercises with others we wear a mask. If you need anything more to feel safe, it´s up to you to take your own measures. For any questions please don´t hesitate to ask back!

ABOUT me:
I am a certified facillitator of the schoolofconsent.org.

PUMA HÖFLICH works as a bodyworker in Berlin, Neukölln. They help mostly queer and trans*folks that are feeling disconnencted with their bodies and long to reunite with themselves.
„When I first got to know the “Wheel of consent” some years ago, my life was upside down. I just recognized within my body how much, I was not in consent within myself. Since then the „Wheel“ regulates me and clarifies my interactions and connections every day!! I am more than happy to be part of the „School of consent“ that brings together facilitators from different countries and different backgrounds and tries to work on their biases.“