June 2015 I spent some days in Berlin, participating in a training led by american Betty Martin. It was called Like a pro and for four whole days we learned the principles of The wheel of consent, a way to give and recieve touch in a conscious way.
It was an explorative training, where we dived deep into the subject of touch, who is giving and receiving, and to really feel into what it is to take touch and to allow touch, compared to give touch as a service and accept that touch. The wheel of consent has helped me to clarify my own boundaries, and is a way to create a space between lovers or between a professional touch giver (like a masseur) that is safe for both parties. You can read a lot more about The Wheel of consent here and listen to some of Betty Martins teachings.
Me and Betty Martin met right after these days. I wanted to know more about her and how she got to the place we met. How is it to never be asked about what you want or what you need? How do you know when it's time to move on in life? And how amazing is it that a women, spending 20 years as a chiropractor, knowing so much about the body, started to explore her sexuality and ended up as the creator of the wheel of consent.
To many people working with touch, sensual touch and sexual touch, Betty Martin is a VIP person. And I agree. How to create spaces where we can enjoy, expand and not feeling bad about it is really important.
This is a #100procentpodden SPECIAL in English. Most of the episodes are in Swedish, since that is my mother tongue, and since I live in Sweden.
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Charlotte Cronquist is a Swedish writer, blogger, coach deeply fascinated by the mystery and magic of life, of sexuality, spirituality and relationshops. She calls herself a warrior of love and her heart tells her that love is the answer. On her blog there are several posts in English.