Thank you for asking about sharing the Wheel of Consent – I am thrilled that so many people are finding it useful. It’s gone around the world ahead of me!
Below – a letter from me about that, and this video. Thanks!
Please use these free hand-outs: https://bettymartin.org/download-wheel/
Another video on how to teach it: https://bettymartin.org/notes-on-teaching-the-wheel/
Thank you for asking about sharing the Wheel of Consent. I really appreciate the respect of being asked about it. Turns out there are quite a few people asking about it these days – hence this letter.
I’m thrilled that people are finding it useful, and it’s traveled around the world ahead of me. I’m running along behind trying to keep up!
Here’s what I’d like you to know:
1 – The videos and such on the website are free for a reason – I want people to have them! So yes, please feel free to share what you are learning.
2 – Many people have taken what they are learning about the Wheel and are adding it to whatever else they are teaching or working with. This is great!
3 – If you do that, please use these hand-outs (free to download). That way I can be confident that we’re on the same page and they have the real thing.
Please do not:
Do not use the name ‘Wheel of Consent’ in the TITLE of your workshop. That name is actually trademarked and is available to be used only by Certified Facilitators. This is how we can be assured that the content is up to our standards. Instead, use a name like Learning to Touch, or The Four Kinds of Touch, or Touch and Consent, or Exquisite Touch, or something like that. Then in the description, you are welcome and encouraged to say that it’s based on the Wheel of Consent, or includes the Wheel of Consent, of which you are a student.
Do not promote yourself as a teacher of the Wheel of Consent, especially not to practitioners. There is much more to learn there. Sharing it in a few hours workshop is one thing. Claiming to teach practitioners for a few days is quite another.
If you would like to include something about the Wheel in your promotional material, it’s more honest to describe yourself as a student of the Wheel of Consent. That’s true of all of us, anyway.
And finally – Come take the class! That way we can be sure it clicks for you and that you understand it well. We’re doing our best to develop some distance-learning options to supplement our in-person trainings.
Here’s the calendar of what’s coming up: https://bettymartin.org/
Also we are working on a distance-learning course and eventually a year-long practitioner training. (You know, after the book.)
Again, I am thrilled that you find the ideas useful, and I’m very happy that you are sharing it. And thank you for the respect of asking.
Please keep in touch with how it’s going, and I look forward to meeting.