Dr. Betty Martin has had her hands on people professionally for over 40 years, first as a Chiropractor and upon retiring from that practice, as a certified Surrogate Partner and Somatic Sex Educator. Her explorations in somatic-based therapy and practices informed her creation of the Wheel of Consent.
Betty developed the training “Like a Pro: The Wheel of Consent for Professionals”, to support practitioners to create empowered agreements in their client sessions. Originally developed to teach consent skills to sex workers and touch providers, the training is now attended by somatic therapists, sexuality educators, medical and health care workers, activists, and the spectrum of touch-based professional providers. It starts with touch and expands into all forms of human relating. www.bettymartin.org.
Robyn Dalzen has been training, traveling and teaching with Betty since 2014, and her insightful collaboration on the book helped get it across the finish line.
Robyn has a BA in Anthropology and an MA in Sustainable International Development, working for 15 years in the non-profit environmental sector. She is certified as a Transformational Leadership Coach and a Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercise (TRE®) provider. Robyn has been teaching the Wheel of Consent around the world since 2016, helping people discover how to have safer, deeper, and clearer interactions and to fully respect and honor those with whom they interact. www.robyndalzen.com
The School of Consent offers workshops and trainings in the Wheel of Consent. Both Betty and Robyn are co-founders of the School, which is where you can find their events and many other resources on the Wheel of Consent.
Book website: www.wheelofconsentbook.com
Title by Betty Martin, D.C.
The Art of Receiving and Giving
The Wheel of Consent
Released: February 2021
Why would most people endure unwanted
or unsatisfying touch rather than speak up for
their own boundaries and desires?
In her framework, The Wheel of Consent®, Dr. Betty Martin traces the fundamental roots of consent to our bodies, how we learned to ignore our desires and needs, and the harm caused when we do not honor our own limits or the limits of others. In a world where the #MeToo movement sheds light on boundary violations, the Wheel of Consent offers a deeply nuanced and precise way to practice consent as an agreement that brings integrity, responsibility, and joy into every interaction.
For more information, visit www.wheelofconsentbook.com