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About Somatic Consent

Founder of Somatic Consent

Meet Matthias Schwenteck

Matt is a German-born citizen who has been traveling and teaching around the world since 2010.

He is a trained facilitator in the fields of Sacred Sexuality and Tantra, and has been working with different healing modalities such as counseling, guided meditation, and bodywork, for over 20 years. His sessions and teachings are grounded in a background of trauma research and neurophysiology.

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Matt considers himself a student of life, and finds himself inspired by everything that resonates with the key values of connection, transformation, and love. In his unending search for authentic experience, Matt has walked many paths, including those of Tao yoga, shamanism, and energy work. In 2011, he found his calling within somatic practices and consent, and has been studying and fine-tuning this work ever since.

Matthias developed the Somatic Consent Engagement System in 2019, and has dedicated his life to guiding thousands of people through this evolutionary process in settings that range all the way from festivals, to workshops, to professional private sessions.

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Somatic Consent teaches an approach which builds clarity and connection to self—as well as bonding in relationship with others.  
By expertly guiding you to regain your full capacity to experience sensation and feeling—you re-learn to understand and perceive through the ‘language’ of your own body.  
This dramatically elevates your ability to be and act as your natural, genuine self—with autonomy and integrity. It supports your body's resilience to stress, promotes emotional intelligence and compassion, and offers an enormous neurological improvement in coping with the ups and downs of life.  
Somatic Consent enables people to develop their authentic voice—rooted in inner wisdom and guided by their desire to recognise and embody their own inner truth, wishes and needs. This creates incredible space for new uplifting experiences.  
Somatic Consent supports all people in developing the awareness to see life as a way of expressing oneself and to feel safe and at home in their experience of it.  
The end result is living and working according to your own ideals while knowing that you always have a choice, are flexible, adaptable and free.  
Together, we practice spiritual, cultural, social and ecological renewal and create forward-looking narratives for a new relationship to ourselves, others and the environment and society in which we live.

Values of Somatic Consent  

Somatic Consent is built on the foundation of the following values. We try to maintain these values in every interaction, no matter how big or small, easily detectable and seen or more obscure.  
Courage We create a culture in which we feel safe to explore and express what is alive for us. We encourage each other to experience the great depth and breadth of human emotions and expressions—while taking care of individual and group-oriented needs.

Embodiment
The body is a powerful tool to bring out and nurture the seeds of growth within us. If we give priority to our body’s wisdom, we can live our values safely and with integrity.

Responsibility and Consent
We are all experts in ourselves and responsible for our thoughts, feelings and needs. We show radical love and respect by asking someone for their readiness to fulfil our desire to connect. We practice staying connected and appreciate the answer despite whether it's a yes or no.  
Radical Imagination We know that human imagination fills our landscape with possibility and is a key element in maintaining a world that serves all. Radical imagination requires; 1. the courage and intelligence to recognise what is possible to change 2. the ability to set new action and collaboration in motion, in order to drive social change forward.  

Collective growth
We utilise intergenerational knowledge, share experience and insight. We strengthen connection to self and others while celebrating our differences. Through this we free ourselves from the feeling of separation and division. We move instead towards a system of life without hierarchical structure—where individual sovereign rights, choice and flexibility is encouraged, while maintaining what is most efficient for the whole.  

Community
We work and regulate ourselves together. By both understanding and reflecting on light and shadow aspects of being and celebrating diversity—we remember how we can thrive together. We prioritise interpersonal well-being, in order to build resilient networks that strengthen collective consciousness. In this way we explore a new form of society in which each individual can align themself with what resonates within.  

Practices / Methods

Somatic exercises
Neurological lessons
Trauma education / self and co-regulation
Resilience building
Relationship and encounter theory
Meditation / mindfulness
Emotional Embodiment practices
Communication Skills
people

Intention

I have been on a journey of personal and spiritual development for more than 20 years.

I am a student of life and curious about what works in day-to-day encounters and on my soul’s journey of being here in this life and sharing my gifts with the world.

I am an explorer and discoverer, a pioneer of unwalked territory. I am talented at connecting dots and ideas that resonate in my cellular system, in my mind and body, and sharing this with the world in different forms.

I was one of the co-founders of the School of Consent in 2018 and co-created curriculums for courses to educate consent facilitators around the world. For five years, I was studying and embodying the somatic dynamics of consent and facilitating sessions and workshops for individuals, couples and groups, and then educating facilitators on how to teach this transformative work to others. I am proud of what we achieved. Now my intention is to deepen in my teaching journey and educate about consent with my projects here on Somatic Consent.

I am wholeheartedly dedicated to sharing this work with the world in empowering ways that serve the purpose of transformation for individuals, people and the collective.

 I am sharing here my embodied knowledge and practices of Somatic Consent through a variety of  resources, including a free Student Handbook, Selflove, Connection, Foundation, Relating and Practitioner Courses, and a series of Certification.  Take a look here.

My purpose is to inspire love, connection and healthy communication and sex positive life. Wherever you are on your journey, I hope you can use the tools to deepen your experience.

We are looking for Ambasadors who are dedicated to facilitate this transformative work in their Country. I invite you to reach out if you are interested.

What's the country you life and want to bring a change?

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