Like a Pro:
The Wheel of Consent for Professionals

Now online!


Save the dates! New online course starts September 15. In-person course in Seattle, October 20-24. Applications open July 1.



Our signature course for practitioners is called “Like a Pro: The Wheel of Consent for Professionals”. We have taught it in-person for 15 years, and will offer it again in person as soon as we can.

Like a Pro brings the transformative model of the Wheel of Consent to professionals working with topics of consent, boundaries, relational intimacy, body sovereignty, trauma recovery, sexuality, communication, and touch. Originally developed for touch practitioners, we have gradually expanded - by popular request - to include non-touch professionals as well. We welcome massage therapists, psychotherapists, physicians, tantra practitioners, sexuality guides, escorts, counselors, bodyworkers of all stripes, teachers, coaches, and just about anybody working with people.

 


 
Learn:
  • The single most important skill a practitioner can have and how to develop it.
  • What Giving and Receiving really are and why knowing the difference is crucial for getting profound results for you clients and students.
  • Assessment - finding out what your client is ready for and - more importantly - what they are not. This must be done with guided somatic experience, not just with conversation.
  • Containment - how to create a strong container for your clients that has enough safety for them to get into the real work they are coming to you for.
  • Quadrants - how the Quadrants of the Wheel of Consent fit into your sessions and how they don't.
Teach your clients and students:
  • To notice, value, trust and communicate their needs and desires
  • To notice and be responsible for their boundaries
  • A simple touch practice/game to take home
  • To identify the tendency to go along with what is being done and how to reverse it
  • To gain confidence and clarity in their ability to touch
  • To  notice they have a choice about how they are being touched and how to choose how they want to be touched.

For Professionals


Like a Pro

Teaching the Wheel in Groups

Facilitator Certification

Support our Scholarship Fund!

We offer some scholarships to students from marginalized populations - mainly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and LGBTQ folks.

Read more and donate here!

Like a Pro Online


The online version of Like a Pro is offered in 2 parts.

Part 1:

In Foundations, we guide you through the experience of each of the quadrants of the Wheel. Your own somatic experience is the foundation upon which you build your professional skills.

Part 2:

After Foundations you have the choice of 2 tracks. You may choose either. (You can choose both for an additional fee.)

  • Track 1: Working with Clients
  • Track 2: Working with Groups

Completing Like a Pro means completing Foundations plus at least one of the Tracks.

Partial scholarships available for those who are part of or are working with marginalized communities.

 

Part 1:
Foundations

This course is experiential. We take you through somatic experiences in which you gain a feel for each of the quadrants of the Wheel of Consent. The somatic experiences are the most important part of the training. The rest of it makes little sense without them. On this foundation we then build the professional insights and skills.

The course includes experiences, theory, discussion, and home-study practices, video and written resources, and journaling.

This course can be thought of as the first three days of the 5-day in-person Like a Pro. You will be able to begin to apply the principles of the four quadrants to your client work. (Also expect it to affect your personal life).

Six live Zoom calls of 3 hours each, plus home study (28 hours total). Closed captioning included. All calls recorded for your review.

 

Part 2:
Track 1: Working with Clients

This course builds on Part 1: Foundations and covers how to include the principles of the Wheel in your work with clients.

In addition to deepening your own practice, you’ll learn how to apply the Wheel in your client sessions, including assessment tools, session structure, and understanding the different needs of Treatment versus Coaching/Education environments.

We include practices, case studies, and discussion relating to your own work, and home study including video and written resources. This course can be thought of as the last two days of the 5-day in-person Like a Pro.

This course can also be taken as a review for Like a Pro graduates from previous years.

Four live Zoom calls of 3 hours each, plus home study (16 hours total). Closed captioning included. All calls recorded for your review.

 

Track 2: Working with Groups

This course builds on Part 1: Foundations and covers how to include the principles of the Wheel in your work with groups.

In addition to deepening your own practice, you’ll learn group facilitation tools for live, online and touch-based events. You will learn how the principles of the Wheel apply to group situations and how to apply the principles to whatever you are already teaching or would like to teach. 

You’ll get the opportunity to create an outline for your next workshop and present your ideas to receive feedback and insights.

Four live Zoom calls of 3 hours each, plus home study, including video and written resources (16 hours total). Closed captioning included. All calls recorded for your review.

Please note: This course is a prerequisite for applying to take the Certification Course for teaching the official Wheel Of Consent® Workshop. It does *not* substitute for that course or for certification.

Like a Pro in-person

Seattle
October 20-24

(5 full days)

For professionals working with topics of consent, boundaries, relational intimacy, body sovereignty, trauma recovery, sexuality, and communication.

This experiential course includes practice, theory, and discussion. We take you through a series of somatic experiences in which you experience each of the four quadrants of the Wheel of Consent. Then we build on that experience and show you how to apply the principles to your client sessions and offer it as a practice for your clients to take home. (Also expect it to affect your personal life).

The class is taught live over 5 days of 7 hours each (33 hours). You’ll get a certificate of completion after taking this class.

Schedule

Part 1: Foundations

  • Wednesdays and Saturdays, Sep 15, 18, 22, 25, 29, Oct 2.
  • 2 time options - choose one:
  • Morning cohort: 9 am - 12 pm, PST (Seattle time) (Suitable for North America and Europe)
  • Afternoon cohort: 3 pm - 6 pm, PST (Seattle time) (Suitable for North America, Asia, Australia)

Part 2, Track 1: Working with Clients

  • Wednesdays and Saturdays, October 6, 9, 13, 16
  • Same times as above

Part 2, Track 2: Working with Groups

  • Wednesdays and Saturdays, October 20, 23, 27, 30
  • Same times as above
Faculty

Robyn Dalzen, who has been teaching Like A Pro in person and developed the online course, will be the lead teacher for parts of the course, and Betty Martin, who developed the Wheel of Consent and the original Like a Pro course, will teach other segments. Co-facilitated by Michael Dresser and Katie Spataro, and assisted by Certified Wheel of Consent Facilitators

Cost
  • Part 1 and either track: $2000 ($2150 if you pay in installments)
  • Part 1 and both tracks: $2200 ($2350 if you pay in installments)
  • Returning students (already taken Like a Pro): $1000, includes 1 track (room for 3 per course)
  • Returning students may also take either track without Part 1
    • Track 1: Working with Clients: $450
    • Track 2: Working with Groups: $450

Partial scholarships available for those who are part of or are working with marginalized communities.

Life happens! Cancellation policy here.

Apply
New students:

1) Fill out an application.

2) Have a conversation with us to make sure we are a good fit.

3) Applications open July 1. Please come back! If you applied for the wait list for the spring course, we still have your application and will get back to you in June.

Returning students:

As a returning student, you might want to:

  • Take Like a Pro over again - many people enjoy this and say they get more out of it the second or third time around. There's a lot you can pick up more easily now that you have been playing with it a while. Many students have taken Like a Pro a second time, or third time.
  • Take just Part 2, Track 1: Working with Clients - this serves as a nice review of working with clients. Likewise, you pick up things you weren't ready for before.
  • Take just Part 2, Track 2: Working with Groups - this covers material which was not covered previously in Like a Pro (when you took it). This course was previously called Teaching the Wheel in Groups and was offered to Like a Pro graduates only.

No application or deposit needed.

Return here July 1 to register.

Introducing Robyn:

 

About Like a Pro:

 

An interview with Carole Verbeeck:

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