Like a Pro:
The Wheel of Consent for Professionals
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 as soon as we can.
We now offer a live on-line version of Like a Pro, which is split into 2 parts. See below.
Like a Pro: The Wheel of Consent for Professionals
(In-person, 5 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.
Like a Pro: The Wheel of Consent for Professionals, Online
(Online, in 2 parts)
The online version of Like a Pro is offered in 2 parts.
In Part 1: Foundations, we guide you through the experience of each of the quadrants of the Wheel.
For Part 2 you have two options. You may choose either or both.
- Part 2: Teaching the Wheel in Groups
- Part 2: Working with clients
You are considered to have completed Like a Pro when you have completed Part 1 and either of the options in Part 2.
Part 1: Foundations
For professionals working with topics of consent, boundaries, relational intimacy, body sovereignty, trauma recovery, sexuality and communication.
This course is also experience based. We take you through a series of somatic experiences in which you experience each of the quadrants of the Wheel of Consent. We include theory and discussion, with additional video and written resources.
This is a professional course. To gain a certificate of completion you’ll need to engage with the home-study elements, which include the teaching videos, home-practices, and journalling.
You will gain enough foundation to begin to apply the principles of the four quadrants of the Wheel to your teaching of others. (Also expect it to affect your personal life).
This course is taught in 6 sessions of 3 hours each plus home study (28 hours total).
Part 2: Working with Clients
This course builds on the Part 1: Foundations course and covers the professional-use portion of what is normally taught in the 5-day in-person format.
In addition to continuing to deepen your own practice of the Wheel, you’ll learn how to apply the Wheel in your 1:1 sessions, including assessment tools, session structure, and understanding the difference between Treatment and Coaching/Education environments.
We include case studies, questions and discussion relating to your own work.
This course is taught in 3 sessions of 3 hours each, plus 4 hours of home study, including video and written resources (13 hours total). This course is also available as a review for Like a Pro alumni from previous years.
Part 2: Teaching the Wheel in Groups
This course builds on the Part 1: Foundations course and covers how to include the principles of the Wheel in your work with groups.
In addition to continuing to deepen your own practice of the Wheel, 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.
This course is taught online over 4 sessions of 3 hours each, plus 2 hours of home study, including video and written resources (14 hours total).
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.
Your clients and students will learn:
- 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
- How to listen for ‘the pull’ instead of ‘the push’ when choosing to engage with another
- To distinguish between requests, offers and invitations to create clear agreements
- When touching: to gain confidence in their ability to touch and distinguish between touching for the other person’s enjoyment and touching for their own enjoyment
- When being touched: noticing they have a choice about how they are being touched and how to choose how they want to be touched
$1800 includes Part 1 and either option of Part 2. ($1900 if you pay in installments)
$2000 includes both Part 2 options. ($2200 if you pay in installments)
Early Bird (first 6 registrants who pay ahead): $1500
Returning students (already taken Like a Pro): $900
Scholarships available for those working with disadvantaged populations.
Like a Pro is taught by Betty Martin or Robyn Dalzen, assisted or co-taught by a few select people who are in training to teach the course.
See the Calendar for upcoming courses.