Exploring the Wheel Of Consent – Manchester
9 - 10 November 2019
1000 - 1800
Pathways Studio, Salford
£90 (low waged)
A 50% discount on the full price is available for those who have attended any of my previous workshops.
A 2-day Manchester workshop exploring the essentials of the Wheel of Consent®
Co-facilitated with Sian Johnson
Ever wished you could have a map to help you with your relationships? If you’d like to:
- Get clearer about what you do and don’t want
- Communicate your needs and desires more easily
- Navigate relationships and interactions better
…then this workshop is for you!
The Wheel of Consent is a simple, powerful navigational tool which allows you to bring choice and clarity to your interactions. Practice creating clear agreements so you can experience satisfying connection to self and others. Discover a completely fresh approach to all your relationships.
This is a ‘hands-on’ 2-day weekend workshop, in Manchester, exploring the Wheel Of Consent, with an invitation to learn through safe, clothed, touch on your own terms – including the choice not to touch.
The focus is not on the touch itself. Instead it’s a powerful inquiry into knowing what it is you want and how to communicate it.
This workshop is part of the official curriculum of the School Of Consent, and takes place at the Pathways Studio, Salford, Manchester.
What’s this workshop about?
- Waking up sensation – feeling and following what is enjoyable for you
- Making choices – learning how to choose for yourself
- Exploring who each interaction is for – because ‘doing’ does not always mean ‘giving’
- Making agreements and improving communication – noticing, valuing, and trusting what you want, having the courage to ask for it, and feeling safe enough to receive it
What will happen in this workshop?
When you touch another person, is it for you, or for them? Can you tell? Does it matter?
Understanding the Wheel of Consent happens best through experiencing it in your body – you have to feel it. Therefore, this workshop invites you to learn through touch-based exercises. You’ll learn and practice the essential elements of the Wheel:
- How to experience sensation, and enjoyment, in your own skin in a way that you can access any time you choose
- The essential framework of the Wheel of Consent and experience its four Quadrants (Taking, Allowing, Serving, and Accepting) as a foundation for connection
- To become aware of your desires and limits, and learn how to make choices about what you do with them
- To practice communicating what you do and don’t want, and making agreements about the interactions you have.
You’ll also learn about:
- The different ways you can experience giving and receiving
- Your needs, and what you do to get them met
- The shadows of interaction – when consenting becomes un-consenting!
There are opportunities for exchanging touch as part of the learning, but it is never required. You are welcome to watch the entire time if you like, and this experience can be just as valuable. The workshop is fully clothed and non-sexual, and it will always be your choice if, where, and how you touch or are touched.
Like any ongoing practice, the Wheel Of Consent becomes more embedded in you the more you can experience the quadrants in your body.
So this workshop will give you plenty of opportunities to practice and deepen your skills with the tools you learn. There will be a mixture of guided hands-on practice, theory, and opportunities to share, discuss, and ask questions, so that you can widen the scope of the Wheel Of Consent as an ongoing everyday life-skill.
Who is this workshop for?
This Manchester workshop is for anyone who is interested in learning more about themselves and improving the quality of their relationships – personal or professional, with partners, lovers, friends, parents, children or colleagues. No prior experience necessary. Whether you’ve worked with the Wheel Of Consent, before or whether you haven’t, there are always new levels of awareness to be found.
Many people have found this workshop and the Wheel of Consent to be life-changing. The Wheel allows you to bring clarity, ease, freedom, gratitude and generosity into all your interactions.
All shades on the gender and sexuality spectrums are welcome.
You are welcome to book on your own, or with one or more friends or partners. If you book with partners/friends, you may choose to share any touch mainly or solely with them if you prefer, although there will be invitation to work with different members of the group at different times.
About Michael Dresser – co-facilitator
I am an embodied intimacy coach, a Certified Sexological Bodyworker, and a Certified Wheel of Consent Workshop Facilitator. I teach by creating safe, gentle, and engaging touch-based environments. Choice and the needs of the individual are at the centre of each learning experience I facilitate, whether in a group, a partnership, or with an individual. I am part of the core faculty team for the School Of Consent. www.michaeldresser.co.uk
About Sian Johnson – co-facilitator
I am a bodyworker and intimacy coach based in Leeds. I have a background in Bodywork, Massage, Tantra and Consent and work one to one with clients to support them in (re)discovering playfulness, joy and sensuality in their relationships. All of my work operates within a the framework of The Wheel of Consent and I am a passionate advocate of choice – including the choice not to touch – and I bring values of presence, integrity, curiosity, safety and play to my one to one work and my teaching. I am a certified Sexological Bodyworker and a facilitator in training with the School of Consent. www.creativesexuality.co.uk
What you can get from joining me on this workshop...
Recent participants said:
"I’ve gained a piercing insight into the complexities of relationships and agreements!"
“Exploring the Wheel Of Consent has been a joyful, freeing and creative process. I now feel I have a better sense of what I want, how to communicate that, and how to create more harmonious relationships”
"I have taken this and applied it to my life – as a result I’ve seen my work and personal relationships change and become clearer. I feel freer and more powerful and more ‘optioned’ because of the Wheel Of Consent work"
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