Michael Dresser

Wheel Of Consent

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Video & audio resources

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Giving & Receiving

Learn about 4 different kinds of giving and receiving. And the 2 essential questions that will help you understand which one you’re doing.

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Communication – How To Ask For What You Want

It’s great to know what you want, but you also need to know how to communicate it clearly. Learn 3 ways to ask effectively for what you want.

Stop Doing, Start Choosing

When touch is on offer we tend to think of the touch itself as the thing to focus on. But the process happening behind the scenes is not actually about the touch at all.

Feeling It Differently

A 10 minute guided meditation using body movement and sound to give your body new reference points for awareness and action.

Blog

Overwhelmed? Learn your Want from your Willing

August 28, 2019

If you’re feeling overwhelmed the Wheel Of Consent provides a great framework to look at how you make decisions about what you do or don’t agree to – and why.

Gifted?

December 26, 2018

What do Kylie and a nutmeg grater (and Christmas) have to do with the Accepting quadrant?

The Joy of Socks?

September 14, 2018

What’s the connection between the socks you choose, and having better relationships? It’s not what you might think…

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Accepting

April 24, 2018

When it comes to what you genuinely desire are you able to accept it, or does it feel a bit like opening Pandora’s gift-box?

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Allowing

March 23, 2018

Every day we endure so many things we don’t want – from ads to behaviour. The question is: how to allow in a way which feels comfortable?

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Serving

February 12, 2018

Service with a smile, or hidden agenda? Can you give a gift with absolutely no strings attached? And how much recognition do you want for giving it?

Articles about the Wheel Of Consent

The Guardian, 19 May 2019

Tears, honesty and flirty games: how we escaped our married sex rut.

"After 15 years and three children, my husband and I found ourselves stuck in an ‘intimacy impasse’. Could a therapist help us sizzle again?" Liz Allen explores her options, including the 'game-changer' of the Wheel of Consent.