We all need touch and joyful connection but we may not know how to get it. We need tools to better communicate what we want and need, to build true intimacy and connection in order to heal and thrive, not just survive.
When you engage with another — whether it is a lover, a friend or a colleague — are you doing what they want you to do, or what they allow you to do? What is the difference and why does it matter?
Join us for a six-week online course on the Wheel of Consent – a powerful practice to improve the quality of your relationships, create clear agreements and experience satisfying connection to yourself and others. It is simple, subtle, and profound.
In it, we will untangle the complexities of wanting and allowing, giving and receiving, trusting your desire, and so much more.
You will come away from this experience with the skills to:
This is truly a foundational practice for all human relating. It's for anyone interested in learning more about themselves and improving the quality of their connection – personal and professional, with lovers, friends, parents, children or colleagues. No prior experience is necessary.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
“It's truly transformational work and so necessary for the healing and growth we are in desperate need of."
"I know myself WAY more. I am trusting my impulses, my no's and yes's and I am able to voice them more clearly now. I am grateful for this modality. It is a gentle, deep, and foundational piece for creating healthy, safe, and intimate relationships with oneself and others."
"Every time I practice, I increase my confidence."
"It has given me language to access direct pleasure, ask for what I want, and express boundaries. I can get more clean with people on what I want and what I am willing to tolerate."
This is a six-week online course meeting once a week for two hours. This provides a great opportunity to digest, integrate and practice between meetings. We will offer options for home practice that include both solo practice and paired – and with each paired practice, there will be an option to do this remotely or face to face. There will be lots to experiment with and notice!
Dates: Monday evenings - Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Time: 6:30-8:30pm PDT
Location: Zoom (All calls will be recorded and made available afterward on Teachable.com)
($25 discount for Bonobo standard members; $80 discount for Bonobo Primates. Check your email for discount codes.)
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:
Marcia Baczynski is a workshop facilitator, writer and coach who helps people overcome shame and uncover what they truly want, even if it’s off the beaten path. Since 2003, she has worked with thousands of people in understanding their desires, setting boundaries, communicating clearly and building authentic relationships that serve the people in them. Marcia was first introduced to the Wheel of Consent by Betty Martin in 2008, and has assisted with its development over the past 13 years. She is based in the Bay Area and is delighted to offer this online version of the Wheel to Bonobos and friends.