Where & When
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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 10:00am to 12:00pm Eastern (NY) time
Class will be recorded for all registrants and available for viewing for one month.
Between You and Me
From Intrapersonal to Interpersonal with Social Oriented Focusing
Imagine being really present in the here-and-now…enjoying interpersonal moments with the freedom to be yourself, to feel good – to experience surprise and delight instead of repetitive, stressful patterns of interaction.
Social Oriented Focusing (SOF) teaches us to untie the KNOTS and NOTS that interfere with relating to others, enabling us to overcome blocks, fears, and automatic behaviors.
In this webinar, we shall take a two-stage journey:
- Stage 1: From shades of aloneness to shades of togetherness
We will sense how situations affect us and our openness. With tools to identify our position, we will experience the different positions that can take us from shades of aloneness to togetherness.
- Stage 2: From I to we without losing our boundaries
Experimenting in moving from the 'I space' to the 'we space' and beyond without losing our boundaries, we will sense what happens inside us when we move from being in front of each other (me & you) to being together (us/we).
There will be a presentation, guided experiences, and time for sharing and questions.
All are welcome to attend. Some familiarity with Focusing will be helpful but is not required.
We use Zoom videoconferencing for our online classes. In this webinar format, you will see the presenter and host, but you will not be seen. You will be able to ask questions during the webinar by typing them. Highlights presenters may at times invite a small number of participants to unmute or to join them onscreen during sharing or Q&A (optional).
You will need to have a computer/mobile device. Calling in by phone is also possible but not preferred. All registered participants will be sent a link to the video recording approximately two weeks following the class. So if you are unable to attend the live webinar, you will still be able to view it for one month.
Yehudit First is a qualified Body Psychotherapist and Group Facilitator specializing in Somatic Experiencing. Recently qualified as a Focusing Coordinator, Yehudit is an experienced Focusing therapist for individuals and couples, a dedicated teacher and practitioner. Several years ago, the desire to expand the Focusing space to include interpersonal interaction led Yehudit to develop Social Oriented Focusing (SOF). In a gentle Focusing environment, SOF opens a ‘playground’ where delicate issues of human relationships can be met while really meeting each other. Yehudit teaches SOF all over the globe, and uses it to facilitate individual, group and couple therapy processes in her clinic and via Zoom.
Yehudit is offering this class to support The International Focusing Institute. This live online class is pay-what-you-can. The suggested payment for US residents is $30.
If you need to give less, that's fine, but we do require each participant to give something. Please give extra if you can! Thank you for supporting the Institute.
Refunds: A full refund minus a $15 administrative fee (regardless of the registration fee paid) for cancellations 14 days before the start date. Cancellations less than 14 days before the start date are nonrefundable.
Registration Policies: TIFI reserves the right to cancel, change and alter the program if necessary. Participants authorize TIFI to use their name, statements and likeness without charge, for promotional purposes in publications, advertising, video, web, new media, or other formats. Please note that the class will be recorded and may be distributed to a wider audience. By registering for this course with the Institute, and in consideration of the right and opportunity to participate in and contribute to the Institute’s classes, for the purposes of its control of all video and/or audio recordings thereof pertaining to uses serving our purposes and goals, in enrolling in this session you acknowledge and agree to the Institute’s ownership of all rights in such classes, including all rights under copyright therein. In no circumstance shall any portion or clip posted or displayed exceed 3 minutes in duration. If you plan to use, post or display any portion or clips of these recordings, including posting these to a website or to a social media platform or portal, you agree that you will seek and obtain the prior approval of the Institute.
PLEASE NOTE: Soon after registering, you will receive a confirmation letter which includes the instructions on how to join the webinar.