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Saturday, March 9th, 2024 from 10:00am to 12:30pm New York time Your time here
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.
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.
In this workshop, Yehudit will teach one of the basic tools of SOF: From shades of aloneness to shades of togetherness. We will sense how situations affect us and our openness, creating knots and nots in our relationships. Together, we will experience and explore the different internal positions and shifts that can take us from feeling alone to really feeling together, while sensing the freedom to be our authentic selves.
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. The session will be held in meeting format so that all participants can see the presenters and each other. You will need to have a computer/mobile device. Calling in by phone is also possible but not preferred as participation in breakout rooms will be limited.
All registrants (whether or not you attend live) can view the recording for one month. Breakout rooms are not recorded.
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.
For more information:
Contact Elizabeth at [email protected] or (845) 480-5111
Price: $35 Members, $45 Non-members
Yehudit is volunteering to offer this workshop to support The International Focusing Institute.
*Note: If the price is not affordable, please email [email protected] to check on scholarship funds.
DEI Scholarship. There are DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Scholarship funds available for anyone in a group under-represented in TIFI's programs, including people aged 30 or younger, those in the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community and others. For more about our DEI scholarship, please see focusing.org/board. To apply, email [email protected].
Refunds: A full refund minus a $15 administrative fee for cancellations 14 days before the start date. Cancellations less than 14 days before the start date are nonrefundable. The International Focusing Institute reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule for insufficient enrollment or for other unanticipated reasons. In such cases you will be given a choice of applying your tuition to future programs, or having the full enrollment fee returned to you.
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.
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. 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. In no circumstance shall any portion or clip posted or displayed exceed 3 minutes in duration.
At many of our events, we will end class by taking a screenshot. All those who don't want to be included will have the chance to leave. Taking screenshots for sharing (such as on social media) are not allowed at other times during the class. Thanks for your cooperation.
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