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When my light meets your light: Connecting from the heart with Social Oriented Focusing

An experiential workshop with Yehudit First

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The International Focusing Institute - Yehudit First

Where & When

Online (Class will also be recorded)
Sunday, January 29, 2023 10am-12:30pm
Eastern (New York) Time

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The Focusing Institute (TIFI) Events

An experiential workshop with Yehudit First

Sunday, January 29th, 2023 from 10:00am to 12:30pm New York time Your time here

Live attendance is recommended. All registrants (whether or not you attend live) will receive an email to view the recording after the workshop. The recording will be available for one month after the workshop concludes. Breakout rooms are not recorded.

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 workshop, we shall take a two-part journey:

  • 1st part:  From ‘I’ space to ‘we space’
    Experimenting in moving from the 'I  space' to the 'we space', we will sense what happens inside us when we move from being in front of each other (me & you) to being together (us/we).
  • 2nd part:  Seeing and being seen from the heart
    We will explore how meeting in an SOF way from the heart nurtures both partners in the interaction, creating a place for my light to meet your light, impacting the whole relationship.

The workshop will include presentations, guided experiences, and time for sharing and questions.

Some familiarity with Focusing will be helpful, though all are welcome to attend.

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: $45 Members, $55 Non-members

Registration Details

Yehudit is volunteering to offer this workshop to support The International Focusing Institute.

Registration Policies
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.

2022-12-05T13:00:00 - 2023-01-29T15:00:00

$ 45.00

Paid-up Institute Members

$ 55.00


PLEASE NOTE: After registering, an email will be sent with the confirmation. If you don't see the email please check your Junk/Spam/Promotions folders.

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