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You and I – Living and Interacting Social Oriented Focusing

A two-part introductory experiential workshop

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Yehudit First

The International Focusing Institute - Yehudit First

Where & When

Wednesdays, March 9 and 16, 2022 10am-12:30pm
Eastern (New York) Time

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PLEASE NOTE: This 2-session workshop began on March 9 but you may still join. You will have access to the recording of the first session after you register and both recordings will be available for one month after the workshop concludes.

Wednesdays, March 9th and 16th, 2022 from 10:00am to 12:30pm Eastern (NY) time*

*IMPORTANT - Depending on your location, the time for the two sessions may differ as NY time clocks change between the 2 sessions. Please verify the time in your location for each session.
March 9 your time here
March 16 your time here

All registrants (whether or not you attend live) can view the recording prior to the next session (except in the case of unexpected technical difficulties), and both recordings 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:  Conditions for SOF felt-conversation
    We will learn to shift from being reactive in conversation to being present and free to communicate authentically. By asking four key SOF questions, we can simultaneously be connected to ourselves and others, experiencing the effect and what it allows to develop between us. 
  • 2nd part:  Being me while being with you, being you while being with me
    Experimenting with how we can bring ourselves in all our parts and vulnerabilities, we will experience how ‘what happens between us’ expands to ‘what can really happen between us’. By opening up to the freedom to be ourselves wherever we go, we can truly meet each other.

This two-part workshop will include presentations, guided experiences, and time for sharing and questions.

All are welcome to attend. Some familiarity with Focusing will be helpful.


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 prior to the next session (except in the case of unexpected technical difficulties), and both recordings will be available for one month after the workshop concludes. 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.

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.

For more information:

Contact Elizabeth at [email protected] or (845) 480-5111

Price: $55 Members, $65 Non-members


Registration Details

2022-01-28T13:00:00 - 2022-03-16T14:00:00

$ 55.00

Paid-up Institute Members

$ 65.00


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