EmotionAid® Introduction

for SEPs and SE students

Nov. 26, 17:00 – 19:30 (Europe time)
18:00 – 20:30 (Israel Time)
by zoom

In the current context of the crisis caused by COVID-19, many people feel anxious, disconnected and depressed, in particular due to the lack of social support and economic instability. Many suffer from loneliness and lack of security.

Today more than ever, people need emotional support and to (re) connect to their resources in order to overcome these difficulties and challenges.

About EmotionAid®

EmotionAid® was developed by ITI - International Trauma Healing Institute Israel. Stemming from the most advanced research in the field of neurophysiology, its effectiveness has been scientifically demonstrated, and is regularly tested in war zones, disaster zones or states of emergency. This integrative method involves a process of multidimensional therapy, emphasizing the energetic, mental, physical, emotional and sensory experience.

EmotionAid® can be used by anyone, anywhere, anytime.

This emotional first aid tool is mainly based on the Somatic Experiencing ™ (SE®) technique.​


This introduction is reserved for Somatic Experiencing practioners and students who have completed the Beginner level.





What does EmotionAid® training bring you as a SE therapist?


Cathy Lawi

PhD, SEP, PCC / Chairwoman & Executive Director, ITI Israel

After obtaining her doctorate from the Geneva School of Pharmacy, Cathy worked in the research and development of anticancer drugs before setting up her own company in the field of life sciences and biotechnology. The discovery of Somatic Experiencing ™ was for her a scientific, emotional and spiritual revelation that marked a turning point in her life and in her career.

Cathy is an SEP and an EmotionAid trainer. She has been running ITI (International Trauma Healing Institute) in Israel since 2008. Her enthusiasm and commitment to trauma prevention, emotional first aid and trauma healing continues to grow.


Together with the ITI team, Cathy created “EmotionAid®”. The EmotionAid® protocol is the result of years of fieldwork with hundreds of participants from all sectors of the population to make these healing tools accessible to everyone. Cathy teaches EmotionAid® and trains EmotionAid® facilitators around the world.

Since the start of the Covid-19 crisis, she has been leading EmotionAid® training sessions specially designed for medical and psychological teams from major Israeli medical centers as well as for various organizations around the world.

Maskit Golan Shochat

VP Partnerships
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Since 1998, Maskit has served as the Head of the Educational Center at Schneider Children’s Medical Center, (SCMCI) in Israel.

SCMCI is the largest tertiary Children’s hospital in the Middle East. Maskit is in charge of a multi-disciplinary team of 60 special-education teachers and therapists from both the Jewish and Arabic communities and nearly 30 additional specialized professionals.

As Head of the Center, she is responsible for daily interactions with a wide variety of tasks, including hospital management, pre-surgery preparation, special projects, large volunteer groups, hospital clowns, supervision of staff teams, leading the Israeli Child life program, and involvement in many additional programs. The Educational Center works in ten different wards and treats over 240 children of various ages and cultural backgrounds every day.

In the last 6 years since Maskit completed her Somatic Experiencing Professional (SEP) training, she has been involved with ITI in various projects within the health sector. This includes working with educational and medical teams in hospitals, training them in EmotionAid®, emotional first aid tools that serve to both promote the team’s professional know-how as well as their personal well-being.

Maskit has a Master of Science from Northeastern University, Boston, U.S.A., where she majored in Applied Educational Psychology.

Thanks to EmotionAid®, help your patients to regain their balance in all situations

EmotionAid® can be used by anyone, anywhere, anytime.


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