EmotionAid® Supervision

for international facilitators

Nov. 23, 18:00 – 20:00 (Europe time)
19:00 – 21:00 (Israel time)
by zoom

We will hear each other's experiences, share the latest tools and practice.

What does an EmotionAid® Supervision bring you as an EmotionAid Facilitator:

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

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


This supervision is reserved for trained EmotionAid facilitators





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.


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.

Karen Lerner

Clinical Psychologist, for over 45 yrs. Ph.D. from HUJ, Israel.
karen lerner

Body Psychotherapist,

SEP – sesion and supervision provider for all levels/groups,

Bodynamicanalysis, ISP,CRM, EMDR, Biofeedback,

CBT, Group Dynamic

Family Therapy (supervision & therapy)


About my way in SE® and EmotionAid®:

I discovered Somatic Experiencing™ in the first International Trauma Conference in Jerusalem, in 1999. The special inclusion of the body in psychotherapy through SE®, was a revolutionary step for me. At the same time, it was part of my long interdisciplinary personal way of development as a psychotherapist since 1974. It followed my interest in meditation and later in Hassidic energetic and spiritual psychotherapeutic tools, which turned to be a doctoral dissertation in the department of psychology in the HUJ in 2001.

Somatic Experiencing™ paved my way as a body psychotherapist, and I gradually accumulated practice in several muscles and fascia techniques. I immersed later in Bodynamicanalysis developmental trauma therapy. Today I do body psychotherapy for clients with PTSD, CPTSD, and from all trauma spectrum.

In 2017, the first randomized controlled outcome study, on the efficacy of SE®, was published. I was one of the initiators and producers of this study and a member in its team of SE® psychotherapists. Since last February with the growing sever impact of covid 19, my curiosity is in the study about the efficacy of EmotionAid®, to support and reduce stress in medical health professionals in corona hospital departments.

I find EmotionAid® an excellent tool, to introduce the stress reduction benefit of embodiment to a client or a therapist with or without experience with body tools.

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


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