EmotionAid® Course for Therapists

tuesdays starting May 25, 2021 | 16:00 - 20:00 (israel time)
6 WEEKLY meetings of 4 hours each
in english | by zoom

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

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 training is ideal for therapists and mental health practitioners



1800 NIS / $550 / EU460 Per participant
Includes 24 hours of training

& 4 practice sessions of 1.5 hours (for an additional $/100)
Six online training sessions

Starts on May 25th, 2021

On Tuesdays, from 16:00 to 20:00

Launching of the course is dependent on a minimal number of attendees.


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.

Dr. Karen Lerner

Clinical Psychologist
Karen Lerner

Dr. Karen Lerner is an Israeli clinical psychologist and a body psychotherapist.
She has a Ph.D degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Department of Psychology). In her doctoral dissertation, she focused on applications from the Hassidic tradition to psychotherapy.


She has lectured in several institutions, such as the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, Lesley College, and the Rotenberg Center for Jewish Psychology.
Her practice is focused on the treatment of clients diagnosed with PTSD and CPTSD.


As a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, Dr. Lerner is a senior SE® session and supervision provider.
She has studied various body trauma therapies, including Bodynamicanalysis, Integral Somatic Psychotherapy (ISP), CRM, EMDR, and Biofeedback.
She is also a session and supervision provider of Family Therapy.

Her main therapeutic focus is to shorten pain and suffering. She is a devoted optimist and believes that there is hope for each person.

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


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