Core Training Israel 2019 – 2020

Starting November 2019, after the completion of the first Israeli Advanced Skills Course (ES2), Sigal Bahat will offer a Core Training in Israel. It is designed especially for Israeli therapists from our AEDP community; it will be in Hebrew and in a form to suit Israeli culture: a year of study, one morning on a weekly basis – no weekends. This Core Training offers an advanced in-depth learning in AEDP in an intimate, safe, familiar and ongoing framework. And it will count as group supervision hours towards AEDP certification.

Welcome to apply for participation are therapists who have started videotaping clients after acquiring significant training in AEDP, who feel a profound connection with the AEDP model, who have participated or assisted in training programs of the AEDP Institute and are considering advancement towards AEDP Certification.

Combining 4 Different Manners of Teaching:

  1. Theoretical didactics
  2. Experiential (by watching clinical tapes that demonstrate specific topics)
  3. Supervision (we will watch together clinical tapes of the participants)
  4. Cultivating experientially the therapist’s embodied presence

Goals of the training:

  • Deepen the integration between AEDP theoretical understanding, terms and language of the model, ethos of the model and the clinical practice of each of the participants.
  • Cultivate the therapist’s capacity to lead the deepening of experientially based and transformative therapeutic work, track it moment-to-moment, and bear it in a relatively regulated, contained and held manner.
  • Share a theoretical and experiential elaboration of the use of the Somatic Gateway in AEDP:

a) as a support to cultivate therapist embodied presence

b) in order to establish recognition and acknowledgment of the body/soma as a valuable resource in the clinical practice, where remains of trauma and resilience co-existing in the body and can be accessed through it

c) to enrich the therapist’s skills with somatic/body-based interventions.

  • Cultivate experientially the therapist’s trust in organic and spontaneous change and healing processes, and support her capacity to finely track and identify its markers, appreciate and cherish them – even if only in tiny glimmers.
  • Enhance the experience of being an AEDP therapist by providing a support group for participants. AEDP informs us of the importance of Undoing Aloneness, and that experiences of growth and change often give rise to Tremulous Affect. Learning in the context of an on-going safe and supportive group, resonating with care and warmth, is a meaningful resource, that helps in regulating a transformative process of learning to deepen and ground experiential knowledge.

Training structure

  • The course contains 5 units of teaching, each unit includes 4 meetings of 4 hours each. All together 20 weekly meetings of 4 hours each for 80 total hours.
  • The course is limited to 9 participants; each unit includes one teaching/workshop meeting followed by 3 meeting of 3 supervisions each.
  • Participants are expected to receive 5 teaching/workshop meetings, 5 supervision of their clinical tapes in the group, and watch and discuss 40 supervision of clinical tapes of other participants. 

Application and Registration

In order to promote a relatively homogenous AEDP level of the group, an interview will be held previous to registration. For more details, please contact Sigal Bahat at or call +972-(0)54-4514131

A note from Sigal: My stand as a teacher and supervisor:

In congruence with AEDP approach and ethos, my intention is to cultivate a space for deep and transformative learning. The AEDP model clearly demonstrates how safe, supportive and positive interpersonal relationships facilitate optimal conditions for learning and exploring. In that respect we’ll cultivate together a safe, respectful and growth enhancing environment.

I believe wholeheartedly that as we approach processes of teaching and supervising, we better, parallel to sharing knowledge and practical skills, support the therapist intra-personal connection and integration with her/his Innate Core Self. According to my understanding, the quality of this connection has a direct and deep influence on the quality of clinical presence we are able to offer our clients.

Meet the Trainer


Sigal Bahat, MA AEDP supervisor profile pictureSigal Bahat – Certified AEDP Supervisor

I teach and supervise in AEDP training courses and privately, in Israel and internationally and in private practice in Israel and through Zoom.

I’ve realized that for over three decades I was engaged in a professional and personal journey where I’ve tracked intimate connections between emotions, psyche, body, awareness and life movement. I know now that I was seeking a coherent and grounded connection between theory and clinical practice. My experience included: Alexander Technique through to Dance-Movement Therapy, Expressive & Creative Psychotherapy, Authentic Movement, Bio-energetic Analysis, professional sculpting, the Feldenkrais Method and circling back to Psychotherapy with this rich multiplicity of layers I’ve collected in myself.

I’ve taught and supervised in Dance Movement Therapy trainings, where I’ve helped students to integrate theory with practice, translating psychoanalytic theorists like Winnicott, Bion and Ogden into experientially based therapy.

Meeting Dr. Diana Fosha – her conceptual theory, ethos and practice as embodied in the AEDP model – in practice was a life changing encounter for me. It brought a new plane of quality to my clinical work, teaching and supervising. It granted me deep quiet and clarity as to the essence of my work – a true gift.

I chose to participate actively as a therapist in the AEDP research project; through that experience I recognized that my personal style of AEDP integrates an extra elaboration and experiential focus working with the Somatic Gateway, resulting in efficiency of treatment.

I feel it’s my mission to share this aspect of AEDP with AEDPers.