Core Training—Israel 2021 – 2022

Offered by Sigal Bahat, Certified AEDP Therapist & Supervisor

Live, in-person training in Herzliya Pituah, Starting October 25, 2021 – Mondays 3 PM – 7 PM IDT (UTC +3)

This year of Core Training Israel is an Enriched Version – Expanded to include in each of the 5 units Experiential Exercises!


Core training offers participants who are in AEDP-training to deepen their understanding of the theory, to cultivate their practice of the model, and an opportunity to watch and experience experientially based therapeutic work together with other devoted AEDP-therapists.

This Core Training in Israel offers an advanced in-depth learning in AEDP, in an intimate group of up to 8 participants. It is especially designed to meet on an ongoing, weekly basis in order to co-create safety and a transformative learning space. This training will be conducted in Hebrew and will meet for 4 hours per week – no weekends.

This training counts as group supervision hours towards AEDP certification.

Offering a Combination of Teaching Styles

  • Theoretical Didactics 
  • Experiential (by watching clinical tapes that demonstrate specific topics) 
  • Supervision (we will watch clinical tapes of the training participants in action) 
  • Supervision in Experiential Exercises
  • Live Demonstrations
  • Experiential Cultivation of the Therapists’ Embodied Presence

Learning Goals

  • To 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.
  • Cultivation of the therapist’s capacity to lead the deepening of experientially based and transformative therapeutic work, track it moment-to-moment, and bear with it in a relatively regulated, contained and held manner.
  • Theoretical and experiential elaboration on the use of the Somatic Portal in AEDP:
    • As a support to cultivate therapist embodied presence.
    • In order to establish recognition and acknowledgment of the body/soma as a valuable resource in the clinical practice, bearing different functions in each of the stages of the model. 
    • To enrich the therapist’s skills with somatic/body-based interventions.
  • To experientially enhance the therapist’s trust in organic and spontaneous change and healing processes, and support their capacity to finely track and identify it’s markers, appreciate and cherish them – even if only in tiny glimmers. 
  • To create a safe and supportive group experience for participants. AEDP informs us of the importance of Undoing Aloneness, and that often, experiences of growth and change give rise to intense transformational affects, including Tremulous Affect. Learning in the context of an on-going, safe and supportive group, resonating with care and warmth, is a meaningful resource in the transformative process of learning to deepen and ground experiential knowledge. 

Training Structure, Location & Dates

Training Structure—This course contains 5 units of teaching and each unit includes:

  • a 4 hours didactic workshop, followed by 
  • 4 supervision meetings of 4 hours each
  • 1 experiential group exercise, 4-hour meeting
  • 4-hour meeting to Metaprocess and process to completion our year of learning together  

All together 31 weekly meetings of 4 hours each – all and all 124 hours (In the case of 8 participants).

Participants are expected to get:

  • 5 Didactic workshops 
  • 5 Supervision of their clinical tapes in the context of the group
  • 5 Experiential exercises workshops
  • Watching and discussing 35 supervision of clinical tapes of other participants

Location—Herzliya Pituah

Dates & Time—Starting October 25, 2021 – Mondays 3 PM – 7 PM IDT (UTC +3)

Contact and Application

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

My Stance 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 can facilitate optimal conditions for learning and exploring. In that respect, together we’ll cultivate a safe, respectful and growth-enhancing environment. 

I believe wholeheartedly that as we approach processes of teaching and supervising, we should, 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.

About the Teacher

Sigal Bahat—Certified AEDP Therapist and Supervisor

I teach and supervise privately, in Hifa University, and in AEDP training courses, in Israel and internationally. I also have my 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 learning experiences include: the Alexander Technique through to Dance-Movement Therapy; Expressive & Creative Psychotherapy; Authentic Movement; Bioenergetic Analysis; professional sculpting; the Feldenkrais Method; and circled back to Psychotherapy with this rich multiplicity of layers I’ve collected within myself. I’ve taught and supervised in Dance Movement Therapy trainings, where I’ve helped students to integrate theory with clinical 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 – was a life changing encounter for me – a tangible quantum leap. 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 actively participate as a therapist in the AEDP research project; through that experience I recognized that my personal style of AEDP integrates an extra level of elaboration and experiential focus by working with the Somatic Portal, resulting in efficiency of treatment. I feel it’s my mission to share this aspect of AEDP with AEDPers.