AEDP Institute

Sigal Bahat, MA

Sigal Bahat, MA AEDP supervisor profile pictureSigal Bahat, MA, teaches and supervises AEDP, in Israel, US and internationally, and leads an Israeli AEDP Core Training group. She has a private practice in Israel and also works remotely. Sigal started her career as a Dance Movement Therapist, and then completed training both as an Expressive & Creative psychotherapist, and as a Bio-energetic Analyst. She is certified and has many years of experience as a teacher of somatic-mindfulness approaches: The Alexander Technique, The Feldenkrais Method and Authentic Movement. Meeting AEDP and Dr. Diana Fosha met a decades-long quest to actively engage the intra-intimate-connections between psyche & soma:
Sigal on AEDP: “At last I met a model that made sense to me in the deepest manner, both theoretically and clinically – I experienced a precise ‘click’ with the AEDP model & spirit, which felt organically right. I felt ‘I’ve arrived home’ and gained a precious professional and communicative experiential language.”
Sigal’s AEDP journey includes active participation as a clinician in the AEDP international 16-session research study. She has assisted in many AEDP training courses since 2016: Immersions, ES1s and ES2s – in Israel, US, Canada, UK and Internationally (via zoom). Sigal has presented at both Israeli and London Immersion courses, and in US and Israeli ES1 & ES2’s.
Sigal on teaching AEDP: “I love sharing with the AEDP community conceptual and practical integrations, which put to use the Somatic-Energetic Portal of AEDP. I trust it’s a gold mine of support to our clinical work. It bears a relation to our therapeutic embodied presence, and our capacity to hold the non-verbal layer of communication with and for our patients – the matrix our therapeutic dyad is grounded in. I trust the body, our bodies – both of the patient and of the therapist – to be an immense ever-there resource, to our AEDP clinical work in all 4 states of the model.”
Sigal on doing AEDP supervision: “I feel committed to undoing the aloneness of the AEDP therapists I work with. I deeply enjoy helping to enhance integrating clinical practice, experiential skills and theory, while helping AEDP therapists relax and find their grounding in their own embodied presence as therapists. I love witnessing how, out of therapists’ own fresh clinical experiences as we explore and learn together, the trust in the process of change and healing emerges, deepens and grows. It is a profoundly moving experience for me to witness.”