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SOCS™
School of Contemplative Studies
The school that travels within™

karin@karinyapalater.com        212-737-1818/917-353-8854  
*SOCS is a mobile conscious-based school that travels wherever it is needed. Individuals work closely with Dr. Greg and/or Karin Yapalater, Founders of SOCS™ THE SCHOOL OF CONTEMPLATIVE STUDIES and creators of the highly acclaimed Present Tense Awareness PTA© Health Curriculum.  The cause of emotional, physical and spiritual imbalances are explored, and immediate tools and strategies are provided that help people of all ages and backgrounds to feel more balanced and at their best.   SOCRATES (aka SOCZ/SOCS), is the beloved namesake of The Yapalaters SCHOOL OF CONTEMPLATIVE STUDIES (SOCS™), and one of  the many horses trained by The Yapalaters.  Specially designed activities – with or without horses and animals – allow participants to deepen awareness of personal issues, core feelings and areas of bodily tension that inhibit their ability to reach their true potential. The Yapalaters along with carefully selected horses and farm animals teach participants how to make powerful choices based on awareness instead of harmful or habitual patterns.

SOCS redefines the word ‘school.’ Expert conscious based educational and holistic health counseling that provides a new and improved blueprint for raising and educating more conscious, kinder, responsible, and resilient children—and people!  SOCS life-changing programs transform schools, families, and the workplace —from chaos to clarity! Much needed NOW during these challenging times.

We provide the highest quality conscious based educational, health and horse/animal-based coaching for children, adults, families and couples to facilitate growth, learning and healing to people of all ages and abilities. At our core is a unique family-centric approach that strongly recognizes that one’s challenge can equally impact every member of their family and the community at-large.

”Simply nothing like the extraordinary educational, life changing work Karin Yapalater and Dr. Greg Yapalater are doing with horses & families out there. Our family has benefited on so many levels – and our children’s behavior has been transformed for the better. Truly remarkable!”  –  The Chugerman Family
“I have worked with children for over 20 yrs and I have never seen anything like it. The children communicated and shared their feelings, worked together and put their friend before themselves within the first hour.” — Mari Linnman The Green School
SOCS™ PTA©  proprietary programs provide children and adults of all ages and backgrounds with a safe, non-judgmental space for self-discovery and recovery through kinship and respect for all living things. SOCS™ utilizes the Present Tense Awareness (PTA©) curriculum, an acclaimed conscious based teaching method developed and by Pediatrician Dr. Greg and Karin Yapalater.

Are you an Educator, Parent, or Community Leader interested in mindfulness, health, and wellness?

  • Seeking strategic, immediate solutions to the challenges adults and children and their families face everyday?
  • Need a conscious-based curriculum that teaches effective social-emotional learning skills for use at home, school or the workplace?
  • Are you, or those around you, feeling stressed, anxious, explosive, stuck?
  • Want to strengthen sensory integration, focus, attention?

If home, work or school feels more like a battlefield than a safe haven, we provide immediate help to improve the health and wellbeing of your child, yourself, or your family in the comfort of your own home, school, or workplace!

Confidential private, family, and group sessions offered in NYC and on farms and schools in the Hamptons.

We Help Each and Every Member of the Family:  

  • Life transitions
  • Divorce
  • Substance Abuse 
  • Family Crisis Intervention
  • Parenting Concerns
  • Educational & Career Counseling
  • Improve Family Connection and Conscious Communication
  • Challenges with horse & rider relationships 

SOCS™ /PTA© EQUINE HEALING & LEARNING 
SOCS™ /PTA©  provide a safe, non-judgmental space for self-discovery in which children experience and learn about themselves through the art of kinship, unity and respect for horses, people and all living things.

Awaken One Benefit All.  Every member of the family will benefit! 

SOCS™/PTA© Heals and Teaches the Whole Family. NO RIDING EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY. In fact, those who feel apprehensive about horses or other animals are among those who can most benefit as a way of overcoming obstacles and fears!

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SOCS™/PTA© 

Equine and Animal Assisted Learning 

The Green School at Sagaponack Farm is excited to offer Karin Yapalater’s unique and proprietary SOCS™/PTA© Equine and Animal Assisted Learning programs for the third year.

www.thesagaponackfarm.org

What to expect in a SOCS™/PTA© COUNSELING & LEARNING SESSION:
SOCS™/PTA© is a mobile school that utilizes the Yapalater’s conscious based PTA© curriculum and travels wherever it is needed. Individuals work closely with Dr. Greg and/or Karin Yapalater, Founders of SOCS™ THE SCHOOL OF CONTEMPLATIVE STUDIES.  The cause of emotional, physical and spiritual imbalances are explored, and immediate tools and strategies are provided that get each and every member of the family feeling balanced and at their best.

Specially designed activities – with or without horses and animals – allow participants to deepen awareness of personal issues, core feelings and areas of bodily tension that inhibit their ability to reach their true potential. The Yapalaters along with carefully selected horses and farm animals teach participants how to make powerful choices based on awareness instead of harmful or habitual patterns.

Your healing & learning journey:

Dr. Greg & Karin Yapalater work with you to create emotional, physical and spiritual healing.
The farms and schools where The Yapalaters offer and build their proprietary SOCS/PTA© Equine and Animal coaching and whispering programs are a kind of a sanctuary with beautiful surroundings that contribute deeply to the experience.

WHO WE ARE:

Karin Yapalater is an acclaimed Board Certified Integrative Family Health Counselor and expert in the field of Equine & Animal Assisted Coaching & Learning. She is the Founder of the School of Contemplative Studies (SOCS™) “the school that travels within,” an educational organization that brings conscious-based health and wellness programs to schools, businesses, and families right in the comfort of their own schools, workplaces, and homes.  Karin creates PTA© contemplative programs that help all living things authentically connect and lead conscious, healthy, well-balanced, and confident lives.

Dr. Greg Yapalater has over 25 years of experience healing and supporting children and families all over the world. “Dr. Greg” as his patients fondly call him is an expert in the field of child and horse whispering and often appears as a medical expert on prime time television.  Dr. Greg supports and is affiliated with leading hospitals, schools, and healthcare organizations.

“Karin is a cross between Dr. Oz, Tony Robbins and Super Nanny!”   The Lawson family

“The Yapalaters are a an incredible lifeline. Kiss your blues, your medicine and junk food good-bye! Best investment in family well-being, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being!” The Betler Family

“Karin has the superpowers of a horse and human whisperer.  She has been working her magic under the radar for years. A real lifesaver.”Maryanne B.

Present Tense Awareness (PTA©) Curriculum

SOCS/PTA© provides children and adults of all ages and backgrounds tremendous success for coping with anxiety and stress as well as cognitive, social, emotional, and sensory related concerns. SOCS Programs utilize the Present Tense Awareness (PTA©) a conscious-based health and wellness curriculum specifically designed with educators, students, and parents (ESP*) in mind.

The Present Tense Awareness (PTA©) Curriculum to create breakthrough A-ha moments that positively transform lives and cultivate kinship with all living things. Participants engage in entrepreneurial, interactive, and experiential enhancement learning exercises and programs, with and without horses/farm animals, that teach and explore four life affirming perspectives:

  • independence and interdependence
  • conscious verbal and non-verbal communication
  • holistic health and mitigating individual, community, and global harm
  • how animal behavior relates and connects to human behavior, with specific emphasis on improving physical, emotional, and spiritual awareness, health, and wellbeing.
  • PTA© Facilitator Trainings also available)

PTA© has been developed by a renowned Pediatrician and Board Certified Health Counselor with over 25 years of experience supporting the physical and emotional health of a wide range of families as well as adults and children around the world.

SOCS™ provides experiential enhancement that teaches and supports life affirming principles:

  • ESP*: SOCS™ helps Educators, Students and Parents develop a kind of “Extra Sensory Perception”—a sixth sense that allows living things to consciously connect in ways that go way beyond the limits of verbal communication
  • You + Me = WE: SOCS celebrates autonomy and unity and supports independence and interdependence
  • Meaning and Purpose: motivating and inspiring strengths, passions, and personal and professional core values
  • Non-Violence: mitigating individual, community, and global harm
  • Kinship with All Life: urban and farm based programs incorporate animal and equine assisted learning and coaching as well as natural horse whispering, with specific emphasis placed on understanding sensitivity, behavior, and how all living things are connected.
Each individual or group session is based upon the PTA© curriculum, developed over the past 25 years by Board Certified Integrative Health Counselor Karin Yapalater and Dr. Greg Yapalater—highly skilled family health practitioners and renowned human and horse whisperers.

©SOCS™- PTA©. 2008-2018.  All content. Karin Yapalater. All rights reserved.



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Karin Yapalater MFA, CHHC, AADP
Board Certified Individual & Family Health & Nutrition Counselor
Park Avenue Integrative Health Practitioners
715 Park Avenue • New York, NY 10021
Phone: 212-737-1818
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