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About school

What do we offer

The School of Empathy is the only school in Slovakia affiliated to the Psychophonetics Institute International (PII) – an international educational organization responsible for the development of the professional side of Psychophonetics, the education and qualification of psychophonetics coaches, counselors, supervisors and consultants and its accreditation.


In addition to the study itself, the school of empathy also organizes:

Studies at the school of empathy

take place in Slovakia in Bernolákovo (near Bratislava) and Košice (or via Zoom) in Slovak and English language:
  • Professional diploma courses
  • Short courses in personal development
  • Short courses in professional development
Professional diploma courses
Škola empatie organizes all levels of professional training in the field of Psychophonetics:
Professional Training in Psychophonetics
a 3-year course

leading to

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychophonetics: Consultant for personal and group development.

Year 1:
FoundationYear in Psychophonetics – Certificate in personal and professional development – communication skills & sustainability

Year 2:
Methodical Empathy Counselling – Diploma in Holistic Counselling with Psychophonetics

Year 3:
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychophonetics – Consultant for personal and group development

Foundation Year in Psychophonetics
a 1 year course

leading to

Certificate in personal and professional development  – communication skills & sustainability

How are we organized

Psychophonetics Institute International (PII)

is an educational organization responsible for the profession of Psychophonetics, the qualification of Psychophonetics coaches, counselors, supervisors and consultants and its accreditation. It is a civic association registered in Slovakia. It operates through country colleges, currently mainly through Skola Empaties in Slovakia.

  • It allows and facilitates the opening of professional courses in Psychophonetics.
  • It oversees compliance with the standards of the profession, curricula, training, ethical standards and their development.
  • It issues a certificates, diplomas and post graduate diplomas for qualification of students, coaches, counselors, consultants and trainers.
  •  It owns and manages the intellectual property rights of Psychophonetics and its transformation on behalf of its author (Y.T.).

Psychophonetics Institute International, through local schools, offers a wide range of diploma courses, short professional development courses, public educational activities and counseling services. It operates in Slovakia mainly through the School of Empathy, which is covered by the civic association Psychosophy Academy of Central Europe (PACE).

It offers short courses and consultancy in South Africa, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Romania. Authorized centers of Psychophonetics professional training in other countries are being planned now (post pandemic).

The director of PII is Yehuda LK Tagar, the founder of Psychophonetics
and the executive director is Miroslava Tagar.

Psychophonetics Foundation

Is the commercial branch of Psychophonetics business operations locally and internationally. It is the owner of the intellectual property of Psychophonetics, Methodical Empathy, Humanizing the Workplace and the curriculum and the rights to conduct Psychophonetics professional training – on behalf of their creator and author: Yehuda Tagar. It is the owner and the organizational basis for the 7 Conditions Consultancy (7CC).

The Foundation is the company that provides the commercial and financial management of Psychophonetics training and consultancy, supporting the work of Psychophonetics Institute International through its colleges in Slovakia and in other countries.

We have become VAT payers since July 2023.


Psychophonetics Institute International was registered in Slovakia in 2013.

Since 2015 Slovakia is the international center of Psychophonetics and its main place of teaching, after 25 years of operating, teaching, practicing and consulting in Australia, South Africa, UK, Hungary and Czech Republic.

Previous governing bodies of Psychophonetics: 

  • Persephone College UK (2007)
  • Persephone Institute of Psychophonetics in South Africa (2002)
  • Persephone Institute of Psychophonetics in Australia (2003)
  • Persephone College of Philophonetics in Australia (1991)
  • Prior to this, Yehuda Tagar led the development, presentation and teaching of Psychosophy, Applied Psychosophy and Psychophonetics as a private worker mainly in Australia since 1985


Therefore, although Psychophonetics Institute International is registered in 2013, for the last 30 years represents the continuous life and development of Psychophonetics (formerly called “Philophonetics” and “Philophonetics – counseling”).


March 2023

Group J

10th group of the Foundation year in Bernolákovo.

June 2022

Košice Group D

4th group of the Foundation year in Košice (K-D).

February 2022

Group I

9th group of the Foundation year in Bernolákovo.

May 2021

Košice Group C

3rd group of the Foundation year in Košice (K-C).

April 2021

Group H

8th group of the Foundation year in Bernolákovo.

July 2020

Group G

7th group of the Foundation year in Bernolákovo.

January 2020

Košice Group B

2nd group of the Foundation year in Košice (K-B).

October 2019

1st conference

1st International conference of Psychophonetics.

1st International Alumni Conference.

January 2019

Group F

Another Foundation year group in Bernolákovo.

October 2018

1th Košice Group

Expansion to the east, we are opening the 1st group in Košice (K-A).

November 2017

Group E

Foundation year.

November 2016

Group D

We are opening another Foundation year group.

October 2015

Group C

For the first time in Bernolákovo. A third group is an international group from Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

April 2015

Change of registered office

We are moving the headquarters and most of the educational activities to Bernolákovo.

March 2014

Group B

2nd group of the Foundation year.

February 2013

Foundation year – Group A

1st group of the Foundation year and orientation courses.

December 2012

A seminar in Prague

A seminar in Prague and a  decision to develop activities also in Slovakia.

June 2012

Arrival in Slovakia

1st orientation seminar in Bratislava.