Having worked for Hedy and Yumi as their Operations Manager since 2005, I have been in the privileged position of speaking to couples before and after a two-day Intensive session with Hedy, and being a witness to the success it has had for their relationships.  However, during those seven years, I have always been curious about what happens behind the closed doors of the Encounter-centered Couples Therapy Intensive session.  How does this relational transformation that couples experience happen?

I first "meet" couples on the phone as they inquire about the EcCT Intensives.  They call the office to ask for assistance with their relationship.  Some are longing to reconnect with their partner, or to feel again the love they hope is still there.  Some are grieving the loss of a child, or searching for a way to heal after an affair.  They are in crisis at their highest level of frustration, and seek a miracle for their relationship.  Many couples take a leap of faith and schedule a session, not knowing exactly what will happen during their time with Hedy.

After participating in the EcCT Intensive program, couples leave reconnected, with the knowledge and skills to keep that connection alive in the future.  They have renewed passion and motivation for their relationship.  Physically, their faces are brighter, and their bodies seem lighter.  Sometimes I don't even recognize their voice on the phone afterwards.  They have a truly transformational experience not just within their relationship and the relational space between them, but within their individual person.  Being back connected again with their partner transforms all areas of their lives.  But how did this happen in two days?

NOW the process has been captured on film.  Hedy has created an instructional video program which shows every step of her Encounter-centered Couples Therapy Intensive session.  If a picture is worth a thousand words, this 10-DVD program is worth billions.

If you are curious, like I was, about what takes place during an Intensive session with Hedy, then this is the only way to find out beyond scheduling your own session.  I highly recommend finding out more about the EcCT Video Program by watching an introductory video segment from the program.

I wrote this for you today because you are part of Hedy and Yumi’s growing community of relationally conscious people.  I know you are one of the people who wants to make a difference in your relationships, and in the world.  So, I do hope that you will avail yourself of this 10 DVD program, which is an extraordinary resource.  If you have any questions about this program or any program that Hedy and Yumi present, please let me know.  I am here to assist you.

Warm Regards,


Geoffrey Swetz
Operations Manager
Office of Hedy + Yumi Schleifer