About Hedy + Yumi
Hedy and Yumi Schleifer have been married for 50 years. Together, they pioneered the international development of Imago Relationship Theory based workshops throughout Europe, Israel and Africa. Hedy also offers training programs for therapists and relationship specialists. Hedy is described as an "exceptionally competent and gifted therapist and teacher -- creative, sensitive, caring, and safe. She brings laughter and passion to the adventure of learning."
Hedy Schleifer is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida, licensed as a clinical psychologist in Israel, and the founder of the Tikkun Learning Center, an educational institution through which she trains, supervises, and consults therapists in Encounter-centered Couples Therapy. Trained in both the United States and Israel, Hedy is a Certified Imago Therapist, and for 12 years trained and certified numerous Imago Therapists and Workshop Presenters. She is a member of the Israel Association for Marital & Family Therapy; Florida Society for Psychotherapists; the Florida and National chapters of the Mental Health Counselors Association, and also an affiliate member of the Florida and National chapters of the Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She is also a Featured Presenter for GoodTherapy.org Hedy has been in private practice since the 1970's and is sought out by mental health professionals from all disciplines for supervision and consultation. Internationally known for her powerful and captivating workshops and lectures on a wide variety of topics, Hedy is in demand as a speaker who not only gives insightful information, but who also inspires, and empowers people to embrace their life and their work with joy and passion.
Yumi Schleifer is a Columbia University graduate and former aerospace engineer and successful businessman. He has trained alongside Hedy in the Art of Constructive Relationships. Yumi has taught classes in Re-Evaluation Co-counseling and co-created a chapter of a foundation that promotes peace in the Middle East.
Yumi Schleifer’s solid, steady presence, humor, and leadership skills are everywhere apparent in the Adventure In Intimacy workshop.
Together, Hedy and Yumi are a powerful guiding force as leaders toward the creation of a culture of Relational Intelligence and Relational Maturity in couples and organizations. In September 2008, a documentary film was released, entitled "Hedy and Yumi: Crossing the Bridge" which tells the story of their life, message and mission. The film has already won "Best Documentary" award at a Hollywood Film Festival. Hedy and Yumi work together as a couple and bring their expertise in relationships to couples all over the world. They teach relational skills which are based on new paradigms and that are effective not only in primary relationships, but in all interaction with others.