Upcoming Events

Free Webinar for Therapists: “Unraveling the Survival Knot of Couples” with Hedy Schleifer
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

I am very excited to invite you to join a free Webinar I am hosting called Unraveling the Couple’s Survival Knot.” It will take place on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 1:00pm Eastern time. (You can use this website to see what time that would be in your timezone.)

The “Survival Knot” is the principle stuck place of the couple. This “knot” is the unconscious, and yet essential, agenda embedded in the “problem” with which the couple appears in the office of the therapist.

In this one-hour Webinar, I will reveal the step-by-step roadmap for entering the most treacherous territory of a couple’s relationship, at the heart of their disconnection. It is what couples experience as their “impasse issue,” where one person’s anguished desperation meets the other person’s dogged resistance, and vice versa.

In this Webinar you are going to learn: 

  1. A well delineated roadmap to assist couples unravel the “survival knot”
  2. An introduction to the metaphor of the variety of “neighborhoods” of one’s expanding world
  3. The meaning of teaching a couple the “Art of Hosting” and the “Art of Visiting”

Register below to join me on Friday, July 27, 2018, at 1:00pm Eastern time for the “Unraveling the Couple’s Survival Knot” Webinar.  

I look forward to this Webinar event with excitement and joy,

Hedy Schleifer

PS - The webinar will be recorded. If you are unable to attend, we will send the recording to everyone who registers.


August trip to South Africa has been canceled
Aug 1 – Aug 15 all-day

We were excited to be coming to South Africa for the wonderful program being prepared there for us. Unfortunately, the plan and the path are not coming together at this time. We are terribly sad that we won’t be able to realize our SA travel plans.

However, we are overjoyed that Imago Africa will still be offering two trainings for therapists in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Please see below for details.

Should you have any questions regarding this cancellation, in the USA you can reach Geoffrey at 001-305-604-0010 or Geoffrey@HedyYumi.com, or in South Africa you can reach Grete Becker at 083-259-8082 or Grete@mweb.co.za.

August 4-6, 2018: Capetown, South Africa
Hilze Strauss will be leading a three-day training in Encounter-centered Couples Therapy (EcCT)

August 15-19, 2018: Johannesburg, South Africa
Sue Wintgens will be leading a five-day training centered on Unraveling the “Survival Knot” of Couples

For more information, please contact Grete Becker at 083-259-8082 or Grete@mweb.co.za.
Imago Africa website: www.imagoafrica.co.za/workshops/ecct-training-august2018/

Private Sessions in WASHINGTON DC – Private Intensive Session with Hedy for One Couple
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day

Every relationship journeys to the crossroads of transformation. Perhaps your relationship or marriage is in crisis or failing. Or you don’t know how to heal after an affair. Or maybe it’s stagnant, and you long to take your relationship to a new level for the sheer pleasure and inspiration of it.

During the month of August, Hedy is available in Washington, DC to guide you and your partner through a private Intensive session. For more information and to schedule your session, please contact Geoffrey at 305-604-0010, or via this page about the Intensive session

Workshop for Couples in WASHINGTON DC – “A Couple’s Journey” (New Adventure In Intimacy)
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm

The NEW Workshop for Couples - “A Couple’s Journey” - is a fast-paced, transformational three-day workshop. At this NEW couples workshop, you and your partner will learn about:

  • the three Invisible Connectors that bring you together as a couple
  • the Relational Space that is the residence of your relationship as a couple
  • the inter-couple Bridge that allows for mutual visits
  • the expressability of one’s Truth in 5-6 words
  • the many Neighborhoods that exist in each partner’s world
  • each partner’s Heroic Life Journey
  • the Encounter that awaits each couple as they travel towards Connection
  • the Survival Dance that gets in the way of the Encounter

Visit this page for more information on the content of the workshop, If you want a taste of the workshop, you can enjoy watching video clips on our YouTube channel or our audio-video page.

Therapists, counselors and psychologists are encouraged to attend with their partners. This workshop is approved for 21 CE hours, at an additional fee, approved by the APA and ASWB.

Please register as soon as possible to secure your place.

Tuition is $995/couple.

Register Now with the full tuition


Only a $200 Deposit needed to reserve your seats. Balance will be automatically charged two weeks prior to event.

Register Now with $200 Deposit


Previous graduates of an Adventure In Intimacy workshop, a Getting The Love You Want workshop, and Imago Therapists are invited to attend for only $895/couple.

Register Graduates & Imago Therapists


The workshop will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Georgetown, 2201 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20037. Please make your room reservation online or by calling the hotel at 800-774-1500 (group code HYS18). The group rate is $199/night and will be held until September 15, 2018. 

We strongly recommend that you stay at the hotel even if you live nearby. The work that you will be doing together requires your complete focus and full attention. Of the couples who do not stay at the hotel, many report after the workshop that they wish they had. Having your own room at the hotel can also provide you with a safe and private place to practice with your partner.

If you are interested in the October 19-21, 2018 couples workshop in Washington, DC, and would like more information to review, please complete the following and we will send you more information to share with your partner:

For 6 couples in WASHINGTON, DC – Hybrid Couples Workshop / Private Session
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm

Hybrid Couples Workshop / Private Session
A New Two-day Transformational Event for six couples

Hedy has designed a new teaching tool for couples: the Hybrid Couples Workshop / Private Session. This in-person event is a two-day learning adventure for six couples. It is a amalgam of Hedy and Yumi’s Adventure in Intimacy workshop for couples, with Hedy's two-day Private Intensive Session.

  • Each couple will receive Hedy's close attention and expertise.
  • Each couple will work with Hedy one-on-one.
  • Each couple will benefit from the workshop atmosphere by being witness to Hedy's work with the other couples.

For more information, visit this webpage on the content of the Hybrid

Tuition is $2,500 per couple

If you would like to make other payment arrangements, please contact us.

If you are interested in the Hybrid Couples Workshop / Private Session in Washington, DC, and would like more information to review, please complete the following and we will send you more information to share with your partner: