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“Unravelling the Survival Knot” a 5-day training with Hedy Schleifer utilising an in-vivo couple (5 days) (Johannesburg)

August 15 @ 9:00 am - August 19 @ 6:00 pm



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“Unravelling the Survival Knot” a 5-day training with Hedy Schleifer utilising an in-vivo couple (5 days) in Johannesburg

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This five-day training is centered on the “HOW” of unraveling the “SURVIVAL KNOT” of couples.

Hedy: Many couples arrive to me after many sessions of Couples Therapy, which has not touched the core of their conflict and disconnection. Couples Therapists are not trained in how to do this.

Out of my own experience of many years as a Couples Therapist and my evolution of Encounter-centered Couples Therapy (EcCT), came an original method for dealing with the core issue of couples. I call the method “UNRAVELING THE SURVIVAL KNOT.”

As part of this highly experiential training, Hedy will be working in-vivo with a couple, in a fish bowl setting. She will be guiding the couple step by step in opening up the energy caught in their impasse issue, where their deepest need meets the partners’ most powerful defense. Throughout the training, attendees will be exposed to Hedy’s unique inspiring teaching style. It will create an opportunity to learn about the method of helping couples in the place where they need most help, their core issue, their “SURVIVAL KNOT.” Therapists will leave the training with an expanded grasp of the theoretical, clinical, and philosophical implications of welcoming couples into their deepest intimacies.

What therapists have said:

Here is what Hilze Strauss, Imago Clinical Therapist, had to say about her learnings from Hedy Schleifer and her EcCT experience.

More information, questions, and registration:

Geoffrey Swetz
Phone: 305-604-0010


In South Africa:
Grete Becker, Imago Africa
Phone: 083 259 8082

Please keep an eye on our Imago Africa website, our Facebook page, Hedy and Yumi’s website and their Facebook page, and your email for up-to-date information about these events.

Would you like to apply for a Scholarship?

Hedy & Yumi Schleifer offer a limited number of partial scholarships for each workshop and training.  Scholarships are for tuition only, and not for hotel or incidental expenses.

Before requesting a scholarship, please consider that the tuition payment can be split into three monthly interest-free payments, with the first payment due with the registration.

Please click here to download the Scholarship Application form. Please complete and return this application via email to: HedyYumi@HedyYumi.com


August 15 @ 9:00 am
August 19 @ 6:00 pm
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Hedy and Yumi Schleifer
Grete Becker


Genesis All-Suite Hotel
10 Sandler Road, Fairmount
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2131 South Africa
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