Intensives for couples

Dr. Slade offers two types of individual intensive experiences for couples who want to make significant changes in a short time and then sustain these changes over the long term.

  1. Personally crafted one- to three-day intensives to get a head-start on therapy or to focus on a specific area of concern in your relationship. Cost $200 US per hour or equivalent in other currencies.
  2. "Creating the RelationshipYou Desire - see below for details.

"Creating the Relationship You Desire" - a 12-month program for couples who want to design together the relationship they want to live and then make it happen.

This program consists of:

  • A 2-day intensive
  • Monthly follow-up by email and/or Skype

Day 1

  • Co-creating the shared Relationship Vision
  • Evaluating the baseline
  • Theory - a model of change
  • Learning the Dialogue skill
  • Plotting the path
  • Setting a one-month plan
  • Theory - negativity and the brain
    • The Zero Negativity Pledge
  • The Appreciation Dialogue
  • Homework - The Imago Work-up

Day 2

  • Daily relationship practices - The Appreciation Dialogue
  • Understanding the Imago work-up
  • Imago Theory - The Journeys of the Self
  • Understanding childhood roots of current conflicts
  • How to ask for what you want - replacing criticism with requests
  • Finalizing the month by month plan
  • Evaluating progress
  • Other resources
  • Closing appreciations
  • Commitment

12-month Follow-up - Monthly check-ins by Skype or email to evaluate progress and set the plan and commitment for the following month.

Cost: 2-day intensive = $2,400 US + $250 US per month or equivalent in other currencies.

Locations: Montreal, Canada or London, UK, or possibly elsewhere.

For more information and to schedule an intensive contact: Sophie Slade at slade.imago@bellnet.ca