Sophie Slade Trainings

Sophie Slade Trainings

A collection of videos that detail the fundamentals of Imago Relationship Therapy, which helps couples connect and communicate with each other so that they can work through the issues that get in the way of them realizing the potential for joy that they tasted early in their relationship.

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Sophie Slade Trainings

15 Videos

  • 1. General Introduction

    Dr. Sophie Slade, Imago therapist, workshop presenter and senior clinical instructor introduces this series of videos which demonstrate all but two of the Imago dialogue processes that are taught in the Imago Clinical Training.

  • 2. Isabelle & Catherine Introduction

    An Introduction to Isabelle & Catherine

  • 3. Mirroring

    The first step in the Imago dialogue is mirroring.  Mirroring is where the Receiver listens and then repeats what the Sender has said without distorting, interpreting or adding.

  • 4. Jessica & Sander Introduction

    An Introduction to Jessica and Sander

  • 5. The Appreciation Dialogue

    A simple yet powerful dialogue that helps create a positive relationship environment within which to do the challenging task of working through conflict.

  • 6. Full Dialogue

    This three step process teaches couples that really listening to, understanding and having empathy for their partner are essential elements in good communication which can build safety and connection. 

  • 7. Deepening from Content to Affect

    Deepening from Content to Affect - Demonstrating the skills available to therapists to help deepen the affective connection between partners.

  • 8. Intake interview

    Sophie takes a couple through an Intake Interview.  This initial interview is key in establishing connection with the clients and providing a sense that this will be a safe place for them to work on their relationship.  

  • 9. Centering and Relaxation Exercise for starting a session

    An example of a very useful way of beginning a session to help bring the couple into the room in a nice relaxed way and let go of anything that they are bringing that doesn't belong in the relational space. 

  • 10. Wendy and Patrice Introduction

    An Introduction to Wendy & Patrice

  • 11. Relationship Vision Exercise

    This process invites each partner to share the picture of the relationship they really want to have with each other.  The couple is then asked to weave these elements together into a shared vision.  This shared vision becomes their intention for their relationship.

  • 12. Caring Behaviours Dialogue

    This wonderful dialogue can be introduced out of the material a couple has been working on, or as a way of amplifying the positive energy in their relationship. 

  • 14. Positive Parent Child Dialogue

    This dialogue is a regressive process that takes the Sender back into their childhood and connects them in a visceral way to their positive experiences.  Among its many benefits is to help partners to deepen empathetic understanding and connection.

  • 15. Behaviour Change Request Dialogue

    An "advanced" Imago dialogue that is designed to help couples move from the energy of a frustration to the specifics of healing and growth.  Through this dialogue a frustration can become a gift for both the sender and the receiver.

  • 13. Parent Child dialogue - unmet needs

    This dialogue is a regressive process that takes the Sender back into their childhood experience.  Among its many benefits is to help partners to deepen empathetic understanding and connection.