Imago Relationship Therapy is an effective, loving and compassionate approach to bridging the distance between you and your partner! The principles and practices of Imago Therapy, first described by Harville Hendrix, PhD, in his best-seller “Getting the Love You Want,” have touched the lives of over 100,000 people in approximately 30 countries.
You can experience the benefits of Imago Therapy in two ways: Attend a workshop or receive expert coaching in couples therapy sessions – or both! Either way, you will receive the tools, knowledge and guidance to help transform even the most difficult aspects of your relationship into opportunities for growth, healing and joy. Each of these options can augment the other, and many couples find attending both the workshop and therapy complementary and extremely beneficial.
Imago Relationships International is a non-profit organization and supports a community of highly trained and certified Imago Relationship Therapists who bring together their knowledge, experience and wisdom to help you in any of the following ways:
- In your intimate partnership: through relationship therapy or a Getting the Love You Want Couples Workshop.
- With your own individual personal growth: Keeping the Love You Find.
- Become more effective in your parenting: Connected Parents, Thriving Kids.
- As a couple in Recovery: Recovering Our Connection.
Most people are not strangers to the pain and disillusionment of love gone awry. Yet most couples are unaware of the tremendous potential for healing and growth that already exists in their relationship.
The “Getting the Love You Want" workshops open the door to growth and change by helping you understand the dynamics of partnership and teaching you and your partner the nuts and bolts (the principles, processes, tools and skills) of conscious relationship.
Imago Theory suggests that humans possess a natural impulse for self-repair, self-completion and loving connection. To cooperate with these natural impulses means opening up to unforgettable lessons about life, love and healing. This workshop is a "not-to-be-missed" experience!
There’s no better way to connect with each other than through Imago Therapy. You'll explore your pasts, examine your feelings and learn a series of techniques and excercises for strengthening your relationship. Of these, the most important is The Imago Dialogue, a safe way of communicating your deepest feelings to each other.
We believe so strongly in the Dialogue that we physically design our sessions around it. There are no couches or desks - you sit facing your partner, so it’s easier to talk to each other. An Imago Therapist sits between you, acting as facilitator for your conversation. Imago believes our job is to empower you to strengthen your own relationship.
Couples in conscious relationships recognize that the committed partnership is a remarkable structure for healing and growth. As partners excavate the past and learn about one another - their unmet needs and lifelong desires, vulnerabilities, wounds, strengths and resources - they can begin to work cooperatively to bring their unconscious directives into consciousness.
The term Imago is Latin for “image,” and refers to the “unconscious image of familiar love.” Using core constructs of intentionality, stretching, ownership, unconditional gifting, dialogue and wholeness (to name a few), partners realize that a conscious relationship is an ever-evolving journey - an unfolding process - rather than a destination.