About Imago Relationship Therapy
Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT) was developed by Harville Hendrix and Helen La Kelly Hunt based on their experience of working with relationships, including their own marriage and through brilliantly synthesising the work of other renowned relationship experts and thinkers.
Their first book “Getting the Love You Want – A Guide for Couples” has frequently been on the New York Times best seller list since first published in 1988.
Founder of Imago
Imago is renowned for its dialogue technique. It focuses on building trust in relationship by teaching powerful, effective, common-sense communication skills which can very quickly create a feeling of safety. Many couples immediately experience an opportunity to connect more deeply with their partners, helping to appreciate them more and revive hope in their relationship.
Imago offers a clear way of understanding the journey from romantic love, through to disconnection, frustration and conflict, and a proven method for restoring relationships back to energetic connection, passion and hope.
Oprah Winfrey included “Imago Couples Therapy” in her list of “Unforgettable! Oprah’s Top 20 Shows” of all time in a feature celebrating 25 years of the show. This show earned Oprah her first ever Emmy award.
The Relationship Journey:
When we fall in love it can be an amazing experience, and we usually think it will be forever. The world seems a wonderful place, we feel fully alive and connected with our partner and excited and hopeful about the future.
All too often these wonderful feelings disappear, and we end up in disappointment, frustration and conflict. Before we know it we can be in a relationship of diminished passion and connection. We no longer feel cherished. Boredom, frustration and conflict can sap our energy, and we can find ourselves unable to communicate.
Imago provides information and helps couples make sense of their experience. It can help you become aware of the hidden agenda of romantic love, and to see that relationship is an opportunity for growth. Imago provides tools which enable a couple to move from conflict and disconnection back into connection. Imago can provide relief for the struggling couple, as understanding grows and problems begin to be addressed through structured dialogue.
The Imago Counselling Process:
The trained Imago coach holds the couple in dialogue and provides clear structured processes which enable the couple to find their way towards mature, conscious loving and to solidify a vision for their future together.
Imago offers specific communication tools that allow partners to experience connection as they work through their inevitable struggle. It gives insight into how our past relationships influence our present relationship. It can be a powerful vehicle towards experiencing intimacy and passion.
In addition, Imago Relationship Therapy includes a belief that relationships form a catalyst for personal growth.
For further information about Imago, go to the Imago International website: www.imagorelationships.org
Contact us for more information about our services: Relationship Counselling, “Getting the Love You Want – Weekend Couples Workshop”, Training in Imago Relationship Therapy.