This two-day workshop will introduce the basic theory of the therapeutic processes of Imago Relationship Therapy and demonstrate its application to conflicted couples in committed partnerships. Attention also will be given to the implications of the relational paradigm for all forms of therapy. Methods will include lectures, live demonstrations of the process and a video. This workshop will be credited towards certification for qualified therapists who wish to pursue training towards becoming a certified Imago Therapist and for non-clinical professionals who wish to become a certified Imago Educator.
Ruptured connection in childhood is brought to adult intimate relationships for repair. Romantic love is the selection of a partner who resembles childhood caretakers and the inevitable power struggle is an indication of the failure of both partners to meet each other's needs. Imago Therapy helps couples complete the agenda of romantic love by identifying unmet childhood needs and enabling couples to help meet those needs in each other. This session will demonstrate a process that helps couples experience contact and connection called the Imago Dialogue Process.
Inevitable conflict, the second stage of all committed relationships, is growth "trying to happen." This session will address core issues most couples face, working with difficult couples, how to transform destructive conflict into creative tension through the dialogue process and how to discern when a couple can or cannot be helped. Participants will be introduced to a therapy process that transforms conflict into connection and facilitates couples being healers for each other.
Harville Hendrix, PhD Healing is the restoration and maintenance of connection. This occurs only in relationship and is dependent upon the quality of the "between." For healing to occur, therapists must help couples shift their focus from personal to relationship needs. This session will teach and demonstrate concepts and processes that enable couples to replace conflict with safety and compassion.
Like walking a tightrope, working with couples in trouble requires focus and balance. Both partners want you to take their side, and, at times, it’s easy to get swallowed up by the intense emotionality of the sessions. So, how can you maintain a sense of balance and create an atmosphere in which healing can take place? In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use the principles of Imago Relationship Therapy to connect with the issues the couple brings to you and transform the emotional temperature of the session.
Ever since Freud’s patient dubbed psychoanalysis a “talking cure,” most forms of therapy include someone talking to a professional. This workshop posits that therapy consists not so much in the action of talking but in the experience of how one is listened to while they talk, and that the more accurate name for successful therapy is the “listening cure.”
Since life is lived in the Space-Between and remembered in the Space-Within, the quality of “interaction” between intimate partners determines the content of subjective life. Using the power of Imago Dialogue facilitated by the therapist, couples are empowered to achieve their own transformation. Participants at this presentation will hear and see a demonstration of the essences of the process.
A streaming option in place of the Couples Conference 2020 4 hour event. This recording provides a comprehensive cross-section of a variety of approaches to couples therapy, including specific therapeutic models, discussions on sexual desire discrepancies, working with resistance in the therapy room and more.
Imago is couple's therapy that posits that all healing is relational. The core couples issue is ruptured connection, replicating the rupture of connection in childhood. The rupture and the defenses against it influence marital choice and the quality of the marital relationship. The core therapeutic challenge is to help couples restore and maintain connection. To that end, Imago therapists facilitate couples to reconnect using a specific dialogical process, that creates emotional safety, in which couples can help heal each other and grow toward wholeness.