Imago Relationship Therapy
Imago is the Latin word for "image".
Deep down, each of us carries a picture of what we think love is supposed to look, sound and feel like. We bring that vision and those expectations with us into our committed relationships, but they don’t always serve us well.
Imago Relationship Therapy, developed by Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt, is a form of relationship and couples therapy that focuses on transforming conflict into healing and growth through relational connection.
There is frequently a connection between frustrations in adult relationships and early childhood experiences. Childhood feelings of abandonment, suppression or neglect will often arise in a committed relationship. When such “core issues” repeatedly come up in a relationship, they can overshadow all that is good and leave one to wonder whether he or she has chosen the right partner or relationship. Through the Imago Dialogue, you can learn to understand each other’s feelings and move from blame and reactivity, to understanding and empathy, and create deeper and more loving connections with each other.