Imago means image. We all grow up with an image of love from the families we were raised in. This image or imago influences us as we choose a partner. The very forces which attract us to our partner later become sources of conflict. Imago Weekend Workshops offer a new way to understand ourselves and our partners so that we can experience greater joy in our relationship.
How does this happen? It is through a process called the Imago Dialogue. This dialogue enables us to see our partner’s view without judgement. We understand their feelings and thereby increase safety in our relationship. The dialogue process helps each partner feel visible and unique.
Imago Relationship Therapy was created by Harville Hendrix and his wife, Helen Hunt. Their work is best described in the books Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples and Keeping the Love You Find: A Personal Guide.
Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples is #2 on Amazon
And it’s #3 on the New York Times Best Seller list as of April 26 2006, 18 years after being orginally published. The enduring wisdom of Imago keeps it a valuable tool for understanding our relationship.