About Imago

What is Imago?

Imago Relationship Therapy, is a model of relationship therapy developed by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., co-founder of Imago Relationships International, along with his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. The ultimate goals for couples in Imago Relationship Therapy are to rediscover their joy and passion and deepen their connection with each other. Couples also learn to assist each other in understanding how the wounded or injured aspects from their childhood experiences damage their relationship. Consciousness of these childhood wounds opens up new possibilities for more loving behavior.

The central practice of Imago therapy is the Couple’s Dialogue. The core skills of mirroring, validation and empathy allow partners to listen to each other without judgment and understand that both of their views make sense. Dialogue provides the safety needed to begin the journey to real connection. Click here to view the Imago Relationships International website.








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