Imago Relationship Therapy is a unique and respectful method of couples counseling designed to help couples feel more connected to each other and assist them in resolving longstanding issues. By the time a couple reaches out for professional help, their communication is often non-existent and their relationship in crisis. An Imago therapist can help by . . .
Teaching them how to talk to each other using the Imago dialogue, a structured approach that helps couples listen to what their partner is saying, speak clearly so they can be understood, and manage their emotions during the process of communication;
Exploring unresolved emotional wounds from childhood that are showing up in the current relationship and causing unnecessary conflicts. Once exposed, both partners can begin the healing process for themselves and their partner;
Understanding the power struggle and why it is important to all relationships. The first phase of most relationships is romance. Next comes the power struggle, and many relationships stall at this phase. If partners can work through the power struggle, they come to a third phase and that is a committed and loving partnership;
Building on the core strengths of each partner and of the relationship to rekindle appreciation and gratitude towards each other.
If you are feeling alone in your marriage, if you are in crisis, if you feel distant and unable to talk to your partner about issues that are important to you . . . in all of these circumstances and more, Imago Therapy can help.
For more information about Imago Therapy, the book Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix, is a good place to start. You can also take a look at my article on Marriage: Working Toward A Deeper Connection.