Imago Relationships was originated by Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt. Harville and Helen had a great retreat in April,
Peggy and Doug's next retreat is August 10 and 11 ,
A Saturday and Sunday couples retreat in
Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen LaKelly Huntwith Houston marriage & couples counseling therapist Peggy Halyard-Wilson and her husband Doug Wilson“Imago Relationships” (Latin for ‘Image’) teaches couples specific communication skills that lead to more satisfying relationships. Couples learn how to stop hurting each other, to manage conflict and how to strengthen their emotional connection.
Bob Patterson, Imago Relationships International Board Chairman,and Wendy Patterson with Tamara Adilman, Marriage Counseling Therapist in Vancouver, Canada
Stages of Relationships
The theory of Imago is that we unconsciously choose partners who have characteristics of our childhood caregivers. We then unconsciously recreate the emotional environment of childhood wanting our partners to treat us better than we were treated growing up. What happens next is one of two things. Our partner either responds negatively which leaves us frustrated and hurt, or our partner responds positively to help heal childhood hurts.
Romantic Love is the first stage in relationships and is nature’s selection process that connects us with the right partner for our own healing and growth.
As Romantic Love fades, we move into the Power Struggle stage. Couples have difficulty resolving conflict in healthy ways and resentment, anger, frustration and criticism can enter the relationship.
Imago is a process which takes couples from the power struggle to a mature love. Imago teaches couples how to break destructive cycles of relating and how to create romance, fun and stability in their relationship.
CLICK BELOW FOR IMAGO RELATIONSHIPS INTERNATIONAL,MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY Imago Relationships was originated by Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt.
Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., was on the Oprah Show many times and in early May 2008 while appearing on her show , Oprah stated that, "There has been one therapist who deals in relationships and marriages who really, absolutely changed my life - his name is Harville Hendrix." Dr. Hendrix wrote three New York Times Bestselling books on the subject, including "Getting The Love You Want: A Guide for Couples."