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Imago Counseling Session

What Can I Expect From an Imago Session?

If  you‘ve  been  to  relationship  or marriage counseling before,  your  experience  might  have  gone  something  like  this;  You  and  your  spouse  nervously  walk  into  the  office,  sit  on  opposite  ends  of  the  couch  and  start  airing  your  grievances.    Eventually  things  get  heated  and  the  therapist  ends  up  as  the  referee  in  the  same  fight  you’ve  had  a  thousand  times.    Sound  familiar?

When  you  begin imago therapy,  you’ll  notice  that  the  focus  is  not  on  you  or  your  partner,  but  on  the  space  between  you.   Your relationship  becomes  the  “client”  in  the  counseling  process.    You  and  your  partner  are  the  experts  on  your  relationship and  your  therapist  will  treat  you  as  such.    

Your  Imago  therapist  will  work  along  side  of  you,  creating  a  safe  space  to  grow  into deeper  connection with  each  other.    

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Imago Theory

What Is Imago Theory?

“The Latin word “imago”—meaning “image”—refers to the “unconscious image of familiar love.” What we find is that there is frequently a connection between frustrations in adult relationships and early childhood experiences. As an example, individuals frequently criticized as a child will likely be highly sensitive to their partner’s criticism. Childhood feelings of abandonment, suppression or neglect will often arise in a marriage or committed relationship.

When such “core issues” repeatedly come up with a partner, they can overshadow all that is good in a relationship and leave one to wonder whether he or she has chosen the right mate.

Through Imago Relationship Therapy, couples can learn to understand each other’s feelings and “childhood wounds” more empathically, allowing them to heal themselves and their relationships so they can move toward a more ‘Conscious Relationship‘“.   www.HarvilleandHelen.com


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Mining the Gold in Conflicted Relationships