East Meets West in Psychotherapy
Harville Hendrix Keynote:
THE SPACE BETWEEN: A NEW WAY TO THINK ABOUT COUPLES THERAPY
Description: Reimagining couple hood as a partnership, rather than a competition, requires reimaging the “space between,” rather than “the space within,” as the target of therapy. This relocation of the locus of change requires reimaging therapy as a process that facilitates connecting more than self-understanding. This lecture will propose “being” rather than “knowing” as the foundation of the therapeutic process and connection and wonder rather than insight and self-knowledge as the outcome.
- Discuss the distinction between “being” and “knowing”.
- Compare the “space between” to the “space within”.
- Cite the basic historic shifts in the structure and function of couple hood.
Harville Hendrix WORKSHOP
IMAGO: A THEORY AND THERAPY OF LOVE
Description: Love is mediated through conversation and expressed through attitude and behavior. In this workshop, participants will explore how lovers choose each other, the perilous path they must take to transform the yearning of the romantic dream into the fulfillment of transcendent love, and the essential practice that sustains it. This workshop will include lectures, demonstrations and practice.
- Lead an Imago Dialogue
- Discuss the unconscious selection process.
- Describe the three step dialogue process.