IMAGO: Helping Couples Differentiate and Connect
July 22-26, 2019
If you dread your next appointment with a couple, avoid doing couples therapy altogether but would like to, or love couples and want to do it better, join Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D., and faculty assistant Carol Kramer in this rare opportunity to study with the founders of Imago Relationship Therapy. In this training, you will learn how to look at couple’s therapy through a new lens and learn how to help couples:
- See each other and their relationship in a new way
- Practice talking without polarizing
- Activate undeveloped potential
- Shift from judgment to curiosity
- Awaken from their symbiotic trance
- Go through the seven stages of differentiation
- Learn the Zero Negativity and Affirmations process
- Connect current struggles to childhood issues and co-heal
- Use their relationship to integrate their brains
- Achieve relationship mastery and sustain it
- Create a Conscious Partnership
This theory driven, skill-building training will help you get to the heart of most couples’ biggest challenge—accepting difference and becoming partners in the co-creation of a Conscious Partnership which meets developmental needs from childhood, thus restoring original connection, full aliveness, and joy. Methods will include lectures, live demonstration, practice, and videos. The training is credited by the Imago International Training Institute towards certification as an Imago Therapist if you wish to continue training and become a Certified Imago Therapist.
Registration & Information Link: https://www.cape.org/harville-hendrix-and-helen-hunt
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.