What is Imago Relationship Therapy?
Adapted from Psychology Today
Imago relationship therapy is a form of couples counseling and coaching that helps those in committed relationships work out their misunderstandings, reduce conflict, and rediscover ways to bond, communicate, and find common ground. Much of the work in Imago workshops, seminars, and private therapy involves learning to recognize how early childhood relationship experiences affect how we communicate, behave, and respond to others in adult relationships.
Imago relationship therapy can benefit couples who are trying to improve their relationships and become closer to their partners, and individuals in need of communication skills to better their relationships in general. Coaching is facilitated through group workshops, seminars, and private counseling, depending on the needs and preferences of the couple involved.
Imago workshops often take the form of weekends away from home, where couples learn exercises and dialogues specifically designed to facilitate and improve meaningful conversation, explore emotions, encourage re-connection on a deeper level and ultimately help them feel more positive about their relationship. After, or in lieu of, attending group workshops, couples may seek individual counseling with an Imago therapist. In Imago workshops, seminars, and therapy, couples usually sit facing each other and participate in exercises and conversation guided by a trained Imago therapist.