These trainings videos give an insight into Imago Relationship Therapy, which helps couples connect and communicate with each other. It was developed by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D., and offers couples and therapists who work with couples specific skills and a comprehensive and systematic theory of relationships
These videos introduce the therapist to a range of variations on the dialogue that are taught in the Imago Clinical training, including the Parent-Child Dialogue, the Behaviour Change Request Dialogue and the Relationship Vision. It also includes a demonstration of an initial interview with a couple using the Imago model.
This process invites each partner to share the picture of the relationship they really want to have with each other. The couple is then asked to weave these elements together into a shared vision. This shared vision becomes their intention for their relationship.
This dialogue is a regressive process that takes the Sender back into their childhood and connects them in a visceral way to their positive experiences. Among its many benefits is to help partners to deepen empathetic understanding and connection.
Sophie takes a couple through an Intake Interview. This initial interview is key in establishing connection with the clients and providing a sense that this will be a safe place for them to work on their relationship.
An "advanced" Imago dialogue that is designed to help couples move from the energy of a frustration to the specifics of healing and growth. Through this dialogue a frustration can become a gift for both the sender and the receiver.
9. Centering and Relaxation Exercise for starting a session
An example of a very useful way of beginning a session to help bring the couple into the room in a nice relaxed way and let go of anything that they are bringing that doesn't belong in the relational space.