What Is Imago Relationship Therapy?
Imago Relationship Therapy is an integrated theory and process for working with couples, parents, and children, business colleagues, and others who seek to enhance the relationships they share. Based on the groundbreaking work of Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Getting the Love You Want, Keeping the Love You Find, and Giving the Love That Heals.
Imago therapy is a wonderfully effective and safe approach to helping relationship partners grow into understanding each other more fully and relating more honestly as they evolve into greater wholeness as individuals within the relational context they share. Imago is also relevant for single individuals as we are all in many relational contexts. Imago relationship therapy is particularly helpful to single individuals when experienced in a group therapy process.
The basic principles of Imago Relationship Therapy are as follows:
Please follow this link for additional information about Imago Couples Therapy, which has information, articles, books, etc. about the theory and practice.
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Note: If you are a therapist, you will find information about the clinical training on the IRI Website. In order to be considered for the clinical training, you must have attended a Discover A New Way to Love Weekend Workshop, aka Getting the Love You Want Couples Weekend as a prerequisite.
Below is a short bibliography of books that complement Imago theory that Carole Kirby recommends.
Bibliography ~ The Short List
Getting the Love You Want, A Guide for Couples by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
Giving the Love That Heals, A Guide for Parents, by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and Helen Hunt, M.A., M.L.A.
The Art of Everyday Ecstacy, The Seven Tantric Keys for Bringing Passion, Spirit, and Joy into Every Part of Your Life, Margo Anand
The Conscious Heart, Seven Soul~Choices That Create Your Relationship Destiny, Gay Hendricks, Ph.D. and Kathleen Hendricks, Ph.D.
Hot Monogamy, Essential Steps to More Passionate, Intimate Lovemaking, Patricia Love, Ed.D. and Jo Robinson
Keeping the Love You Find, A Guide For Singles, Harville Hendrix, PhD
Love and Awakening, Discovering the Sacred Path of Intimate Relationship, John Welwood
Loving Your Partner Without Losing Yourself, Martha Beveridge, MSSW
Partnering, A New Kind of Relationship, How to Love Each Other Without Losing Yourselves, Hal & Sidra Stone, PhD
Receiving Love, Transform Your Relationship by Letting Yourself Be Loved by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D.
True Love, How to Make Your Relationship Sweeter, Deeper, and More Passionate, Daphne Rose Kingma
The Truth About Love, The Highs and Lows, and How You Can Make It Last Forever, Pat Love, Ed.D
Undefended Love, Jett Psaris, PhD and Marlena S. Lyons, PhD
Carole recommends these articles
Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson