Relationships can be challenging and often end up being the kryptonite that can bring the best of us down. Most people I work with have success in their work life, and many find that setting and achieving goals is almost second nature. If only relationships worked like that! When these same clients learn how relationships work and get a bit of objectivity with new perspectives, they find relationships CAN be done.
Some couples are needing to learn better communication skills in order to lower conflict or to strengthen and deepen a connection. I am certified in Imago Therapy which teaches specific communication skills that are easy to learn. I also facilitate Imago weekend couple workshops that are called, "Getting The Love You Want Weekend Workshops." These classes offer an affordable and easy way to learn the communication skills.
Same sex couples are welcome in my practice and classes. I hold workshops that are specifically for same sex couples and those identifying as LGBTQ.
What is Imago?
Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD developed Imago Relationship Therapy based on their deep knowledge of psychology, clinical experience, and the lessons of their own relationship. An indication of the success of Imago is that Oprah Winfrey included "Imago Theory" in her list of "Unforgettable! Oprah’s Top 20 Shows." Response to Harville Hendrix’s last appearance on "The Oprah Show" was so strong that the Imago book "Getting The Love You Want" was back, yet again on the New York Times Bestseller list in May 2006. "Getting the Love You Want" by Harville Hendrix, PhD has been a New York Times bestseller 11 times in its 20-plus year history.
Imago means "image" in Latin. The Imago theory is that our earliest experiences of love, or our lived experience of love, has a profound impact on us and our relationships.
In working with couples I have witnessed great changes. I use the Imago theory as a basis for working with your relationship while I teach you the communication and conflict management skills that can improve your connection. You will walk away with skills you can use in your everyday life. It often takes time to master and use a new skill, but in working weekly the communication changes can come relatively quickly.
Additional Imago Resources
Information and Inspiration
Harville Hendrix developed a series of tools and skills to transform relationships from power struggles, or unconscious relating, into the connection you have always wanted.
Here is a video that goes into the Imago Dialogue Process.
Check out more information on the Imago website: GettingTheLoveYouWant.com
If you desire the experience of doing an Imago Dialogue, call me at 512-577-3371.
Michelle Bohls, LMFT, IRT (Certified Imago Therapist)