Throughout my website you will notice I make reference to the fact I use ‘the principles of Imago’ when working with couples and relationship issues. In this blog entry I will share with you a little bit about the principles of Imago and offer you the key elements of the Imago Dialogue for you to try out in your own relationship.  So here goes…

Imago relationship therapy was developed by Harville Hendrix some twenty years ago. His interest in how relationships worked was as a direct result of a marriage break-up.  After years of research Harville came to the conclusion that ‘our partner holds the blueprint for our personal and relational growth’.

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Posted by Kerry-Lyn on 23/07/10 at 03:04pm
Theme: Communication
Theme: Marriage
Theme: Relationships

As a psychotherapist, coach and facilitator I have heard the words ‘Why don’t they listen to me?’ more times than I care to remember.  It seems whatever the context the desire to be listened to is a universal theme.  Research shows that when we are genuinely listened to we feel validated, understood and less likely to become aggressive, defensive or withdraw from the relationship.  If this is true then maybe the place to start is with the question:-

‘What does it mean to listen?’ 

I ask this question at every opportunity and I am always fascinated by the answers as they usually go something like this…

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Posted by Kerry-Lyn on 01/07/10 at 11:29am
Theme: Communication
Theme: Neurobiology
Theme: Relationships

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