We want to take our relationship(s) to the next level. Should we do a workshop if we are not in a crisis?
No matter how good your relationship is, you can improve your closeness and avoid future conflict by giving your “couplehood” some undivided attention and care. In our culture, investing time to improving closeness is seen as “not productive” – but it usually takes less time to learn these skills (especially when you are not in crisis) than it does to endure the damage of not having them. Making a major commitment or life change with your partner can bring up unhealed issues and cause the stereotypical “cold feet.” Fear and anxiety are a fairly normal experience for couples on the verge of a commitment.
In Imago workshops, you will learn practical time-tested skills, that will increase self-understanding, empathy, listening and safety. This workshop will also help enhance skills you already have, minimize and navigate challenges as they arise in life, and negotiate change when needed – as well as have the joy and love you deserve.
Most people are not prepared for the tensions that always arise in committed long-term relationships. As the saying goes, “humans don’t come with instructions”. Our workshops empower you to create an elegant, mutually nurturing, and lasting love. We begin relationships with great intentions, but something happens as real life takes place.
If your relationship could be everything you would hope for, what would it look like?
The Imago Method
Imago is the Latin word for “image.” In Imago Relationship Therapy, imago refers specifically to an unconscious, idealized concept of familial love that an individual develops during childhood, and which remains unchanged in adulthood. The Imago method helps you move from unconscious relationship to conscious relationship.
Imago Therapy is a highly effective form of relationship and couples therapy that has positively affected thousands of couples around the world. More than two thousand therapists in nearly 40 countries are “changing the world one relationship at a time” by teaching the Imago dialogical process. This approach to communication comes out of new understandings of the relational paradigm, and is helpful for new couples, those together for many years, people in business relationships, and more.
This transformational method of therapy was developed in the early 1980’s by Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt (link to: https://harvilleandhelen.com/), and “provides resources for couples, therapists, or individuals seeking to find a way to be more effective in their life and relationships.”
I am a fully Certified Imago Relational Therapist. The Imago organization is committed to teaching methods for safe, mutually enhancing/healing, transformational communications. We work with individuals, couples, families of all types, organizations, and communities – wherever there is a desire to learn and experience better relationships.
Imago Workshops are intensive experiences meant to jump-start a transformation. The workshop series challenges you to invest three hours of your Saturday afternoon, on five consecutive weekends. Workshops generally consist of from three to twelve couples.
(link to Inago website)
How do the workshops work?
I am currently holding virtual, “live” (not recorded videos or webinars) workshops to enable couples to attend easily and safely from anywhere. In the future we may be able to hold in-person workshops again.
January 2024 WORKSHOP
Friday, January 26th (6 to 8:30 pm EST) Saturday, January 27th (10 am to 6 pm EST) and February 3rd, 2024 (10 am – 7 pm EST) (online via video conferencing)
Price: $825 per couple (this = $21/hour per person – a great investment in your future!)
Get a $100.00 discount (per couple) for paying in full by 1/1/24 (this translates to just $37 per session per hour!)
If you are interested in these dates, or in requesting future workshops, please complete this short questionnaire.
I will be putting together more workshops for couples & singles in 3 hour intervals in the coming year.
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