Core to all relationship work is being able to identify what way of working will be best for you as a couple.
I will often do a pre -assessment to see what the core issues are and then tend to use a mix of Gottman and Imago based work to help you navigate your way to a positive outcome.
When working with couples I work individually at time with both of you if there are particular issues that need working with and also help you both learn how to communicate with each other in a way that is positive and heard.
Interventions are designed to help couples strengthen their relationships in three primary areas: friendship, conflict management, and creation of shared meaning. Couples learn to replace negative conflict patterns with positive interactions and to repair past hurts.
Imago presents an understandable and practical approach to maximizing the potential in all human relationships.
“We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship,” says Hendrix. “And we must heal in relationship.”
According to Imago theory, when we are attracted to a potential love partner, we’re actually picking the perfect person to help us work through our wounds from childhood.
The Three Main Steps
There are 3 main steps to the Imago Dialogue: