Coaching Couples: Training in Imago Relationship Therapy
There is a growing consensus that the quality of our committed relationships, a deep sense of intimate connectedness, is central to a sense of emotional and physical well-being in the world. For too long, both culture and psychological theory have over-emphasized autonomy, self-sufficiency and independence. In the Imago paradigm, relationship is seen as the central organizing construct and differentiation is recast as a mode of authentic connection rather than as just separation-individuation.
Training in Imago Therapy is like having access to an overflowing reservoir of practical wisdom about life, love and partnership. For the couples therapist or relationship coach, it offers a solid, sound, practical approach to couples therapy that is consistent with object relations theory, attachment theory, findings from relational neuroscience as well as ancient wisdom teachings.
If you are working with couples on the front lines in your office, facing complex and often contradictory data, Imago Training will provide organization and structure to your work while creating plenty of space for your own creative process. Imago, ultimately, is a very practical training in deep listening, loving speech and the neurobiology of presence, attunement and secure attachment. Training in couples therapy is not complete until you have mastered the principles and process of Imago Relationship Therapy. It is a transformational training!