Imago Relationship Counselling
"Dr. Harville Hendrix is an internationally renowned therapist, author and speaker. He co-founded Imago Relationship Therapy with his wife, Dr. Helen LaKelly hunt, and in 1988, in his international best-seller Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples, he brought this therapeutic theory to the masses. With over thirty-five years' experience as an educator and therapist, he worked with numerous couples to help them create a 'passionate friendship'. Having started his early professional life as a minister, Dr. Hendrix now sees 'conscious partnership' as a kind of spiritual pursuit in which the wounded self can be restored: 'We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship' (2005, p.xix)." Gabrielle Gawne-Kelnar spoke with Dr. Harville Hendrix when he visited Sydney in 2010. The interview appeared in Talking Therapies, the CAPA Quarterly, Issue 2, 2010. For more information on Imago Relationship Therapy and Dr. Hendrix's work, harvillehendrix.com.
Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples by Harville Hendrix and his other books can be purchased from amazon.com
Harville Hendrix explains:
- Why couples fight
- How childhood trauma leads to incompatible relationships
- Why feeling safe is important in relationship healing
- How relationships impact mental and physical health
Dr. Harville Hendrix, Clinical Pastoral Counselor and co-creator of Imago Relationship Therapy, explores the complex world of relationships. He explains how the connection between relationships in adulthood and childhood trauma often lead to incompatibility among couples. He discusses why creating a sense of safety is key to maintaining a healthy relationship.