Thursday, September 11, 2014

Imago Couple's Therapy

What is Imago?Latin word for image
An unconscious profile of positive and negative traits in a partner.

Goals of TherapyTo align our conscious mind (which usually wants happiness and good feelings) with the agenda of the unconscious mind (which wants healing and growth).
Assist clients in developing conscious, intimate, and committed relationships
Heal each others childhood wounds
Teach clients to call each other back to original wholeness.
Help clients to visualize their Dream Relationship daily.
Keep clients, and teach clients how to keep each other emotionally and physically safe at all times.
Work to end all behaviors that avoid intimacy.

Couples GoalsGive each other caring behaviors daily.
Give each other surprises monthly.
End all criticism
Ask directly for what we want.
Express all negative feelings appropriately.

Role of the TherapistTo intimately connect partners with each other.
Act more like a coach rather than developing a deep therapeutic relationship with the couple.
To help the couple develop skills to build communication and intimacy.
To help the couple become more available to each other.
Facilitate the couples dialogue using leading and stemming questions.