Imago Relationship Therapy is a model for working with couples to build better relationships by providing tools for effective communication derived from decades of relationship data as well as current and ongoing brain research. The Imago idea is that we select committed relationship partners with both a conscious and an unconscious agenda.
Our unconscious relationship agenda is to re-create the circumstances of our childhood wounding, although this time with the potential for healing. Relationship struggles arise because the subconscious agenda is off our radar! In order to complete the subconscious agenda, we select a partner that has the most potential to frustrate us by challenging us to grow into a more full self.
Bringing this agenda to consciousness is the first step towards healing wounds and seeing your part- ner as an ally and an equally wounded person in search of his/her own healing. When couples mutually commit to the Imago processes, current struggles can be dissolved and wounds from child- hood can begin to be healed, opening couples up to a deep loving and compassionate partnership.
Having the set of tools that Imago provides, can prepare couples to tackle all of life's future transitions in a positive, constructive, and more effective way.