Tens of thousands of couples worldwide have attended the Imago Weekend Workshop for Couples based on the NYTbest seller Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D
Here’s how you will benefit from attending this important workshop; you will...
Learn better communication skills that help break the destructive cycles of relating
Develop an increased compassion and understanding for your partner
Learn new tools to renew the passion and pleasure in your relationship
Learn how your relationship can be the source of emotional healing and spiritual evolution
THE GOAL OF THIS WORKSHOP IS
"Take your relationship to a place you have only dreamed of."
“An unhappy or painful marriage can be the scariest and loneliest place in the world. Lori takes away the fear and the Imago process helps you know you are anything but alone and infuses you with the power to make the changes you need to make to return to joy. "
Imago helps couples make sense out of the mystery of romantic love.
Most of us have had the experience of falling in love…and then it falling apart. Imago has an explanation for why this happens and what we can do about it. It is possible to fall in love and stay in love.
The workshop is a journey. At the end you will leave with some insights into how you can create a deeply satisfying and long-lasting relationship with your partner, as well as skills to help you to achieve that.
“This weekend I got a
tune up for my soul.”
Discover how the unconscious forces that attract you to your partner are also the source of conflict. Imago views the conflict that occurs in relationships as a natural part of love, and an opportunity to deepen your love. In the workshop, you will learn how to have healthy conflict, leaving your relationship feeling more connected and satisfying.
"Love this opportunity to make our marriage stronger! Left feeling excited and connected."
Learn innovative communication techniques and conflict resolution strategies
Practice new behaviors with your partner
Experience individual reflection through written exercises and guided imagery
Learn positive visualization of your partner
Create personal development plans for your relationship after the workshop
"Arguably the most valuable "tool kit" I've ever received!
A deeply impactful experience."
If you’ve heard of Imago, you’ve probably heard of the Imago Dialogue—a powerful communication tool to help transform conflict into healing and connection. A few couples will have the opportunity to volunteer to practice the Imago Dialogue with coaching in front of the group. However, the workshop is set up so that other than the demonstrations, you and your partner do your work privately with each other. If you wish, you don’t have to reveal personal information to the group.
By the end of the workshop, most couples leave feeling far more positive about their relationship. The workshop closes with finding ways to make sure your life is full of caring and romance. You have the opportunity for a follow-up session two weeks after the workshop to check in and get further support.
THIS WORKSHOP IS APPROPRIATE FOR YOU . . .
If you want to enrich a good relationship
If you are beginning a relationship you want to keep
If you are in a difficult relationship and want to resolve long-standing conflicts
If you are near break-up or divorce and want to decide if the relationship can be saved.
Your workshop presenter is Lori Karch, LCSW, a psychotherapist in private practice in Indianapolis. Lori has a passion for working with couples to help them create the relationship of their dreams. She has been working with couples since 2002 and is an Advanced Certified Imago Relationship Therapist.
“You will leave with strategies and tools that will bring you and your partner closer together and remind you of WHY you got married/together in the first place. Just Do It!"
“My wife and I were separated for several months. We have come together again as a family. After this weekend, I feel more confident and clear about our future."
Here's what participants in Lori's workshop say:
"Love this opportunity to make our marriage stronger! Left feeling excited and connected."
"Lori is sincere and extremely genuine in her approach. Skillfully, she explained and demonstrated techniques that I will forever apply to all of my relationships."
"Prior to this class, we were lost on how to communicate with each other. This class helped us open the door to understanding - addressing the issues that each of us feel."
"This was a fantastic growing experience for us."
"The workshop was a good mix of teaching and personal activities in a versatile format."
"The multi-couple approach was useful so that we could see that we all have problem areas."
"I feel like my fiance and I have been given a gift to jump start our current relationship and future marriage. So thankful."
"I feel more connected to my fiance and can't wait for what the future holds."
"The process felt natural to do and we were given a safe environment to practice the steps."
"Lori is such a great presenter It's clear that she is passionate about Iago and lives it in her own life. This is beneficial for everyone."
"Great class. Is there more? I hope so..."
"Just reading the book doesn't do Imago justice. Learning the techniques is tremendously valuable."
"I am a better listener!"
"This has been very helpful to me and our relationship."
"It might have saved our otherwise hopeless relationship."
"This is very powerful - even for the most difficult relationship challenges. DO IT!"
"Who would have thought I could develop a greater understanding about myself, my partner, our relationship and how to nurture it ALL in one weekend?? But we did!"
"I am walking away empowered with numerous insights and a renewed connection and plan for going forward."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the information on the brain and how we can re-map it and how it all connects."
"Absolutely amazing weekend. We would encourage anyone having difficulties to attend. (And before this weekend, I would've used the word "I" instead of "We.")
"So many tools that can work for all types of communication - work, love, friends, and children."
"Arguably the most valuable "tool kit" I've ever received! A deeply impactful experience."
"Lori is an exceptional therapist, directly knowledgeable in Imago and did a wonderful job teaching and communication the Imago process."
"I learned more about my wife in these two days then I did in the 23 years we've been married."
"I was not sure what to expect when my husband and I signed up for this workshop. Lori did an excellent job guiding us and I felt safe to open up and learn so much along the way. I am excited by the newfound love and appreciation I have for my partner."
“Lori was able to use her own life and experience to relate to us. She was funny and REAL.”
“Lori was a wonderful leader and made sure we got the very most from the workshop. Very supportive and empathetic but also strong and held us accountable.”
“Lori did a really good job of presenting the material, and setting the state for our growth.”
“Knowledgeable, safe, calming.”
“This weekend I got a tune up for my soul.”
“This workshop really pulls out the root cause of issues.”
“The workshop helped me to better understand not only my partner, but also myself.”
“Lori brings hope and a great energy to difficult issues.”
“This is boot camp for long term relationships.”
“Lori's Imago workshop was a wonderful experience that has renewed our hope for our relationship, and provided the tools to continue to grow and strengthen together.”
“I feel we have the tools and knowledge to completely transform our relationship if we commit to the work.”
“A weekend can make a difference in your whole life and your relationship.”
“Lori understands the drivers behind issues and provides useful guidance to overcome barriers.”
“I am getting a glimmer of feeling loved again. It’s been gone so long and my love bank account was going into debt. Now, I can feel it and it isn’t at the expense of anything.”
“A safe place and organized guidelines to explore charged topics.”
“I appreciated Lori’s humor, personal experiences, and personal approach to each attendee.”
“Lori’s energy and warmth, wisdom, and caring along with her deep understanding of Imago was a wonderful gift to our relationship.”
“As a licensed clinician, I was unsure that this 2 day workshop would support depth of couples work needed to save my own marriage. Lori’s safe yet purposeful approach added tools to our relationship for a hopeful future.”
What is Romantic Love
How your brain works
Learn and practice the Imago Dialogue
Written Exercise: How Your Past Influences Your Present
Dialogue with your partner about the past
Our influences while growing up
How we manage stress differently
Written Exercise: Why we picked our partner
What is a Conscious Relationship?
Written Exercise: Little Frustrations - Big Impact
Dialogue: Behavior Change Request
Crossing the Bridge to "The Other"
Dialogue: Caring Behaviors
Setting up your relationship for more joy and connecting
Written Exercise: Creating a Vision
After the Workshop
Closing and check out