What is Imago therapy?

What is Imago therapy? Imago therapy is a type of couples therapy that aims to help partners understand and heal their emotional wounds and develop a deeper, more fulfilling relationship. The therapy was developed by Harville Hendrix and his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt, in the 1980s. The central idea behind Imago therapy is that we all have unresolved issues and wounds from our childhood that affect our adult relationships. The therapy helps couples identify and address these issues by teaching them to communicate more effectively, empathize with each other’s emotions, and become more attuned to each other’s needs. Imago therapy also involves a technique called “mirroring,” in which partners take turns reflecting back what the other person is saying to them. This helps to promote active listening and a deeper understanding of each other’s perspectives. The ultimate goal of Imago therapy is to help couples move beyond their individual emotional baggage and create a more loving and supportive partnership.

Shervan K Shahhian

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