Imago Relationship Therapy

Imago Relationship Therapy uses concepts from a range of psychological theories and therapeutic practices and was developed by Harville Hendrix PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt PhD in the late 1980s.

According to Imago Relationship Therapy, our early childhood experiences impact on our adult relationships.  The way we were treated as children by our caregivers will become issues in our intimate relationships.  If, for example, you were criticised by your father, then you will be sensitive to criticism by your partner.  You can find yourself being triggered to such an extent that you cannot see the good things in the relationship.

Imago Relationship Therapy can help you to heal and understand your childhood wounds.  Through counselling or attending one of the couples workshops, you can learn communication skills and the Imago Dialogue.  This transformative process can lead to deep and intimate connections with your partner and save or enhance your relationships.

Imago Dialogue Technique

Imago is renowned for its dialogue technique. It focuses on building trust in relationship by teaching powerful, effective, common-sense communication skills which can quickly create a feeling of safety.

Even after just a few sessions, many couples immediately experience an opportunity to connect more deeply with their partners, helping to appreciate them more and reviving hope in their relationship.

Another focus of Imago therapy is in helping couples understand their pattern of reactivity and connection and also to ‘upskill’ the couple in relating to one another and in healthily handling and resolving conflict.

Through skilled facilitation by the therapist, the couple is able to develop a greater awareness of what keeps them apart, often stuck and feeling disconnected from each other.

By better managing these interactions and understanding the points of tension and difference, they can realise and express concerns, reclaim the joy of their relationship, better connect with each other and remember why they got together in the first place.  

As part of this process they can also experience greater wholeness in their individual beings.

Imago Relationship Therapy is ground-breaking in providing both relational and individual healing and growth through one process, the Imago dialogue.

Join Imago Therapy’s founders, Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt, as they delve into the essence of Imago Therapy and guide you through its transformative process.

Global – Imago Relationships Worldwide 

GlobalImago Relationships Worldwide
AustraliaThe Association of Imago Relationship The
AustriaImago Austria
CanadaImago Relationships North America
CroatiaImago Croatia
DenmarkImago Foreningen I Danmark
EstoniaImago Estonia
FranceImago France
GermanyImago Germany
IranImago Iran
Israelלהיותבקשר – גרינהאוס ליאורה
NetherlandImago Relaties Nederland
New ZealandImago New Zealand
NorwayDet Norske Imago Institutt
South AfricaImago Africa
South KoreaImago Korea (SKAIT)
SwedenSvenska Imagoföreningen

Australia – The Association of Imago Relationship Therapists Australia

Austria – Imago Austria

Canada – Imago Relationships North America

Croatia – Imago Croatia

Denmark – Imago Foreningen I Danmark

Estonia – Imago Estonia

France – Imago France

Germany – Imago Germany

Iran – Imago Iran

Israel – להיותבקשר – גרינהאוס ליאורה

Netherlands – Imago Relaties Nederland

New Zealand – Imago New Zealand

Norway – Det Norske Imago Institutt

South Africa – Imago Africa

South Korea – Imago Korea (SKAIT)

Sweden – Svenska Imagoföreningen

Switzerland – Thérapie de Couple Imago Aftri

Turkey – Imago Türkiye

United Kingdom – Imago UK

United States – Imago Relationships North America

The Association of Imago Relationship Therapy Australia (AIRTA) is the official professional body composed of Certified Imago Therapists, trainees and Workshop Presenters trained in Imago Relationship Therapy.

Our purpose is to support our members and provide quality training and clinical supervision delivered by highly skilled trainers. We aim to uplift both our members and to facilitate the growth of Imago.

We are passionate about transforming and strengthening relationships and creating safe connection, loving and conscious paths of healing for couples and singles using the Imago Relationship Therapy Model.

The Association of Imago Relationship Therapists Australia (AIRTA) is the peak body for Imago therapists in Australia and was officially incorporated in September 2006.

Since 2005, Australia has had an affiliation with Imago Relationships International (IRI), the organisation which was founded by Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt.

AIRTA coordinates the directory of Certified Imago Therapists (CIT), facilitates couples workshops and also runs professional development for CIT in Australia.

AIRTA’s affiliation with IRI ensures a continuing contact with global participants who work together to meet the needs of growing regional groups and also enables AIRTA to reinvest in our region for Australian educational and support needs.

Association Of Imago Relationship Therapists Australia - AIRTA

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