After over 30 years of academic research into what works and what doesn’t in relationships, John Gottman (2012) appears to have summed up the essential elements of a successful relationship into a single word: attunement. So what is attunement? How do you get it? How does one get more of it? What does one do if it is missing in a relationship? These questions are the nuts and bolts behind successful relationships--and not just with lovers.
Why Choose An Imago Relationship Therapist?
Imago Relationship Therapy will teach you valuable skills which will provide safety, support, compassion; enhance communication; resolve frustrations, heal past hurts; and restore passion and playfulness.
What Is Imago Relationship Therapy?
Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT) was developed by Harville Hendrix, PhD. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD. Imago states that we are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, we are healed in relationship. Imago Relationship Therapy provides the necessary tools for relationship transformation so that you get the love you want, and keep the love you find.
Enemies, Strangers, and Allies.
Most people have experienced all three of these patterns at one time or another in their lives.
The question is, “Which one is going to predominate in your relationship?”
There are 3 ways that people can react when they disagree. I’m going to show how the third option can turn an argument into a more intimate, collaborative conversation.
One of the important concepts in Integrative Psychotherapy is that of Relational Needs. Relational needs are the needs that grow out of human interaction, and being aware of these needs in ourselves and in others can help develop and nurture human relationships. Being aware of these needs can also help us gain insight into the feelings, behaviours and motivations in ourselves and others.