We can help you discover the relationship of your dreams through a process of healing dialogue and re-connection.
Imago... a new way to love
When we fall in love, it's supposed to be forever. We meet the person of our dreams and a magical transformation takes place within us. We feel alive, whole, connected to the world and the people in it. Then, before we know it, that magical feeling disappears. Disillusioned, our dreams shattered, we begin to feel angry and betrayed.
We try to coerce our partners into giving us what we need. We criticize, we withdraw, we shame, we intimidate, we cry. Some of us go on locked in this painful power struggle for years until we either break up or seek help, desperate to regain the magic we once had.
Does this describe the relationship you're currently in? Would you like to restore some of the passion and intimacy you once had? Or, are you an individual looking to find the love of your life?
Whatever your situation, Imago can show you a new way to love.
What's going on here?
Romantic love is the way our unconscious seeks to restore the feeling of joyful aliveness we felt as a child. In pursuit of this goal, we unknowingly seek relationships with people who emotionally resemble our primary caretakers in both positive and negative ways - we call this finding our Imago match. In fact, the term 'Imago' actually comes from the Latin word for image. Even though our caretakers have both positive and negative qualities, it's the negative qualities that interfere in our relationships.
All of this creates confusion and disillusionment. Fortunately, embedded in this disillusionment lies everything your relationship needs for healing and growth.
What does Imago do?
Imago Relationship Therapy provides all the tools necessary for transforming relationships, including some important, immediate relief.
When we remain unaware of the hidden agenda of romantic love, we keep on making the same mistakes. We need to understand that conflict is actually growth trying to happen. By resolving our problems through Imago Dialogue, the emotional bond initially created by romantic love can evolve into the powerful bond that is real love. Imago Therapy creates a sacred space for healing and growth that can lead you to the relationship of your dreams.
For more information or to make an appointment, please call
Barbara P. Ward, licensed psychotherapist.
Mary Coogan, PsyD, specializing in grief and life changes.