422 Modeling Healthy Relationships

Harville Hendrix & Helen Lakelly Hunt • Saturday Morning
location: Capitol room

Harville HendrixHelen Lakelly HuntHow many of us have been part of, or observed at close range, a truly healthy and positive marriage or intimate relationship? Most likely, we’re more familiar with the endless distressing facets of dysfunctional relationships than functional ones.
As a result, it’s common to focus on treating dysfunction rather than behaviors and attitudes on which mutually enriching relationship are based. In this workshop that presents a model for creating an ideal relationship, you’ll learn:

  • The benefits of changing your emphasis from the negative fallout of childhood wounds to the positive interactions that foster closeness, safety, connection, and joy
  • Specific Imago techniques that enhance couples’ mutual curiosity, appreciation of each other, and sense of humor
  • The concept of Zero Negativity and its transformative potential in a relationship

Harville Hendrix, PhD, and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD, cocreated Imago Relationship Therapy. Together, they’ve authored 11 books, including Getting the Love You Want and Making Marriage Simple. Harville has more than 40 years of experience as a clinical pastoral counselor and couples therapist. Helen has been inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame for her work in women’s philanthropy.

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