Relationships are the cornerstone on which our lives are built. They can be a source of comfort, pleasure and joy as well as, oftentimes, frustration, conflict and pain. What happens in our relationships ripples out to affect all areas of life. Our formative relationships in childhood shape how we interact in our adult relationships.
Imago therapy is a form of therapy with couples in which re-connection with the experience of relationship is facilitated. The therapy creates a forum in which partners can articulate their thoughts and feelings to one another in such a way that both partners feel that they are heard and understood. The focus is on restoring safe relational connection where healing of past hurts can take place and where the solution for relational difficulties is the relationship itself.
(Tammy is a trainee in Imago Relationship Therapy through Imago Africa).