The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.
Robert M. Pirsig
Curious about Imago? This video is a great resource. Harville Hendrix, the founder of Imago Relationship Therapy, talks about how are we attracted to our partners, the phases of relationship, and how to replace criticism and negativity with curiosity.
My latest Pamela's Punch blog, When the Honeymoon is Over: How to Keep the Love Alive, takes a look at the "honeymoon phase" in relationships and how it can dissipate relatively quickly. What happens to us during the honeymoon phase and how can we nurture our relationship to be deeper and more powerful than we can imagine?
I recently attended the 'Getting the Love You Want' workshop with my husband as part of my Imago Training. I was moved very deeply by the process and energized by the reinforcement of the wonderful relationship prinicples it teaches. You can read more about it at my Feminism and Relationships column here:
I recently completed the training to become a presenter for the "Connected Parents, Thriving Kids" Imago-based parenting program. Much to my initial disappointment, I didn't leave the intensive training bursting with confidence about my skills as a parent! Much like those who attend the parenting program across the country, I had to shift my expectations about how real change happens. Read more »