What is the GTLYW
How will we benefit?
What will we gain?
What can we expect?
What participants say?
for more info.
and feedback to:
This page has
March 2, 1998.
the Love You Want:
A Workshop for Couples
...an intensive, 2-day
workshop for couples to rediscover the joy and spiritual potential of being
together, while using their relationship for personal healing and growth.
Based on the
work of Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
Founder of Imago
Relationship Therapy and author of
is the GTLYW Workshop?
This intensive 22-hour workshop
for couples is based on the work of Harville
Hendrix, Ph.D., author of the best-selling books, Getting the Love
You Want - A Guide for Couples, Keeping the Love you Find - A Guide for
Singles and his newest, Giving the Love that Heals- A Guide for Parents.
It is based on Imago Relationship
Therapy, developed by Dr. Hendrix, which includes the belief that relationships
form a catalyst for personal growth, healing childhood wounds and becoming
a loving and fully mature adult. This Workshop will help you understand
and cooperate with that process and will offer you specific ways for attaining
personal, relational, and spiritual growth, as well as obtaining nurturing
and care within your relationship.
workshop will benefit you if:
You want to enrich an already
You are beginning a relationship
you want to keep;
You are in a difficult relationship
and want to resolve long standing conflicts;
You are near a break-up and
want to decide if the relationship can be saved;
You are a therapist and want
to improve your work with couples.
This workshop has been useful
to married, engaged, separated, divorced, and generally, all committed
couples. It is often compared to 3-6 months of weekly therapy.
you will gain:
Greater compassion and understanding
of yourself and your partner;
An understanding that the unconscious
forces that attract you to your partner are also the source of conflict;
Awareness of how to use your
relationship for mutual healing and fulfillment;
Ideas for re-establishing the
excitement and connection of your early times together;
Tools for re-romanticizing
Creation of a mutual vision
for the present and future of your relationship; and
The ability to use your relationship
for emotional healing and spiritual growth.
What you can expect:
This Workshop includes brief
lectures, guided imagery, self-reflection, written exercises, and communication
While couples are invited
to participate and to build a supportive group atmosphere, they are not
pressured into unwelcomed self-disclosure. The workshop emphasizes partners
sharing with each other. You will not need to share with the larger group
unless you so choose. You will be asked to share and communicate with your
partner in structured ways designed to enhance understanding and empathy.
Confidentiality is maintained in a safe and comfortable environment.
participants have said about the Workshop:
toTop of Page)