The Imago Center of Washington DC is the first certified Imago Center in the world.
Food for Thought
Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
Rainer Maria Rilke
The Imago Center of Washington DC is chartered by Imago Relationships International to serve diverse populations and to seek to make Imago therapy and education accessible and affordable to all those who need it. We are committed to providing professional training in and doing research to further the development of Imago theory and practice. The Imago Center works in support of and in collaboration with our regional professional association of Imago Therapists as well as Imago International.
Imago Relationship International IRI was founded in 1984 by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and Helen Hunt, M.A, authors of the book, "Getting the Love You Want." IRI offers listings of national and international workshops and seminars for couples and singles, as well as training programs for qualified therapists in the theory and practice of Imago Relationship Therapy. Over thirteen hundred Certified Imago Therapists, over one hundred Workshop Presenters, and an Institute Faculty of twenty Clinical Instructors offer therapy, workshops, and training, and conduct ongoing research of significant relationships for the purpose of enhancing the systematic theory of Imago Relationship Therapy.
Mid-Atlantic Association for Imago Therapists MAIT therapists offer marriage counseling and relationship therapy to couples and singles in the Mid-Atlantic States - principally Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C.. MAIT professionals use the Imago process developed by Harville Hendrix as described in the book, "Getting the Love You Want". The site lists local therapists, workshops and other offerings.
In order to keep the peace and be productive when tackling big issues, couples should avoid bringing up loaded topics at bed time or right before rushing out to work or appointments. You might end up arguing all night since you are tired and less able to function with that material in the way you'd like to. Or you might go off to work feeling anxious or upset. That's tough if you have to perform at a demanding job. Instead, ask for an appointment to discuss a particular issue, and put it in your calendar.