Giving and Receiving

What if you made a daily practice of giving and receiving? What would it be like for you to be intentional about your connection to your partner? Why not spend December giving gifts of your self and receiving all of the gifts that you are offered. This means receiving praise, compliments, and offered help. It means giving things that are not tangible, wrap-able or purchased on Amazon.

Reposted from @youareamazing.us End all mental and verbal criticism. Thinking it is almost as effective as saying it. Why is this? Because your brain will treat your thoughts exactly the same as it treats what you actually say, what you imagine you said, what you remember saying and what you wish you said. The brain does not distinguish between thinking it and saying it. So....your unconscious will act as if. As if you said it! You will be wholly defended as if you said it. You will be reacting as if you said it. Your energy will reflect as if you said it. What if IT was kind, loving, curious, engaging, hopeful, trusting, and positive? How would that change the #spacebetweenus? #bethechangeyouwanttosee #imago #imagorelationship #imagorelationshipstherapy #iloveyou #consciousconnection #tellmemore #imagodialogue #imagowisdom #couplesgoals #attachment #authenticity #spacebetween #marriagegoals #zeronegativity #beingourbestselves #gettingtheloveyouwant ...

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Reposted from @youareamazing.us That sends shivers down my back, a smile to my face, a longing in my core. 🥰 Do it again. The more we snuggle, and kiss, caress and fondle, the more we want to! 😍 Will you be my valentine means will you let me know what you want? 😘 Will you tell me what you need? ☺ Will you let me be you person? 🤩 Will you be there when I am down and when I am up? 🤣 Will you laugh with me until I cry? 🤒 Will you care for me when I am a terrible patient? 😴 Will you still love me when I snore? 🥳 Will you celebrate my successes and mourn my disappointments? 😓 Will you hold me when I am sad? ❔ What does "will you be my valentine?" mean to you? 💋 Give your love the gift of connection. Getting the Love You Want Feb 22-23 Register here: http://bit.ly/loveworkshop2020 #imago #imagorelationship #imagorelationshipstherapy #iloveyou #consciousconnection #tellmemore #imagodialogue #imagowisdom #couplesgoals #attachment #authenticity #spacebetween #validation #gettingtheloveyouwant #relationshipgoals #marriagecounseling #love #relationshipworkshop #lovelanguage - #regrann ...

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Reposted from @carlsiegeldc ATTN Men: If you deny & repress feelings of grief, you’re more likely to suffer more serious long-term problems such as: 😴 Low energy 🍺 Self-medicating w/ drugs or alcohol 🙍🏻‍♂️ Low self-esteem 🛌🏻 Lack of motivation 💔 Increased conflict in relationships 🚶🏻‍♂️ More accident-prone 😖 Physical issues like headaches 🤬 Using anger or aggression to cover-up sadness + vulnerability All men grieve when they experience loss, but in order to heal, they MUST mourn. If you live in the DC-area and need to talk to someone or if this describes a man in your life please send me a DM. I’ll send back info on how to book a session or consult with me for yourself or your loved one. __________________________ #imagocenterdc #grief #malevulnerability #imagorelationshiptherapy #imagocounseling #healinginrelationships #imagodialogue #gettingtheloveyouwant #mensmentalhealth #mensgrief #depression - #regrann ...

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From the moment we are born, we know that connection is a key to survival. This most fundamental pull is within us and longingly sought everafter. ❕ As we develop, we form an understanding of what it means to be connected. For some of us it is physical, for others it is emotional. For most of us it is an unconscious perception that we carry with us into adulthood. ❔ We are connected to everyone we meet. The question is: what is the quality of that connection? ❔ How does my understanding of my need and desire for connection show up in our relationship? ❔ What do I do to indicate what I want? And is my message to you contradicting what I mean? ❕ Learn more: Getting the Love You Want, a relationship workshop for couples and pairs. http://bit.ly/loveworkshop2020 ...

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Reposted from @youareamazing.us Reposted from @theraiscenter One can have safety in a relationship without passion and full aliveness but you cannot have passion and full aliveness without safety.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #relationshipgoals #relationships #relationshipadvice #relationshipgoal #relationshipproblems #relationshipquote #relationshiptips #relationshipsbelike #relationshipexpert #relationship #relationshipcoach #relationshipgoals❤️ #relationshipstatus #relationship101 - #regrann - #regrann ...

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Whether you are just starting out on your lifelong relationship journey, in the midst of a committed and now ho-hum pattern, or at a crisis point… you CAN recreate the spark, the passion, attraction, and intimacy that first brought you together. 💞 Join @imagocenterdc on February 22 - 23, 2020 for our Getting the Love You Want weekend workshop for couples. Click our link in bio to learn more or send me a DM. __________________________ #imagocenterdc #imagorelationshiptherapy#imagocounseling #healinginrelationships#gettingtheloveyouwant #imago #relationshipgoals#couplegoals #couplestherapy #tellmemore #marriagegoals#loveandmarriage #relationshipgoals 7 HOURS AGO ...

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“In the beginning of a relationship, you see what you want to see. You fall in love with qualities you want in partner, not necessarily qualities your partner actually has. Then, over time, you begin to realise that no, the man in front of you is not the same person you felt in love with, because the person you felt in love with was a spectre, something of your own invention. Now you're left with a real flesh-and-blood human, and he isn't perfect, and now you have to deal with that. It's a stark time. It's not easy to come to grips with these things, but you can't go your whole life pretending this man is everything you built him up to be in your mind.” ― G.R. Richards, The Long Way Home #imago #imagorelationship #imagorelationshipstherapy #iloveyou #consciousconnection #tellmemore #imagodialogue #imagowisdom #couplesgoals #attachment #authenticity #spacebetween #validation #gettingtheloveyouwant #couplescounseling Work on it: Getting the Love You Want workshop February 22-23 metro Washington DC Register in bio. Or DM me! ...

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Reposted from @evolvetherapymn When do you know it's time to consider marriage counseling? Here are some indicators and behaviors that are signs you may need help. 💙 When you aren't talking. 💙 When you're talking, but it’s always negative. 💙 When you're afraid to talk. When it's just too frightening to even bring issues up. This can be anything from sex to money, or even annoying little habits that are being blown out of proportion. 💙 When you see your partner as an antagonist. 💙 When you keep secrets. 💙 When you contemplate (or are having) an affair. 💙 When you are financially unfaithful. 💙 When you feel everything would be OK if he would just change. 💙 When you’re living separate lives. 💙 When your sex life has shifted significantly. 💙 When you argue over the same little things over and over again. 💙 When there are ongoing relationship issues. #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #loveyourself #emotionallyfocusedtherapy #coupletherapy #relationships #love #expertcouplestherapy #marriagecounseling #marriagetherapy #couplestherapist #evolvetherapymn #therapy #counseling #kristenbell #daxshepard #powercouple #couplegoals @daxshepard @kristenanniebell - #regrann ...

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Reposted from @carlsiegeldc Toxic masculinity is alive and well - we see it every day in our lives and in our media. 👎🏼 Meet 3 inspiring men challenging what it means to “be a man” in this article via @washingtonpost. bit.ly/facesofmasculinity ______________________ #imagocenterdc #artofmanliness #maculinity #toxicmasculinity #washingtonpost #mensmentalhealth #imagocounseling #manliness #imagodialogue #toughenough #wapo #imago #manhood #mentaltoughness - #regrann ...

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This lively, experiential workshop will help you turn conflict into opportunities for healing and growth. You will explore some of your emotional history to understand its impact on your daily lives and gain compassion for your partner’s story. You will leave the weekend with fresh insights, new skills, energy and hope to restore the commitment and romance in your relationship. Whether you are just starting out on your lifelong relationship journey, in the midst of a committed and now ho-hum pattern, or at a crisis point… THIS WORKSHOP WILL TRANSFORM THE WAY YOU CONNECT WITH YOUR PARTNER. Experience the joy of conscious connection! What to expect at a GETTING THE LOVE YOU WANT workshop: A new sense of the space between you and the quality of that connection Communication skills that will tend and nourish that space Understanding and empathy for your partner’s inner story Tools for  repairing old wounds and conflicts A way to express your joyfully alive energy A vision for the dream you share for the relationship you are meant to have. Using brief lectures, demonstrations, video, music, personal reflection,  and private conversations between partners. We create safety and privacy  for couples to share and disclose to each other About Hayley and David Hayley is a licensed professional counselor. She is passionate about helping couples, and families experience healing, connection, and joy in their relationships. She holds an M.A. in Clinical Counseling and is a certified Imago Relationship Therapist. David brings experience in international diplomacy, community development, and executive coaching, skills he has honed as the President and CEO of a major national housing organization. Based on their experience, they bring empathy and hope to couples in a marital power struggle, couples looking to regain their passion, and couples wanting their relationship to benefit from an intentional connection. Registration link in bio #imago #imagorelationship #imagorelationshipstherapy #iloveyou #consciousconnection #imagowisdom #couplesgoals ...

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#faith #trust #hope #confidence #love #attitude Even on my lowest, darkest days, when I feel hopeless, I am taking actions that support growth, movement, connection. Today, I will give you and me credit for the smallest gesture of faith, trust, hope, confidence, love, and 'tude! It is there if I look for it. And the way I see people hugely influences the way in which they behave. #sixlittlestories #sixbigconcepts #imago #imagorelationship #imagorelationshipstherapy #iloveyou #consciousconnection #tellmemore #imagodialogue #imagowisdom #couplesgoals #attachment #authenticity #spacebetween #validation #gettingtheloveyouwant #keepingtheloveyoufind There is no better way to invest in the faith, trust, love, hope, and confidence in your relationship than a Getting the Love You Want workshop! THIS WEEKEND, in Bethesda!Be there! You will not regret it! ...

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Start the decade with love and connection! Join @carolinebernhardtlanier and jason this weekend! Link in bio. Register today!. ...

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Reposted from @carlsiegeldc 💍What’s the one thing that men want more than sex? It’s not what you’d expect and happens to be something that women find difficult to give. #JedDiamond, Ph.D. dives into the complexities of intimacy, masculinity and what he’s recently uncovered: bit.ly/whatmendesiremorethansex ______________________ #imagocenterdc #MenAlive #maculinity #toxicmasculinity #mensmentalhealth #goodmenproject #imagocounseling #manliness #imagodialogue #whatmenwant #imago #manhood #intimacy - #regrann ...

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Loving kindness starts from abundance. It is difficult to offer loving kindness to my beloved if I do not feel it towards myself. 🤙🤟👉 I begin by nourishing my own joy and happiness: doing things that take care of me! My self care includes eating appropriately, getting enough restful sleep, having enough time alone balanced with enough time with others, checking in and identifying my internal emotional state of being. Doing less and being more! Slowing down! #humanbeing The more joy I experience, the more bounty I have to offer to you and you and you! #joyfullyalive #imago #imagorelationship #imagorelationshipstherapy #iloveyou #consciousconnection #tellmemore #imagodialogue #imagowisdom #couplesgoals #attachment #authenticity #spacebetween #validation #gettingtheloveyouwant Add joy to your relationship Feb 22-23 WDC GETTING THE LOVE YOU WANT with Hayley Hoffman and David Dworkin https://imagocenterdc.com/workshop/getting-the-love-you-want-workshop-february-2020-2/ ...

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When I take time for me, do things that ground me, refill my bounty, I am more able to show up in our relationship from a place of generosity, acceptance, and kindness. 😊 When things are going well, we actually do stuff to make that happen. It is not merely a coincidence! What we say and do and HOW we say and do it really makes a difference in how we are with each other. 😏 #imago #imagorelationship #imagorelationshipstherapy #iloveyou #consciousconnection #tellmemore #imagodialogue #imagowisdom #couplesgoals #attachment #authenticity #spacebetween #validation #gettingtheloveyouwant Learn more: join David and Hayley for a weekend of tools, tips, and practices to elevate your relationship to elation! Link in bio! ...

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The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words." -- Rachel Naomi Remen #imago #imagorelationship #imagorelationshiptherapy #couplesgoals #iloveyou #consciousconnection #tellmemore #imagodialogue #imagowisdom ...

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Have a great day today...unless you have other plans. Just for today... ▪︎Choose your mood ▪︎Act with kindness ▪︎Notice your priorities ▪︎Seek connection ▪︎Be present in mind and body ▪︎Slow down ▪︎Identify your emotions ▪︎Recognize what you need ▪︎Get enough sleep ▪︎Ask for what you want #bethepersonyourloveknowsyoutobe #imago #imagorelationship #imagorelationshipstherapy #iloveyou #consciousconnection #tellmemore #imagodialogue #imagowisdom #couplesgoals #attachment #authenticity #spacebetween #validation #gettingtheloveyouwant #keepingtheloveyoufind ...

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#2020 #imago #imagorelationship #imagorelationshipstherapy #iloveyou #consciousconnection #tellmemore #imagodialogue #imagowisdom #couplesgoals #attachment #authenticity #spacebetween #validation #gettingtheloveyouwant ...

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As good as we think we are at multitasking, we can not effectively hold two opposing thoughts, feelings and actions simultaneously. If I want intimacy, I have to ask what am I putting into the space between us to make closeness possible? How do I plant seeds of connection? What is the energy that I cultivate? #intimacy #imago #imagorelationship #imagorelationshipstherapy #iloveyou #consciousconnection #tellmemore #imagodialogue #imagowisdom #couplesgoals #attachment #authenticity #spacebetween #validation #gettingtheloveyouwant Learn more about creating the relationship you long to return to or you dream of....register for a weekend relationship workshop. Link in bio! ...

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