Of all the exercises in Imago Relationship Therapy, we now regard Imago Dialogue as being the most effective tool for satisfying our innate yearning for wholeness and connection. Developed with my wife Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D., Dialogue is the language of love in all relationships. Ultimately, the three steps of Dialogue - mirroring, validating, and empathizing allow us to discover the other, grow into our potential, and experience connection.
About Harville Hendrix & Helen LaKelly Hunt
Harville Hendrix, Ph. D. is a couples therapist with over 40 years of experience as a counselor, educator, clinical trainer, author,public lecturer and has received many awards for his work with couples. He and his wife Helen LaKelly Hunt co-created Imago Relationship Therapy, a therapy for couples now practiced by over 2,200 certified therapists in 30 countries. This global network of Imago therapists is overseen by Imago Relationships International, where Harville is a leading voice on the board and within the international faculty. He and Helen have authored ten books on intimate relationships and parenting, including Harville’s New York Times bestseller Getting the Love You Want, which has sold over two million copies and been published into 50 languages.
Referred to by Oprah Winfrey as the “Marriage Whisperer”, Harville has been featured on the Oprah show 18 times winning Oprah her first Emmy for "most socially redemptive" daytime talk show. He was also included by Ms. Winfrey in her top twenty shows. Harville has also been featured on many other television talk shows and in countless magazine and newspapers articles worldwide and is a dynamic and sought after lecturer.
Along with co-authoring books with Harville, Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. is the author of Faith and Feminism: A Holy Alliance, which explores the vibrant synergy between feminism and progressive faith traditions. She has had interviews on and feature articles in international media outlets including: ABC News, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Barron’s, Forbes, Town & Country, and The Huffington Post.
Honored as an inductee in the National Women’s Hall of Fame, Helen co-founded Women Moving Millions. This global campaign to raise the bar on women’s funding for women raised over $182 million, even during the midst of our country’s economic downturn. Soon to be launching Phase II, this initiative is becoming a movement of committed donors who recognize that the quickest way to elevate the status of society is to empower women. Instrumental in launching a number of women’s funding institutions, including the Dallas Women’s Foundation, the New York Women’s Foundation and the Women’s Funding Network, Helen is also founder and president of The Sister Fund, a private women’s fund dedicated to the social, political, economic, and spiritual empowerment of women and girls.
Married since 1982, Harville and Helen have 6 children and 5 grandchildren and live in New York City. Making Marriage Simple: Ten Truths for Changing the Relationship You Have into the One You Want (Random House) is their most recent book.