Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt

Harville Hendrix, Ph. D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph. D. are partners in life and work. They co-created Imago Relationship Therapy, co-authored 10 books on intimate partnerships including three NY Times best sellers, and co-founded the non-profit Imago Relationships International which has trained over 2500 Imago therapists in 51 countries. Recently, they co-founded Relationships First which distributes Safe Conversations technology to facilitate the development of a relational culture. Harville earned his Ph. D. in Psychology and Theology from the University of Chicago, received an honorary doctorate from Mercer University and many other awards for his 50+years as a clinician, author, trainer, and public speaker. Helen earned her Ph. D. from Union Theological Seminary, NY, in Women’s Studies. For her contribution to the women’s movement, she received an honorary doctorate from Southern Methodist Seminary, along with other distinctive awards, was inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame. They live in Dallas and NY and have six children and six grandchildren.

My Sessions

Keynote 03 – The Space Between: Where Love Happens

The Space Between: Where Love Happens Can couples sustain the passion of romantic love? The answer: it depends upon the quality of the interactive space. This lecture will describe a new kind of marriage/intimate relationship that meets the conditions required for restoring and sustaining the sensation of passionate love. Keynote 03 Educational Objectives: Describe the […]


Workshop 08 – Curiosity and Wonder

Curiosity and Wonder Curiosity is the path to wonder. Most workshops focus on processes therapists can learn to help couples remove the constraints to the relationship they want. In this workshop, participants will learn about wonder as the ultimate quality of a thriving relationship and discover techniques that help intimate partners transition from judgment to […]


Workshop 05 – Creating Safety in the Space Between

Creating Safety in the Space Between Safety is a non-negotiable condition for thriving relationships. This workshop will inform and train participants in a three part process that helps create and sustain emotional safety. Workshop 05 Educational Objectives: Discuss the necessity of safety in thriving relationships. Demonstrate processes that regulate anxiety. Demonstrate the facilitation of couples […]