Imago featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network


Last week Harville and Imago Therapy were featured on Oprah Winfrey’s new OWN series Oprah’s Lifeclass.  Lesson #18 topic was “Do Your Eyes Light Up When Your Child Walks in the Room?” and the subject of the class is one of Oprah’s favorite topics: how everyone just wants to be appreciated or validated.

As described on

For Oprah, Harville Hendrix was the best teacher of validation. Harville developed the Imago Theory, which is that you end up imaging in your adult relationship what you most need to heal from, whether physical or emotional wounds, received in childhood at the hands of your parents or caregivers. In 2006, Harville facilitated an Imago therapy session for Louie, who was abused as a child and was verbally, emotionally and physically abusing his wife.

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