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What is it that attracts us to fall in love with another? Undoubtedly, the feeling of new love is intoxicating. Described by some, it is an irresistible power of feeling alive, understood, and connected. We all seek and long for this love to last. Soon, a power struggle emerges, and that feeling of love and connection is replaced with heartache, conflict, and disconnection. What happened in that space? Is this not my person? Were those initial feelings an illusion or a lie because this reality is not what I signed up for?
Imago Theory examines what transpires in this space in between. “Imago” is a composite image of our caretakers. Though unseen and unconscious, the Imago is the template created in childhood of the person to whom we will be drawn as our intimate partner in adulthood. Carl Jung was the first to use the term “imago,” referring to it as parental imagos or parental complexes.
Numerous theories have contributed to the development of Imago Theory; however, Jung’s contributions stand out, including his ideas of the collective unconscious, the integration of shadow, and individuation, to name a few.
Join Sonia Kruger in the intersection of the Individual paradigm of Carl Jung and the Relational paradigm of Imago Theory. Explore how this applies to all spheres, relationships, and systems of life.
More about the Presenter
Sonia Kruger, a certified Advanced Clinical Imago Therapist from Potchefstroom in South Africa, has passionately practiced in the Relational paradigm for 30 years. With an MA in Counseling from the USA, she specializes in transforming relationships through awareness of the space in-between. Sonia offers Intensives, Imago Couples Workshops, and corporate relational work. Her expertise includes extensive trauma experience and specialized training in Encountered Centered Couples Therapy (EcCT). A Board Member of Imago Africa since 2016, she also served as Chairperson for two years.
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