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Imago Africa takes Safe Conversations to Soweto

Imago Africa takes Safe Conversations to Soweto on Saturday 8 September 2018.


Johanri Engelbrecht (Imago Africa Chair), Fred de Villiers, Mapule Ratshefola and Khanyi Twala supported each couple through safe dialogue and opened a window to the possibility of transformation one couple and one family at a time.

In a township that is both vibrant and flourishing in new possibilities, and still suffering from the whispers of past trauma, Imago Africa brought hope and light.

“The space between is the playground of the child” – Safe Conversations assists families to create safe places in which children can thrive.

Safe Conversations is an initiative developed by founders Harville Hendrix and Helen Hunt where couples can learn to connect in safe dialogue.

We salute you our 4 Imago “horseman of safety and connection” who made this possible.

Should you wish to host or organise a Safe Conversations event in your community, please contact us – info@imagoafrica.co.za.

Thank you to the community in Soweto for their permission to publish these pictures, and to Zodwa Moatlhodi for making this event possible.

Carol Dixon
Carol Dixon
Richard and I have been married for nearly 30 years. Imago saved our marriage! I first experienced Imago through Hedy and Yumi Schleifer in 2000 when my husband, Richard, and I attended a Getting the Love You Want couples workshop. I immediately “fell in love” with Imago and knew it was the answer to all my searching for a safe place to work on my relationship with Richard, as well as the best method to inform my own work with couples. I am continually learning and growing through Imago and have recently started to experience the “real love” stage after many years of journeying and doing the work with Richard. As Richard says – “we have learnt to think and be dialogical” and our dance is no longer characterized by reactivity. We are more and more responding to each other with deep understanding, conscious responsiveness and graciousness. No relationship is perfect and indeed ours is not, however we both feel so much more competent and equipped to deal with issues and find ourselves closer than we have been for years! I love working with couples now because Imago Relationship Therapy has provided me with a tool box sine que non, and being able to offer couples the option of attending a workshop provides the flexibility and depth many struggling couples need to grow and heal their relationship. I offer 2-3 day Intensive Couples sessions during which time I work with one couple to explore the dynamics of the relationship, help the couple re-connect emotionally, and facilitate ways of re-solving frustrations through the use of the Imago Dialogue.

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