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Getting the Love You Want

Transform Conflict and Distance into Harmony and Connection

Discover how to Thrive in Your Relationship

Tens of thousands of couples worldwide have discovered how to Love and Be Loved, through attending the Getting the Love You Want workshop.

This online workshop will be run over four 1/2 days during two consecutive weekends.

This Workshop is based on the Imago Relationship Therapy Method developed by Dr. Harville Hendrix. Dr. Hendrix is the author of the bestselling book, “Getting the Love You Want”.

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“The workshop provided us with the wisdom and tools to build a solid foundation for marriage and parenthood.”

“I highly recommend the “Getting the Love You Want” workshop, as it provided us with the wisdom and tools to build a solid foundation for marriage and parenthood. I learned the benefits of the Imago dialogue, which will assist us to reach the root of an issue and/or its deep-seated need. I will use the dialogue as a technique to understand my partner better, meet his needs in a way that resonates with him.

 

 

Ranka’s enthusiasm, authenticity and ability to engage and explain things in a relatable and captivating way is amazing and a gift.”  

Holly Clarke, workshop attendee

If you're looking to improve your relationship, this workshop is for you!

You might be stuck in your problems and can’t resolve them.

 

You might be undecided about continuing your relationship.

 

Or – you might have a good relationship, but simply want to communicate better and feel closer to each other.

If you can relate to one or more of the above, then this Imago workshop will provide you with an opportunity to spend time together to heal and grow your relationship.

This workshop is geared for all couples, regardless of how long you’ve been together and what stage or type of relationship you’re in.

“This workshop gave me tools to love better and allowed me to see my partner’s perspective more clearly.”

“This workshop taught a great way of problem solving. It also gave me tools to love better and allowed me to see my partner’s perspective more clearly. I learned how my expectations from my partner are a result of our past hurt.

 

I recommend Ranka as a presenter, she was well spoken, patient and understanding.”

Chirag Seth, workshop attendee

“I learned how to regulate my emotions.”

“I highly recommend the Getting the Love Want Workshop! I learned how to regulate my emotions and stay with the waves of my emotions. I also learned effective communication skills and how important body language is.

 

Ranka was calm, confident, yet firm about the knowledge she imparted. There was an abundance of safety and empathy in the workshop.”

Dimple Sanghvi, workshop attendee

The workshop includes informal lectures, written exercises, live demonstrations and practice sessions with you and your partner.

These practical exercises will help you gain a greater understanding of yourself, your partner, and your relationship. You will begin to take the steps necessary to improve your relationship that you can build on when you get home.

“I learned that many of the “roadblocks” in my life, whether to do with my relationship, or not, derive from issues with my childhood.”

“The workshop provides a systematic way of identifying relationship issues, where these issues may derive in an individual and ways to manage them. I learned that many of the “roadblocks” in my life, whether to do with my relationship, or not, derive from issues with my childhood.

 

Ranka understands the subject matter well and can bring issues into the process.”

Paul Volich, workshop attendee

All that is required to attend is that you have a commitment to making your relationship better.

“I now have the tools to have hard conversations with my partner that are constructive.”

“I highly recommend the “Getting the Love You Want” workshop because I now have the tools to have hard conversations with my partner that are constructive, rather than destructive. Without pain there is no growth. I will will do my best to be brave, swallow my fears and confront past deep hurt and resentments.

 

Ranka is warm, intelligent and knows exactly how much and when to press people further and to give them space.”

Jenny Falkner, workshop attendee

Who Should Attend this Workshop?

The workshop is appropriate for you if:

  • You would like to establish solid foundations for your relationship.
  • You want to learn great communication skills and keep your relationship sizzling
  • You have a strong foundation but have some problems that you’d like to solve and to grow as a couple
  • Your relationship is lacking passion, a sense of connection and feels flat
  • You’re trapped in arguments – your communication is minimal and you long for the way you used to feel
  • You are about to give up, but you’re wondering if you should give it one more go to save your relationship

If you can relate to one or more of the above, then this Imago workshop will provide you with an opportunity to spend a together to heal and grow your relationship.

“Now, I have the tools to break the negative feedback loop.”

“The workshop taught me the importance of understanding the source of my own and my partner’s feelings. It also helped me learn the tools for giving my partner the love she wants. I learned how my relationship with my mother influenced my relationships with women. Now, I have the tools to break the negative feedback loop.”

Coy Courtois, workshop attendee

An Imago Relationship Workshop is equivalent to 3-6 months of weekly relationship therapy sessions.

“Two days of focus on our relationship leap ahead of months of therapy.”

“It’s never possible to spend enough time building the skills needed to get a broken relationship on track. Two days of focus on this leap ahead of months of therapy. In this workshop I learned that there are many reasons why things go wrong between my husband and I, but it is never because he is lazy, selfish, stupid, or doesn’t care about me!

 

Ranka is gentle and sets up a comfortable pace and a caring and supportive environment.” 

Jessica Volich, workshop attendee

How You Can Benefit From this Imago Couples Workshop

In this workshop, you’ll:

  • Understand the unconscious forces that attracted you to your partner and how they now act as a source of conflict in your relationship. You’ll begin to reframe them in a positive way.
  • Get a new perspective on each other, discover and recognise your partner’s fears and wounding, and develop greater compassion and empathy for him/her.
  • Drop defenses that restrict you from growth and change in your relationship.
  • View conflict, not as a sign that something is wrong, but as an opportunity for growth in your relationship. You will discover ways to resolve conflict more easily.
  • Discover communication skills that will help you create safety and connection in your relationship, resolving the roots of your disconnection and power struggles.
  • Deepen your bond and strengthen the relationship for now and your future.
  • Re-romanticise your relationship and rekindle the passion for each other.
  • Model a strong and loving relationship for your children, if you have them.
  • Co-create a new healthy vision for your relationship in which you build together what is possible.
“I learned the benefit of active listening without judgement and the transformative effect it can have on our relationship.”

“The “Getting the Love You Want” workshop can help anyone in any relationship to move forward and experience growth. It will help you expand both as an individual and as a couple. I learned the benefit of active listening without judgement and the transformative effect it can have on our relationship.

 

Ranka is both passionate about the material, and very thorough. She will help students get the most possible out of the experience.” 

Alex Schoenfeld, workshop attendee

What is Imago Therapy?

The word “Imago” is Latin for “image” – a term used to describe the image you have inside of you of the way people who love you will treat you and how you will treat them.

 

Your Imago is based on your childhood experiences with your parents.

 

Imago helps you see how you have unconsciously attracted your partner who likely has the best and the worst characteristics of your childhood caregivers.

 

Imago views the power-struggles that occur in your relationship as a natural and inevitable stage in love. They provide you with an opportunity to heal your childhood wounds, deepen compassion and understanding of each other, and develop greater connection, joy and passion.

 

The Imago healing process helps you clearly see and understand the patterns and coping strategies that were developed when you were young and how they used to help you in your past, but are now hindering your current relationship.

 

Once you become more “conscious” of your Imago patterns, you can work to expand on the strengths you have together and to heal the areas that are causing problems in your relationship.

Acclaim for Imago Therapy

Oprah Winfrey, who had Harville Hendrix on her show 17 times said:

“I stopped trying to get [her partner, Stedman] to be anything other than who he was because I realized we both were bringing things from our childhood into the relationship to be healed.” I would not still be in a relationship with Stedman had I not read that book.  It’s the best relationship book EVER.”

Songwriter and recording artist, Alanis Morissette said:

 “I thought I could just write songs [about my pain] but I found that having self-knowledge through deep intimacy and commitment was where I could find a deep healing.” It really allowed me to reframe love…, which is to create as much safety, which thereby creates the highest amount of connection that there can be.“

Scott Peck, author of The Road Less Traveled and other bestselling books said:

“I know of no better guide [than Imago] for couples who genuinely desire a maturing relationship. The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”

About Your Facilitator - Ranka Joyce

Certified Imago Therapist, Advanced Clinician and Workshop Presenter

Ranka is passionate about her work as a couples counsellor and relationship educator.

 

Ranka has learned from her 30-year relationship with her husband that no relationship is immune to conflict and disconnection at some point on its journey, and that relationships can be wonderful vehicles for healing.

 

In fact, it was through attending the Getting the Love You Want workshop with her husband in 2006 that Ranka became inspired to become a relationship and couples therapist.

“I learned the importance of sharing with my partner what makes me feel loved, but also sharing my triggers.”

“The workshop provided me with positive time to think about what I don’t normally sit with for long periods. I learned the importance of sharing with my partner what makes me feel loved, but also sharing my triggers. I will use this learning to address issues in specific time frames to get the best result.

 

Ranka is very easy going and non-judgemental and harnessed a very safe environment.”

Brad Gardener, workshop attendee

Workshop Format

The workshop includes informal lectures, written exercises, live demonstrations and practice sessions with you and your partner.


These practical exercises will help you gain a greater understanding of yourself, your partner, and your relationship. You will begin to take the steps necessary to improve your relationship that you can build on when you get home.


This workshop is designed to protect the integrity of your relationship. You work PRIVATELY with your partner in a safe, comfortable and confidential manner. While you are given the opportunity to share your experience, you are never required to do so.

“I learned that everyone has their own perspective about an issue and just because it might be different from mine, it doesn’t make it wrong.”

“In the workshop I learned helpful tools to deal with roadblocks, so I can better our relationship. I also learned that everyone has their own perspective about an issue and just because it might be different from mine, it doesn’t make it wrong. Thank you for accommodating our vegan diet! 

 

Ranka was open, inclusive, warm and easy to communicate with.” 

Mandana Eisadi, workshop attendee

If you're looking to heal or revitalize your relationship, you’ll be thrilled to see how much better your relationship can be.

This Imago workshop can help you create a stronger, more loving and vibrant relationship – and, at a fraction of the cost and time you could invest in private couples therapy sessions…
"Please, treat yourself and your partner to find the next level of an amazing relationship.”

“Relationships are not easy; the path to an outstanding relationship feels like it should be simple, but isn’t. 

 

Ranka takes extraordinary care with participants, creating a safe place to flourish and to unlock life changing breakthroughs. Please, treat yourself and your partner to find the next level of an amazing relationship.” 

Justin Davies, workshop attendee

Here is what you'll get in the workshop:

  • A safe space for you and your partner to improve your relationship
  • An understanding of the psychology of your initial attraction to each other
  • An awareness of how the unconscious forces that attracted you to your partner can become a source of conflict
  • An understanding of why you fight and how to resolve conflict in healthier ways
  • Skills to help you ask for what you want, instead of feeling unloved
  • Knowledge of how your relationship can be a vehicle for personal change and growth
  • Greater compassion for each other
  • An understanding of how to relate to one another more consciously intentionally
  • Master new ways to reignite the spark in your relationship
  • Practical skills and strategies for long-term relationship success
  • Restore and deepen your love and commitment
  • Co-create a new healthy vision for the future of your relationship 

Registration closed.

Sign up to be notified of my next workshop and you’ll get my 5-part FREE video series
“Transform Conflict and Distance into Harmony and Connection”.