IMAGO Facilitation

imago facilitation

We offer Imago Facilitation in our office for individuals or couples who may be experiencing transitions or challenges or simply want to talk through an idea or decision. Karen Gimnig, known best to our clients as our office manager. Karen is a seasoned classroom teacher spanning various classroom settings in different states, continents, environments and disciplines. Karen is a Certified Imago Professional Facilitator.

What is an Imago Facilitator?

Imago Facilitators use the theory and practice of Imago Relationships to guide people to build and deepen connection and relationship. They help clients identify root causes of challenges and then walk beside them as individuals, pairs and groups offering gentle support as they seek solutions. It falls into out TALK goals.

Is Imago Facilitation the same as Imago Therapy?

No, facilitation is not therapy. Facilitators are trained to know if the heart of the dialogue issue is out of their scope and will refer to a therapist if needed. Both rely heavily on Imago Dialogue and other tools first introduced by Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt in “Getting the Love you Want” and other books.

How are Imago Facilitators certified?

90 hours of training in addition to completing a supervised project. They are certified by Imago Relationships International.

What do Imago Facilitators do?

They help people learn how to talk and listen to each other in productive, non-combative ways producing empathy and results. They work in 4 broad areas:  Individuals, Couples or Pairs, Groups and Families, Organizations. We believe Imago Facilitation can benefit almost anyone.

Below are some specific examples to demonstrate the scope:

  • An individual seeking a change of career or a new relationship
  • A couple facing a significant decision or struggling with the same fight over and over
  • A pair of roommates or coworkers settling into a new arrangement
  • A group of friends or neighbors finding themselves in conflict
  • A family experiencing a transition
  • A non-profit group coordinating volunteers
  • A corporate team working on a challenging project
  • Executives discussing a merger
  • A church building or expanding committees or small groups
  • Any group looking to work together more effectively

success stories:

“After experiencing extreme anxiety and debilitating fatigue, I was referred to Dr. Stephanie Rimka for neurofeedback. The atmosphere was kind and supportive. After a couple months, my anxiety and fatigue were improving by leaps and bounds. Still to this day, a year and half later, my work at Brain & Body Solutions has lasted, and I feel better than I have in years.”

– E.W., Neuroscientist

I have referred several of my clients to Dr. Rimka for neurofeedback. In conjunction with my therapy, the clients who have completed neurofeedback, have, in my opinion, experienced increased insight and happiness. They have also experienced a decrease in depression, anxiety, dissociation, negative thoughts, and insomnia.

I wish all my clients were willing to incorporate neurofeedback into their treatment.

-Cynthia Cosson, Licensed Professional Counselor, DBT Intensively Trained, Imago Therapist

Like many of her patients, I came to Dr. Stephanie with a complex set of problems—autoimmune disease, insomnia, fatigue, and depression…Dr. Stephanie is knowledgeable in many areas, including women’s health, and her counsel was very beneficial. My health improved, my mental state  improved, and I looked forward to every session.

– Lily, Artist

I  had been diagnosed with complex PTSD. I was unable to focus and felt like my life was over. She was patient, kind, went over and beyond what any other provider ever has. Finally, I have shifted and turned a corner in my life. I believe in myself again and ready to face the world with a much more resilient attitude. Her strong and loving presence is a gift and her commitment to her patients is unwavering. I only wish I had met her when I was much younger but like she says, ‘It’s never too late to become what you might have been.’

– T.D., Speaker/Performer

We first came to see Dr. Rimka to try neurofeedback for our then 5-year-old son who is on the Autism Spectrum…Dr. Rimka has been an invaluable source of information, inspiration, and healing for us.

– E.S., Supermom

Just wanted to thank you for the work you did with me last time I was home. What a beautiful gift you gave me – you gave me my creativity back! My spirit is definitely lighter and happier to be around!

-Robin, Artist

It is very difficult to put into words exactly how instrumental Dr. Rimka has been in helping my son work through his challenges…Despite being very intelligent, he was so anxious that panic attacks were very common to the point he couldn’t even speak…The gratitude and love that we have for them can never be expressed.  I will be bringing my entire family to Dr. Rimka, and I highly recommend her to my clients, friends, and family.

– Andi, Massage Therapist

Emotionally things feel different since our work together. I feel a certain calmness around decisions, and that’s nice! Spiritually I notice my thoughts changing to more positive, inspired ones without even consciously trying. Thank you so much for helping me find myself again.

                                                                                          – Cindy, Retired

I feel great today! In fact, I’ve never felt better.
I don’t know what you did, but you did wonders. Thank you!

– Adrienne, HR Executive