- 1 Imago, Unique Self, & the Crying God
- 2 Unique Self – A Bridge Between Psychology and Spirituality
- 3 Unique Self & Shadow
- 4 IFS, Integral and Unique Self
Imago, Unique Self, & the Crying God
Harville Hendrix, Helen LaKelly Hunt, Lori Galperin, & Marc Gafni
Watch and listen to this gorgeous dialogue between four masters of their respective fields in the process of evolving the teaching of Unique Self, Unique We, Couplehood, Imago Therapy, and Unique Self Recovery.
Part 1 of the Dialogue:
Harville Hendrix is a contemporary psychologist who co-founded Imago Relationship Therapy, along with his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt. Harville Hendrix was born in 1935 in Statesboro, Georgia. He was an ordained Baptist minister before he completed his BA at Mercer University in Georgia, in 1957, and his BD from Union Theological Seminary in 1961. He went on to receive both an MA and PhD in psychology and religion from the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. Hendrix serves as a therapist, educator, and pastoral counselor. He has spent the last two decades practicing and teaching his own form of marriage and relationship therapy known as Imago Relationship Therapy in collaboration with his wife.
Helen LaKelly Hunt (born 1949) is a daughter of H. L. Hunt. She is founder and president of The Sister Fund, which describes itself as “a private women’s fund dedicated to the social, political, economic, and spiritual empowerment of women and girls.” She currently lives in New York with her husband, Harville Hendrix, a self-help author. Hunt was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, which cited her as a “[c]reative philanthropist who has used her own resources and others to create women’s funding institutions.”
Lori Galperin is a clinician, writer and teacher who began her 27 year career working in the area of sex & marital therapy. Training at Masters & Johnson Institute, she eventually became co-director, co-founded the first inpatient sexual trauma program in the country, and ultimately established and clinically co-directed three such programs. Her work spanned diverse populations including incest families, sex offenders, victims of sexual abuse and individuals struggling with sexual addiction.
Dr. Marc Gafni is a philosopher, public intellectual and wisdom teacher. He holds his doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University, rabbinic certification from the chief rabbinate in Israel, as well private rabbinic ordination. He is also ordained and holds a doctorate in religious science. He is the initiating thought leader, together with Ken Wilber, of World Spirituality based on Integral principles, as well as the leading theorist and teacher of Unique Self Enlightenment. He is the director of Center for Integral Wisdom (formerly World Spirituality), a think tank he co-founded in 2011 with Ken Wilber, Sally Kempton, and Mariana Caplan (now also joined by Lori Galperin) which is creating a body of work to evolve the source code of human existence.
For a Dialogue between Helen & Harville Hendrix & Marc Gafni On Paradox, click here: In this dialogue, Helen LaKelly Hunt and Harville Hendrix talk with Marc Gafni about the relationship of couplehood and the evolving Imago Model to the Unique Self /Unique We relationship teaching.
Unique Self – A Bridge Between Psychology and Spirituality
Elliott Ingersoll & Marc Gafni
In these dialogues, Dr. Elliott Ingersoll and Dr. Marc Gafni have partnered up to explore how the Unique Self teaching can act as a bridge between Psychology and Spirituality.
Elliott Ingersoll in these talks:
“I look at your book [Your Unique Self] as also a book about what I would call transcendent Psychology because you have really mapped what is going on: How do you find yourself on the Western path and lose yourself on the Eastern path?”
“And then why hasn’t it gone further? Are people really that lazy or stupid? Or is there a piece missing?”
“And I think you have found this missing piece, what you are calling the Unique Self.”
“I recommend your book [Your Unique Self] to anybody who’s listening, and if a student of mine is listening, they know I don’t say this lightly: I really think your book is the best bridge between psychology and spirituality.”
Listen to their first dialogue here:
In part 2, they discuss how the Unique Self teaching adds a whole dimension to the more classical psychological teachings on Shadow. Amongst others they explore how mainstream psychology reduces our authentic grandeur to grandiosity and how to let anger show us the way to our vitality.
Unique Self & Shadow
Dr. Marc Gafni
At the Integral Spiritual Experience 1, which was all about Unique Self, Dr. Marc Gafni held a keynote speech about Understanding Your Unique Shadow.
IFS, Integral and Unique Self
Ken Wilber, Richard Schwartz & Marc Gafni
In this dialogue, Professor Richard Schwartz (Internal Family Systems), Ken Wilber and Marc Gafni discuss a specific therapeutic case originally described by Prof. Schwartz from his therapeutic practice.
Richard Schwartz is a leading expert in the field of psychotherapy and recognized as the founding developer of Internal Family Systems Theory, an influential therapeutical model which combines systems thinking with an integrative view of the mind and its discrete qualities.
Listen to the first 10 minutes here: