FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TEXAS MUSLIM WOMEN’S FOUNDATION
WELCOMES CELEBRATED COUNSELORS,
DR. HARVILLE HENDRIX AND DR. HELEN LAKELLY HUNT
Mother’s Day Luncheon fosters ‘Safe Conversations’ and benefits
North Texas families of all faiths and backgrounds
Plano, Tex. – April 27, 2015 – Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation will feature Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt at its annual Mother’s Day Luncheon on Wednesday, May 6. The luncheon, to be held 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm at the Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, benefits Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization which empowers, promotes and supports North Texas women and their families.
Husband and wife, Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt have been nationally recognized for their work to ignite a global movement to educate people about the value of healthy communication through their ‘Safe Conversations’ program which has helped over 1,000 couples across Dallas, TX. “Studies show that better communication leads to healthier, relationships for the entire family,” said Dr. Harville Hendrix. “We believe that if we can reach enough people and help them to better relate to their families and others, we can end many of our societal problems.”
The luncheon is open to all and will provide an enriching cultural experience for guests. “We are thrilled to join Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation for the Luncheon,” said Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt. “Their commitment to encouraging mutual respect and increasing awareness about issues like family violence makes a difference in the lives of so many women, their families, and it strengthens our communities.”
The event will be held at Gleneagles Country Club, 5401 W. Park Boulevard in Plano on May 6 from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm. Tickets are $75 and may be purchased online at www.tmwf.org or by calling (469) 467-6241.
About the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation
Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded and run by Muslim women to empower, promote and support women and their families—a mission that ultimately creates stronger communities.
Since 2005, the organization has been an ambassador from the peaceful, caring Muslim community, providing social and family violence services that foster peace and well-being in the home, mobilizing youth in service and leadership development, educating about topics essential to individual and community welfare and creating understanding through interfaith outreach. For information, visit www.tmwf.org.
About Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D.
Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. believe that how we interact with each other, in all our contexts—family, workplace, schools, etc.—is the key to our emotional, physical and economic well-being and to the well-being of our children and society. They vision the possibility of shifting from the age of the individual to the age of relationship; when “relationship” rather than the “individual” will be the primary value system of culture.
To make relational information and skills available to everyone, they co-initiated Imago Relationships International as a training institute for couples therapists, Relationships First as a collaborative mission to change the cultural value system, and Family Wellness Dallas/Safe Conversations as an experiment to raise the joy index of a whole city.
Dr. Hendrix and Dr. Hunt continue to co-create Imago Relationship Theory and Therapy and make it available in workshops, training programs, lectures, seminars and books. Over 1200 Imago therapists practice in 37 countries. Their professional partnership has produced 10 books including three NYT best sellers (Getting the Love You Want, Keeping the Love You Find, and Giving the Love that Heals). Their latest book is Making Marriage Simple (2013). They are working on a new professional text on Imago theory and therapy.
Dr. Hendrix is a couple’s therapist with over 40 years experience as an educator, clinical trainer and lecturer whose work has been on Oprah 18 times. In addition to Dr. Hunt’s partnership with her husband in the co-creation of Imago, she is sole author of Faith and Feminism. She was installed in the Women’s Hall of Fame for her leadership in the global women’s movement. Helen and Harville have been married for 32 years, have six children, and reside in Dallas, Texas.
Halima Leak Francis
Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation