“I can totally recommend this work to transform and/or rescue a relationship.
It can be tough but it is worth it on a personal, professional & relational level.
Never give up hope in anything.
With these guys………everything is possible”  Gaelia Hunt

Thank you Susie and Shelton for your ability to assist in transforming our lives for the better.
Andrew Kingsford

“Susie and Shelton are great teachers of Imago. I thoroughly recommend their work.”
~Dr Margaret Jiin Ngu from Transformational Medicine Australia for wholistic and complementary medicine.

“This course is great for couples and singles in any stages of a relationship and gives you great tools. The books by Dr Harville Hendrix and his partner are fantastic and can be used in your relationships with life partners, with your children and even the principles in your daily life at work. I don’t recommend things lightly but do check this out.”Katherine Chapman

 “Every day I read your posts and learn so much and many times they change aspects of my life. Enormous thanks and gratitude Susie and Shelton for the time you spend each day doing this work – you both have a gift for touching hearts and spreading love xx”Catriona Lightfoot

“This is great stuff! Susie Itzstein and Shelton Huettig rock!” ~ ♡Fiona Trembath-Grimes

“These are colleagues of mine in Australia who are committed to the transformation of relationships in the world. They are amazing!” ♡Joi Dupre, Certified Imago Relationship Educator.

“Thank you Susie and Shelton for all you do for others and for helping couples and making the world a better place for couples like Peggy and Me. You are a beautiful couple on the inside and on the outside; you lift my spirit” ~ ♡Doug Wilson.

“I love the positiveness of direction in relationships and the fulfillment that is achievable by doing the work that you both teach. Best of all is that it is achievable in all of us, individuals and couples ♥♥♥ “♡Anne

“Just thinking of you Susie and thankful for what a bright light you are to me and so many!”
Anne Bean.

♥Happily ever after does happen! Create Life-Long Extraordinary Relationships

“Here’s the video from my friend Susie Itzstein of the Institute for Relationship Development. I love her and her partner’s message and their work, and I emphasize the point they make that while most wouldn’t think twice about going to a specialist for their physical ailments, many won’t seek help with their relationship ailments including our relationship with ourselves!”  ♡Jane Garapick.

“Check out the ♥HEART♥ work of Susie Itzstein in their short video.”  ♡Kathryn Costa.

“I’ve met these two inspiring people through Dale Beaumont’s Business Blueprint program. They’re truly building a business with heart and integrity. Love what you do – so critically important to the health and happiness of society. Do check out their video.” ♡Belinda Marsh



♥Happily ever after does happen! ‘Like falling in ♥LOVE for the first time’…

Matt and ♡Steph share about their experience of attending the Couples Communication Workshop:

 “What I got out of the weekend was like falling in love, like for the first time. Not re-capturing the spark, but it was really like I just felt much, much closer. Absolutely amazing and I realised I hadn’t actually thought that I could be happy…that I could get what I wanted out of our relationship.

I realised that could have only ever happened in the Workshop. It’s not like we read a book and say hey let’s do this. So I’m really grateful and I’m really excited about our future.”

~Background track ‘Om Tara’ with gratitude to ♡Chloe Goodchild from her CD Fierce Wisdom.


Relationship Help: “Wish we’d done it 30 years ago” – married  40 years

“What I got out of the Imago Couples Workshop was profound. Much more than I expected. The Workshop provided Tools, processes, techniques…….probably for the first time ever I actually sat and listened to Helen with no reaction, no counter-argument…to just hear her through.

I understood the huge importance of listening and hearing. This is NOT just for marriages in crisis but every couple should do it. “I wish we’d done it 30 years ago!” ~ John


♥Happily ever after does happen!  “Having Communication TOOLS when things flare up”

One of the extra benefits of doing Imago Couples Workshops is you get to meet and be inspired by many couples like Tammy & David Amor. They contribute an extra joy and depth to our work. It is moving to know couples like them who put their heart and soul and commitment into creating a beautiful marriage and strengthening and deepening their love after being in some quite reactive and unhappy places.

A special Workshop memory I value is of David sharing so excitedly how great it was to ‘have the TOOLS to grab when things flare up’ to keep things calm…” and how every guy in the room was on the edge of their seat thinking I want that too! And the women were all as enthusiastically thinking – I want my man to have that too!!

Says Tammy: “my husband was very keen on us doing the Workshop again. I was more apprehensive, but David kept reassuring me, using the Tools to make me feel safe.”

Their testimonial is especially important as it is after doing the Workshop for the 3rd time. They add such richness, leadership and example to everybody of what is possible with commitment, intentionality and PRACTICE.

Susie & Shelton, your workshops, continuous support, positive Facebook posts and friendship have transformed my marriage & relationships in general. Thank you” ~ ♡Tammy Amor


David Deeley:
“Thanks to you both for a great weekend. Stuff has been moving for Susan and I since the workshop. I have particularly enjoyed the ‘Holding’ Exercise. We are both practicing the various techniques and are getting better at mirroring the good stuff as a precursor to the more difficult stuff when it eventually arises…”
And his wife ♡Susan Deeley:
“I had the most beautiful weekend with ♡David at the workshop. Even though we are supposedly still in the “romantic” stage of our relationship, we are very grateful for the Tools we are learning to handle the more difficult times, as well as keep our Love Banks full. It was the perfect gift to give ourselves before our marriage. Thank you Susie and Shelton, you two are great – what you are teaching is so valuable.”


Chris Shaw says: “This beautiful photo speaks volumes about the impact this weekend has had on rekindling the love we have for each other after 30+ years!

“Thank you for an amazing weekend guys! My Darling has a migraine this morning and I can’t believe how loving and caring I’m feeling towards him.xox”

And her husband ♡Murray:

“Wow what an experience over the weekend. Whilst attending with a half-open heart and mind, I came away overwhelmed with the discovery of who I am and what I am to my wife Chris. Whilst expecting a self examination of what is wrong with us, the opposite occurred  I experienced an enlightening learning of Physiology and Psychology resulting in a remarkable discovery of self. The realization of how I am being can impact so deeply upon the other person.
The weekend for me was more than just my relationship with Chris (although the most important), but a discovery of how I impact everyone around me.
Curiously I experienced a draining head ache on the Monday and could visualize brown muddy muck flowing and purging out of my body. I think it was a physiological cleansing reaction to letting love occur within, and the headache subsequently subsided.

Thank you so much Susie and Shelton for facilitating, although I felt you were more like enlightened participants than teachers, through your personal dialogue and sharing.


“Shelton, with his Beloved Susie , help couples work on making more love together in their lives. Mez and I have spent many weekends working with them and know it first hand.
If you have any issues with your darling and need a hand, contact them for assistance”~ ♡Lisa Sutherland-Fraser

“I think of Susie’s and Shelton’s wise words daily, anyone who wants to improve their relationships need to check them out ” ~ ♡Mez Moon


“I am always singing the praises of Imago relationship work and the amazingly transformative Workshops you wonderful guys do. ♡Maurie and I did one with you in 2006 which helped tremendously in moving us out of crisis and gave us the knowledge and the tools to work with. Maintenance is vital. Thanks for playing a vital part in our lives.
We now live in Nelson, New Zealand which been a part of beginning a new life and still practice some of the valuable, in fact, indispensable techniques you teach and share. Love you guys” ~ ♡Margie Austin


“♡Deanne and I had the most enlightening weekend and we are very grateful to you all – you are such a wonderful group of people.”

~ ♡David Hardwicke