Learn About Hold Me Tight® Workshops

In Hold Me Tight® Couples Workshops, you will learn to:

  • recognize what drives conflict

  • communicate clearly

  • ask for your needs to be met

  • make repairs and forgive

  • be present for each other

  • create deep love and connection

  • make love last

Couple Reaching for Each Other

Couple Reaching for Each Other

These 2-day workshops begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and end at 5:00 p.m. each day. Videos, power points and discussion round out the educational presentations. Experts like Sue Johnson will discuss via video the power of emotional connection in love.

Couples use private time to work on the 7 conversations of love. During this exercise time, Wanda and her team check in with couples and assist where needed. The goal of the exercises is to understand your and your partner's reactions and emotions. When you slow down in couples relationships, you can communicate and feel heard. Slowing down also allows you to know what you need

After the private work on exercises, couples share their exercise experience with the group. Sharing is always optional and we will protect your privacy.

All workshop materials, exercises, beverages, snacks and lunches are included.

See what others have said about the Hold Me Tight® Couples Workshop.

All couples are welcome regardless of marital status, race, faith or sexual orientation.

Hold Me Tight® Workshops cover the seven conversations in the Hold Me Tight book. Both the book and workshop developed out of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Thirty years of research proves EFT can create lasting change in couples relationships. Workshop participants learn to recognize their unproductive patterns. They learn the wants and needs lying beneath these patterns. Couples learn to speak in ways their partner can hear without putting up defenses. When your partner hears you, he/she can show up for you. Love and connection grow in this fertile ground.

Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson Book Cover

Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson Book Cover

In Hold Me Tight, Sue removes the mystery behind couples conflict. She shares the science of love. Her couples’ stories come from her clinical experience and my couples often say, "I see us in the book". Through these stories she focuses on the pain of emotional disconnection. Then Sue shines a light on the path toward connection and a lifetime of love.

The book includes exercises to do together helping you improve your relationship. I find couples who read Hold Me Tight or Love Sense before the workshop easily understand the science of love and make much progress. You will be able to complete the workshop exercises and make progress even if you are unable to read either book.

“The code of love has been cracked” according to Dr. Sue Johnson and EFT provides a clear map to understand what goes wrong in love relationships and how to set them right again. We all long to be loved, to be cherished, to feel special and to be a priority; however, sometimes in our attempts to get these basic human needs met, we unwittingly develop patterns and communication styles that work against getting the things we want. Emotionally Focused Therapy’s map helps couples ask to have their needs met." Sue Johnson

 Experts share their thoughts about

Hold Me Tight®

“Dr Sue Johnson is the most original contributor to couples therapy to come along in the last thirty years. This book will touch your heart, stimulate your mind and give you practical strategies for improving your relationship.”– William J. Doherty, PhD, author of Take Back Your Marriage

“Wonderful… Hold Me Tight® blends the best in research findings with practical suggestions from a caring and compassionate clinician. Hold Me Tight® will be of great benefit to couples trying to find their way to better communication and deeper, more fulfilling ways of being with each other. Bravo!”– Daniel J Siegel, MD, psychotherapist, neuroscientist and best selling author.

"Hold Me Tight®" is a registered trademark to Sue Johnson

You may also enjoy reading Sue Johnson’s newest book, Love Sense

Love Sense by Sue Johnson Book Cover

Love Sense by Sue Johnson Book Cover

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