The Hold Me Tight® Program was developed by Dr. Sue Johnson and is designed around seven conversations based on the Hold Me Tight book. A substantial body of research outlining the effectiveness of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) now exists. Research studies find that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements.  For more information on EFT research, please see EFT Research   

During the program, you will get the tools to help you and your partner foster secure and lasting bonds that last a lifetime. You will learn how to understand and improve your relationship through presentations, private exercises and conversations with your partner and by watching video demonstrations of other couples, in either 8 weekly group sessions or an intensive 2 day weekend workshop.

Classroom learning and practice of mindfulness will be interwoven into each of the conversations and will include some gentle, adaptive mindful movement, helpful meditative exercises and breathing practice. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a well-defined and systematic patient-centered educational approach which uses relatively intensive training in mindfulness meditation to teach people how to take better care of themselves.

You will get the tools to:

      • Recognize the ‘demon dialogues’ that all couples get caught in and discover what you are really trying to say to each other
      • Explore your feelings and needs underneath your behaviors
      • Deepen both emotional and physical intimacy
      • Repair and forgive old attachment injuries
      • Discover deep emotional connection that creates greater bonding and can keep your love alive so your relationship becomes the safe harbor it was meant to be

Hold Me Tight® Workshop: This workshop is designed to be intense and effective. Over one weekend, we will meet over 15 hours– the equivalent of almost 4 months of weekly therapy sessions. Your personal information will not be shared with others; you benefit from shared learning and group interaction. Due to the fast learning curve, the weekend structure of this workshop is ideal for those couples with busy schedules, needing to see change quickly or wanting a cost-effective option to traditional weekly couples therapy sessions. 

Hold Me Tight® 8 weekly series: The heart and hope of this series of conversations is to move partners into being more accessible, emotionally responsive, and deeply engaged with each other. Your personal information will not be shared with others. Next offered October 5th through November 23rd, 2019