Hold Me Tight® is a two-day intensive weekend workshop for couples.
Hold Me Tight® is a two-day intensive workshop based in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy by Sue Johnson, created for couples struggling with communication, intimacy and security. This workshop is held in Knoxville, Tennessee to help couples heal broken bonds and create a more secure, intimate relationship.
Everyone needs a secure bond with another. This bond offers us a safe haven in the world. Couples get in distress when they become disconnected and that bond does not feel secure. This is a transformative workshop based on the therapy model Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy by Sue Johnson. This workshop will help you better understand romantic love and the pivotal moves and moments that define you relationships. It will help you better understand yours and your partner's emotional responses and needs and you'll be able to describe and control negative interactions and spirals that create pain and distance. You will be able to shape the positive moments of reaching and responding that create a secure bond. A safe, loving, lasting love is entirely possible if we have a map. This is an educational workshop that provides that map.
Testimonial from our recent workshop: “The Hold Me Tight Workshop was undoubtedly one of the most productive weekends my wife and I have had in our relationship together. Not exactly knowing what to expect, I entered the weekend a bit skeptical and concerned that this wouldn’t be for us. By the end of the first day, I felt closer to my wife than I have in the past 10 years. While the workshop took honesty and a certain amount of willingness to trust the proposed model, it was presented in a supportive and safe environment with the appropriate amount of guidance. We really loved the engaging, nurturing, and devoted attitudes of Dana and Jodi.
The entire weekend presented us a safe place to explore our connections and find ways to strengthen our bonds and heal old wounds. It allowed both of us to identify and share with each other the deeper emotions behind our surface actions. We both feel like we now have an excellent foundation to continue moving forward in our marriage.
We very strongly recommend this workshop for any and all couples. What a great weekend!” ~ Knoxville workshop attendee
2018 Hold Me Tight® Workshop Schedule (Click on a date below to register) Cost is $695 per couple. Register now for Early Bird Pricing of $500
Hold Me Tight® workshops are held from 8:30am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, with an hour and half break for lunch on your own each midday.
Coffee, water and light snacks will be provided throughout the workshop.
The workshops are held at 10421 Hickory Path Way, Suite 102 Knoxville, TN 37922
For those coming from out of town, recommended area hotels and restaurants will be provided.
The cost for the weekend is $695 per couple. (Early Bird Pricing Available)
The workshop format will be broken up into multiple segments where you will have opportunityto work on exercises privately as a couple.
Group size is limited to 10 couples. You will not be asked, or required, to share during the group portions of the weekend.
It is highly recommended that you read Hold Me Tight, the 7 Conversations of Love by Sue Johnson prior to attending the workshop.
Additional testimonials from our recent workshop: "I left the weekend with a renewed sense of hope and investment in my relationship. Hold Me Tight was relationship changing. After years of slowly disconnecting, my husband and I had difficulty communicating and lacked real intimacy. Hold Me Tight provided us with a new understanding of where we are, how we got here, and what happens to us when things feel bad. We both left the weekend finally feeling seen and understood, and most importantly, we felt reconnected. Dana and Jodi are amazing and I am confident that part of our experience was the direct result of their guidance and intervention. This is a must for every couple! " ~ Knoxville workshop attendee "This is a must for every couple! We learned more during this workshop than we have in 13 years of marriage with 3 other counselors. I see my husband in a loving way again and have an understanding that he loves me. I have a renewed sense of hope and looking forward to investing in our relationship. I feel like we are teammates again!" ~ Knoxville workshop attendee
What is a Hold Me Tight® workshop?
The Hold Me Tight® workshop is a registered trademark of Sue Johnson, the founder of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. It is for any couple who may be struggling in their relationship, or any couple who wishes to strengthen their bond and connection with one another and deepen intimacy.
Research studies find that 70-75% of couples who participate in Emotionally Focused Therapy move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvement. Hold Me Tight® workshops can help you and your partner rediscover the closeness and connection you once cherished.
How will this Hold Me Tight® workshop help us?
Hold Me Tight® will help you and your partner feel safe, secure and connected by enabling you to: Understand the underlying reasons you get into struggles over and over. Change negative patterns that leave you frustrated, angry and hurting. Express needs and longings Engage in conversations keeping your love alive and secure.
What will be doing?
There will be portions of the weekend where we will meet as a group. You will not be asked, nor required, to participate during group time. You will primarily be presented with information and in learning mode. You will then break off into private time with your partner to do various exercises. As you and your partner work through these exercises, therapists will be checking in with you and available if you find yourselves a bit stuck.
Through a series of seven conversations, as a couple, you will learn: • The science of attachment, our wired in need for connection, acceptance and support from our intimate partner • The patterns of interaction that prevent or sabotage the very closeness we seek • To become aware of those patterns when they appear, and learn to stop them • To establish new patterns of communicating and connecting, based on love and the need for attachment • To carry this new understanding and new skills forward in time, to continue to nourish, deepen and grow your relationship.
Who this program is not appropriate for?
This program is not appropriate when:
There is an explicit and obvious lack of commitment to the growth of the relationship by one partner.
There is evidence of significant physical or emotional abuse in the relationship to the point that one person feels fear of the other.
There is an active ongoing substance abuse addiction or an active affair going on with one partner.
Who are the facilitators?
Dana Vince, MA, LPC/MHSP EFT Supervisor Certified EFT Therapist Learn more about Dana HERE
Jodi Clarke, MA, LPC/MHSP EFT Trained Therapist Learn more about Jodi HERE
We are a group of therapists dedicated to providing our Knoxville community the utmost therapeutic service and care, using the evidence-based model of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for individuals, couples and families.
In addition, we are dedicated to teaching and training other therapists in the Knoxville community who are interested in practicing EFT.
10421 Hickory Path Way, Suite 102 Knoxville, TN 37922