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Hold Me Tight® Workshops For Couples

A Relationship Enhancement Workshop for Couples

The Hold Me Tight® Workshop, is a relationship enhancement group for the public held in various locations across the world.

Is the Hold Me Tight® Program for you? 

  • Would you like a closer relationship to your partner?
  •  Do you sometimes get stuck in old repetitive patterns?
  •  Would you like to strengthen the bond between you?
  •  Repair an old hurt? Deepen your sense of emotional safety and connection? 

This program guides partners to become more attuned, trusting, and open with each other and to more easily handle day-to-day stress and conflict. Based on the book Hold Me Tight®, by Dr. Susan Johnson, we will discuss key relationship concepts, watch demonstrative videos clips, and do guided conversations designed to strengthen and deepen a couple’s emotional connection. All experiential exercises take place between partners in order to maintain personal privacy and provide safety. 


Hold Me Tight® Workshop - Northampton, MA
with Ross W. Hackerson, LMFT

October 21 and 22, 2017

Please contact Ross W. Hackerson, LMFT at 413-210-3739, or RolferRoss@comcast.net for flyers or more information. Assistants are also welcome.


Hold Me Tight® Hold Me Just Right - Northampton MA
Facilitated by Nancy Knudsen, LMFT and Micheal Moran, LCSW, CST

December 9–10, 2017 ‑ Saturday 9–5, Sunday, 10–4
Smith College Conference Center • 51 College Lane Northampton, MA

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Why is it so hard to reach and maintain the flow of authentic sexual connection with our intimate partner over time? How is it that our signals get distorted and misunderstood? What is behind all that avoidance that one or both of us has fallen into? How can we enhance what has become too predictable a routine?

This workshop is designed for couples who have either done the Hold Me Tight Program or worked with a therapist using the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) model and have some familiarity with their cycle of relationship distress.  We will use variations of the Hold Me Tight conversations to explore how the emotional obstacles to closeness get in the way of our sending clear signals about our fears and longings for physical and sexual intimacy. We will use a variety of modalities to gain understanding of what we and our partners truly long for. In addition, we will review state of the art research about the range of sexual experience in committed relationships and what can be done to overcome barriers towards achieving greater sexual satisfaction.

Couples will:

  • Learn about the blocks to intimacy and physical closeness
  • Explore negative cycles related to sexualy intimacy and touch
  • Hear about state of the art research on sexuality in committed relationships
  • Learn more about each partner’s desire and how to re-start or enhance this important bond
  • Discover new ways of breathing life into your sexual connection

Open to couples of all backgrounds and persuasions. All conversations will take place between partners with assistance from our highly qualified roving therapists as needed. In a weekend format, this couples workshop serves as a relationship retreat. Homework will be given on Saturday night, so it is optimal for couples to plan to spend time together without distractions.

Taking place at the scenic Smith College Conference Center, participants will have access to walks around campus during the breaks. Lunch is available for purchase at the Smith College Student Center or in downtown Northampton.

Hold Me Tight® is a registered trademark of Dr. Sue Johnson.

Registration link is: http://www.coupleandfamilyinstitute.com/public-register/?regid=1036


The Hold Me Tight® Program: Conversations for Connection
Instructor: Nancy Knudsen, LMFT

February 10-11, 2018, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-4
Smith College Conference Center, 51 College Lane, Northampton, MA

$450 Early Bird/ 495 after January 26

Is this Program for You?
This program teaches couples to become more attuned, trusting, and open with each other and to more easily handle day-to-day stress and conflict. Based on the book Hold Me Tight, we will discuss key relationship concepts, watch demonstrative video clips, and do guided conversations designed to strengthen and deepen a couple's emotional connection. All experiential exercises take place between partners in order to maintain personal privacy and provide safety. Since this is an educational program and is not therapy, a phone or email screening will be done prior to enrollment.

In a weekend format, this couples workshop serves as a relationship retreat. Taking place at the scenic Smith College Conference Center, participants will have access to walks around campus during the breaks. Lunch is available for purchase at the Smith College Student Center or in downtown Northampton.

Hold Me Tight® is a registered trademark of Dr. Sue Johnson.

Registration link is: http://www.coupleandfamilyinstitute.com/public-register/?regid=1061


Hold Me Tight® Workshop - Westford, MA
with Cheryl Sutherland

Coming in February TBA

Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-3
Tranquility Yoga suite, 235 Littleton Rd, Westford, MA

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Cheryl Sutherland, Facilitator, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and a certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) psychotherapist in Westford, MA. Cheryl is listed on Dr. Sue Johnson’s website, www.ICEEFT.com, the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy. Details about Cheryl’s practice can be found on www.PsychologyToday.com.


The Hold Me Tight® Program: Conversations for Connection - Northampton, MA
Instructor: Nancy Knudsen, LMFT

May 5-6, 2018, Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-4
Smith College Conference Center, 51 College Lane, Northampton, MA 01060

$450 Early Bird/ 495 after April 20

Is this Program for You?
This program teaches couples to become more attuned, trusting, and open with each other and to more easily handle day-to-day stress and conflict. Based on the book Hold Me Tight, we will discuss key relationship concepts, watch demonstrative video clips, and do guided conversations designed to strengthen and deepen a couple's emotional connection. All experiential exercises take place between partners in order to maintain personal privacy and provide safety. Since this is an educational program and is not therapy, a phone or email screening will be done prior to enrollment.

In a weekend format, this couples workshop serves as a relationship retreat. Taking place at the scenic Smith College Conference Center, participants will have access to walks around campus during the breaks. Lunch is available for purchase at the Smith College Student Center or in downtown Northampton.

Hold Me Tight® is a registered trademark of Dr. Sue Johnson.

Registration: http://www.coupleandfamilyinstitute.com/public-register/?regid=1062