Hold Me Tight is a 16-hour educational program and book based on the highly successfully, empirically proven emotionally focused therapeutic approach to help couples strengthen their relational bonds. The outstanding success rate of this approach as been heralded in scientific journals, the New York Times and Time magazine.
Hold Me Tight breaks this approach down into seven transforming conversations that use the defining moments in love relationships to foster secure and lasting bonds:
Recognizing Demon Dialogues—Discover what your partner is really trying to say.
Finding the Raw Spots—Look into the feelings underneath the flash reactions.
Revisiting a Rocky Moment—Repair rifts and build emotional safety.
Hold Me Tight—Move into greater accessibility, responsiveness, and engagement.
Forgiving Injuries—Discover how to find and offer forgiveness.
Bonding through Sex and Touch—Discover how emotional connection creates great sex.
Keeping Your Love Alive—Become mindful about maintaining connection.
Who: Couples without serious distress, such as domestic violence, substance abuse, or severe mental illness. Works well as supplement to on-going couple therapy.
How: In addition to practice with your partner and reading the text, you will see video examples of how other real couples learned to step out of negative cycles and create a lifetime of love.
When: Part 1: Saturdays May 4 & 11, 1 to 5:30; Monday May 20, 7 to 9 pm
Part 2: Monday June 3, 7 to 9 pm and Saturday June 8, 1 to 5:30 pm
Follow-up Session: Monday July 15th 7 – 9pm
Cost: $350 per couple for Part 1, $210 for Part 2 (must have completed Part I). Fees include materials, Facilitator instruction, DVD presentations and couples exercises (done in private) and a bonus session.
Where: Mount Vernon Family Therapy, 1707 Belle View Blvd., Alexandria, VA 22307
To Prepare: Read the first three chapters in Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a LIfetime of Love, by Dr. Sue Johnson
To register, Call Kris Rosenthal, LPC, at 703-768-6240.
Visit: http://www.holdmetight.net/index.php for more information on Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and the Hold Me Tight workshops.
A truly revolutionary, breakthrough book…the most important, valuable book for couples published in the 21st century.
—Barry McCarthy, Ph.D.,
author of Getting it Right the First Time
Sue Johnson [is] the most original contributor to couples therapy to come along in the last 30 years. This book will touch your heart, stimulate your mind, and give you practical strategies for improving your marriage. It will be an instant classic.
—William J. Doherty, Ph.D.
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. This fabulous book 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, M.D.,
author of Parenting from the Inside Out
A much needed message to all couples and therapists and I recommend it to all.
—Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.,
author ofGetting the Love You Want and Receiving Love
Hold Me Tightbreaks this approach down into seven transforming conversations that use the defining moments in love relationships to foster secure and lasting bonds.
You will learn how to:
- Break the cycles of frustration and loneliness in your relationship
- Make sense of your own emotions
- Learn about your partner’s inner world
- Create lasting trust and intimacy
- Forgive injuries that destroy trust and safety
- Deepen your romantic/sexual connection