Couples’ Workshops in
Eastern Virginia & Western New York

Are you ready to experience a stronger connection?
Enter a safe environment with a few other couples that share the desire to connect more deeply with their partner.

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Hold Me Tight Workshops

The Hold Me Tight Couples Weekend Workshops are effective, safe, supportive, and validating. Most importantly, they are positive, proactive and fun! The tools you learn will continue to serve your relationship long afterward.

This couples workshop is for committed couples who want to enhance their relationship. Workshops are not recommended for couples with a high level of distress.

There is great emphasis on privacy, comfort, and confidentiality. Further, although we encourage questions and comments, you will not be expected to participate in group discussions. All of the conversations and exercises will be done with your partner privately. All couples regardless of relationship length, relationship status, religious background, or sexual orientation, are welcome at the workshop.

At our Hold Me Tight Workshop learn and experience how to:

  • Affirm strengths in relationship
  • Address negative interaction patterns
  • Understand more clearly each other’s emotions
  • Recognize underlying reasons for conflicts
  • Learn how to repair and forgive
  • Enhance emotional and physical closeness
  • Improve communication
  • Be more accessible, responsive and emotionally engaged with each other (A.R.E.)

Dr Sue Johnson is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) which has demonstrated its effectiveness in over 25 years of peer-reviewed clinical research. The outstanding success of EFT and Attachment Theory has been heralded in many scientific journals, professional magazines and media such as New York Times and Psychology Today.

The focus of EFT is to help partners to understand more clearly each other’s deepest emotions. Feelings are often hidden, unexpressed or misunderstood. Our relationships can be a cause of stress and pain or a source of comfort and joy. In EFT, we help couples learn how to deal with their feelings together, reach towards each other, and be responsive in more loving and positive ways.

The One Day Workshop focuses on the importance of Attachment and Connection in loving relationships with the afternoon focus on promoting intimacy. The Two Day Workshops are designed around seven conversations which increase partner’s levels of emotional safety and connection. Both days will promote intimacy and understanding through:

  • private conversations and exercises
  • specific instructions from trained and qualified presenters

Whether you choose the one or two day workshop, the Hold Me Tight Couples Workshops are effective, safe, supportive, and validating. Most importantly, the time together will be Positive, Proactive and FUN!  The tools you learn will continue to serve your relationship long into the future.