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Hold Me Tight:

Conversations for Connection  

The Hold Me Tight: Conversations for Connection program is a structured program for couples and individuals who prefer an educational approach to learning ways to improve their relationships. The program is based on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and utilizes the book Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson. This content can be presented in private or group format. The workshop format provides 16 hours of study and may be scheduled in a variety of ways - for example, in 2-hour sessions over 8 weeks, in two weekends, or in one long weekend.  


The first session focuses on the theory and science of relationship. The remaining sessions focus on helping couples and individuals shape and use the seven conversations laid out in the book. Participants are encouraged to obtain the book before sessions begin.


For questions about private sessions, up-coming workshops, or to arrange a workshop for your organization, contact Melinda. 


For more information on EFT, see the "About EFT" heading under the Couple Journeys tab on this site or click here.

Acclaim for 

Hold Me Tight:


"A truly revolutionary, breakthrough book... the most important, valuable book for couples published in the 21st Century."

Barry McCarthy, Ph.D.,

author of 63 books including Discover Your Couples' Sexual Style.



"There's something appealing about this book's honest, no-holds-barred approach. By creating complete emotional safety and by willing to be fearless about it, it seems to me, not only can real love be kept alive, it can flourish."

Boston Globe


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