Hold Me Tight®

Hold Me Tight® is a registered trademark to Sue Johnson

Upcoming Dates: May 4-5, 2019

Couples Weekend Retreat

Based on the book: Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

This workshop can help repair, enhance, and continually grow your love relationship by deepening your connection and closeness with your partner. The workshop uses core concepts from Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), the most successful couple therapy model substantiated by research. In this empowering and energizing workshop you will learn to understand your needs in your love relationship and how to respond to those of your partner while creating a positive, loving, and lasting bond.

Conversations for Connection:

  • The workshop is designed for all couples in a committed relationship – looking to deepen connection.
  • Hear engaging, but brief presentations and watch video clips to learn the tools for creating and maintaining a life-long loving connection.
  • Practice in private with your partner the conversations that will bring you closer together.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of one another’s needs so that you can stay engaged and not get derailed.
  • Strengthen and Deepen loving connection.
  • The retreat does not require the anyone share anything in a large group setting as the “work” is done by each couple with privacy. Participants are welcome to share insights in the larger group during video and teaching presentations, but it is not required.

    Comments from past participants:

    “Thank you both, this has been truly an amazing experience and exactly what we needed to help our distressed marriage.”

    “…demystifies love and connection and makes me feel as there’s hope for me and for us in love.”

    “As information and ideas were presented that are sometimes challenging to relationships, the support and caring attitudes of Wendy and Sabrina were helpful.”

    “…this framework gave me a new approach to begin to address my own approach I take in relationships and to better understand where my husband is coming from…”

    “This stuff is so practical!”

    What leading relationship experts and authors say about Hold Me Tight®

    “At last a road map through Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with its creator. Dr. Johnson’s superb science, humor, and clinical wisdom are finally accessible to all of us. I couldn’t pick a smarter, warmer and more real guide for this journey.”

    John Gottman, PhDbestselling author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work and co-author of And Baby Makes Three

    “Dr. Sue Johnson is the most original contributor to couples therapy to come along in the last thirty years. This book will touch your heart, stimulate your mind and give you practical strategies for improving your relationship.”

    William J. Doherty, PhDAuthor of Take Back Your Marriage

    “A much-needed message to all couples and therapists, and I recommend it to all.”

    Harville Hendrix, PhDAuthor of Getting the Love You Want

    Read the Book

    Reading the book: “Hold Me Tight” can enhance your experience of the workshop and it can be purchased below.

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    Workshop Details

    I will be co-facilitating this weekend with another therapist and if you click on her name you can check out her website:  Sabrina Fruci, MSW, RSW


    Our up-coming workshops will be held downtown St. Catharines in a comfortable office building with plenty of parking!

    Free street parking is available


    Friday, October 19 or May 55:00pm – 9:00pm
    Saturday, October 20 or May 69:30am – 4:30pm
    Sunday, October 21 or May 79:30am – 1:30pm


    $550 per couple early bird registration fee*$625 per couple after September 28, 2018 and April 14, 2018Includes refreshments and lunch on Saturday.*Wendy and Sabrina are Registered Social Workers – cost of retreat may be covered by an employee benefit plan.

    If you have questions about the services that I provide, feel free to call me at 905-650-2057.