Hold Me Tight® couples enrichment intensive offered in Southern New Hampshire to help you reconnect for a lifetime of Love.The Hold Me Tight® Program was developed by Dr. Sue Johnson and is designed around seven conversations based on the Hold Me Tight book. A substantial body of research outlining the effectiveness of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) now exists. Research studies find that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements.  For more information on EFT research, please see EFT Research

During the program, you will get the tools to help you and your partner foster secure and lasting bonds that last a lifetime.

“In a day, I feel like we gained so much insight into each other, our roles, our cycle, how to diffuse, how to claim it and call it, feel it and heal/repair. This was very beneficial”

You will get the tools to:

  • Recognize the ‘demon dialogues’ that all couples get caught in and discover what you are really trying to say to each other;
  • Explore your feelings and needs underneath your behaviors;
  • Deepen both emotional and physical intimacy;
  • Repair and forgive old attachment injuries; and
  • Discover deep emotional connection that creates greater bonding and can keep your love alive so your relationship becomes the safe harbor it was meant to be.

Over the course of this day intensive held at Bedford, New Hampshire:

  • You will identify and begin repairing old patterns and attachment wounds.
  • You will see how you’re not alone in what you are feeling and experiencing.

Hold Me Tight ® will help you break old destructive patterns and develop a new  way of relating to each other with understanding, empathy and a deeper connection.

“Most amazing transformative couples experience I could imagine. Better than 2 months of marriage counseling. We didn’t just resolve a few problems, we have the framework and tools to deal with all future relationship problems”

A powerful, evidence-based workshop focused on ending negative patterns, improving communication, enhancing intimacy and rekindling love and affection.

Small, Intimate and Supportive

The number of couples are limited to 3 per intensive. Each participant gets to fully practice the tools in a safe and supportive atmosphere. You do not share your private information with the group. You will have separate private areas to practice the tools with your partner.


What is the Refund Policy?

Cancellations will be subject to the following fees:

  • $150* Non-Refundable fee on any cancellation.
What is EFT exactly?

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a well-known humanistic approach to psychotherapy formulated in the 1980’s and developed in tandem with the science of adult attachment, a profound developmental theory of personality and intimate relationships. Attachment views human beings as innately relational, social and wired for intimate bonding with others. The EFT model prioritizes emotion and emotional regulation as the key organizing agents in individual experience and key relationship interactions.

Hold Me Tight presents a streamlined version of EFT. It walks participants through seven conversations that capture the defining moments in a love relationship and instructs how to shape these moments to create a secure and lasting bond.

EFT is endorsed by the American Psychological Association as scientifically proven and widely heralded as one of the most successful approaches to creating loving relationships and lasting bonds.

What are we going to talk about?
We are NOT going to talk about how to argue better, analyze your early childhood, making grand romantic gestures, or experimenting with new sexual positions! We ARE going to talk about how to create and strengthen the emotional bond you share by identifying and transforming the key moments that foster an adult loving relationship.
What’s the content then?

In a nutshell, naming and expressing your feelings, naming and expressing Attachment needs and understanding and expressing Attachment Fears. Most of us react in unskilled ways when our attachment needs are not met. In reality, our responses – that frequently push our partner away, or appear to communicate our desire to give up and turn away – are actually misguided attempts to connect.

HMTP is an educational workshop not meant to replace couples or individual therapy.

Are workshop participants asked to process confidential matters in a group?
No. However, some participants do share their experience during the workshop. Sharing is completely up to whether you want to.
Is HMTP appropriate for couples with an active addiction or domestic violence?
No. Partners that are struggling with an active addiction or domestic violence in their relationship need professional help to create safety before working on creating intimacy. I would be happy to talk with you about your situation and provide appropriate referrals.
What therapeutic follow-up to the workshop is available?
If couples would like to begin counseling, after the completion of the workshop, I will be available or if you prefer another trained EFT therapist, I will give you a referral list for the New Hampshire area.
Fun Facts
The good news is that secure attachment bonds between adult partners can be earned. Partners can learn to risk sharing painful feelings and have an experience of being accepted, seen, heard and valued in the process.

We are wired for connection.

We can rebuild intimacy and emotional connection in our relationship as we understand Love from an attachment perspective.

Is it time to improve your relationship and learn how to communicate in new ways that promote better understanding, closeness and connection?

Refund Policy

Cancellations will be subject to the following fees:

  • $150* Non-Refundable fee on any cancellation.