Hold Me Tight® A Marriage Workshop for Couples
Hold Me Tight® Tri-Cities is an interactive retreat for couples based on the award-winning book and research-based retreat designed by Dr. Sue Johnson.
October 15-16th 2021
$649 per couple
486 Bradley Blvd.
Richland, WA 99352
Support, Repair, Forgive Helping Couples Connect & Deepen Their Love
In this 2-day retreat, we focus on helping you as a couple learn about the patterns that keep you from connecting with each other. We offer you understanding of the new science of love and how it applies directly to your relationship. We help you not only learn, but have an experience of moving closer together for deeper emotional intimacy, and we support you in repairing hurt and damaged bonds. We help you reconnect and learn to forgive for a life-time of love.
Understand How Your Inner Dialogue Affects Your Connection to Your Partner
Heal and Repair Old Relationship Hurts and Arguments
Learn New Ways to Communicate Your Feelings, Hurts, and Needs
Deepen Your Emotional and Physical Intimacy
Who is a HMT Workshop For?
Married Couples That Want to Make Their Marriage Work
Couples of All Races, Genders, and Sexual Orientations
This Workshop is Not Appropriate for:
Couples Who Have Recent Trauma with Infidelity
Couples Where There is Physical Abuse
Couples Where One or Both Partners Have Significant Mental Health Distress (Severe Depression/Bipolar) That is Unregulated and/or Untreated
What to Expect When Attending this Workshop
This retreat is for couples that have struggled for years to be close, as well as couples who just want to enhance their relationship and deepen their intimacy.
This workshop will include:
Video presentations of sessions with couples
Presentations and demonstrations of the principles of EFT designed by Sue Johnson
Exercises to help you have real and important conversations with your partner that enhance your awareness of each other's emotional experience and create intimate connection
Support from trained EFT therapists during practice exercises
A Hold Me Tight® workbook with information and homework exercises to take with you and practice later
Frequently Asked Questions About the Hold Me Tight® Marriage Workshop
Not sure whether this is right for you? Have more questions about what to expect? Read our FAQs and reach out to us if you have additional questions.
Absolutely! Hold Me Tight© is VERY helpful to couples already in counseling, whether its EFT couples counseling or not. The work you will do in a HMT retreat will certainly enhance and move you along in your couples counseling. Other couples find it helpful and want to go to therapy after attending a Hold Me Tight© retreat. We can help you with a referral.
The program is psycho-educational and no one is required, nor encouraged to share private information about themselves. The sharing is encouraged to be real and authentic but appropriate for the setting and not extremely detailed. It's not group therapy. Detailed information may be shared during the couple exercises with your partner. It's not a "kumbaya" experience, it's meant to help you grow closer with your partner, not with the group!
When couples talk to each other during the exercises, each conversation creates a little "bubble" with the other conversations appearing as white noise in the background. This keeps the conversation private, even from those next to each other. If the couple gets stuck and wants help, they can raise their hand and one of the EFT therapists assisting will come and help the couple move through the exercise. Many have remarked that this is the most helpful part of the entire program.
If your partner is at least WILLING to come, we will do the rest! There is often a hesitancy or a fear for one or both partners coming into the retreat. Most often, once the couple gets there and begins to participate and see others participating, the fears dissipate and they will really enjoy and engage in the retreat.
We try to balance content, practice, examples, humor, and discussion to keep it lively and engaging. No boring lectures!