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

  • Cost

    $649 per couple

  • Hampton Inn

    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?

  • Pre-Marital Couples

  • Newlywed Couples

  • 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


The tools that we received from this seminar were exceptional. We made an incredible amount of progress.

This workshop helped us to reconnect and finally have real conversations that have helped us to really heal.

My wife and I have been married 50 years and still had some big breakthroughs in understand and being able to work on the emotions that are the underlying reason for our fights. If you are willing to be open, this retreat will change your relationship for the better!

I wish my husband and I took this HMT workshop when we were newlyweds.

We have been married 10 years and came in at the end of our rope. We’re leaving feeling connected, renewed, and for the first time in a long time, hopeful.

Finally we got to the core of our devastating cycle and I have hope.

We have been seeing a counselor for over 18 months and while much progress has been made through our weekly visits, it was hard to see the whole picture with this extended time and an opportunity to see and experience the entire roadmap of EFT.

Going through the HMT "process" has helped my husband and I communicate more effectively. Knowing what the demon dialogue does to us & how to stop our dance has been pivotal to us really letting each other in.

Dr. Conrad was engaging and encouraging to us!

HMT was a great place to open up and really explore our relationship & feelings in a safe & encouraging environment.

If you are open, I guarantee you will learn how to create love and trust in this workshop!

HMT helped us find the core of our relationship difficulty.

I think EVERY couple should do this!

Well worth the time!


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.

If my partner and I are already in couples counseling, will this retreat be helpful?

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.

Does everyone talk together about their intimate relationships with the group?

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!

How are the partner exercises facilitated?

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.

What if my partner is reluctant to come to the retreat, but I want to go?

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.

Will there be a lot of lecture?

We try to balance content, practice, examples, humor, and discussion to keep it lively and engaging. No boring lectures! ​


  • October 15-16th 2021

  • Cost

    $649 per couple

    $599 for early birds (offer expires Sept. 30th)

    CODE: HMT50

  • Hampton Inn

    486 Bradley Blvd.
    Richland, WA 99352