What is this “Hold Me TightⓇ workshop” anyway, and how would it benefit our relationship?
A Hold Me TightⓇ workshop is a structured relationship focused program, developed by the founder of Emotionally Focused Therapy (aka EFT) Dr. Sue Johnson. In Sue’s approach, she speaks of the universal need for adult relationships to have a sense of safety and security to thrive.
Per Dr. Johnson’s extensive research, as human beings, we are not wired to be alone in the world. We need other humans to be close with, to survive and feel well. For children it is their family of origin, their caregivers. For adults, it is our romantic partners, people we share life with. The Hold Me TightⓇ Workshop focuses on these romantic relationships, giving participants a roadmap on how to find deep closeness, so their partnerships may thrive.
When our connection with our romantic partner(s) are strong and solid, it can create a sense of stability and security. When there is a feeling of stability and security in relationships, no matter what challenges the outside world brings forward, we have have a place to come to for comfort and reassurance. We find home in our relationship, where we are reminded that we are good, we are loved and we are not alone. It is a powerful dynamic. Here we can catch a breath, recharge, and then go out and face the world once again. The security of our relationship translates to our sense of security in the world.
At times when the bonds with our most important people are shaken or weakened, we don’t just get saddened, we become distraught and restless. We hurt deeply, and the impact of this pain is profound.
The Hold Me TightⓇ workshop gives tools to partners to help find each other again and learn ways to turn into one another for support. This workshop will give your relationship a roadmap to face life challenges together in safety and closeness. The program is designed to help couples realign and deepen their connection, to get back to feeling more secure in their relationship, and to grow together.
After the weekend workshop you will leave with a blueprint on how to build a connection together that is deep, honest, and safe. You will walk out with your hearts soft toward one another, and with the tools to hold the gift of your relationship with newness.
We invite you to join us on October 7th and 8th at McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell. My colleague, Celeste, and I would love to be on this journey with you.