Hold Me Tight®
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Couples Relationship Enhancement Workshop

Virtual Weekend Workshop via Zoom

May 27/28, 2023

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

Cost: $650 USD per couple.  Early Bird Rate: $600 USD by May 13

Online Registration

Hold Me Tight is a relationship educational program and a book by Dr. Sue Johnson based on the new science of love and the wisdom of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT).  The outstanding success rate of this approach has been heralded in scientific journals, The New York Times, and Time magazine.

Hold Me Tight breaks this approach down into seven transforming conversations that use the defining moments in love relationships to foster secure and lasting bonds:

Research Studies on Hold Me Tight®

Hold Me Tight® is an intimate relationship practice-based program developed by Dr. Susan Johnson. Dr. Johnson is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of couples therapy.  Research shows that their work, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), helps 75% of couples move from a place of disconnection or loneliness to one of connection and closeness. Better yet, 90%of these couples kept their connection over time! International publications show positive results in more than 20 studies with couples therapy focused on emotions.  Hold Me Tight®, 16 hours of focused relationship is equivalent to 4 months of therapy.


If you're just starting your relationship and want to know how to do it right ...

If you've been together for a while and just need a tune-up ...

If you've lost that special connection and want to get it back ...

If you've tried marriage counselling before without success ...

Even if you are thinking about getting divorced ...consider joining the program.

This program works well as a supplement to ongoing couple therapy.  Couples with serious distress, such as domestic violence, substance abuse, or severe mental health challenges will need specialized interventions and support. 


We will work through the seven conversations and you will view video clips of real couples who have worked through each conversation.  As a couple, you will have opportunities to privately do the exercises regarding these conversations.

Workshop Format:

The Workshop is taught by Debbie Wang, MSW, PhD specialized and trained in this technique along with 2-3 roving therapists to help couples during the private conversations. This workshop will be completely online through ZOOM and consists of 7 conversations to improve the bond in the couple. Each conversation will have two stages: a psycho-educational content about love and a practical one guiding the couple to conversations. The key concepts of each module will be taught altogether. Meanwhile, breakout rooms will be used for couples' conversations to ensure comfort and intimacy. The couple will work PRIVATELY and in a safe space to develop the conversation. 

There will be NO asking for sharing experiences if they do not want to. That is, couples will not share any of their personal challenges and/or relational struggles with other couples.

During the weekend workshop, you will:

  1. Learn about love and attachment

  2. Begin to make sense of your own and your partner’s emotions and needs

  3. Understand how love goes wrong

  4. Identify stuck points in your relationship

  5. Learn how to talk about hurts without getting stuck

  6. Learn how to apologize and forgive

  7. Discover ways to keep love alive in your relationship

 Why Online?

You can do this Workshop anywhere you have a consistently strong internet connection. You and your partner can 'escape' to the destination of your choice, yet still work on your relationship. Knowing that many couples are in long distance relationships. Even if you can't be in the same location, you can still attend this together.

 Worried about too much screen time?

I would too. Due to that, I balance my workshop between information, video clips, interactions and your practice time. I am skilled in creating a virtual space that is engaging and conductive for learning to enhance participants’ experience.

 Knowledge -> Practice -> Mastery

Practice makes progress. Upon completion of the program, you are eligible to sign up for the ongoing monthly HMT Café to hone your skills ONE conversation at a time. This is the most-cost/time effective way to continue strengthening your relationship! Don’t do this alone, we are stronger together.

 Still not sure?

No worries! This is an investment of time, money, and emotional energy. I want to support you doing what is 'right' for you.  No matter what you decide, I want your relationship to succeed!

See other HMT programs offered around the world.


What Leading Researchers Have Said About Hold Me Tight

Trained by Dr. Sue Johnson and her colleagues, Debbie Wang will show you how to create a safe emotional bond that can last a lifetime.

Hope to see you there!