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®Hold Me Tight® Workshops:  Relationship Enhancement Groups for the Public

The Hold Me Tight® Workshop was developed by Dr. Sue Johnson and is designed around seven conversations based on the Hold Me Tight book, all of which have been shown to be essential to successful relations.  You will learn how to understand and improve your relationship through presentations by the workshop leaders, private exercises and conversations with your partner and by watching video demonstrations of other couples.


Examples of Feedback from Past Participants at bottom of page.

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Kauai, HI
Presented by Tanya Gamby
July 1-2, 2017
for more information please go to Kauai Couple Retreat or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Presented by Sam Jinich and Michelle Gannon
July 8-9, 2017
for more information please go to Hold Me Tight Workshop

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Derry City, Northern Ireland
July 8-9, 2017
Presented by Seamus and Bernadette O'Kane
for more information please got to Derry Psychotherapy

Hold Me Tight® Workshop for Orthodox Jewish Couples ~ New York, NY
July 9-10, 2017
Presented by Debi Scimeca-Diaz and Alan Zwerdling
for more information please email Marcy Davidovics at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 917-586-5360

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Scottsdale, AZ
Presented by Rachel Thomas
July 14-15, 2017
for more information please go to Therapy with Heart

Hold Me Tight® Workshop for GLBTQ Couples~ Lakewood, CO
Presented by Robert Allan and Deanne Drda
July 14-15, 2017
for more information please go to Couples Counseling in Lakewood CO®

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Edmonton, AB
Presented by Renata Logan
July 15-16, 2017
for more information please email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 780-935-4413

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Prescott, AZ
Presented by Keith Cross and Sherrina Johnson
July 15-16, 2017
for more information please go to Prescott Relationship Centre

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Denver, CO
Presented by Carema Cook-Masaud
July 22-23, 2017
for more information please go to Center for Compassion

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Tacoma, WA
Presented by Lea Sullivan
July 28-29, 2017
for more information please go to Elpis Counseling or call 253-363-0337 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ San Diego, CA
Presented by Dr. Diana Weiss-Wisdom
July 29-30, 2017
for more information please go to Diana Weiss-Wisdom

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Big Sur, CA
Presented by Sam Jinich and Michelle Gannon
July 30-August 4, 2017
for more information please go to Hold Me Tight Workshop

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ San Diego, CA
Presented by Wanda Garner
August 4-5, 2017
for more information please go to Hold Me Tight Couples Retreat or call 858-381-0468

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Scottsdale, AZ
Presented by Rachel Thomas
August 11-12, 2017
for more information please go to
Therapy with Heart

Hold Me Tight® 2.0 Retreat ~ Flat Rock, NC
for couples who have completed a Hold Me Tight® Workshop
Presented by David Bate and Elli Schmeltekopf
August 12-13, 2017
for more information please go to Hold Me Tight Asheville

Hold Me Tight® Workshop for Therapists ~ Gothenburg, Sweden
Presented by Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen
September 8-9, 2017
for more information please go to Hold Me Tight for Therapists

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Presented by Sam Jinich and Michelle Gannon
September 8-9, 2017
for more information please go to
Hold Me Tight Workshop

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Scottsdale, AZ
Presented by Rachel Thomas
September 8-9, 2017
for more information please go to
Therapy with Heart

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Fort Worth, TX
Presented by Elise Mederos
September 8-9, 2017
for more information please call 817-841-9110 or go to Elise Mederos LPC

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Boca Raton, FL
Presented by Marni Feuerman and Jessica Marchena
September 9, 2017
for more information please go to HMT Florida

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Derry City, Northern Ireland
September 9-10, 2017
Presented by Seamus and Bernadette O'Kane
for more information please got to
Derry Psychotherapy

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Brooklyn, NY
September 15-17, 2017
Presented by Carolyn McIntyre
for more information please go to Carolyn McIntyre

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Atlanta, GA
Presented by Dayle Hoscak, Kathy Lucy and J. Alan Graham
September 16-17, 2017
for more information please go to Hold Me Tight Weekends

Hold Me Tight® Workshop for Christian Couples ~ Denver, CO
Presented by Alex Avila
September 16-17, 2017
for more information please go to Relationship Institute of the Rockies or call 720-316-7771

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Scottsdale, AZ
Presented by Stuart Fensterheim
September 16-17, 2017
for more information please go to The Couples Expert Scottsdale

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Princeton, NJ
Presented by Debi Scimeca-Diaz and Alan Zwerdling
September 22-23, 2017
for more information please go to Emotionally Connected Marriage

Hold Me Tight® Workshop for Therapists and Their Partners ~ Asheville, NC
Presented by David Bate and Elli Schmeltekopf
September 23-24, 2017
for more information please go to Hold Me Tight Asheville

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Easthampton, MA
Presented by Nancy Knudsen
September 23-24, 2017
for more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Minneapolis, MN
Presented by Bernie Slutsky and Fran Zimmerman
September 23-24, 2017
for more information please call 763-541-8176 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Peterborough, ON
Presented by Terry Noble
September 29-October 1, 2017
for more information please call 705-760-5985 or go to Terry Noble

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Redondo Beach, CA
Presented by Betsy Walli and Bahar Delaram
September 30-October 1, 2017
for more information please go to OC Counseling or call 714-584-4447

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ New York, NY
Presented by Elisabeth Brown, Psy.D. and Joan Wolkin, Ph.D.
October 7-8, 2017
for more information please go to Hold Me Tight NJ

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Charleston, SC
Presented by David Bate and Elli Schmeltekopf
October 14-15, 2017
for more information please go to Hold Me Tight Asheville

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Edmonton, AB
Presented by Renata Logan
October 14-15, 2017
for more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 780-935-4413

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Rockville, MD
Presented by Olga Bloch
October 20-21, 2017
for more information please call 240-252-5967 or go to Olga Bloch

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ San Diego, CA
Presented by Wanda Garner
October 20-21, 2017
for more information please go to
Hold Me Tight Couples Retreat or call 858-381-0468

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Scottsdale, AZ
Presented by Rachel Thomas
October 20-21, 2017
for more information please go to Therapy with Heart

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Seattle, WA
Presented by Joseph Losi and Cynthia Benge
October 20-22, 2017
for more information please go to Hold Me Tight Seattle

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Canmore, AB
Presented by Patricia Lavelle and Mel Sanford
October 20-22, 2017
for more information please go to Patricia Lavelle

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Denver, CO
Presented by Carema Cook-Masaud
October 21-22, 2017
for more information please go to Center for Compassion

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Durham, NC
Presented by David Bate and Elli Schmeltekopf
October 21-22, 2017
for more information please go to Hold Me Tight Asheville

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Toronto, ON
Presented by Irene Oudyk-Suk
October 21-23, 2017
for more information please go to Couples in Step or email Irene

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Philadelphia, PA
Presented by Ruth Jampol, PhD and Beth Waks, MSW
October 22, 2017
for more information please go to Philadelphia Couples Workshops

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Richland, WA
Presented by Dr. Carol Ann Conrad
October 27-28, 2017
for more information please go to Hold Me Tight Tri Cities

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Boyertown, PA
Presented by Dr. Carmen Ranalli Morrison
October 28-29, 2017
for more information please call 800-689-0250, ext 2 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to Life-Growth

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Vancouver, BC
Presented by Dr. Carol Flynn and Dr. Jennifer Pringle
October 28 and November 18, 2017
for more information please go to VCFI

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Lake Arrowhead, CA
Presented by Lisa Blum and Silvina Irwin
November 3-5, 2017
for more information please go to EFT Resource Center

Hold Me Tight® Workshop for Christian Couples ~ Langley, BC
Presented by Cameron Keller and Ian Verseveldt
November 3-5, 2017
for more information please go to South Ridge Fellowship Church


Hold Me Tight® Workshop for LGBT Couples ~ Asheville, NC
Presented by David Bate and Elli Schmeltekopf
November 4-5, 2017
for more information please go to Hold Me Tight Asheville

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Atlanta, GA
Presented by Dayle Hoscak, Kathy Lucy and J. Alan Graham
November 4-5, 2017
for more information please go to Hold Me Tight Weekends

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ San Francisco, CA
Presented by Sam Jinich and Michelle Gannon
November 4-5, 2017
for more information please go to
Hold Me Tight Workshop

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Denver, CO
Presented by Alex Avila
November 4-5, 2017
for more information please go to
Relationship Institute of the Rockies or call 720-316-7771

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Asheville, NC
Presented by David Bate and Elli Schmeltekopf
November 11-12, 2017
for more information please go to Hold Me Tight Asheville

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ New Brunswick, NJ
Presented by Elisabeth Brown, Psy.D. and Karen Skean, Ph.D.
November 11-12 2017
for more information please go to Hold Me Tight NJ

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Scottsdale, AZ
Presented by Rachel Thomas
November 17-18, 2017
for more information please go to
Therapy with Heart

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Edmonton, AB
Presented by Renata Logan
November 18-19, 2017
for more information please email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 780-935-4413

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Scottsdale, AZ
Presented by Rachel Thomas
December 8-9, 2017
for more information please go to Therapy with Heart

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ New York, NY
Presented by Elisabeth Brown, Psy.D. and Joan Wolkin, Ph.D.
January 20-21, 2018
for more information please go to Hold Me Tight NJ

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Denver, CO
Presented by Alex Avila
February 10-11, 2018
for more information please go to
Relationship Institute of the Rockies or call 720-316-7771

Hold Me Tight® Retreat ~ San Juanillo, Costa Rica
Presented by Christine Lee and Jodi Rouah
February 24-March 3, 2018
for more information please go to Christie Lee

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ New Brunswick, NJ
Presented by Elisabeth Brown, Psy.D. and Karen Skean, Ph.D.
March 3-4, 2018
for more information please go to Hold Me Tight NJ

Hold Me Tight® Workshop ~ Denver, CO
Presented by Alex Avila
April 28-29, 2018
for more information please go to
Relationship Institute of the Rockies or call 720-316-7771

Past Participant's Feedback

"The experience of the workshop has been an eye-opening one and I'm truly grateful that we came....I will never forget this experience...it's been one of the most meaningful experiences of my relationship with my wife".

"This workshop experience has been one of the most profound experiences of our marriage".

"Thank you so much for this experience.  Thank you for creating a safe environment for me and my wife to share our deepest emotions.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you".

 "The program helped me express some inner feelings that have been buried forever while providing me the tools to begin to communicate them with my wife".

"Thank you thank you thank you...it truly has been wonderful.  I needed to really become focused on how important this relationship is in my life - to cherish and honor what a great fortune and gift I have in my relationship...I have renewed hope and optimism for life".

"I just want to say that this has been the nicest experience my wife and I have had in the entire 15 years that her and I have had as a couple.  For that, I can't thank you enough".