Hold Me Tight® is a two-day intensive workshop based in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy by Sue Johnson, created for couples struggling with communication, intimacy and security. This workshop is held in Knoxville, Tennessee to help couples heal broken bonds and create a more secure, intimate relationship.

​Everyone needs a secure bond with another. This bond offers us a safe haven in the world. Couples get in distress when they become disconnected and that bond does not feel secure. This is a transformative workshop based on the therapy model Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy by Sue Johnson. This workshop will help you better understand romantic love and the pivotal moves and moments that define you relationships. It will help you better understand yours and your partner’s emotional responses and needs and you’ll be able to describe and control negative interactions and spirals that create pain and distance. You will be able to shape the positive moments of reaching and responding that create a secure bond. A safe, loving, lasting love is entirely possible if we have a map. This is an educational workshop that provides that map. 


Testimonial for a recent attendee:

“The Hold Me Tight Workshop was undoubtedly one of the most productive weekends my wife and I have had in our relationship together.

Not exactly knowing what to expect, I entered the weekend a bit skeptical and concerned that this wouldn’t be for us. By the end of the first day, I felt closer to my wife than I have in the past 10 years. While the workshop took honesty and a certain amount of willingness to trust the proposed model, it was presented in a supportive and safe environment with the appropriate amount of guidance. We really loved the engaging, nurturing, and devoted attitudes of Dana and Jodi.

The entire weekend presented us a safe place to explore our connections and find ways to strengthen our bonds and heal old wounds. It allowed both of us to identify and share with each other the deeper emotions behind our surface actions. We both feel like we now have an excellent foundation to continue moving forward in our marriage.

We very strongly recommend this workshop for any and all couples. What a great weekend!” Knoxville workshop attendee


Hold Me Tight® will help you and your partner feel safe, secure and connected by enabling you to:

Understand the underlying reasons you get into struggles over and over.

Change negative patterns that leave you frustrated, angry and hurting.

​ Express needs and longings

​ Engage in conversations keeping your love alive and secure.



Together you will have 7 guided conversations to help you:

Understand the science of love and bonding.

​Identify your negative cycle.

Find and understand your raw spots.

Stop the cycle and begin healing.

Forgive injuries.

Bond through becoming accessible, responsive and engaged.