You have heard about the “Hold Me Tight”® Workshop. You are hopeful it might make the difference, or at least a difference in your relationship. This is a big decision; you want to get this right.
Whether you attend my Workshop or one presented by another, consider the following questions to make the best choice that is right for you.
Questions to consider:
How many couples will attend? The more couples at a workshop, the less attention each couple will receive and quieter couples may end up lost in the crowd.
I purposefully keep my Workshop limited to a maximum of 4 couples. This low number guarantees I get to know each couple on a personal level, you are assisted during every Conversation, and I address your unique relationship challenges during the Workshop.
How comfortable is the space? A weekend is a long time and you are sharing personal and difficult conversations. The space needs to be private and conducive to connecting.
My space is a beautifully decorated home that has separate rooms for each couple to converse in. During warmer weather, couples go outside and relax in the Adirondack chairs, under the pergola, or perhaps alongside the flower beds on a blanket. Couples find the company of my small dog to be comforting as she relaxes close by.
“Hold Me Tight”® is based on 7 Conversations; are all the Conversations presented? Surprisingly, some workshops do not include the essential Conversations related to handling rocky moments or sexuality.
This Workshop is based on the premise that there are 7 Conversations couples need to have to be successful in their relationships. That is the Workshop protocol that Dr. Sue Johnson established and in my Workshop, I cover all 7 Conversations.
How will the work you do be shared with your individual or couples therapist? The Workshop will teach you a lot about yourself and your relationship. This information is helpful if you are working with other therapists.
I want your gains to be transferred to your therapist. With your permission, I contact your therapist to discuss what you learned. I also summarize what was taught over the weekend and make clinical recommendations based on your work and my observations. This optional 4-page written report is sent to your therapist, for an additional charge of $75 per therapist.
What kind of follow-up and continued support is provided? Couples do well at these workshops…away from the stress of home and under the supervision of a therapist. The work continues at home, though, and couples often need supports as they navigate their old patterns with new tools.
In my opinion, the follow-up and support is the most critical. It doesn’t matter what you learned if you forget it after the weekend. Because I want you to succeed, I have 3 components to help you take home what you learn:
- During the first week, I send a follow-up email to address questions/concerns.
- During the second week, I meet with you for a 30-minute video session to review your use of the tools.
- You are then eligible to participate in video coaching sessions with me that strengthen your ability to do these Conversations on your own. This is a paid service that can be accessed as frequently or as minimally as you and your relationship need.
“Hold Me Tight”® Workshops are amazing, powerful, and transformational.
As great as they are, they are not all alike.
I share this with you, because I want you to succeed.