Hold Me Tight®
Date & Time:
This workshop is divided over two session in October 2021. Couples must be able to attend the entirety of both sessions to participate.
Session 1: Friday, October 15th, 12-5PM EST
Session 2: Friday, October 22nd, 12-5PM EST
George W. Bitar, Ph.D., LMFT, Certified Emotionally Focused Therapy Practitioner
James McCracken, MSW, LCSW, DCSQ, Certified Emotionally Focused Therapy Practitioner and Supervisor
Greg Cheney, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC, Certified Emotionally Focused Therapy Practitioner, Supervisor, & Trainer
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: $499 per couple (includes a workbook that will be delivered over email in PDF form)
Engaging your thinking brain and your experiencing brain, the workshop moves back and forth from didactic topical presentations to couple-specific experiential exercises (with individualized assistance as needed). We offer an engaging, safe, non-blaming, non-shaming experience for all couples in attendance.
In addition to covering the the cutting-edge science of emotion and attachment theory, the sessions are also built around the following exercises:
Session 1: Demon Dialogues & Raw Spots
Exercise 1: Recognizing Demon Dialogues- Identifying the negative patterns that take over relationships and learning to hear each other in a non-blaming and non-defensive way.
Exercise 2: Finding the Raw Spots – Looking under each partner’s automatic reactions during conflicts to identify the sore feelings underneath.
Session 2: Revisiting a Rocky Moment & Connecting More Deeply
Exercise 1: Revisiting a Rocky Moment – Finding successful de-escalation of a demon dialogue and learning to repair rifts and build emotional safety.
Exercise 2: Hold Me Tight – Each partner moving into being more emotionally accessible, responsive, and engaged with each other.
Hold Me Tight® Couple Workshops are not appropriate for couples currently experiencing any of the following relationship betrayals:
One or both partners actively involved with an unapproved person (i.e. an affair)
One or both partners act (or threaten to act) abusively including: 1) physical violence towards the other partner, children, pets, 2) other family restriction of the other’s rights and resources (i.e. restriction of movement or association), or 3) One or both partners actively engaged in addictive behaviors (i.e. drug and/or alcohol abuse)
Couples having any of these experiences should not register for this workshop, and should instead seek appropriate related professional services. Couples who have had any of these experiences in the past, but are not actively experiencing them are appropriate and welcome to register.
Cancellations made up to 15 day prior to the workshop will be given a full refund less a $75 processing fee.
No refunds for cancellation 15 days or less from the date of the workshop.