Want to revitalize your commitment to your partner? This workshop will help you to do just that.

Based on the work of Dr. Sue Johnson, the creator of Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and author of Hold Me Tight. A 1 1/2 day training in the heart of Cache Valley will help you:

  1. Understand the real reasons you get into the same relationship struggles over and over

  2. Change damaging patterns that leave you both frustrated, angry & hurting

  3. Learn and practice conversations that will keep your love alive and secure


Hold Me Tight couples workshops include:

  • Lively discussion about the science of love and importance of human connection

  • Demonstration of the common cycles in relationships that leave both partners frustrated and alone

  • Viewing and discussion of video taped sessions of couples working through the Emotionally Focused Therapy process

  • Practice exercises with your partner to create greater awareness and understanding of your respective emotional experience

  • A Hold Me Tight workbook full of information and exercises to guide practice and emotional deepening of your relationship at home

  • A copy of the book Hold Me Tight, a workbook to take home to continue your learning


"The Hold Me Tight Workshop provides couples with tangible tools to use in their relationships. It really provides the framework for positive communication and creating a healthy bond between partners."

"The workshop is refreshing and really helpful. Give insights and perspectives that you might not be aware of."

"This workshop came at a time when my husband and I were struggling in our marriage. The stress of work, moving, and having a baby had created some negative patterns. This really helped give us a framework for unpacking and healing those raw spots. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We will be using much of what we learned going forward."

"Chelsea was fantastic! The information received helped me and my partner a lot! I would suggest this to anyone."


Q: Should we attend the Hold Me Tight (HMT) program or do couples therapy?
A: Attending the workshop has been found to be successful as a stand-alone course for many couples. However, it is also often used in conjunction with on-going couples therapy. Many couples find the conversations that get started in during the workshop they are able to continue at home on their own. Others have wanted to continue the conversations and have needed the support of a therapist to assist them.

Q: What types of couples are appropriate for HMT?
A: Couples looking to deepen their relationship, in any stage of life are welcomed and encouraged to attend. If there is active affairs, addictions or domestic violence in your relationship, please contact Chelsea for a further phone consultation before registering.

Q: How many couples are in the workshop?
A: The current maximum is 12 couples, which allows for an intimate feel of the group all the while not feeling lost in the crowd.

Q: Are workshop participants asked to process confidential matters in group? And how much do I have to share with the group?
A: No confidential information will be shared with the big group. But many participants do share poignant lessons they experience during the workshop. Sharing is completely up to the participant.

Q: Do you provide food/drinks?
A: We do. Coffee/Tea/Soft Drinks/Water/Munchies are generously provided throughout the workshop. Lunch will not be provided on Saturday but a one hour break is built in. 

Q: Does HMT use EFT? What is EFT?
A: Yes. EFT or Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples is a highly researched and empirically validated couple therapy approach. EFT has been shown to be effective with over 70% of the couples who seek it out. EFT combines experiential emotion focused work with family systems. Grounded in Attachment Theory EFT produces change through corrective emotional experiences which unblock vulnerable hidden primary emotion in a safe, measured and progressive manner. Follow up studies of couples who partake of individual EFT therapy demonstrate couple satisfaction at 3 years post therapy.

Hold Me Tight is an educational workshop not meant to replace couples or individual therapy. Participants not in significant relational crisis and free of mood or addictive disorders will benefit most. If you have any questions regarding the appropriateness of this workshop for yourself or your partnership please feel free to click HERE to contact us for a free consultation.