The Hold Me Tight (HMT) Couples Relationship Enhancement Workshop: Conversations for Connection

Couples who want to grow stronger together and rekindle the spark that drew them together are invited to join this wonderfully experiential and interactive workshop based on the book Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for A Lifetime of Love by Dr Sue Johnson, the founder of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).

Each HMT series comprises two days of short lively presentations accompanied with short video clips of couples taking part in HMT sessions with Dr Sue Johnson. These are followed by each couple privately engaging in intimate guided conversations that help each couple develop more openness, responsiveness and trust in each other. These heart to heart conversations provide a stable foundation for safe loving relationships.

Who can attend?

This workshop is open to couples who are struggling in some way, arguing or growing distant. It is a great prelude for couples wanting to start couple therapy or unsure if they even need couples therapy, and especially for couples who want to deepen trust and intimacy within their relationship.

If your relationship has become like a wilting plant in need of some watering, then HMT might just be what is needed to spring it back to life. It is also ideal for committed couples who want to improve their communication and connection or couples who have just started dating or are about to commit to a long-term relationship through moving in together, getting married or civic partnerships. All races, religious and sexual orientations are welcome. If you have any disability, please let us know so we can accommodate your needs.

A little health warning: If your relationship is in severe distress, the Hold Me Tight Programme can be a prelude but not a substitute for individual or couples therapy. If you or your partner are experiencing acute relationship distress, serious depression or other mental health problems, you are also advised to seek individual or couples therapy.

Workshop Objectives

By the end of the workshop, you will:

The 7 facilitated conversations are based on the following topics:

Workshop Dates and Times

I regularly facilitate these healing and transformative HMT workshops for a small intimate group of 3-4 couples at my venue in Winchmore Hill, North London over two consecutive days, a Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. The fee is £600 per couple.

The Quaker venue is a historic beautiful building located in tranquil grounds. There are lovely cafes and restuarants dotted round The Green to dine out for lunch. Light refreshments and drinks are provided during breaks.

Course registration

Max 3-4 couples per series to ensure each couple receives adequate support when needed during the intimate couple conversations.

If you would like to register for a Hold Me Tight workshop with your partner, please email me at or text 0776 2333 644 to find out about availability and forthcoming dates as the workshops are run on a regular basis to meet demand. The HMT workshops are booked on a first-come first-serve basis.

I highly recommend the book Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for A Lifetime of Love to learn more about this wonderful approach to healing and transforming relationships.

Cinque Terre