Couples Workshops


Hold Me Tight Program

A Relationship Enhancement Group for Couples

Based on the book
Hold Me Tight:

Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

By: Dr. Sue Johnson

Facilitated by Nancy Knudsen, M.Ed., LMFT

“There is an inherent, universal need in human beings for a safe haven relationship where a loved one is experienced as emotionally accessible & responsive so that this person can be depended upon.”

Sue Johnson

When: Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-4, June 3-4, 2017

Where: Smith College Conference Center, Northampton, MA

Cost: $425 per couple, $450 after May 20.

Is this Program for You?

This program teaches couples to become more attuned, trusting, and open with each other and to more easily handle day-to-day stress and conflict. Based on the book Hold Me Tight, we will discuss key relationship concepts, watch demonstrative video clips, and do guided conversations designed to strengthen and deepen a couple’s emotional connection. All experiential exercises take place between partners in order to maintain personal privacy and provide safety. Since this is an educational program and is not therapy, a phone or email screening will be done prior to enrollment.

In a weekend format, this couples workshop serves as a relationship retreat. Taking place at the scenic Smith College Conference Center, participants will have access to walks around campus during the breaks. Lunch is available for purchase at the Smith College Student Center or in downtown Northampton.


For additional information or to reserve a place in the program contact:
 Nancy Knudsen at 413-586-9424 or send an email.

Nancy Knudsen, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist with 30 years experience and is a certified therapist and supervisor in Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples. Nancy has led a number of Hold Me Tight workshops and enjoys being able to help couples strengthen their relationships in this safe group setting.


 ” We benefited greatly from this workshop. We went during a time of transition and found this focused time a real boost to our relationship. We also were able to heal an old wound and that was a huge surprise for both of us. The new conversations gave us great hope at a time when we really needed the support. ”  K and J