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, October 13-14, 2018

Where: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Ave, Easthampton, MA

Cost: $450 early bird, $495 after 9/28, 2018

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.


For additional information 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. ”

“The Hold Me Tight workshop gave me a deeper understanding into my fears and negative outlooks in my marriage. I am leaving the workshop with a hopeful attitude towards my husband and marriage.”

“A Hold Me Tight weekend will provide you with the time, the structure and the tools to build a strong bond with your partner. I can’t think of any reason not to attend. Don’t wait until you need a Hold Me Tight workshop—go when the going is good and things will get even better.”

“This workshop has helped us to create greater safety in our relationship. The exercises helped us learn how to recognize when we are in a downward spiral and to work together to quickly stop it and redirect to a more helpful and loving conversation.”