“Being ‘the best you can be’ is really only possible when you are deeply connected to another.”
Sue Johnson, Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships
Is Your Marriage or Relationship Struggling?
Do you argue and fight more than you get along? Have you lost closeness and feel more like roommates? If your relationship is stuck, then perhaps what you need is a comprehensive therapeutic approach. Crossroads Counseling offers couples counseling combined with our couple’s therapy seminar which is based on Sue Johnson’s book, Hold Me Tight: 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love.
Many couples experience positive change in their relationship when they combine couple’s therapy sessions along with the weekly couple’s seminar. The Hold Me Tight program allows couples to efficiently and quickly learn the tools they need to improve their communication and to deepen their emotional connection.
What Happens in the Couple’s Seminar?
The format of the seminar includes teaching of core concepts from Hold Me Tight, watching real couples learning how to create a better relationship through the Hold Me Tight DVD, and putting into practice with your spouse/partner the concepts that are being taught.
The group is psycho-educational and experiential. This means you will learn valuable tools that will help you in your relationship. You’ll also learn how to implement and use the tools in your marriage/relationship.
Privacy within the group is very important as we seek to help everyone feel comfortable and safe. You do not have to share or open up to the other couples unless you want to. We do, however, want you to connect to your partner and offer assistance for couples who need help.
Hold Me Tight is NOT therapy. It provides couples with an understanding of attachment and gives them a “road map” of EFT which is clinically proven to help couples in their relationship. The couple’s seminar is most effective when it is combined with Crossroads Counseling couple’s therapy services for an intensive couple’s therapy approach.
How Can Hold Me Tight Help Us?
Crossroads Counseling Hold Me Tight will teach you and your spouse/partner how to identify the negative patterns in your relationship. You will hear how most arguments and fights are really about emotional disconnection. We will show how to overcome negative cycles and emotional disconnection by identifying your deeper emotions and needs. You will learn how to create safety in your relationship so that you and your spouse/partner can express vulnerability which is the key to a successful marriage or relationship.
Please Note: Hold Me Tight is not ideal for couples who are highly escalated or when there is an active affair (for affairs please see CARE), addiction, or abuse. If this is your situation Crossroads Counseling offers help in the form of individual counseling and private couple’s therapy sessions.
We’re Ready to Start? What’s next?
Please note: In order to attend Hold Me Tight weekly seminar or the weekend intensive you must be a client and receiving counseling services. Hold Me Tight is not a substitute for counseling. It is supplemental and can be a part of your Action Plan and regular couple’s therapy sessions.
If you would like more information or if you want to become a client of Crossroads Counseling you may call us at 623-680-3486 to schedule an appointment or a free 20-minute phone consultation to talk about your specific needs. A Crossroads therapist can talk with you about your relationship to identify what next steps would be appropriate.
Hold Me Tight FAQ’s
Hold Me Tight is offered in both a weekly and 3-day format. The weekly sessions take place over a 7 week period of time. Each session is 90 minutes. A commitment to attend all 7 sessions is required. Cost is $60 per couple/per session. There are no refunds for missed classes.
The 3 day format kicks-off on Thursday night from 6:30-8:00pm. Friday 9:00-5:00. Saturday 9:00-3:00. Cost is $550 per couple. We are planning to hold the next 3 day format August 20-22, but this is a tentative date due to COVID and will continue to stay informed and update the website information if things change.
Light refreshments and snacks will be provided for both the weekly and 3-day events. All couples are required to read the book Hold Me Tight or Created For Connection for Christian Couples by Dr. Sue Johnson.
Please make sure you have been registered for a class by a Crossroads therapist prior to making a payment. Call us at 623-680-3486 to reserve your spot. Thank you.