Remember when love was new? If it’s time to renew and revitalize your connection, our couples workshops will help you revive the spark.
Based on the work of Dr. Sue Johnson, the creator of Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and author of Hold Me Tight®. A 3-day, non-residential weekend workshop in downtown Seattle, WA. Now includes one follow-up, private session at no additional fee!
April Sold Out! Spots still open for October
“The workshop took our re-connecting process to a whole new level.”
Ever feel like you and your partner are stuck in a pattern where you:
- Feel like you are just going through the motions of a relationship without real, intimate connection
- Constantly have the same arguments that cycle around again and again
- Feel unheard and misunderstood instead of seen and held
- Feel more lonely in your relationship than when you are on your own
EFT is endorsed by the American Psychological Association as scientifically proven and widely heralded as one of the most successful approaches to creating loving relationships and lasting bonds.
Our Hold Me Tight® Seattle workshop is facilitated by EFT therapists who can help you with tools for repairing and reconnecting whether you are just starting out in your relationship or have a long term marriage.
We guide you and your partner through facilitated conversations, video presentations, guided exercises and “one-on-one” discussions, to help you reconnect and transform your relationship.
“You created a safe environment to work through difficult situations”
During the workshop, you will get the tools to help you and your partner foster secure and lasting bonds that last a lifetime. You will get the tools to:
- Recognize the ‘demon dialogues’ that all couples get caught in and discover what you are really trying to say to each other
- Explore your feelings and needs underneath your behaviors
- Deepen both emotional and physical intimacy
- Repair and forgive old attachment injuries
- Discover deep emotional connection that creates greater bonding and can keep your love alive so your relationship becomes the safe harbor it was meant to be
“The workshop gave us the longing and the tools to get out of the patterns that have trapped us for a long, long time.”
Hold Me Tight® Seattle couples workshops include:
- Videotaped sessions of couples working through the Emotionally Focused Therapy process
- Lectures and demonstrations by instructors trained by Dr. Sue Johnson and the highly regarded Emotionally Focused Therapy community
- 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
- Private follow-up session at no additional fee! – scheduled at a time of your choice!
“There was great balance of content, practice, examples, and discussion. We learned a lot that we can apply in our marriage.”
Therapists – earn 14.75 CEU’s. Learn more here »
Only 1 Ticket per Couple:
$749 Early Bird Price
($799 normal price)
Fee also includes one FREE Follow-Up Couples Counseling Session
Continue the experience with a FREE private couples counseling session with Joseph Losi or Cynthia Benge. Build on the foundation you began in the workshop, and get your questions answered after having brought your Hold Me Tight® experience back to your day to day lives.
Updates and info available at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-595-2577 or 206-547-2886
- Saturday 9am–5pm
- Sunday 9am–5pm
Pyramid Communications 1932 1st Avenue # 507 Seattle, WA 98101
Still have questions? Read our FAQ below »
April 2018 – Sold Out!
Hold Me Tight® Seattle 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 contact Joseph Losi @ 206-595-2577 or Cynthia Benge @ 206-547-2886 for a phone consultation. If you are a student and/or on a restricted budget, please call us. We will discuss options on how we can make the workshop affordable. Certain cancellation fees may apply. See details on Event Brite Registration Page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long does your workshop last?
A: We meet on Saturday from 9am-5pm. We finish on Sunday from 9am-5pm. We move around a lot during our workshop.
Q: Is this a residential workshop?
Q: Where is the workshop held?
A: Currently, we hold HMTS workshop at Pyramid Communications, which is located at 1932 1st Ave, in downtown Seattle. HMTS has complete use of the entire Pyramid office during the workshop, which affords us privacy during the entire workshop, particularly during our private couple breakout sessions. HMTS has access to the state of the art audio and visual system of Pyramid Communication.
Q: Is parking provided?
A: No, but there are many parking lots in the surrounding area.
Q: Do you provide food/drinks?
A: We do. Coffee/Tea/Soft Drinks/Water/Munchies are generously provided. We take a generous lunch break on Saturday and Sunday, which allows everyone to partake of the many restaurants in the Pike Place Market, which is right at our door-step
Q: Does HMTS 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.
Q: What style of workshop does HMTS conduct?
A: The heart of the HMTS workshop revolves around 7 experiential private couple breakout sessions. Each session is professionally facilitated by Cynthia and Joseph, who are highly trained EFT couples therapists. Our HMTS workshop also utilizes, a lively mix of PowerPoint discussion, video demos, and safe group process and discussion. No death by PowerPoint.
Q: Does HMTS use the methods of Dr. Susan Johnson, the primary creator of EFT?
A. Yes. As fully credentialed and highly trained EFT practitioners with thousands of hours in EFT training and clinical practice we largely base HMTS from the original HMT workshop designed by Dr. Johnson. We have made enhancements over the years we have offered the workshop.
Q: What is the satisfaction rate of couples who partake in the HMTS workshop?
A: Self- Evaluations from the couples that have completed HMTS have demonstrated a satisfaction rated of over 85%.
Q: Are workshop participants asked to process confidential matters in group?
A: No. But many participants do share poignant lessons they experience during the workshop. Sharing is completely up to the participant.
Q: Will participants be required to do much writing?
A: No. But many of our participants take generous notes in provided workshop booklet, or in their own notebooks.
Q: Is HMTS appropriate for couples in crisis?
A: Every couple is different. Every couple crisis presents different challenges. If you feel like you are in crisis, we recommend that you call us and describe your situation. Only with a good assessment of your current challenge will we be able to fully assess the fit of HMTS for you. We may suggest an intensive session before coming to HMTS to better prepare you to gain the maximum benefit the workshop can offer.
Q: Is HMTS appropriate for same sex couples?
A: We strongly believe so. Several same sex couples have progressed through our workshop. Please see our latest video testimonial for the thoughts of one of those couples.
Q: Is HMTS appropriate for couple with an active addiction (behavioral or substance) or domestic violence present in their relationship?
A: Domestic violence and addiction are spectrum disorders. Please call us so that we may provide a recommendation that benefits from an in-person or a phone assessment before a final determination is made on the viability of HMTS for your relationship.
Q: What is the level of training of the facilitators?
A: Cynthia Benge, MSW, LMHC, is a veteran family therapist with over 20 years experience doing couple therapy. She is an Advanced Skills EFT therapist. Joseph Losi, MA, LMFT is a fully certified EFT therapist, one of 8 in the state of Washington. Joseph has over 7 years of experience as a couples therapist.
Q: What therapeutic follow-up to the workshop is available?
A: With your tuition to the workshop all couples are provided one no-charge, in-person, follow-up session within 60 days of your attended workshop. Both Joseph and Cynthia will also work closely with you to find an appropriate EFT therapist if additional follow-up with either of them is not chosen.
Q: Can participants pay on installment?
A: We are sorry to say we are not able to provide installment plans. However, we do accept credit card through Eventbrite for the purchase of your ticket.
Cancellations will be subject to the following fees:
- $150* Non-Refundable fee on any cancellation.
- $250* Non-Refundable fee on any cancellation made between 27 & 14 days before workshop date.
- All workshop fees become non-refundable if made 13 days or less before workshop date.
* Plus Event Processing Fee of $30.92 ($9.95 Event Brite Fee + $20.97 Credit Card Processing Fee).