The Premier 2-Day Weekend Couples Workshop in Seattle, WA
For the safety of all involved, we’ll be following precautions for COVID-19 and requiring vaccination to participate. Please see below for full details.
“This was exactly what we needed as a couple. We were able to let go of so much we were holding onto. I feel like we are leaving with a clean slate! Thank You!”
How We Will Ensure Your Safety 😊
For the safety of all involved, we will require a negative COVID test using the latest generation, more accurate rapid tests.
For those who need one, a rapid test will be provided at 8am on the morning of the workshop, and takes 15 minutes to get a result. We appreciate you arriving early so you and everyone else can get the most of the workshop with no delays.
We also ask that you not attend if you are experiencing COVID symptoms or have a known exposure with an infected individual. Please reach out to Joseph if any of these occur so we can resolve the situation in the best way for all parties.
Our workshop space has plenty of space to ensure social distancing during the workshop.
Thank you for taking the steps to provide negative tests. Those steps will help all participants stay and feel safe!
If you test positive, please let us know immediately. We will gladly reschedule you to the fall workshops.
This highly exclusive small group experience will afford focused facilitation with Joseph, one of the most highly regarded couples therapists in the Pacific Northwest.
Joseph brings 8 years of couples workshop experience along with a decade of couples therapy as an International Centre of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy Certified Couples Therapist.
In this deeply experiential workshop, you will learn the skills that…
- Repair and build love bonds
- Create a sense of safety in the relationship to talk about anything
- Break destructive cycles of fighting or withdrawing from each other
- Reignites intimacy and passion
You will FEEL the experience for yourself.
With a combination of group sessions and private sessions, you will discover why the Hold Me Tight® approach works so well for any couple – new or old, straight or gay, bickering or shutting down.
Learn more about what this approach is all about here
Now it’s time to decide to change the direction of your relationship with Certified EFT Therapist Joseph Losi.
Workshops consistently sell out early, so grab your spot while you can!
Each Hold Me Tight® workshop includes…
- 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 exercise 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!
Private Workshops Now Being Offered for Fall 2022
We will now be offering private weekend workshops for a single couple to get unmatched personal attention and privacy with HMTS founder Joseph A. Losi.
There will be 4 private workshops – Sep To Early December – with the ability to customize your exact date with 60 day advance booking.
Feb 26-27, 2022 SOLD OUT
September 17-18, 2022
October 15-16, 2022
November 12-13, 2022
“We’ve had the opportunity to do a 3-day private couples intensive with Dr. John Gottman. We never got near to the emotional depth of experience in working with Joseph and Wendy at Hold Me Tight Seattle, on Sept 18th & 19th
We had huge emotional break throughs that we have both been avoiding – by tapping into our deep fears. We came to the workshop having not spoken with each other out of our “supervised” therapy (with Joseph) for over a week. We are leaving making plans for our future…and we can’t wait to get home to have sex!”
To Ensure this Workshop is a Good Fit…
Please do not Register if Any of These Apply to Your Relationship
- Those with active harmful addictive behaviors: i.e., alcohol, drugs, including, pot or prescription rx, pornography, or sex or love addictions.
- Those with active affairs.
- Those with a repetitive pattern of domestic violence.
If you are unsure if this workshop is appropriate for you or need further help, please contact us »
Facilitated by Master Couples Therapist:
Joseph Losi, MA, LMFT
A licensed marriage and family therapist. He is recognized by the International Centre for Excellense in Emotionally Focused Therapy as a Certified EFT Therapist. He is passionate about his work in helping couples to grow safer, more accepting and secure attachments with each other. In gentle and yet powerful ways, Joseph helps couples uncover and share their core identities.
“We are an Indian physician couple who got stuck and drifted apart from each other over a decade. Even though we have cultural differences from the other participants, and the staff, we felt the program really work for us. We are so looking forward to reconnecting again.“
Wendy Naiman, LMFT
Tina Ensminger, LMFT, CST
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified EFT Couples therapist, and Certified Sex Therapist, who will also be leading the “Sex and Bonding” portion of our workshop.
Dennis Eames, MS, LMFT
Committed to growing couple and family relationships, and an experienced Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist who was trained by Sue Johnson, the primary developer of EFT.
Each workshop is held over two days in person in Seattle, including 7 private break out couples sessions directly with Joseph Losi and five highly trained EFT couples therapists. Maximum of only twelve couples per workshop.
We’ll start at 9am PST, and go until 5pm PST.
You’ll have an hour lunch break at noon
We’ll start at 9am PST, and go until 5pm PST.
You’ll have an hour lunch break at noon.
Lodging and Food Options:
For those who live out of the city, this may be a good opportunity to spend a little time away and enjoy Seattle’s food, nightlife, and waterfront.
Right on the doorstep of pike place market, you’ll find plenty.
Nearby hotels include:
- Kimpton Palladian Hotel
- Thompson Seattle
- Inn at the Market
- Ginosi Oxford Apartel
- Mayflower Park Hotel Seattle
Nearby food options include:
There are a lot of options in the area, including just heading into Pike Place Market and seeing what you find!
Some of those include:
- Virginia Inn
- Le Pichet
“[This workshop] helped me get in touch with my inner fears and helped me share my fears in our private breakouts, in a way I felt heard and affirmed. That brought me truly closer to my husband.”
Held in Downtown Seattle
1932 1st Avenue # 507
Seattle, WA 98101
“I can have tough conversations with my partner and survive…feel more connected….and not feel as stuck”
Only 1 Ticket per Couple
$2,000 per couple: includes all processing fees.
Get Early Bird Pricing by Registering Early!
2 days of exclusive connection building tools; only 12 couples per workshop! Along with a 2:1 couples to therapist ratio with 6 experienced therapists facilitating.
Therapists – earn 14.75 CEU’s. Learn more here »
Fee also includes one FREE Follow-Up Couples Counseling Session
Continue the experience with a FREE private couples counseling session with Joseph Losi. 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.
Still have questions? See our FAQ below »
Register for an Upcoming Hold Me Tight® Seattle Weekend Couples Workshop with Joseph Losi
Small group workshops of 12 couples with 6 experienced therapists facilitating.
Choose a date below.
September 17-18, 2022
October 15-16, 2022
November 12-13, 2022
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 for a phone consultation. Certain cancellation fees may apply. See details on Eventbrite Registration Page.
“I like how we were encouraged and helped to confront our issues in an open and non-judgmental manner.”
“You created a very safe environment and helped me understand with clear examples that were very valuable in seeing our relationship in a new light.”
““I loved everything about this workshop. The creation of a safe environment to contain this process for all of us. I felt heard and understood by my partner and by all four therapists”
“This workshop was a huge move forward for us. The depth of conversations we got into was so much deeper than we have ever had on our own.”
“We learned a great deal about the fears that have kept our cycle alive and how to slow down and identify the demon cycle. We know the we might not eliminate it, but now we feel that together we can break it and repair more quickly by employing the strategies we learned in the workshop.”
Frequently Asked Questions for Hold Me Tight® Seattle Workshops
Q: How long does your workshop last?
A: We meet on Saturday from 9am-5pm Pacific Standard Time (US), through online video chat. We finish on Sunday from 9am-5pm PST.
Q: Is this a residential workshop?
Q: Where is the workshop held?
Seattle, WA. See more location details on our Registration page.
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 Joseph and five other highly trained EFT couples therapists, who is recognized by the International Centre of Excellence in EFT as a fully Certified EFT couples therapist. 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 our workshops 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 workshop?
A: Self- Evaluations from the couples that have completed our workshops 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 the workshop for you. We may suggest an intensive session before coming to the workshop 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: No. We encourage those that are experiencing addiction addiction to seek trained addiction counselors. We encourage those that are experiencing domestic violence, that is situational in nature to contact at EFT therapist trained in working with Situational Partner Violence. EFT has been shown in studies to be effective in successful working through that challenge. Intimate Partner Violence should not be treated in couples therapy and needs trained individual attention.
Q: What is the level of training of the facilitators?
A: Joseph Losi, MA, LMFT is a fully licensed Marriage & Family therapist in WA state. He is also recognized by the International Centre for Excellence in EFT as a fully Certified EFT therapist, one of 10 in the state of Washington. Joseph has experience as a couples therapist since 2010, and as a Hold Me Tight Workshop facilitator since 2012.
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. Joseph 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 and Credit Card Processing Fee.