Hold Me Tight Weekend

To know we can have conflict and not fear that it will be the end of our relationship because we have the tools to recognize and stop our cycle.

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August 24, 2024
August 25, 2024

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8/24 & 8/25

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4545 E Shea Blvd, Suite 100 Phoenix AZ 85028
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Group Description

If you feel like your relationship is at a 3 or 4 and you want it to be at a 9 or a 10, you are in the right place!

In this workshop you will receive education and guidance from an EFT-trained and licensed couples therapist, watch video demonstrations with real-life couples, engage in exercises to develop new skills and support connection, and there will be opportunities for discussion and skill application.

Our two-day workshop aims to assist couples to understand the "moves” they use to protect themselves during conflict and disconnection. Most often, one partner moves towards conflict (pursues) while the other moves away (withdraws) and they create a negative cycle that leaves them feeling stuck and defeated. The purpose of the workshop is to help couples identify their negative cycle and to create new moves to create the connection they have longed for.

Hold Me Tight is a program developed by Sue Johnson, the founder of Emotionally Focused Therapy.

You can learn more about EFT and Hold Me Tight here: https://iceeft.com/what-is-hold-me-tight/

Snacks and light refreshments provided.

You'll walk away with: 

  • The science of attachment, you and your partner’s origins of attachment, and attachment styles
  • Ability to recognize the negative cycle between you and your partner during conflict and disconnection
  • Learn to stop your cycle and communicate vulnerably and from a level that promotes connection and understanding
  • Learn the tools to better respond to your partner’s emotion, including perspective-taking, empathy, and validation.
  • Identify preventative tools to promote intentional connection
  • A custom Thrive workbook focused on enhancing connection


  1. Sat and Sun | 9am - 6pm and 9am - 5pm
  2. 4545 E Shea Blvd, Suite 100 Phoenix AZ 85028
  3. $650 Total Cost
  4. Price includes for weekend sessions and workbook
  5. Lead by Cayla Gensler, LPC, EFT trained therapist

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