Hold Me Tight Workshop for Couples

Michelle Gannon, Sam Jinich

May 26-28, 2017

Friday-Sunday, 2 nights

See below for
accommodation rates.


Program Description

Take time to renew your relationship and reconnect with the love that brought you together.

Your relationship can be a source of great comfort and joy—and also a cause of stress and pain. Many of us are doing the best that we can to be close to each other, even in the midst of conflict and disconnection. Unfortunately, the habitual strategies that we use may cause more distance, conflict, and distress.

This weekend, you and your partner will learn and practice new ways to strengthen the positive, life-affirming aspects of being in relationship with each other. Led by Michelle Gannon, PhD, and Sam Jinich, PhD, licensed psychologists for more than 20 years and sought-after experts in Emotionally Focused Therapy, you learn to:

  • Improve your communication
  • Affirm strengths in your relationship
  • Address negative interaction patterns and recognize underlying reasons for your conflicts
  • Understand more clearly each other’s emotions and enhance your emotional and physical closeness.

Michelle and Sam—through a variety of tools, including presentations, private exercises, prompts for conversations with your partner, and video demonstrations—will help you rediscover the pleasure of being a couple and enjoy a more satisfying relationship.

Take time for a weekend together that will support you as a couple for many years to come.

Why Attend?

  • Gain new perspective on how to understand your partner and strengthen your relationship together.

  • Take home supportive tools for connecting and reconnecting with your partner again and again throughout your relationship.

  • Understand your own emotions, learn compassionate ways to explore and express your feelings, and increase your understanding of yourself and others.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Special Interest to

    Helping professionals and therapists might take the Hold Me Tight Workshop with a partner to learn the Emotionally Focused Therapy model and improve communication, closeness, and connection in their own relationships in addition to learning skills to use with their clients.

Program Faculty

michelle-gannon-350x400Michelle Gannon

Michelle Gannon is a clinical psychologist, individual and couples therapist, and workshop leader who helps people explore and express their feelings, increase…


Dr-Sam-Jinich_2016hs-webSam Jinich

Sam Jinich is a clinical psychologist, individual and couples therapist, and workshop leader with more than 20 years of clinical experience. He…



Accommodations, meals, and campus activities rates, per person, for all program nights:

Pod: $280
Standard single: from $390
Standard double: from $360
Traditional: from $420
Suite: from $700

Taxes apply.

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