The Hold Me Tight Couples Workshop for 1st Responders uses the highly successful Hold Me Tight Program well-known to help couples create deeper and lasting connections to address the needs of couples who bear the unique “super-stress” of being 1st Responders.
The Hold Me Tight Couples Workshop for 1st Responders is facilitated by Professional Therapists who are highly trained and deeply committed to Couples Therapy, especially Emotionally Focused Therapy or EFT.
The Hold Me Tight Couples Workshop for 1st Responders walks couples through *7 transformative conversations that capture the deepest elements of a love relationship and provides a path for couples to integrate these key elements into their relationship to create the kind of secure and lasting bond that fosters resilience even in the “super-stress.”
Check back to see where and when the next Hold Me Tight for First Responders Couples Workshop will be offered!
*Created For Connection is a unique and powerful relationship workshop that helps couples to:
-better understand romantic love and the pivotal moves and moments that define a relationship.
-better understand their own and their partner's emotional responses and needs.
-be able to describe and control negative interactions/spirals that create pain and distance.
-be able to shape the positive moments of reaching and responding that create a secure bond.
Created For Connection guides couples through a series of private conversations essential in strengthening their relationship. The 7 conversations are described in more detail in the book, *"Created For Connection" by Dr Sue Johnson with Kenny Sanderfer, copyright 2016. Although not necessary, it helps if couples pick up the book and familiarize themselves with the material before attending the workshop. It also helps to check out any of Sue Johnson's free videos on Youtube.
The workshop is not intended to overload couples with knowledge, but rather focuses on helping couples build their emotional presence skills and strengthen their sense of closeness.
As facilitator, I try to create a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere where couples can feel supported in their attempts to create a better and more secure bond with their partner. In this process, couples learn to move beyond their negative responses and shape more open, flexible and positive responses with their partner. Depending on the location, there may also be a co-facilitator.
Finally, these workshops shine light on how deeply and profoundly God has created us for connection to Him and to our loved ones:
"I can see now, GOD, that your decisions are right;...
Oh, love me - and right now! - Hold Me Tight!
just the way you promised.
Now comfort me so I can live, really live;
your revelation is the tune I dance to."
-Psalm 119:75-77 (The Message)
Together, applying Biblical truths and well-documented counseling principles in a workshop format, couples create a foundation for real and lasting positive change and find the love and connection with their partners that they were created to experience!
Exerpts taken from "The Hold Me Tight Program, Facilitators Guide" by Dr Sue Johnson, copyright 2010, All rights Reserved.
Created For Connection @ Providence Church
West Chester PA
Sept. 25-26 2020
Space limited to the first 30 couples that register!
Register by going to: servingleaders.org
A Workshop guide will be provided that you can write in and take notes.
Please let us know if any special accommodations will be needed.
Other Created For Connections coming in 2020. Check back often to find a workshop located near you!
"I was looking for ways/tools to navigate through tough conversations with my partner. I not only got those tools, but I was able to recognize the toxic dance that I get into with my partner..."
"I can be skeptical about workshops...always wondering if they are truly biblical and not just generic fluff...this was a great one!"
"We had some great conversations acknowledging, apologizing for, and accepting things we've done...We have a new awareness of the deeper emotions and raw spots."
"The way the conversations were constructed made it easy for us to communicate our emotions to each other in a clear way without conflict."
"We were really able to go deep and understand each other just a little more and I feel great about it!"
"I know that my husband and I will benefit from this workshop because we know "the terrain" better than ever before. We've attended other workshops/conferences on marriage, but this is the only one where I felt like we both had the proper time and guidance in digging deeper."
A brief description of the Created For Connection Couples Workshop