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Hold Me Tight: Information and Registration

If you and your spouse want to create and maintain a loving, secure, committed relationship, you need more than the lessons offered in most marriage seminars, books, and retreats.  

You’ve learned how to negotiate, fight better, change bad behaviors, even laugh more.  Why haven’t they brought the change you really want in your marriage?

Marriages cannot be built or repaired with a bunch of techniques. To have a fulfilling, enduring marriage, you must replace what is often missing at the core:  true emotional connectedness. Much of how we live our lives today works against true connectedness.

The result?  We think we are “connected” with others, even our spouse, but deep down we are terribly lonely.

What does the Hold Me Tight program do to help?

Hold Me Tight helps to build emotional responsiveness – the “glue” that holds relationships together.  You’ll have Seven Conversations which will help build the pillars of a connected relationship:

  • Accessibility – being able to really reach each other, to hear and know their needs.
  • Responsiveness – becoming able to respond emotionally.
  • Engagement – truly valuing each other and staying close.

Most of our marital and relational problems occur because one or more of these pillars or “needs” is unmet.  When we are inaccessible, unresponsive or disengaged, it is no wonder that everyday problems with money, personality differences, sex and parenting can mushroom into endless disagreements – making us think we are mismatched or incompatible – and causing us to lose hope.

Hold Me Tight builds a strong bond of love and security so that differences are handled together – as differences – not as right or wrong, with winners and losers.  So when you work through these everyday problems, your relationship – and the emotional bond – actually becomes stronger.
The Hold Me Tight workshop :
  • Lets you learn as a group but practice privately as couples.  Trained professionals guide you as you build these key relational bonds.
  • Gives you 12 hours over the course of two days to learn and practice new awareness and get you headed in the right direction.
  • Connects you with knowledgeable professionals for follow up consultations if desired.
  • Builds on the Hold Me Tight book.  It is recommended, but not required, that each couple purchase this book in advance and begin reading.  It can help you become familiar with the principles from the workshop and is a great resource you can will use as a reference, as you practice and reinforce what you’ve learned.
  • We will be introducing the basic concepts of the John Gottman method of working with couples.  His book, The Seven Priciples for Making Marriage Work is also recommended, but not required and would be another valuable for your continued relationship success.
  • We will have limited copies of each book available for purchase at the workshop.

Please Note: This workshop would not be appropriate for couples who are experiencing a severe marital crisis such as the recent discovery of an affair, the death of a child, or other such devastating circumstances.  If you are experiencing a crisis that is effecting your relationship, we recommend that you first seek private marital counseling.

Still have questions?  Check out this links: http://www.holdmetight.com

To Register for the upcoming workshop:

Please send an email to info@hold-me-tight-workshop.com  

Please provide your name and your partner’s name, and a phone number where we can contact you or leave a message if needed.  We will then send you the you the registration form with information about methods of payment.  Your information will remain confidential and will not be shared.

Contact Me:

Natalie Mills, LPC, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist


In the Historic Willamette Village
1880 Willamette Falls Dr. #230
West Linn, OR 97068


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