Relationship Education & Enhancement Program

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

Hold Me Tight Book

Conversations for Connection  2 DVD set

Creating Relationships that Last  1 DVD

Facilitators Guide For Small Groups  booklet





Heralded by the New York Times and Time as the couples therapy with the highest rate of success, Emotionally Focused Therapy works because it views the love relationship as an attachment bond.


This idea, once controversial, is now supported by science, and has become widely popular among therapists around the world. In Hold Me Tight, Dr. Sue Johnson presents Emotionally Focused Therapy to the general public for the first time. Johnson teaches that the way to save and enrich a relationship is to reestablish safe emotional connection and preserve the attachment bond. With this in mind, she focuses on key moments in a relationship-from "Recognizing the Demon Dialogue" to "Revisiting a Rocky Moment" -- and uses them as touch points for seven healing conversations.


Through case studies from her practice, illuminating advice, and practical exercises, couples will learn how to nurture their relationships and ensure a lifetime of love.



About the Author

Dr. Sue Johnson, a recipient of the Order of Canada, is an internationally recognized leader in the field of couple interventions. A clinical psychologist and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant International University in San Diego and a professor at the University of Ottawa, Dr. Johnson is the primary developer of emotionally focused therapy (EFT). Dr. Johnson is the author of five books and numerous articles, and she has trained thousands of therapists in North America and around the world. She lives in Ottawa, Canada.




Table of contents



PART ONE: A New Light on Love

Love — A Revolutionary New View

Where Did Our Love Go? Losing Connection

Emotional Responsiveness — The Key to a Lifetime of Love


PART TWO: Seven Transforming Conversations

Conversation 1: Recognizing the Demon Dialogues

Conversation 2: Finding the Raw Spots

Conversation 3: Revisiting a Rocky Moment

Conversation 4: Hold Me Tight — Engaging and Connecting

Conversation 5: Forgiving Injuries

Conversation 6: Bonding Through Sex and Touch

Conversation 7: Keeping Your Love Alive


PART THREE: The Power of Hold Me Tight

Healing Traumatic Wounds — The Power of Love

Ultimate Connection — Love as the Final Frontier









Creating Relationships that Last (DVD)

This DVD is a Hold Me Tight conversation with Dr. Sue Johnson about how the new science of love helps us create, nurture, and protect our most precious relationships. Based on scientific studies involving thousands of couples, her focus on establishing secure attachments for couples and families is nothing short of remarkable. Her new book, Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, sets the new standard for successful relationships. If you are tired of the pop-psychology and personality driven approaches for relationship advice, watch this video for truly helpful, empirically validated information on love and personal connections that will endure.




Hold Me Tight : Conversations For Connection (DVD)

Love does not have to be a mystery anymore!

This DVD shows three couples who - with the help of Sue Johnson - go through six of the conversations from Dr. Johnson's ground-breaking book, Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love. This DVD can be used on its own as a roadmap for creating loving connection or it can be used in conjunction with the book. The conversations shown here are based on Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), a scientifically proven approach to improving relationships, shown to help 7/10 couples move from frustration and loneliness into a secure loving bond. You will see couples, just like you, moving through six conversations:

Conversation 1 - Recognizing the Demon Dialogues

Conversation 2 - Finding the Raw Spots

Conversation 4 - Hold Me Tight - Engaging and Connecting

Conversation 5 - Forgiving Injuries

Conversation 6 - Bonding through Sex and Touch

Conversation 7 - Keeping Your Love Alive

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