Hold Me Tight Workshop

Hold Me Tight Couples Workshop

Hold Me Tight® – Couples Workshop, Charlotte, NC

A 2-Day Event: 7 Conversations For You and Your Partner Based on books by Dr. Sue Johnson.

These workshops have been discontinued due to the pandemic. Complete the form below and we’ll let you know when we start up again.


Sue Johnson Books

This Hold Me Tight® weekend workshop is ideal if:

  • You’re in a committed relationship and want to make it better.
  • You want to learn to communicate in new ways.
  • You want to feel more accepted and better understood.
  • You want to feel like your partner is more available and engaged with you.
  • You want more conversations and less conflict.
  • You want to enjoy a relationship filled with warmth, closeness and connection.

Testimonials From Recent Attendees:

“This was a chance to have his undivided attention. Come! Attend!”

“The part I liked best about the workshop was the working sessions with my partner and the therapist’s assistance.”

“I learned we all have our times of disagreement and there are ways to understand each other. I truly love my wife and feel with tools like this we could identify times we are getting into our [negative] cycle and talk it over.”

Couples Counseling Workshop

About The Hold Me Tight® Couples Workshop

Dr. Sue Johnson is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which has proven to be the most effective method available to couples — especially those wanting closeness and connection. More than 25 years of peer-review and clinical research have demonstrated its remarkable success.

The focus of EFT, and our Hold Me Tight® Workshop, is to help you and your partner understand each other; to help you get on the same page. When feelings are hidden, unexpressed or misunderstood, relationships become stressful. They can be a source of pain rather than comfort and happiness.

At our Hold Me Tight® Workshops, we guide you through seven conversations where you and your partner learn to discuss emotions safely and move toward each other rather than turning away or shutting down.

You don’t have to go it alone. Learning how to be a little bit closer, loving and responsive changes everything. This workshop helps you turn your relationship into an emotionally safe place where you can relax and begin to enjoy each other again.

Here are some of the things couples can accomplish in this Hold Me Tight® Couples Workshop:

Hold Me Tight Couples Workshop

  • Better understanding of romantic love and keeping the spark alive. (Hint: it’s not a mystery anymore!)
  • Identify those pivotal moves and moments that define your relationship.
  • Learn to be more sensitive to your (and your partner’s) emotional needs and responses.
  • Start to describe and control the negative interactions that hurt and create distance between you.
  • Begin to create and shape positive moments of reaching and responding to each other. (Those are the essential moments that create a secure bond between you.)

Take A Bold Step In Improving Your Relationship

Join us in learning new skills and how to start making changes in a short amount of time.

Anne Hancock

Facilitated By Dr. Anne Hancock Psy.D.

Dr. Hancock is a prominent relationship therapist and Founder of Wellness Counseling Center. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and certified EFT therapist and supervisor who specializes in working with couples and families. She has a doctorate in Psychology and master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.

All Couples Welcome

All Couples Are Welcome

We welcome all couples to this safe, structured, guided workshop — especially couples who want to boost and enhance their relationships, couples who are stuck in conflict or disconnection and want to feel close, and couples who want to learn more about Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and the work of Dr. Sue Johnson.

Workshop Hotel

Join Us In Charlotte, North Carolina

I’m excited about the Hold Me Tight® Workshop! We’re limited to 15 couples per workshop, so register today to reserve your space. The workshop will take place at the Hampton Inn & Suites, SouthPark at Phillips Place located at 6700 Phillips Place Court, Charlotte, NC 28210.

Participant Feedback

Testimonials From Recent Attendees:

The workshop was a wonderful experience. We both learned a better way to be connected. We have tools for the future when a disconnect comes into our relationship. I learned a lot about myself and how to make a loving relationship and marriage.”

The opportunity to have heart to heart conversations with directed questions with my spouse was great.”

I have been struggling for a while. I know my husband loves me dearly but I had lost all feelings and had completely withdrawn. I had a mind shift and am now able to start working towards feeling again. I cannot tell you how good and hopeful that feels!

The Hold Me Tight® Workshop Details

Hold Me Tight Couples Relationship Workshops in Charlotte North Carolina

Workshop Dates And Pricing

We know you are busy and your relationship is important to you, so we have four different Hold Me Tight® Workshop dates available for you to choose from. Please note that each workshop is limited to only 15 couples. We begin each day of the workshop at 9:00 am (registration is open at 8:30 am) and conclude the day at 4:00 pm.

These workshops have been discontinued due to the pandemic. Complete the form below and we’ll let you know when we start up again.


Cancellation Policy

Your registration fee is non-refundable. However, it is transferable because we understand schedules change and accidents happen. Despite best intentions, if you are unable to attend the workshop you are registered for, you are welcome to attend another Hold Me Tight® Couples Workshop with Anne Hancock within 12 months of your original workshop date. However, if you cancel within 3 business days OR fail to show up for the workshop, there will be a $75 transfer fee applied.

Disclosure Policy

The Hold Me Tight® Couples Workshop is a relationship education and enhancement program based on EFT and not group therapy. The goal of this program is to help couples repair, enhance and grow their love relationship. There is no open discussion or group disclosure. All skill-building exercises and information sharing is conducted 1 on 1 with your partner — as a couple.

For Therapists

Therapists taking our Hold Me Tight® Workshop with a partner to learn about EFT and Attachment Theory, may receive 14 hours of continuing education credit through R. Cassidy Seminars. Click here for more information.

Register for The Hold Me Tight® Workshop!

Register NOW to reserve your space. We’re limited to 15 couples per event.

Participant Feedback

“My husband and I were struggling with many little things and we would constantly battle about money, parenting, what’s for dinner, chores, etc. What we couldn’t talk about was sex. We weren’t intimate anymore and we were both lonely and angry. We learned from the workshop that it’s not trying to figure out who was right or who was wrong but if we reached deep inside we’d see our core feelings. We learned that if we really understood the root emotion we could avoid the triggers that caused our vicious spiral! My husband and I after 15 years of marriage got to know each other in a new way and stopped our attack mode. We still have a lot of processing to do to break our “habit” but we are encouraged. We feel more playful as lovers now too. Thank you to Anne, and the staff for giving us hope!”