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Hold Me Tight

Building a Foundation for a Lifetime of Love

An In-person Experiential Workshop Limited to 12 Couples

LOCATION: Therapy Utah 3082 W Maple Loop Dr #200, Lehi, UT 84043

2024 DATES:
Friday, April 26th 6 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, April 27th 9 am – 3 pm

Reconnect and Rebuild your Attachment Bonds

Cost: $500 per couple
Includes workbook, lunch, snacks, and beverages.

Who

This Workshop is for couples who:

  • find themselves stuck in the same argument, playing the blame game and wishing they had “better communication skills”
  • want to regain the closeness and connection they used to feel
  • have considered couples therapy but are not sure where or how to start
  • are in couples therapy and want more traction in session

What to Expect

This workshop will teach you and your partner how to show up differently for each other.

On Friday, you and your partner will learn to recognize what gets you stuck and start to see that pattern—not your partner—as the enemy of your close connection. On Saturday, you’ll learn how to improve your own emotional regulation and start working with your partner to create a new interaction pattern with each other. In the process, you’ll learn how to really see and reach for your partner, beginning to create the closeness both of you have wanted in your relationship.

The two-day format will include segments where you and your partner will work together in private on a guided exercise. During that time, you’ll get personalized, one-on-one support from a therapist. Although this workshop is designed to be education (not therapy), four trained therapists will support a maximum of 12 couples, meaning that you’ll get individualized help to understand and apply the material.

The Workshop will include:

  • Workbook
  • Guided exercises with personal, small group support from a therapist
  • Discussion of key concepts
  • Video clips, handouts, and resources to use at home
  • An opportunity to learn from other couples
  • A safe, non-judgmental environment
  • No pressure—share as much or as little as you like
  • Mutual support from couples with similar experiences

Why it Works

This two-day workshop is based on Hold Me Tight® for Couples, an evidence-based psychoeducation workshop. Research has shown that after the workshop, Hold Me Tight participants experience:

  • smoother, more positive daily interactions
  • more security in their relationships
  • a significant increase in their relationship satisfaction

Cancellations and Refunds

Full refunds are available up to 15 days before the workshop. Up 7 days prior to the workshop, you can transfer full credit to another workshop, therapy session, or group (less a $100 administrative fee). Less than one week before the workshop, no refunds are available.

Why?

The workshop’s success depends on the commitment of a relatively small number of participants. These workshops typically sell out, but we’ve found that we need at least a week to notify participants on the waitlist and ensure a full class. This cancellation policy gives us the best chance of hosting a successful workshop by encouraging participants to fully commit to participation.

Clinicians

Kathy Kinghorn

Kathy Kinghorn

Co-owner and CEO of Therapy Utah Kathy Kinghorn is a nationally-recognized expert in sexual addiction and betrayal trauma who regularly speaks at national conferences and symposia. But her clients know her as the down-to-earth “hope merchant” who helps individuals and couples discover new ways of seeing and new ways of being. As one of her clients says, “It is rare to find someone who is so empathetic and kind while being so forthright and honest.”

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Lindsay Schiess

Lindsay loves people and believes in their inherent goodness. She is passionate about healing and finding peace in life. One of Lindsay’s couples says her approach has given them “tools to help us with empathy, communication, connection. It’s been incredible to witness how much our marriage has improved.” Lindsay is trained in Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy (EFT, the approach underlying the Hold Me Tight program).

Amanda Heaton

Amanda Heaton

Amanda knows that struggling couples often feel hopeless, but her work with couples has taught her that hopelessness is always a lie. As a marriage and family therapist, she has helped many couples rebuild and revive broken relationships through Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy (EFT, the approach underlying the Hold Me Tight program). She loves helping couples find the path out of hopelessness that leads to healing and connection.

Brannon Patrick

Julia Mumford

Julia has been amazed to discover that even within the most barren relationship can lie seeds that will grow when exposed to light, air, and water. She loves the work of helping couples find and nurture those seeds and delights as her clients see them grow. She chose to train in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT, the approach underlying the Hold Me Tight program) because of its research-based track record in helping couples overcome seemingly insurmountable problems to find connection and security with each other.

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