Hold Me Tight Couple Retreats




The next retreat on October 14th to 16th, 2016 is fully booked.  The information below has been left here for those interested in future retreats.  

Do you want to invest in your most important relationship?

Hold Me Tight couples retreats are held in collaboration with Kingfisher Bay Retreat Centre on beautiful Stony Lake, near Peterborough, ON, and another EFT-trained therapist, Jessica Zeyl, MTS, RP, RMFT.  The retreat begins after dinner on Friday and runs through to Sunday afternoon.

Do you want assurance that the experience will be based on sound science and research?

I work with couples using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), an internationally recognized method with strong research results to support its use and effectiveness.

EFT's founder, 
Dr. Susan Johnson, has developed an educational program for couples based on her best-selling book, Hold Me Tight.  These retreats are held regularly at locations around the world.  You can hear Susan talk about EFT on CBC Radio here.

Do you want to make sure that this is the right experience for you?

A strong relationship is based on the ability to feel safely and securely connected with your partner.  If you are feeling good about your relationship, but know that the stresses of life put constant pressure on you and your partner, his retreat will help you maintain your connection and leave you better able to face the challenges of life together.  If your relationship feels strained, this retreat will give you very real and tangible tools for reconnecting.  It can also help you assess whether you might benefit from couples counselling with a trained therapist.  If you are currently in counselling, I suggest you ask your counsellor or therapist about how a retreat might help you in your work to improve your relationship.

Are you looking for assurance that the experience won't be awkward and will value your privacy?






The retreat alternates between group presentations (powerpoint and short videos) and couples' time.  The retreat centre is large enough that each couple will have their own private space, out of sight and hearing range of others to talk and share and work on the "exercises" that are part of the retreat.  If the weather is suitable, going outside will be an option.  



There is no requirement to share in the larger group.  When there is couples time, the therapists will move around seeing who wants some help.  Some couples may want a lot of our time, others will choose to work on their own.  We respect what works for you.

Do you want to have this experience in a beautiful, relaxing location?

Through our collaboration with Kingfisher Bay Retreat Centre we have been able to put together an attractive package that includes accommodation on Friday and Saturday nights, meals from Saturday breakfast through lunch on Sunday and all retreat costs.


Are you looking for good value for your investment?

If you register before September 30th, an early-bird discount rate of $650 (including taxes) applies.

To register for this retreat, please send me an email through the contact form below or call me at 705 760 5985.

I look forward to spending a wonderful weekend with you that includes a balance of both rest and restoration for you and your partner.




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