We offer Hold Me Tight/Let Me Go workshops for parents and teens in partnership with Terry Noble, a wonderful therapist from Peterborough, ON. Both Terry and the therapists at the Toronto Counselling Centre for Teens practise Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with couples and families. We love this approach to therapy as it is affirming of everyone’s feelings and it works on understanding and strengthening our attachments/connections to one another. This is an evidenced-based model of therapy which means there is a large body of research that has gone into the development of this approach. The research has also found that this approach has a high rate of sustained success.
Hold Me Tight retreats for couples are based on the book, Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Sue Johnson. There is a version of this book currently in development that is specifically for families. It’s expected to be published within the next year or two.
This past summer in partnership with Terry Noble, we held a workshop for parents and teens called Hold Me Tight/Let Me Go. Also, this past October we held a Hold Me Tight couples retreat at Stony Lake just north of Peterborough. Both were great events that empowered families and couples.
We’re in the process of planning when the next events will be. Once we have that information, we’ll post it here.