November 4 - 5, 2017
Exclusively for LGBT Couples
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT through October 6, 2017
For LGBT Couples
In presenting Hold Me Tight workshops, we intend to provide a safe and supportive environment for all couples to work on their relationship. This workshop format is based on attachment science which has been shown to apply, regardless of culture, ethnicity or gender. In the past, some of our LGBT participants have said they would prefer a workshop open only to LGBT couples, for reasons of safety and confidentiality.
The ways in which intimate partners fall out of connection are similar across all couples. Likewise, the roadmap for repair and reconnection is the same, no matter who you are. We are committed to love as the healer of our world, and we will support every couple who wishes to deepen their love.
Some information: the video examples of Dr. Sue Johnson working in the Hold Me Tight format involve heterosexual white married couples. We are also heterosexuals. Because we are dealing with universal needs, fears and longings, we feel that all couples can learn and grow from better understanding this material .
If you have questions about this or any other workshop, please contact us. One final note, if the workshop has not filled two weeks before the event, and we have straight couples asking to participate, we will allow that after speaking with them directly to confirm their acceptance and support of LGBT relationships and of transgender and gender-variant folks.
Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This workshop will be held in our home on the east side of Asheville, NC less then two miles from the VA hospital and six miles from downtown. You can map the VA at 1100 Tunnel Road to get a reference. We have beautiful mountain views and are a 15 minute walk to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Group size is limited to 10 couples. Presentation and videos occur in group format but couples work on exercises with more privacy. This is not a group process workshop and speaking in the group is absolutely not required.
Early bird registration (through October 6th): $650 per couple
Regular registration: $695 per couple
Registration includes workshop manual, snacks, tea and bottled/spring water for both partners. It does not include lodging or meals.
There are two reduced-fee slots available for this workshop for LGBT couples. Please contact us via email to inquire if finances would otherwise prevent you from attending.
For more information, please review the About Hold Me Tight page.
Snacks will be provided
Hot tea and spring water will be available (no coffee provided)
Lunch on Saturday will be 1.5 hours and on your own
Lunch on Sunday will be 1.25 hours and on your own
Continuing Education Credits
This workshop has been approved for 13 CEs through Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES). There is a $25 additional charge for this payable at the workshop. Approval is through American Psychological Association (APA) or Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). Indicate intent to purchase CEs when completing the registration form after payment. Note that both LPCs and nurses in NC can use APA credits though only 15 hours of APA credit can apply for LPCs. Please consult with your licensing board regulations and contact us with any questions. Please click here for additional CE information.
If a cancellation request is received, a refund will be given (less a $100 administrative fee) up to 21 days prior to the workshop. If a cancellation is requested between 21 and 14 days prior to the workshop, 50% of the fee will be refunded. No refund will be given for cancellations less than 14 days prior to the workshop or for "no shows".
*We recommend reading the book Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love. Couples of the Christian faith may be interested in reading Created for Connection: The "Hold Me Tight" Guide for Christian Couples.