Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day
Hermosa Beach, CA
5 minutes from I-405; 15 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
What we provide
- Comfortable, relaxed setting
- Maximum 3 couples
- 14 hours of instruction and assisted private exercises
- Continental breakfast both days
- Snacks and beverages
- 40-page workbook for each participant
- Complimentary copy of Hold Me Tight, by Sue Johnson
What to expect
In this small, private weekend workshop (3 couples max), you will experience how to identify and change the negative cycles that get in the way of intimacy and romance, make sense of your own and your partner’s emotions, discover better ways of handling stress and conflict, and restore trust and safety in your relationship. Once you feel securely connected, resolving other issues in your relationship becomes much easier.
Through videos of real couples, private couple exercises, and optional group participation, you’ll gain
Encouragement from seeing others work through troubles similar to yours,
A better understanding of your relationship by seeing the same patterns in other couples, and
Group energy supporting you in difficult areas, and cheering your successes.
This internationally recognized workshop is based on the best-selling book by Dr. Sue Johnson, Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love. To ensure that each couple receives personal attention and guidance, the workshop is limited to three couples.
This is not couples therapy, nor is it just listening to a lecture. It is a relaxed, non-threatening opportunity for you to experience a new way of understanding your relationship and connecting with each other. You and your partner will have opportunities throughout the workshop to try out what you learn in private conversations with each other, with help from the workshop leaders if desired. Group participation is not required.
Workshop Leader: Betsy Walli is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 85860) with a private practice in Hermosa Beach and Seal Beach, who specializes in Emotionally Focused Therapy with couples.
Comments from previous participants
“Coming in I was super scared and uneasy of what would be expected from me. But after going through it, I absolutely recommend it. It opened me up and I learned a lot.”
“I was nervous to take HMT in such a small setting, but Betsy generously took a consultation call with me that reassured me that it could turn out better – it was!”
“I attended this workshop early in my present relationship, as a way to proactively protect and nurture my relationship. I found this very valuable, particularly identifying raw spots.”
“This was an amazing experience – incredible approach to strengthening a significant relationship. So glad I was able to attend with my fiancé. Gave us tools to use for a better life.”
“The workshop surpassed all my expectations. I was worried that bringing up feelings and issues might harm my relationship. But with the tools I learned to use, it felt very safe, and the conversations between my partner and me were well received on both sides and brought us closer together.”
To ensure that each couple receives personal guidance, the workshop is limited to three couples. For the 14 hours of instruction and assisted exercises, 2 meals each, snacks and beverages, 2 workbooks, and Hold Me Tight book, the cost is $699 per couple. Your space will be reserved once payment is received.