When: December 1-2, 2018, Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm
Where: Smith College Conference Center, 51 College Lane, Northampton, MA
Instructor:  Nancy Knudsen, LMFT and Michael Moran, LCSW, CST
Early Bird Rate: $595  Regular Rate: $650 after 11/16

Why is it so hard to reach and maintain the flow of authentic sexual connection with our intimate partner over time? How is it that our signals get distorted and misunderstood? What is behind all that avoidance that one or both of us has fallen into? How can we enhance what has become too predictable a routine?

This workshop is designed for couples who have either done the Hold Me Tight® Program or worked with a therapist using the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) model and have some familiarity with their cycle of relationship distress.


Couples will:

  • Learn about the blocks to intimacy and physical closeness
  • Explore negative cycles related to sexual intimacy and touch
  • Hear about state of the art research on sexuality in committed relationships
  • Learn more about each parter’s desire and how to re-start or enhance this important bond
  • Discover new ways of breathing life into your sexual connection

Open to couples of all backgrounds and persuasions.

All conversations will take place between partners with assistance form our highly qualified roving therapists as needed. In a weekend format, this couples workshop serves as a relationship retreat. Homework will be given on Saturday night, so it is optimal for couples to plan to spend time together without distractions.

Taking place at the scenic Smith College Conference Center, participants will have access to walks around campus during the breaks. Lunch is available for purchase at the Smith College Student Center or in downtown Northampton.

Hold Me Tight® is a registered trademark of Dr. Sue Johnson.