The Hold Me Tight© Weekend – Durham, NC – July 13-14, 2019 – SOLD OUT

The Hold Me Tight® Workshop Weekend – Durham, NC – SOLD OUT

Saturday, July 13 – Sunday, July 14, 2019

  • $695 per couple 
  • Presented by Greg Cheney, MDiv, MA, LMFT, LPC, James McCracken, MSW, LCSW, and George Bitar, PhD., LMFT and hosted by Hold Me Tight-NC
  • Time:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily
  • Location:  Durham Convention Center

    Hold M
    e Tight® Workshop Weekend

Based on the acclaimed and successful book Hold Me Tight: 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Sue Johnson, Hold Me Tight® Workshops are 2-day couple workshops that help couples make sense of interactions, emotions, and restoring secure connections in romantic relationships.

Over the course of two days, couples move through the 7-conversations of Hold me Tight®:

1) Recognizing Demon Dialogues – Identifying the negative patterns that take over relationships and learn to hear each other in non-blaming, non-defensive ways.

2) Finding the Raw Spots – Looking under each partner’s automatic reactions during conflicts to identify the sore feelings underneath.

3) Revisiting a Rocky Moment – Finding successful de-escalation of a demon dialogue and learning to repair rifts and build emotional safety.

4) Hold Me Tight – Each partner moving into being more emotionally accessible, responsive, and engaged with each other.

5) Forgiving Injuries – Learning how to heal from injuries as demonstrations of renewal and connection.  Earned forgiveness empowers couples to renew and strengthen their bond.

6) Bonding Through Sex and Touch – Learning how emotional connection creates better sex, and better physical & sexual intimacy creates deeper emotional bonding.

7) Keeping Your Love Alive – Making plans to intentionally maintain and protect connection.

Engaging your thinking brain and your experiencing brain, the workshop moves back and forth from didactic topical presentations to couple-specific experiential exercises (with individualized assistance as needed).   We offer an engaging, safe, non-blaming, non-shaming experience for all couples in attendance.

Couples at our Hold Me Tight® workshop learn and experience new ways to:
Be more Accessible, Responsive, and Engaged (A.R.E.) with each other

      Highlight and honor strength in their relationship

      Recognize and respond to emotions

      Understand conflicts in non-blaming, non-defensive ways

      Repair injuries in relationships

      Enhance emotional and physical intimacy

Join us in an experience that will change your view of relationships
​ and help you get what you have longed for.



Register Today – Only 15 Couples Accepted Per Workshop

July 13-14, 2019 at Durham Convention Center, Durham, NC

Privacy Needs Are Respected
No sharing of personal information required during presentations or discussions.
Couples maintain privacy during exercises.

All couples are welcome!
Standard Fee is $695 per couple (45-15 days before the event)
 Early Registration Fee $650  per couple (45+ days ahead of the event)

Hold Me Tight® Couple Workshops are not appropriate for couples currently experiencing any of the following relationship betrayals:
– One or both partners actively involved with an unapproved person (i.e. an affair)
– One or both partners act (or threaten to act) abusively including:

  1. physical violence towards the other partner, children, pets, or other family
  2. restriction of the other’s rights and resources (i.e. restriction of movement or association)

– One or both partners actively engaged in addictive behaviors (i.e. drug and/or alcohol abuse)

Couples having any of these experiences should not register for this workshop, and should instead seek appropriate related professional services.  Couples who have had any of these experiences in the past, but are not actively experiencing them are appropriate and welcome to register.  If you have any questions about this, please contact James McCracken @

Disclaimer, Refund, Policy Cancellation Policy Agreement*

Disclaimer & Cancellation Policy: Those unable to attend the event they have registered for may transfer to a future Hold Me Tight hosted training minus a 20% administrative fee.

Cancellations made up to 15 days prior to the workshop will be given a full refund less a 20% processing fee.

In order to obtain this refund for Hold Me Tight, you must contact  They must be notified at least 15 days prior to the date of the event.  –  This is a non-hosted or sponsored National Marriage Seminars training. The individual or entity that made the arrangements to attend a Hold Me Tight hosted event agrees to hold harmless National Marriage Seminars, Inc., its directors, and employees from any and all liability associated with this training.

CE’s: CE’s are NOT included in the price of these workshops, however, they will be available for purchase at the event.

Grievance Policy: It is the mission of National Marriage Seminars of America to find presenters who serve as a gateway to enhance clinical skills and to produce and distribute their work with integrity. We also believe in creating a learning environment that respects the diversity our attendees bring to these events. If you are dissatisfied with your experience, please email us at or contact us via phone at 813-960-0001 to further discuss your concerns.

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