University of Kentucky Family Center

Hold Me Tight workshop

Are you ready to experience a stronger couple connection?

What is The Hold Me Tight workshop?

The Hold Me Tight workshop is an educational, interactive relationship workshop with content and exercises based on Dr. Sue Johnson's book Hold Me Tight: Conversations for Connection and her empirically proven couples therapy model, Emotionally Focused Therapy.

This workshop is designed for all couples in a committed relationship. If you have a strong relationship, this workshop will provide you with insights and tools to foster further closeness, friendship, and trust. If your relationship is distressed, this two-day workshop will provide you with a greater understanding of your relationship and a road map for repair. No public discussion or disclosure is involved.

At the workshop, you'll learn how to: foster respect, affection, and closeness; build and share a deeper connection with each other; keep conflict discussions calm, break through and resolve conflict gridlock; and strengthen and maintain the gains in your relationship.

During the workshop you will:
  • Understand the science of adult attachment and how your attachment style impacts your relationship
  • Identify your negative cycle, which all couples have in some shape or form, that creates disconnection
  • Find your emotional raw spots and explore how those sensitivities relate to your family of origin and past relationships
  • Learn how to reinforce healthy cycles and deeper levels of emotional connection
  • Communicate deeper emotional longings and needs for security and connection

If it's time to renew your relationship and break old patterns of disconnection, then this couples workshop is for you!

The workshop is being offered by the UK Family Center, located on the University of Kentucky campus. Register on or before April 5, 2019 for the April workshop to receive the early bird discount. Early bird discount is $495 per couple. Beginning March 24, the fee of $595 applies.

UK employees will receive a special pricing.
Proof of employment will be required. Contact the Family Center at
or (859) 257-7755 for the price and a discount code.

Tracey Werner-Wilson Tracey Werner-Wilson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is Director of the University of Kentucky Family Center, which is the training site for the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. She teaches Couple and Family Therapy coursework and provides clinical supervision to graduate students in the program. She has completed the advance training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and has a small private practice that focuses on working with couples in distress or those seeking to deepen their relationship.
Hold Me Tight workshop
Upcoming workshop

Dates and times:
Sat, April 27, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun, April 28, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

University of Kentucky
(specific location TBD)

Early bird discount: $495 per couple
Beginning March 24: $595 per couple

Special discount for UK employees:
Call the University of Kentucky Family Center at (859) 257-7755 for more information.

Cancellation policy:
No refunds are offered. However, you may apply registration fees to a future Hold Me Tight event.

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We are located at:
205 Scovell Hall
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

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