Hold Me Tight Workshop for Couples - 10/18/2013

  • Presented By: Mount Vernon Family Therapy Associates, LLC
  • Speaker / Facilitator: Kristin Rosenthal and Linda Padgett
  • Topic Area: Marriage Enrichment, Family Growth and Development

  • Start Date: 10/18/2013
  • Duration: 2 Saturdays
  • Daily Schedule: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Registration Deadline: October 1, 2013

  • Location: 1707 Belle View Blvd C-1, Alexandria, VA 22307 Alexandria, Virginia, 22307
  • Fee Info: $560 per couple
  • Open To: Couples

  • Contact Information: Contact Kris Rosenthal @ 703-768-6240 or email Kristin.Rosenthal@gmail.com to register. 16 hour workshop held on Oct 18, 5 to 9 pm, and Oct 19 and Nov 2 from 10 to 5.

Workshop for Couples

Hold Me Tight:

Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love


Sustain the closeness, connection and intimacy

you cherish.

  Hold Me Tight is a 16-hour educational program based on the empirically proven Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) approach to helping couples foster secure and lasting bonds. The outstanding success rate of EFT has been heralded in scientific journals, the New York Times and Time magazine. The Hold Me Tight workshop breaks EFT down into seven transforming conversations. You will learn how to:


  • Create lasting trust and intimacy
  • Make sense of your own emotions
  • Learn about your partners inner world
  • Learn how to forgive injuries that can destroy trust and safety
  • Deepen your romantic/sexual connection
  • Prevent the cycles of disconnection that take love apart

In addition to practice with your partner and reading the text, you will see video examples of how other real couples learned  and create a lifetime of love.

When:   October 18, 5 to 9 pm, October 19, 10 to 5 pm, November 2, 10 to 5 pm                  

Where :  Mount Vernon Family Therapy, 1707 Belle View Blvd., Alexandria, VA 22307

Who:      Couples who want to learn how to keep love alive.

Fee:        $560 per couple; includes materials, facilitator instruction, DVD presentations, couple exercises (in private, not in front of the group).

Pre-marital add-on: Pre-marital survey, and guided HMT conversation about one issue,

                 One additional evening, $70 per couple.

Facilitators: Kris Rosenthal, LPC is the owner of Mt. Vernon Family Therapy Associates and has 30 years’ experience; Linda Padgett, LMFT has specialized in working with couples for seven years. Both have advanced training in EFT.

To register, call Kris at 703-768-6240. The class will include up to eight couples. For more information, visit: www.holdmetight.net.


Love is everything it’s cracked up to be…  It really is worth fighting for, being brave for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, your risk will be even greater. — Erica Jong