Conversations for Connection


A Relationship Education Group for Couples   

 Based on the best selling book


         By: Dr. Sue Johnson  www.holdmetight.com

                                Learn what creates distance and conflict

                           Identify and learn to stop those negative repetitive patterns

Learn and practice relationship tools

      Get out of distress and get stronger and closer together 


                Upcoming weekend workshop:

 Friday10 November 2017
 7.30pm-9.00pm
 Saturday11 November 2017
 10.00am-5.30pm
 Sunday12 November
2017
 9.30am-5.00pm


Venue:  Harmony Hall, 4 Wynyard st, Devonport, Auckland

Participants must be able to attend all the sessions
Group is limited to 10- 12 couples

Registration Fee: $500 per couple (earlybird - by March 3)
         $550 per couple after this
(includes a copy of the book Hold Me Tight) 

TO REGISTER: request a registration form by

email holdmetightauckland@gmail.com 

phone / text one of the facilitators

 (also to answer any queries).

 Facilitators:  

Lynne Dunphy is a Psychotherapist in private practice in Herne Bay tel: 0211722963

lynned61@hotmail.com
 

Roger Elley-Brown is a Counsellor in private practice in Epsom   tel: 0211840525

elleybrownconsultants@gmail.com 

Susan Harding is a Clinical Psychologist  and ICEEFT Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist for couples.  She has a private practice in Ponsonby & Takapuna      tel: 0274502372 | 09 3607119

susan@thepsychologycompany.co.nz


               Future workshops will take place:        1
0-12 November 2017  
                                                                                 4x in 2018  (dates to be advised)

WHAT WILL WE LEARN ON THE WEEKEND THAT WILL HELP US? 

· We will help you understand how you and your partner get caught in negative cycles of conflict or distance that cause hurt, anger and distress to both of you.

·  We show you how you can keep your emotional balance at these times instead of getting caught. 

· We can show you how to then come close and express yourself, listen and respond in a way that helps you build more connection.

· Having these kinds of conversations helps you to build a secure bond, creating space for lasting love, intimacy and romance.


WHAT PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS SAY…

 It provided us with a new framework for us to grow.

It was time out of my usual life, and gave me a safe structure to examine my relationship.


Fantastic weekend – went away wishing we had done it 25 years ago.

I think that this weekend is the cornerstone of change for us – we are beyond grateful for all your support.

It made us feel normal . . .  that we weren’t a lost cause.

Literally brought us closer, and created a safe environment to have some tricky conversations.

Thank you so much, your work is so amazing and the benefit of having three professionals  is a privilege

 A renewed sense of connection, desire to connect and I think, love rekindled!

 

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT TO HAPPEN ON THE HMT WEEKEND?

The Hold Me Tight Program is a 16-hour educational program based on Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT).

The course is divided into 7 sessions which includes an introduction and then a session for most of the conversations in the book . 

Each session contains the following elements: 

   Teaching  theory and practice of loving conversations                                                                                                                                    

    Video clips of real couples having the conversations

   Conversation exercises to do as a couple

   Some group discussion about the impact of the exercises

All three therapists are available to support and facilitate the process with the couples