In the last half century research about attachments in relationships has exploded, leading to advanced knowledge and a revolutionary way to help couples improve their relationship and maintain the changes.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is the most empirically supported relationship model developed by Dr. Sue Johnson. Research studies indicate that through the use of EFT, 70 -75% of couples recover from distress and 90% show significant improvements. The Hold Me Tight workshop two day retreat for couples based on EFT, as it is outlined in Johnson’s book, Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love.
This educational and experiential workshop teaches you the core concepts of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples, which has demonstrated its effectiveness in over 25 years of peer-reviewed clinical research. The workshop helps you and your partner form deeper connections, repair past hurts, and increase opportunities for emotional, physical and sexual intimacy.
In addition to practicing new ways of communicating emotionally with your partner, you will see video examples of other couples and how they learned to improve their communication and strengthen their relationship.
Over the course of two days you will learn how to:
- Explore, understand, and CHANGE the communication patterns that leave you feeling stuck or disconnected from your partner.
- Enhance your connection with your partner and feel closer to each other.
- Improve your understanding of one another.
- Increase happiness and intimacy in your relationship.
While sharing comments and questions in the large group is usually fun and beneficial, you only share if you want to. You will have lots of time to have conversations with just you and your partner so you can feel comfortable and maintain your privacy.
- All couples are welcome in this couples workshop regardless of marital status, age, faith or sexual orientation.
- This is an educational workshop and supports therapy nicely but does not replace it if your relationship is in high distress.
Zoya and Mike often present together and enjoy creating a safe, fun, meaningful experience where we’ll encourage you to go as deep as is comfortable… “Stretch – don’t strain” is our motto here.
The two day retreat is led by
Michael Moran, LCSW & Zoya Simakhodskaya, Ph.D.
Mike and Zoya provide the “Hold Me Tight®” Workshop in NYC, New York. Both love helping people and do so full time in their individual private practices. In an effort to help couples heal and grow stronger more quickly, they are now providing couples workshops using the EFT model proven most successful in helping couples like you every day.
Zoya Simakhodskaya, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and certified EFT Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer. She is a founding member, Executive Director and Vice President on the Board of Directors of NYCEFT. Zoya has a full-time practice in Chelsea, NY with adults and couples, specializing in cross-cultural and bilingual population. In addition to her psychotherapy practice, Zoya has many years of experience providing crisis intervention in a psychiatric emergency service and continues as a voluntary faculty at NYU School of Medicine, CUNY Graduate Center, and Rutgers University. Zoya enjoys helping therapists learn EFT and teaches nationally and internationally, now bringing EFT to Russia, Italy and Ukraine. She has particular interest in intersection of sexuality and couples therapy.
Michael Moran, LCSW, CST is a Certified EFT Therapist and Supervisor, an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and a Certified Inner Bonding Facilitator. He is the Founder and Director of The Center for Relational Fulfillment in NYC where he specializes at the intersection of relational and sexual issues, and is on the Board of Directors at NYCEFT where he co-chairs the Education Committee. Michael is also an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University and travels the country training therapists how to effectively address sexual issues in EFT couples therapy.
“Hold Me Tight®” is a registered trademark to Sue Johnson.