Welcome To Hold Me Tight Workshop

Do you want to feel more accepted by your partner and
have less conflict in your relationship?

Would you like to feel like your partner is more
accessible, responsive and engaged with you?

Is it time to improve your relationship and learn how to communicate
in new ways that promote better understanding and closeness?

We can help you in our Couples Workshop!

Hold Me Tight Workshop with
Dr Michelle Gannon & Dr Sam Jinich

Register Today for Hold Me Tight Workshop:

Dr. Michelle Gannon and Dr. Sam Jinich are Clinical Psychologists, Individual and Couples Therapists and Couples Workshop Leaders in San Francisco. They both have over 20 years of experience helping people improve and enhance their relationships.

Sam is a Certified Trainer, Supervisor and Therapist in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Michelle is a Certified Supervisor and Therapist in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Sam and Michelle love working with individuals and couples who desire better relationships. Their professional expertise is in helping people develop more secure, close connections with each other.

Both Sam and Michelle teach and supervise other therapists about Attachment Theory and Emotionally Focused Therapy at the San Francisco Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (SFCEFT).

They love bringing Attachment Theory and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to couples in their Hold Me Tight Workshop. This Couples Workshop is supportive, safe, practical and positive.

Dr Sue Johnson developed the Hold Me Tight program based on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and her bestselling book, Hold Me Tight, Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love.

Dr Sue Johnson is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) which has demonstrated its effectiveness in over 25 years of peer-reviewed clinical research. It’s outstanding success has been heralded in many scientific journals, professional magazines and media such as New York Times and Psychology Today.

The focus of EFT is to help partners to understand more clearly each other’s deepest emotions. Feelings are often hidden, unexpressed or misunderstood. Our relationships can be a cause of stress and pain or a source of comfort and joy. In EFT, we help couples learn how to deal with their feelings together, reach towards each other, and be responsive in more loving and positive ways.

The GREAT news is that we are now bringing the EFT model to you in our Hold Me Tight Couples Weekend Workshop that will be Effective, Safe, Supportive, and Validating. Most importantly, the weekend will be Positive, Proactive and FUN!  The tools you learn will continue to serve your relationship long after this weekend.

At our Hold Me Tight Workshop,
you will learn and experience how to:

  • Affirm strengths in your relationship
  • Address negative interaction patterns
  • Understand more clearly each other’s emotions
  • Recognize underlying reasons for your conflicts
  • Learn how to repair and forgive
  • Enhance your emotional and physical closeness
  • Improve your communication
  • Be more accessible, responsive and emotionally engaged with each other (A.R.E.)

Please Select a Couples Workshop Location for Details & Registration

Leaders will be Dr Michelle Gannon and Dr Sam Jinich:

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

$695 per Couple

April 11th-12th, 2015 
SOLD OUT
July 11th-12th, 2015

Tiburon View

$695 per Couple

February 14th-15th, 2015   SOLD OUT
September 12-13th, 2015
November 14-15th, 2015

Esalen Institute, Big Sur

See Esalen for Pricing

June 12-14th, 2015
July 19-24th, 2015

Register Today for Hold Me Tight Workshop:


Hold Me Tight Workshop Couples Testimonials

We are now strong converts to the couples therapy and the scientific approach that Sam and Michelle lead, and we both give it the strongest recommendation possible. It would be hard to find a more empathetic, but knowledgeable team than Sam and Michelle. They are superstars in focusing the training on each couple. This is an incredible course for people who want a better relationship, pure and simple.

H and M, Los Angeles, California

We had the pleasure of attending the Hold Me Tight Workshop led by Dr. Michelle Gannon and Dr. Sam Jinich. I can say without any doubt that it was of great benefit to our relationship.

The Hold Me Tight Workshop combined teaching us about attachment, demon dialogues/negative patterns and cycles and most importantly, the time for the couples in attendance to have the deep healing/bonding conversations.

ALL couples would benefit greatly from the Hold Me Tight Workshop. For couples that are struggling or stuck, it is CRUCIAL.

Donnovan, San Francisco Bay Area

We were co-managing roommates with three children-not lovers or devoted friends even. We were having regular breakdowns so when our therapist recommended we attend the workshop to add momentum to our couples therapy, we decided to come.

There were lots of poignant and funny visual aids and lots of time to really apply what we learned to our personal relationship specifically. We loved the engaging, nurturing, present and devoted attitude of Michelle and Sam plus all of the assisting therapists. I learned that my husband really cares about my biggest issues in our marriage, is deeply sorry and totally committed to making it great again.

Heather, Sebastopol

We attended the Hold Me Tight Workshop with Sam and Michelle because we just read Sue Johnson’s book Hold Me Tight, and thought “Hmm, wouldn’t it be fun to take a Couples Workshop like this together to practice all this stuff?

Before we participated in the Hold Me Tight Workshop, I did however, from time to time, wonder whether there was a better way to connect even deeper through a communication style that would speak straight to the soul of my partner and feel an unearthly heavenly connection with each other?

Well, Sam and Michelle’s Hold Me Tight Workshop is just that- a safe place to allow us explore that connection that we all carry among us, but don’t know quite how to get to!

– Lena & Felipe, Santa Cruz, CA

Interview with Dr Michelle Gannon & Dr Sam Jinich about
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) & Hold Me Tight Workshop

Hitched Mag Podcast for Hold Me Tight Workshop