Dr Michelle Gannon and Dr Sam Jinich
will be leading their Couples Workshop:
Hold Me Tight® Workshop
at Villa Caletas in Costa Rica over
Labor Day Weekend, 2018

Sam and Michelle, Ocean View

Sam & Michelle

Infinity Pool at Villa Caletas, Costa Rica

Infinity Pool at Villa Caletas

Terrace View

Terrace View

Michelle Gannon, Ph.D. and Sam Jinich, Ph.D. are excited to bring their Weekend Hold Me Tight® Workshop for Couples to Villa Caletas in Costa Rica on Labor Day Weekend, 2018.

Villa Caletas is a lovely boutique hotel in Costa Rica, 1150 feet over the vibrant Central Pacific coast and the rainforest. The award-winning hotel is located in the lush tropical jungle and is known for its design, decor, restaurant, private beach, infinity pool and spa.

Please join Sam and Michelle for a Weekend Couples Retreat to help strengthen your closeness, communication and connection based on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Attachment Theory.

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. Hold Me Tight@ is a registered trademark to Sue Johnson.

We hope you will consider coming early or staying longer to enjoy the many delights of Costa Rica.

Dates Available at Villa Caletas, Costa Rica

September 1-2, 2018
SOLD OUT

The price of the Hold Me Tight® Workshop in Costa Rica is $750 per Couple.

For just the Costa Rica weekend (not San Francisco or Tiburon), the following is included:

  • Complimentary Morning Yoga
  • Continental Breakfasts
  • Catered Lunches
  • Hold Me Tight® Workshop Workbooks full of helpful conversations and exercises.
  • Engaging presentations, video demonstrations of other real life couples, and the opportunity for many private exercises and conversations with your partner. Michelle and Sam will help you practice the tools you learn together in a safe, positive and beautiful setting.

Schedule on Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

7:00 – 8:30 am – Enjoy the hotel property, get a ride to the beach, lounge by the infinity pool or enjoy the majestic views while sipping Costa Rica coffee. Complimentary optional yoga available.

8:30 – 9:30 am – Continental Breakfast Included. If you would prefer a Full Menu Breakfast, you may do so for an extra $15 per person.

10:00 am – 12:30 pm Hold Me Tight® Workshop with Michelle and Sam

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch Provided at Villa Caletas

2:00 pm – 6:30 pm Hold Me Tight® Workshop with Michelle and Sam

Airfare, Accommodations, Dinners and Activities are not included.


Pricing depends on type of accommodations (from $158 per night for Standard Deluxe, $182 for Villa, $250 for Junior Suite and $600 for Palace). After you register for the Costa Rica Hold Me Tight® Workshop with Michelle and Sam, we will send you a Welcome Letter with a direct contact at Villa Caletas for you to book your accommodations at this special pricing for us.

Villa Caletas is located in the Central Pacific Region of Puntarenas Costa Rica. Just one hour and fifteen minutes by car from San Jose and Juan Santamaría International Airport. The hotel can also arrange transportation for you from the airport.

This location is one of Costa Rica’s most popular destinations because of its proximity to San Jose, its incredible natural surrounding and the amount of activities nearby. Everything from National Parks, rainforest and river tours to deep sea fishing and snorkeling.The hotel is set within a tropical rain forest and the warm Pacific Coast near Jaco beach Costa Rica. You will get to experience the best of the country: wildlife, natural beauty and its amazing coastline. Villa Caletas is 1.5 hours away from Manuel Antonio National Park which is known for the diversity of tropical plants, wildlife, monkeys, sloths and hundreds of bird species.

Manuel Antonio National Park 2

Manuel Antonio National Park

Monkeys in Costa Rica

ALL Couples are Welcome:

  • Couples who want to improve and enhance their relationships.
  • Distressed couples who are stuck in conflicts and disconnection.
  • Couples who are interested to learn about the Hold Me Tight® Model from an Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Attachment Theory perspective.

Register soon to guarantee space. Thank you!


What to expect:

The Hold Me Tight® Workshop is designed around seven conversations based on the Hold Me Tight® book, all of which have been shown to be essential to successful relationships. You will learn how to understand and improve your relationship by presentations by the workshop leaders, private exercises and conversations with your partner and by watching video demonstrations of other couples.

Although we encourage questions and comments, you do not need to speak in the group if you do not wish to. All of the dialogues with your partner will be done in private, as we always emphasize privacy and comfort. We welcome people of all backgrounds, ages, faiths and sexual orientations. We encourage you to seek therapy if you are in high relational distress.