Hold Me Tight workshop for Couples in Brooklyn


Hold Me Tight® Workshop for Couples in Brooklyn!
26 Court Street, suite 1004

Brooklyn Heights, NY

  Friday, December 1st, 5:30-9:30 PM, Saturday December 2nd, 10:00 AM-5:30 PM, &

Sunday December 3rd, 10:00 AM-1:30 PM 

Loving couple enjoying beautiful sunset in Hawaii
This workshop was designed by therapist, author and researcher Dr. Susan Johnson, developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and founder of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), in order to offer the best of EFT for couples in an educational format.  It is built upon her innovative research about attachment and love and includes exercises for couples to help them have new understandings of each other and new patterns of communication.  There are guided couple exercises, video clips of couple interactions, group information and discussion of key concepts.  Assistant counselors are available for support.  Here is a link to testimonials from other Hold Me Tight® workshops around the country. Hold Me Tight Testimonials 

To Register:  The fee for one couple is $600 for 16 hours.  Mail a check to Carolyn McIntyre, 26 Court St suite 1004, Brooklyn, NY 11242, provide both names and contact information.  Call me at 917-757-6542 to let me know you are registering.

Facilitator: Carolyn McIntyre, LCSW-R, has been providing therapy for individuals and couples for over 25 years.  Carolyn took the first EFT couple training, the Extern, in 2011 and became the second Certified Emotionally Focused couple therapist in Brooklyn in 2015.  Carolyn has also taken trainings with Drs. John and Julie Gottman. 
    “I have taken the Hold Me Tight® workshop myself along with my husband, assisted with one and led two HMT workshops for couples.  The workshop is a wonderful way for couples to explore how to have deeper, closer, more solid relationships. There is plenty of humor and compassionate support.”


Assistant Facilitator:  Ethan McCooper, LMSW, is a psychotherapist focused on work with couples as well as adults and adolescents in Park Slope and Brooklyn Heights.  Ethan’s couple therapy continues to meet clients where they are using his ability to create a safe and understanding environment for deep and heartfelt work.  Ethan has Masters of Social Work from New York University and took the EFT Extern in 2014 with Dr. Sue Johnson and George Faller, LMFT.


“I love the new understandings that emerged about myself and my partner.  The therapeutic assistance was always available but never thrust upon us.  I can’t wait for my partner and I to do this workshop again in 5 years, 10 or 20!”- I.R.C.

“I am currently in a loving, attached, safe, and trusting lesbian relationship.  My partner and I talk about all aspects of our relationship.   This EFT workshop helped me learn new things about my partner, helped me develop strategies for making our relationship even stronger and, more importantly, helped us process the few bumps we have experienced.”-  S.R.C.

“The workshop was incredibly eye opening and I am sure it will greatly strengthen our marriage.  I highly recommend it to any couple.”- A.B.

Coming from out of town:

The training is around the corner from the beautiful tree-lined Montague Street which is in the heart of Historic Brooklyn Heights, the first neighborhood to be landmarked.  You will see trees, flowers, and restaurants with outdoor seating just walking down Montague Street towards the Promenade which is a walkway with magnificent views of Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, and the harbor.   Just a few minutes further, you can walk downhill to the water front and see Brooklyn Bridge Park and Dumbo where you can walk or bike along the water front.  Dumbo has interesting old cobble stone streets and artist studios.

Views of the Prommenade in Brooklyn Heights

Views of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Map of Brooklyn Heights, the Promenade, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and Dumbo

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