I recently began reading a book by one of my favorite clinical Psychologists, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) founder, Dr. Sue Johnson. Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love will give you greater insight into the defining principles of your relationship togetherness and can help you create an even deeper bond. In this book, Johnson presents Emotionally Focused Therapy with the belief that motivated couples may be able to solve their own problems within their relationships once they understand the basic principles. The premise of Hold Me Tight is surprisingly simple: stop worrying about your past, or what you feel that your partner is lacking. Johnson states that the trick to a long lasting, healthy, committed relationship starts with understanding that codependency is a good thing, similarly to how a child relies on a parent for love and nurturing. Be open to your loved one’s needs, and you’ll reconnect naturally and lovingly. Hold Me Tight walks you through seven conversations that capture the defining moments in a love relationship and instructs how to shape these moments to create a secure and lasting bond.
6 Week Hold Me Tight Couples Workshop Davis County
Monday, March 3, 6 pm
Developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, and based on her book “Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations For A Lifetime Of Love” this couples workshop is based on the most effective and successful couples therapy ever developed. Learn what your spouse really needs from you and how to defeat the cycle of distance between you to create the relationship of your dreams!
Designed for school-aged children, this group will provide opportunities to learn how to navigate of social situations and understand what it means to be a friend. Through activities and skill building group members will practice building healthy relationships. Register your child for the KIDS group
Clair Mellenthin, LCSW on A Woman’s View With Amanda Dickson
Sunday, March 9
Clair joins Amanda Dickson’s radio program A Woman’s View to discuss current events.
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Clair Mellenthin, LCSW on KUTV Fresh Living: Love and The 5 Love Languages
Monday, February 10, 1 pm
As Valentine’s Day approaches, it might be helpful to understand the “language” that your special someone speaks. Tune in at 1 pm today as Clair Mellenthin discusses love and how people express love through their “love language.”
Many missionaries and family members often struggle when they are unable to complete their LDS mission. Tune in a 1 pm and join Dr. Kris Doty and Julie Hanks as they discuss the best ways to support an early-return missionary.
Are you tired of reading relationship books with a few tips and advice that may put a band aid on your marital discourse? Dr. Sue Johnson, author of Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations For A Lifetime Of Love, relationship researcher and expert, believes that the attachment bond individuals have with their partners is crucial for a happy, healthy relationship. Just as an infant feels close, attached, and loved when her mother gazes in her eyes, adults have the same need. We innately feel a desire to connect, be loved, depended on, and to feel safe. When the attachment is insecure with our spouse or partner, there is greater likelihood for disconnection, isolation, and distance. Hold Me Tight looks to address that attachment bond.