Here's what a few more recent workshop participants had to say about their experience: (more testimonials here)

“I felt like it helped me and my partner understand what was happening between us in rough moments and give us a map for how to find out way out."​

"The Hold Me Tight workshop gave my husband and me a new way of discussing thorny issues. The course helped us to delve deep and identify the causes behind the actions, enabling empathy and compassion to follow. Dr. Lisa Blum and Dr. Silvina Irwin couldn't be better teachers and listeners. I highly recommend the workshop!"


We are Drs. Lisa Blum and Silvina Irwin, both licensed clinical psychologists with 35 years of combined experience working with families, couples, and individuals across the lifespan.  Drs. Irwin and Blum are both Certified Therapists in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT),  and Dr. Irwin is a Certified Supervisor in EFT.  Both Drs. Irwin and Blum trained directly with Dr. Susan Johnson, founder of this powerful and effective model. 

The EFT Resource Center was conceived as a home for EFT professional training, public education, therapy services, and workshops for couples.  Continuing Education credits are available through workshop collaboration with Illuminated Education. Illuminated Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, and by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide continuing education credit for MFTs and LCSWs (BBS approval number PCE 4514).

We welcome your interest in EFT, and invite you to contact us with any questions, comments, or requests for workshops in your community group or neighborhood. Thank you for visiting!

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We invite you to learn more about our transformative couples retreats and workshops offered by relationship experts, Drs. Silvina Irwin and Lisa Blum. This educational and experiential workshop teaches you the core concepts of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), heralded as one of the most effective couples therapies by the New York times and endorsed by the American Psychological Society as scientifically proven. These workshops are based on the international best-selling book "Hold Me Tight: 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love", by Dr. Sue Johnson.   These transformative workshops will help you reconnect, repair, and re-energize your relationship and help you create a positive loving bond that will last a lifetime.
Upcoming Workshops for Couples:

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

October 14th-16th, 2016
Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa
Lake Arrowhead, Ca

Hold Me Tight Workshop for Couples

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