How I Help Your Relationship or Marriage

Does This Sound Like You?:

In your relationship, one of you may feel:

  • exhausted from trying to make this relationship better
  • unheard and misunderstood
  • your partner perceives or labels you as ‘needy’, ‘negative’, or a ‘complainer’
  • alone and lonely in this relationship
  • rejected or not appreciated by your partner

While the other one of you may feel:

  • like you are constantly walking on eggshells, trying to avoid conflicts
  • frustrated your partner can never seem to ‘let issues go’
  • your partner perceives you as cold, non-caring, or shut-down
  • talking just leads to conflicts and nothing ever changes
  • whatever you do, it’s never good enough for your partner

As a couple, you:

  • keep getting stuck in the same conflict, no matter the topic
  • feel hopeless and weary
  • don’t feel ‘safe’ to discuss emotion-laden topics
  • no longer know how to communicate or connect consistently

You Know Things are Difficult…You Just Want to Fix It

I get that. So our work is not focused on analyzing old patterns and blaming one another. Instead, I help you learn the science behind your relationship…why things work when they do and what happens when they don’t.

Then, I teach you clearly and concretely what to do when things are ‘broken’, when all that you tried is not working.

Lastly, you practice the skills, with your partner. We discuss real issues in real time so you get experience and confidence at addressing things differently.

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Four or Six Month’s of Work Over One Weekend

I understand that you are both hurting and need intense help quickly. Whether meeting privately with you in a Retreat or Intensive format or with other couples in a Workshop format, you do 4 or 6 months of work in 2 or 3 days! It is truly amazing how much can be addressed and resolved.

My wife and I were at a standstill; plagued by negative behaviors.  After 2 days, I really feel like we’re in a much better place, feeling connected and understood and heard…something we’ve looked for for a long time.  We’ve been given the tools to reconcile and improve, which I’m thankful for.  Now, it’s on us to do the work.”

Mark, HMT attendee, 2018

Decide Which Option is Best for You

Private Couples Retreat or Intensive

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In Person

One Couple

Pre-retreat Private Individual Sessions (1 hour)

Tailored to Your Unique Relationship Needs

Follow-up Session (1 hour)

“Hold Me Tight Workshop®”

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Online

Three Couples

Pre-workshop Couples Session (30 min)

Based on Standard Workshop Protocol

Follow-up Session (30 min)

Young lesbian couple smiling at each other, feeling emotionally connected. Hold Me Tight Workshops help rebuild trust and save a marriage.

We were on the brink of divorce…I almost cannot believe how incredibly effective this was in solving our communication breakdown.  It taught us to see each other’s hidden messages and needs underneath the anger, resentment, and distance that had developed.  I am walking away with a powerful toolbox to tackle any problems or communication breakdowns we may have in the future.”

Jennifer, HMT attendee, 2018
Empty Nest age couple sitting together relaxed. Image represents a couple who had fallen out of love and felt not good enough prior to attending a Hold Me Tight Workshop. Couple now knows how to fix a marriage and resolve conflicts.

Evidence-based Treatment

Dr. Sue Johnson developed Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). EFT has a 90% success rate at reducing distress in couples. During her research, she determined that successful couples in healthy relationships benefit from engaging in specific conversations. These conversations are the basis of her book “Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love”. Her Workshop protocol, based on the book, is called the “Hold Me Tight Workshop®”.

Here is a helpful podcast with Dr. Sue Johnson. Listen to it to learn more about the science and philosophy behind EFT and “Hold Me Tight Workshops®”.


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Both the Marriage Counseling Retreats and ONLINE “Hold Me Tight Workshops®” Include Follow-up

After your Workshop or Retreat/Intensive, you are automatically added to an email list where I share tools and tips to help your relationship. We have a private online follow-up approximately two weeks later.

If needed, I provide traditional sessions after your intensive work is complete. Many couples do not require this, but it’s an option if your relationship needs the after-care.

Immediately or months later, I am always available to continue our work to strengthen your tools and connection even further.

If you currently have a couples therapist, I share our work so that your tools and learning can be transitioned into your ongoing work with that provider.


Begin Improving Your Relationship or Marriage Today

You don’t have to feel alone in your relationship–struggling to communicate and having conflicts over the smallest of things. At New England Hold Me Tight, we know there is hope for your marriage or relationship.

Stone walkway with garden beds on both sides, leading up to a bench. This image is meant to represent emotional connection and the ability to rebuild trust after attending a Hold Me Tight Workshop in Massachusetts with Bri McCarroll of New England Hold Me Tight.

To start on your path towards a healthier relationship, follow these simple steps:

1. Contact Bri McCarroll at New England Hold Me Tight.

2. Meet for a free 50-minute online consultation.

3. Decide which option is better for you, a Private Couples Retreat/Intensive or a Couples Workshop

4. Re-connect again.

Additional Relationship Tips to Help Now

I want you to succeed. So while you are considering which option to use, learn some communication strategies and relationship skills NOW. Check out my FREE videos and blogs.

Your Time and Money are Important.

Your Relationship is PRECIOUS.

“Hold Me Tight®” is a registered trademark to Sue Johnson.