Hold Me Tight Workshop®

Upcoming Couples Workshops

Date of Next Couples Workshop:
To be scheduled
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
To be scheduled
Cost and Registration:
$750 Early Bird
$795 after
(Includes coffee/tea and lunch)

Space is Limited
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Facilitated by Tami Chelew and Wanda Garner, both Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, Certified Emotionally Focused Therapists and trained in AEDP.


In this educational couple’s workshop, you will have opportunities to:

  • Deepen your connection with one another
  • Repair and relationally heal past or present hurts
  • Develop a clearer understanding of how distance develops in your relationshipCouple_holding_fingers
  • Watch clips of real couples like you and realize you are not alone.
  • Promote more openness and vulnerability together
  • Communicate with more success and clarity
  • Create a deeper felt-sense of stability and security in your love for one another
  • Experience love that feels good again
  • Create permanent, loving change

Hold Me Tight Workshops are based on the work from Sue Johnson’s book Hold Me Tight, Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

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Tami and Wanda are experienced licensed marriage and family therapists who have offered transformative Hold Me Tight Couples Weekends facilitating and witnessing real change and healing among couples.

Our heart is to offer you a new experience for your relationship that invites and solidifies positive healing and lasting change.


Tami Chelew

Tami Chelew has an active practice in Scripps Ranch with a heart to work together to bring needed individual and relational transformation to her clients. Her work is informed and inspired by EFT and AEDP in which she has extensive training. Tami specializes in offering couples treatment in healing and recovering from affairs and addictions. Tami has enjoyed offering these transformative Hold Me Tight Workshops for many years. Tami is married to her best friend, Dan and they have two wonderfully grown daughters and a precious grandson. Please visit her website at www.tamichelew.com


Wanda Garner

Wanda Garner, a skilled, experienced and compassionate marriage and family therapist, workshop leader, conference presenter and volunteer, is dedicated to helping others create strong relationships. She presents Hold Me Tight workshops based on Emotionally Focused Therapy in San Diego and Indian Wells/La Quinta, California. Wanda offers Together Against Cancer workshops for couples at Moores Cancer Center in La Jolla, California and offers Mission Strong Connection workshops to military couples.  Wanda is married to her college sweetheart with whom she has two daughters and a grandson. Please visit her website at www.wandagarner.com

Participants have said:

“I appreciate the safe space you created.”

“Our time with you was so beneficial, productive and quick!  I think of you often with sincere gratitude.”

“My husband and I talked at lunch.  We were really talking to each other for the first time.”

 “I want to again extend my deep appreciation for your help. Thank you so much. With your help my wife and I have a deeper understanding of each other and thus our relationship is healthy. Without your help, we would be shipwrecked.”