Home Upcoming Events Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love with Elene L. & Michael D. Johas Teener G230221

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love with Elene L. & Michael D. Johas Teener G230221

Take a step to make the most important investment in your relationship. We will accompany you on your journey to discover how to create closeness, why and how we get into disharmony and how to repair breaks in connection. This is a new evidence based, research backed modality with incredibly positive success rates, even for couples with complex trauma. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) has 20 years of rigorous research and has been available for about a decade.

Elene L. Johas Teener is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing psychotherapy in Santa Cruz,California for 30 years, and has been a Certified EFT therapist for seven years and studied EFT for ten years before that.  Elene and her husband Michael have led or been participants in seven EFT intensives (called “Hold Me Tight ® ”) previously with remarkable success.

“Last year at this Valentine’s Day retreat my husband, Michael, and I were excited to see the impact on others of a couple walking the walk, talking the talk and doing the work together. It was a resounding success, but this year we expanded the length to allow for more processing and digestion of the material, as well as a more spacious and slower presentation to allow for maximum change.”

This retreat is full. Thank you for your interest; we hope another week at the ranch catches your eye!


  • Elene L. Johas Teener
    Elene L. Johas Teener

    Psychotherapist practicing for over 30 years
    Specializing in developmental and situational trauma. Have expertise level experience in several modalities, including attachment based EFT, EMDR – trauma processing, Internal Family Systems, Somatic experience and TRIP – and integrative strategy. I have conducted 4 of the workshops I propose and been involved in 7. “Hold Me Tight” workshops are an experiential couples workshop proven in longitudinal studies to strength support and qualitatively improve love relationship


Feb 08 - 12 2023



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