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Couples' Retreat to be held at Lee this Weekend



Lee University will host the Hold Me Tight couples’ weekend enrichment experience, “Conversations for Connection,” Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24-25, in the Johnson Lecture Hall, located in Lee’s Humanities Center.

The conference is an attachment and evidence-based workshop created by Dr. Sue Johnson, an author, presenter, and leading innovator in the field of couple therapy. Using Johnson’s method of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT-C), “Conversations for Connection” will help couples to use attachment and emotion-focused strategies to improve relationship satisfaction, intimacy, trust and safety, thereby decreasing relationship stress and strengthening couples’ relationships.

The workshop will cover topics such as the science of love, understanding attachment needs, common relationship stressors, repairing relationship losses, practical ways to secure a relationship, methods to increase responsiveness, and the importance of intimacy.

Hold Me Tight will incorporate partner exercises, research-based relationship information, breakout sessions, and couple training activities during the conference.

The conference will be facilitated by Lee University Marriage and Family Therapy graduate intern students.

The event will take place Saturday, 8 a.m.-5p.m. and resume Sunday, from 1–7 p.m. There will be a $75 fee per couple which will cover materials and light refreshments. Scholarships are available.

For more information or to register for the workshop email Lee’s Marriage and Family Therapy Center at dsheffey@leeuniversity.edu or call 423-614-8415.
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