Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

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Edited by Sue Johnson

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 216mm x 15mm | 510g
  • Publication date: 30 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0316113018
  • ISBN 13: 9780316113014
  • Sales rank: 102,441

Product description

Developed over 20 years ago and practiced all over the world, Emotionally Focused Therapy has been heralded by Time magazine and the New York Times as one of the only types of therapy to actually work. Couples who practice EFT see a 75% success rate (compared to 30% for other forms of relationship therapy). EFT focuses on the emotional connection of every relationship by de-escalating conflict, creating a safe emotional connection, and strengthening bonds between partners. Now in paperback, HOLD ME TIGHT introduces readers to EFT and illustrates a program they can use in their own relationships. Part I introduces the view of love as an attachment bond and applies this view to relationship problems. Part II offers seven 'conversations' that focus on key moments. Readers can use these to understand their responses and relationships better. Included are exercises to help couples work through the process.

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Sue Johnson is a clinical psychologist, the creator of EFT, and a recognized leader in the new science of close relationships. A therapist, academic, teacher, and researcher, she has also written and lectured extensively.

Review quote

`A much needed message to all couples and therapists and I recommend it to all.`-Harville Hendrix, Ph. D., author of `Getting the Love You Want `and `Receiving Love` `At last, a road map through Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with its creator. Dr. Johnson's superb science, humor, and clinical wisdom are finally accessible to all of us. I couldn't pick a smarter, warmer, and more real guide for this journey.` -John Gottman, Ph.D., author of `The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work` ```A truly revolutionary, breakthrough book... the most important, valuable book for couples published in the 21st century.` -Barry McCarthy, Ph.D., author of Getting It Right the First Time `Sue Johnson [is] the most original contributor to couples therapy to come along in the last 30 years...An instant classic.` -William J. Doherty, Ph.D., author of Take Back Your Marriage