Couples in Step Counselling

Hold Me Tight Weekend Couples Retreat

Upcoming Retreat Dates & Fees Here

Real Couples Tell About the Hold Me Tight Couples Retreat

Who Should Come?

Anyone in a long- or short-term couple’s or marriage relationship; married or unmarried; gay or straight; undecided or committed is welcome to attend (Individuals welcome)

what to expect

You will uncover and learn how to repair patterns in your relationship that cause you unhappiness and stress. You will learn how to build patterns of loving connection. You will watch video clips of real couples and you will do exercises privately with your partner.

Group presentations, by the facilitator, are brief and designed to prepare you for the private exercises. Your active participation in the larger group is welcome but not required.

The weekend is based on the The Hold Me Tight Program developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, director of the International Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy. Dr. Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Couples approach is described here.


Irene Oudyk-Suk, MSW, RSW. Irene is a certified EFT therapist and supervisor. After attending a Hold Me Tight Retreat with her husband as a retreat participants in January 2012, Irene has successfully led four Hold Me Tight retreats. Read about Irene here

Recommended Reading

Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson. If you have not already purchased this book, you will have an opportunity to purchase it at the couples and marriage retreat weekend.


For more information call Couples In Step at 416-459-0956 or use our contact form.

Previous Retreat participants have said many kind words about the Hold Me Tight Retreat and Irene’s leadership.
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Retreat Information for Therapists

Couples In Step provides weekend retreats to couples wanting to deepen their connection. The retreats are held in Ontario and draw registrants from all over the United States and Canada. In Ontario couples come from places such as Toronto, GTA, the Greater Toronto area, Hamilton, Windsor, London, Thunderbay, Sudbury, Kingston, Ottawa, Waterloo, Mississauga, Brampton, New Market and other places in between. Couples living in Montreal, Quebec have also been interested in Couples In Step retreats.