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    Hold Me Tight

Hold Me Tight

Often we see that couples have lost sight of each other. Both partners work hard and/or children demand all the attention. In this way, couples can end up in (destructive) patterns. It may seem like there is no way out. Emotions move quickly, often many times faster than the mind.

Do you experience the above - or other - problems in your relationship and need a boost? Ibalansz offers the preventive and educational program for couples called "Hold Me Tight." Sue Johnson's 'Hold  Me  Tight' programme is successfully offered all over the world.

The training follows an educational program, based on the theory and practical application of 'Emotionally  Focussed  Therapy (EFT). EFT helps couples understand the negative patterns they have become entangled in and then provides tools to find each other again.

'Loving couple relationships are the foundations of stable families, a healthier society and a truly humane future for all of us'- Dr Sue Johnson.

What is it?

The training is a light form of relationship therapy to improve, strengthen and deepen the relationship. It may be that therapy just goes a step too far, but you want to work on your relationship. Then opt for the 'Hold Me Tight' program. During this two-day training you will work together with your partner to see where the bottlenecks lie and where you can do better.

For whom?

For all ages. From young couples, couples with young children, adolescents, to middle age.

Things that are definitely covered:

  • Where does it keep going wrong?
  • Learning to recognize and break (destructive) patterns;
  • Emotions and more connection feel with each other;
  • Trust;
  • Building a safe and stable base.

(Group)training and working together at home

We give the program in a group or per couple. During the two-day, the couples receive informatbion, examples are shown and there is room to exchange experiences. Couples do not need to discuss their individual 'problems' in a group. The couples get to work together.


Overview of the training: Hold Me Tight days

Group training
Date: October 17 & 18
Costs: The costs for the entire training (2 days) are: € 600 per couple.
This includes: All the necessary course material, an aftercare session 6 to 12 months after the course, coffee, tea and always a treat.
Number of participants: Maximum 3 couples


We also offer the Hold Me Tight Training temporarily ONLINE for a reduced rate.

Private training
Do you prefer to follow the training in pairs, without other couples? That is of course possible!
Date: To be scheduled in consultation
Costs: € 865 per couple.
This includes: All the necessary course material, an aftercare session 6 to 12 months after the course, coffee, tea and always a treat.




Other dates for 2020 and 2021: 

  • TBD;


Wendy Beers

Registered as a Basic EFT Registry Therapist and "Hold Me" Trainer.

In addition to the "Hold me Tight" training, I also offer Family Mediation. As an MfN registered mediator I am affiliated with the MfN (Mediators federation Netherlands) and ADR (international quality register).

As a family mediator I often mediate people who are stuck in a conflict. My expertise in EFT allows me to give people the insight that they are stuck in a pattern and what this pattern looks like. Then automatically follows the next step, namely to break the pattern. This is a movement that people can continue with. I like to bring people together so that the relationship can become strong again. That is why I also offer the "Hold Me Tight" training in addition to my services.

Jolanda van Leersum

Basic EFT therapist and Registered Psychologist NIP.

In my work as an independent psychologist, I conduct (occupational) psychological research on people for more clarity about their capabilities and skills.

I also work as a POH GGZ within a GP practice where I guide people with psychological and psychosocial problems. During my training as an EFT therapist I became very enthusiastic about the method of Emotionally Focused Therapy.

I would like to introduce people to this beautiful connecting method in the form of "Hold me tight" training courses.

Are you wondering if I can do anything for you?

I sincerely invite you to contact me without obligation. I hope to meet you soon.