Hold Me Tight Program for Families with Teens

The Hold Me Tight Program for Families with Teens offers a supportive and enriching environment for families navigating the challenges of adolescence. Through a series of workshops or sessions, parents and teens learn effective communication skills, strengthen bonds, and develop strategies to navigate conflicts and transitions together. Led by experienced facilitators, this program empowers families to deepen their connections, foster understanding, and build resilience during this pivotal stage of life.

Tailored tools address unique challenges of adolescence, empowering families to strengthen bonds, improve communication, and foster resilience.
Created by family therapy leaders, the program integrates evidence-based insights and proven techniques from extensive research and clinical practice with expert guidance.
The program provides holistic support, fostering family bonds, communication, and resilience, addressing immediate challenges while building a foundation for long-term well-being.

Supporting Teen Families

Hold Me Tight Let Me Go Relationship Education & Enhancement Program for Families with Teens


The Hold Me Tight®  Let Me Go Program is a Relationship Education and Enhancement Program for Families with Teens This Package includes: The Hold Me Tight® Let Me Go Conversations for Connection DVD Set (2DVDs) The Hold Me Tight® Let Me Go Facilitator’s Guide with CD The Hold Me Tight Book For similar and individual…

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Hold Me Tight Let Me Go DVD/Download for Families with Teens


This DVD shows three families, including a single parent family, who – with the help of Drs. Nancy and Paul Aikin – go through 3 of the 5 conversations that make up the Hold Me Tight®/Let me Go Program for Families with Teens.  The conversations shown here are based on Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) and…

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Hold Me Tight Let Me Go Facilitators’ Guide for Families with Teens


Also included with Guide is: CD with files for: ~ jpg slide show ~ in-class and homework handouts ~ release form handout

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Families with Adult Children

Drawing from Emotionally Focused Therapy principles, this program provides families with tools and strategies to navigate transitions, foster understanding, and strengthen bonds across generations. Through structured conversations and exercises, participants are guided in reframing their needs for connection, fostering mutual respect, and embracing the unique stages of family life.

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