Creating connection
is our most ancient survival code.

We can intentionally shape and repair our key relationships and stop paying the price for emotional isolation.

I’m Dr. Sue Johnson.

My work is primarily about creating connection in close relationships. Emotion has a deep logic to it, and we can learn to use it as a compass to guide our steps as we move with others through life.

Backed by years of research, my team and I want to help everyone learn about the revolutionary science of attachment and bonding. Growing emotionally and finding attachment at the heart of our humanity – what’s more thrilling than that?

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Hold Me Tight® Online

Hold Me Tight® Online can show you and your partner the way home

My flagship program, based on 30 years of groundbreaking research, can show you and your partner the way home. Work through each chapter’s exercises and videos when it’s convenient for you, so you can

  • Feel closer to your partner, both emotionally and physically.
  • Turn long-standing conflicts into opportunities for connection.
  • Understand the underlying emotional needs that may be sabotaging your relationship.
  • Break patterns that cause you to feel alone and distant from your partner.
  • Create unique, fresh ways to nourish your love for years to come.

Thousands of couples around the world have benefitted from Dr. Sue’s bestselling book and Hold Me Tight® workshops. Now, it’s your turn.

Bring the power of Emotionally Focused Therapy into your home and strengthen your most important relationship today.

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Online Training for Mental Health Professionals

 

EFT: Attachment Science in Practice

Join me, Dr. Sue Johnson, and select EFT trainers to learn the foundations of Emotionally Focused Therapy. We’ll explore how to integrate Attachment Science into your clinical practice sessions for individuals, couples and families.

  • Includes access to an online forum supported by an expert team of EFT trainers.
  • For Mental Health Practitioners
  • Starts August 24, 2020
  • 15 hours | 6 weeks
  • Brought to you by Psychwire

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BOOKS

Hold Me Tight

Hold Me Tight offers a revolutionary way to see and shape your relationships. The stories, ideas, and exercises, based on the science of love and the wisdom of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), walk the reader through seven conversations that can define a love relationship. Learn to shape these crucial relationship moments and create a secure bond that will last for a lifetime.

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Love Sense

Love Sense (2014) draws on groundbreaking research and reveals that romantic love is an attachment bond, just like that between mother and child, and by understanding this concept, it’s possible to develop “love sense” — the ability to build long-lasting relationships. Learning how to enhance or repair the bond with your partner no longer has to be a matter of guesswork. This book will change the way you think about love!

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This is a fascinating, paradigm-shifting book, impressive in its scope and depth and staggering in its implications for us all. It is a giant leap forward. It is also a great, fun read – enjoy!

Sue Johnson [is] the most original contributor to couples therapy to come along in the last 30 years.

— WILLIAM J. DOHERTY, PH.D
AUTHOR OF TAKE BACK YOUR MARRIAGE

Sue Johnson sees no contradiction in viewing love as biology and poetry, physiology and romance. For her, love is the hard-won endowment of our evolutionary history and a source of hope in a world of uncertainty and danger.

— DR. JAMES COAN
DIRECTOR OF THE VIRGINIA AFFECTIVE NEUROSCIENCE LABORATORY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

Sue Johnson has led the scientific field in helping us understand love and how to repair relationships.

— DR. JOHN GOTTMAN
AUTHOR OF WHAT MAKES LOVE LAST?

FROM THE BLOG

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