Today, we have cracked the code of love. We now know what a good love relationship looks and feels like. Even better, we can shape it. For the first time, we have a map that can guide us in creating, healing and sustaining love.

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.

Dr. Sue Johnson has finally written the indispensable book for every couple in love.

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FAMILY THERAPY

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.

DR. JOHN GOTTMAN, 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

Wonderful…. Hold Me Tight blends the best in research findings with practical suggestions from a caring and compassionate clinician. This fabulous book will be of great benefit… to couples trying to find their way to better communication and deeper, more fulfilling ways of being with each other. Bravo!

DR. DAN SIEGEL, AUTHOR OF MINDSIGHT: THE NEW SCIENCE OF PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION

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

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!

She outlines a practical approach to building relationship bonds and repairing broken relationships that is relevant to couple and family psychologists.

THE FAMILY PSYCHOLOGIST

Love Sense draws on biology, neuroscience, and clinical psychology, delving into the chemistry of love, including the function of the hormone oxytocin…. there is much in “Love Sense” that any couple who has ever felt out of tune will relate to, and good advice for building harmony for the long haul.

LAURA LANDRO FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

With this book, Sue reveals that love is scientifically understandable. She emerges not only as a world authority on love’s repair, but also on its underlying, neural, physiological and psychological structure.

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

An absolute must for anyone who wants to understand how Love Makes Sense. Sue Johnson has led the scientific field in helping us understand love and how to repair relationships. The book is a real page-turner that will enlighten all who want to build lasting bonds filled with romance and passion. We need no longer wander in the darkness, stumbling from one disastrous relationship to another. Read this book and learn how to create a life that is a safe haven for love.

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

Dr. Sue Johnson creates fascinating connections between cutting-edge research and therapeutic applications, and provides scores of engaging cases and exercises. With enthusiasm and clarity, she shows how we can heal troubled relationships while benefiting society. A wonderful, uplifting, energizing book.

PHILLIP R. SHAVER, PHD, DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF PSYCHOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS

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!

DR. DREW PINSKY, HOST OF HLN’S DR. DREW ON CALL AND LOVELINE

Dr. Sue Johnson has written a powerful book on the science of securely bonded marriages. Her very human and inspiring approach will keep the reader mesmerized.

BARRY MCCARTHY, PHD, AUTHOR OF REKINDLING DESIRE

A lucid treatise on psychotherapy that will prove useful to students as well as experienced practitioners. (…) Johnson has written an outstanding work that will have an impact on our field for a great many years.

IRVIN YALOM, MD, PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF PSYCHIATRY, STANFORD UNIVERSITY

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