Created for Connection Seminar: A Relationship Enhancement Seminar for a Lifetime of Love For Couples of Faith
Created for Connection is a unique couples integration 2 day seminar for married or engaged couples wishing to integrate the best relational research with the wisdom of the Bible. Taught by a therapist (Heather) and a pastor (Scott) who have been together more than 20 years, Created for Connection is a fun, challenging, inspiring 2 day workshop meant to change the way you love each other by rebuilding your emotional connection in your relationship. Over the course of 2 days, Pastor Scott will teach elements of biblical and Christ inspired wisdom to the Hold Me Tight workshop material created by researcher Sue Johnson. Hold Me Tight is an engaging, step-by-step approach to cultivating connection and intimacy with your partner. It is based on the proven research of Emotionally Focused Therapy that found over 70 percent of EFT coupels went from distressed to happy, and 90 percent signicantly impoved, with long term results.
Heather and Scott are committed to equipping couples toward greater relationship satisfaction for a lifetime. As college sweethearts, they have gone through the struggles and triumphs of long term marriage, including the loss of a child and raising four children amidst careers, family business and the fullness of life in our current culture. By applying the resources they teach in Hold Me Tight, they have been able to endure the hardest struggles and hold onto the strength and beauty of their love. With a warm, engaging and fun teaching style, they provide couples the opportunity to experience profound, proven, and lasting love.
Heather Sund, LMFT is director of Navigate Family Therapy.
Scott Sund, M.Div. is the Pastor of Bethany North, one of the fastest growing non-denominational churches north of Seattle. As an award winning English teacher and successful small business owner, Scott brings engaging and inspiring wisdom to his leading and teaching. He is a Certified Gottman Educator for The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work and for Bringing Baby Home, and Certified in the PREPARE/ENRICH couples assessment and counseling approach. With training in Emotion Focused Therapy, he provides an integration of Christian faith to the fundamentals of the Hold Me Tight seminar.
Couples Who Used to Feel Close and Connected and are not sure how to get back to that way of relating to one another.
Dating or Newlywed Couples looking to build good habits and a strong foundation for the future.
Long-Term Couples who feels stuck or not at their best.
Couples who Need a little Maintenance and want to continue to build-on and encourage a thriving relationship.
Practical Tools and Tangible Steps — you will learn and put into practice the strategies and techniques that really make a difference in a happy fulfilling marriage.
Valuable Time Together — you will have time set aside to make your relationship a priority and to focus on what your relationship needs. Having dedicated time allows you to immerse in the new ways of thinking and doing things as they are introduced to you. When you leave you can take with you the clarity you need to make these changes last.
An Effective, Well-Researched, Long-Lasting Approach — Create lasting resolution to problems and issues is at your fingertips with this effective approach to marriage happiness.
#1: You will learn proven ways to understand, repair and strengthen the bond with your spouse.
#2: You will learn to break the cycles of frustration and loneliness in your relationship
#3: You will learn the basics of attachment theory and how to create a securely attached adult relationship.
#4: You will learn to make sense of your own emotions and your partner’s that are foundational for a solid relationship.
#5: You will learn how to work through and forgive injuries that destroy trust and safety
Here is what leading researchers on marriage have said this about Hold Me Tight:
“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.”
–John Gottman, Ph.D.
“A truly revolutionary, breakthrough book¦ the most important, valuable book for couples published in the 21st century.”
–Barry McCarthy, Ph.D.
“Sue Johnson [is] the most original contributor to couples therapy to come along in the last 30 years. This book will touch your heart, stimulate your mind, and give you practical strategies for improving your marriage.”
–William J. Doherty, Ph.D.
“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!”
–Daniel J. Siegel, M.D