Sheltering in place can be hard. This educational program developed by Aiken Associates and based on sue Johnson’s Hold Me Tight is designed to strengthen the bonds between teens and parents, especially needed during these trying times. With the help of structured conversations and support, families will develop skills to step out of diffcult interactions, understand one another, and connect more securely.
Program open to families with teens between the ages of 13 & 19.
How to have a securely attached family even during the stormy period of adolescence. We will help your family repair, enhance, and develop secure bonds so teens are able to grow and successfully launch into the world while remaining connected to their family roots.
- Describe and control negative interactions that create pain and distance in your family
- Understand each family member’s emotional responses and needs
- Create positive moments of reaching and responding that lead to more connection and cohesion
The first part of the program is for parents exclusively. The facilitators teach core concepts of attachment parenting, identifying the caregiving attachment organization and the alliance between parents. We will discuss how parents become reactive as their teens begin to push them away, and explore how parents can share their reactivity with their partner (or another support person).
In the second part of the program, teens join the parents in the workshop. Each session is comprised of one or more conversations which each family has with each other. The conversations are led by the facilitators, who follow up with an invited large group discussion. During this process, parents and teens support each other as they discover they are not the only families to have challenges during the challenging teen years.
- Short didactic presentations by the facilitators.
- Exercises that each family does together or with the group. We will demonstrate each exercise using excerpts from the Hold Me Tight/Let Me Go DVD.
- Large group discussions regarding the exercises are led by the facilitators.
Friday, June 5, 2020 6:00 – 8:30 pm EST (Parents only)
Saturday, June 6, 2020 9:00 am – 4 pm EST (Parents & Teens)
-Option 1: 50% discounted rate of $300 per family
-Option 2: Donation from $100 – $200 (we know times are tough for many)
There will be a long break for lunch and frequent short breaks throughout the day for both parents and teens.
“There are two lasting things we give our children. One is roots and the other is wings.”
Kathy & Julie provide the Hold Me Tight – Let me Go Workshop in both Westchester County and New York City, New York. Both love helping people and do so full time in their individual private practices. In an effort to help families heal and grow stronger more quickly, they are now providing family workshops using the EFT model proven most successful in helping heal and grow families like yours.