Hold Me Tight – Let Me Go: Parent & Teen Workshop

Family embracing on hill and looking at sunset Parent & Teen Workshop to Build strong, cohesive families

An experiential workshop
for parents and teens, designed to
build strong, cohesive families.

in Seattle, WA


Strengthen your family connections &
Prepare your teens for life!

• How to 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.
• How to describe and control negative interactions that create pain and distance in your family.
• How to understand each family member’s emotional responses and needs.
•How to create positive moments of reaching and responding that lead to connection and cohesion.

Workshop Fee*: $795
*per family

Dennis and Kim are Partnering with Anna Goeke of Mettarel Associates.

Parents only
Date: May 5 PST
Time 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Parents & Teens
Date: May 6
9:00am – 5:00pm PST

Family conversations are facilitated by therapists who are there to guide you in identifying and opening blocks in parents that prevent teens from reaching out for support. Facilitators can serve as a resource and a guide to navigate family conversations that have been difficult in the past.


On Day 1 parents will learn core concepts of attachment relationships with teens and begin to identify stuck patterns of interaction between themselves and their teen(s). We will discuss how parents often become more reactive as their teens begin to push them away, and explore how parents can share their reactivity with their partner (or another support person).

FOR TEENS & Parents (Days 2)

Day 2 alternates between multi-family group activities, discussion time, and family breakout groups. During each breakout, families have conversations guided by a trained facilitator. During this process there is time for parents to support one another and for teens to support each other as they discover that other families have challenges similar to their own.

Dennis Eames, MS
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist & Supervisor in Training

Anna Goeke Portrait

Anna Goeke, MA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Trained Emotionally Focused Therapist

Kim Eames, MA

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Trained Emotionally Focused Therapist

Workshop in Seattle/Fremont WA

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