Hold me tight praise

 Hold Me Tight

“”We were on the brink of a break-up when we registered for the “Hold Me Tight” workshop. Although I had anxiety about what we would experience, I was willing to try it to see if there was hope. Jennifer’s kindness and caring was evident immediately. She assuaged my concerns and her positive approach helped us through the exercises. Although we still have a long way to go, we left committed to continuing to work on our relationship. Thank you, Jennifer.”
Elizabeth, Sacramento

“I learned how scared, uncomfortable I am with asking for needs to be met without anger. It was valuable to hear my partner really understand the attachment injury and how much my partner needs me and much he needs to be tended to.”
Hold Me Tight participant

“I learned in the Hold Me Tight workshop the importance of my word choice and how sensitive he is to everything I say because he loves me so much. I now can slow down communication to avoid the runaway train.”
Hold Me Tight participant.

“Coming into the workshop our relationship was distressed and we had no hope of resolving our issues. By the end of the first day our relationship was repaired and by the end of the workshop we felt confident that we could apply the EFT principles to our future relationship success.”
Tom, Sacramento

“I learned at the Hold Me Tight workshop that she needs me and that I need her. If you are looking for a way to reconnect with your loved one, this will certainly help you. Jennifer is patient and guides everyone through your own stuff. Highly recommend this to anyone. Thank you Jennifer.”
Jimmy, Sacramento

“HMT with Jennifer Olden presenting is truly a relationship changing opportunity for couples. Jennifer has an incredibly gentle and effective way of making a learning environment safe and comfortable. Clients have shared how her HMT weekends opened up long closed conversations, allowed time to reconnect and heal, supported a deeper understanding and connection, and breathed life back into their couple in a ways that weekly therapy sessions weren’t.”
Ce, Sacramento

“The HMT workshop was the perfect balance of structure, safety, information and reflection. It allowed me to focus on the meaningful things in my relationship and guide to have conversations about them.”
Jen, Sacramento

“As a seasoned clinician sending my couples to Hold Me Tight weekend, I was impressed with how far along they came in understanding each other and the EFT model. They also reported that the community of couples, helped them not feel so alone on this journey to create safety and a loving connection. As a professional, I was impressed with Jennifer’s knowledge, compassion and ability to create a comfortable space for everyone to grow! She is an amazing teacher.”
Rosemary, Sacramento

Praise for Jennifer’s teaching

“Jen is a great supervisor. She is a skilled process consultant who also creates a safe space for work on self-of-therapist issues. As I’ve worked with Jen I’ve really grown as an EFT therapist.”
Jason Trowbridge, MFT and EFT therapist


“There are few EFT Supervisors as dedicated and passionate about EFT as Jenifer Olden. We have worked alongside of her for many years and can attest to her talent and skill in helping clinicians learn EFT. With her great sense of humor she is kind, gentle and seems to know just the right way to teach so that learning takes place in an atmosphere of warmth and support. She is a gifted EFT therapist and Supervisor. We highly recommend her.”

Nancy and Paul Aikin, ICEEFT approved EFT trainers


“I can’t speak highly enough about the Dojo experience, let alone Jen’s deft handling of all the nuances and curly cues that come with learning the tricks of the trade. Perhaps it is that I haven’t yet taken Core Skills, maybe its just I’m slow to learn, but even though this is my second run through Dojo #1 (completed both #1 and 2 in the past) I find it as refreshing, stimulating, and grounding as the first time. Even more so, as this time around I am chin deep in couples, and celebrate a bit more experience under my belt, I have a bit more of a grasp of the concept. It’s difficult for me to imagine doing this work without a chance to be reminded of the simple-mindedness of it all on a regular basis. Adding to Jen’s humor, sensibilities, and gentle touch is the chance to meet with a group of dedicated colleagues who are plodding the same path. A joy, a gift and best kept secret that everyone should know about. Come and see for yourself. It’s not be found anywhere else.”
Rebecca Whitter, MFT, EFT therapist

“We are so fortunate in the Sacramento area to have Jennifer Olden as a resource for learning EFT. Jennifer knows EFT inside and out! But even more than her personal understanding of EFT, Jennifer is able to convey this model of couples therapy in a comprehensive, fun, lively, encouraging, and well rounded way. I left each EFT Lab session (formerly the Dojo) with new perspectives and new skills to use right away with my clients. No matter where you are on the road to learning EFT, or even as a therapist in general, you will feel supported and inspired by Jennifer. I highly recommend the EFT Lab for anyone who works with couples!”
Leslie Town, MFT intern, EFT therapist


“I find Jennifer to be the very best kind of EFT Supervisor, because what I want in a Supervisor is someone who will come alongside me, who will help me with my stuck places in a gentle thoughtful way, sharing her knowledge empathically and from a humble place of having been there herself. I want someone who will help me and leave me whole. Jennifer is that kind of person, and I will always be grateful for that.”

Lillian Buchanan, Certified EFT Therapist and Supervisor


“Jen brings knowledge, humor, and ease to every interaction. I enjoyed her as the leader of The Lab and benefited greatly from the structured, one-concept-at-a-time teaching she developed with Lillian Buchanan. In direct supervision, she carefully works to understand my needs/goals and with kind, supportive expertise guides me to the next level. I highly recommend her.”
Renee Steele, Ph.D., EFT therapist

“I have really appreciated developing my EFT skills with Jennifer Olden, LMFT in 3 levels of the Dojos groups, in 3 Core Skills Groups, in the Certification Group and in Individual Supervision.
She is sensitive, warm and is responsive to whatever I express with a genuine caring. I feel she hears me and gets where I’m at both personally and in my work. I can be vulnerable with her about my EFT work and she gives clear, concise feedback on ways to respond within the attachment frame and to stay in the process. I leave individual supervision with new energy and direction to meet my couple’s needs.”
“If you haven’t worked with Jennifer in one of the groups or for individual supervision, I would highly recommend her to you if you desire to develop your EFT work.”
Laura Reames, MFT, EFT therapist

“Jennifer’s warm presence and guidance create gentle and safe learning communities. In individual supervision and the labs, we deepen our knowledge and understanding of this wondrous EFT world, make mistakes, and rejoice in everyone’s gains. My skills and confidence as an EFT therapist have grown immensely. Oh yes, there are fun and laughter too.”
Charlie Ruff LMFT, EFT therapist


“I have had the privilege of watching Jennifer work – as a therapist, a teacher and as a supervisor of EFT. She is a wonderful therapist who is highly skilled in this model. She cares deeply about the people she works with and works hard for them. She is committed to excellence in her work.”
Alison Lee, Vice President and co-founder of ICEEFT


“I attended an EFT Dojo and met individually with Jen. She has a wonderful way of tuning into individual learning needs and meeting you where you are in learning the EFT model.”
Con Sheehan Jr. LMFT, EFT therapist

“Jennifer is an excellent teacher. I am so grateful that she was an assistant during my EFT Core Skills and advanced Core Skills training. I learned a great deal from her. She is insightful, supportive, thoughtful, engaging and very helpful. In my experience, any time Jennifer shares her expertise, I learn.”
Patrick Proctor, LMFT, Certified EFT therapist

“I have attended two EFT Core Skill trainings where Jennifer Olden has been a supervisor and assisted in training. She was an invaluable asset to the Core Skills trainings. Jennifer’s grasp and knowledge of the subject matter as well as her capability of teaching Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy to student therapists was excellent. Her teaching style is very engaging and her knowledge of the structure of EFT as well as her ability to teach from an experiential attachment perspective was dynamic. Her warmth and comforting presence created safety and trust for those of us she assisted in learning this complex model. She is a wonderful asset to the EFT community and I feel privileged to have worked with her.”
Anne Yates, MFT, Certified EFT Therapist

“Jen brings knowledge, humor, and ease to every interaction. I enjoyed her as the leader of The Lab and benefited greatly from the structured, one-concept-at-a-time teaching she developed with Lillian Buchanan. In direct supervision, she carefully works to understand my needs/goals and with kind, supportive expertise guides me to the next level. I highly recommend her.”
EFT lab participant

“I highly recommend the Lab under Jen’s direction. It is thru this small group style of leaning I am able to gain mastery over each concept used in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. As a supervisor, Jen continues teaching and directing in a fun and gentle way. Thank you Jen!”
Joy Graf, MFT, EFT therapist

“I have assisted, studied with and trained with Jennifer for four years and know her to be creative, connected and patient as a teacher and supervisor. She listens carefully and then compassionately helps you find the best path. She is a wonderful EFT guide and supervisor. I heartily recommend Jennifer to anyone who wishes to deepen their practice.”
Nicholas Malone LMFT, Certified EFT Couples therapist EFT supervisor in training.