"I had no expectations, other than hoping it didn't end our relationship. We went further in a weekend than I expected in our whole life."
"The setting was so extraordinarily beautiful and serene. It way exceeded our expectations based on what we saw in the pictures. Please don't ever move it indoors or into a conference room. The beauty and the birds and the breeze (and even the passing showers) created a level of intimacy and rawness that I don't think would have been achieved anywhere else. We loved the whole thing and we loved Tanya."
"I feel like it was really well organized, a beautiful location and couldn't have asked for anything better. This exceeded my expectations. Beautiful location + amazing curriculum and I walk away with more tools under my belt! Mahalo!"
"This exceeded our expectations and helped us in our relationship. I feel we have a better understanding for each other. Dr. Gamby's insights both in the group sessions and individually were very helpful. I appreciated understanding the underlying vulnerabilities at the root of our issues. Other key tips about truth and harmony and the infinity loop of our dance. Mahalo again for a fabulous experience. Although challenging, it was worth it and really helped our marriage."
"I was very pleased with the workshop and would recommend it. It exceeds my expectations."
"I appreciated seeing that other people are going through the same thing and we are not alone."
"Awesome + practical tools for understanding WTF is happening in our relationship. This was such a wonderful weekend in a beautiful place. Super great to get to work through the concepts in a supportive environment. Some of the videos were a little long."
"Thank you. You were really great, very professional and I will recommend to those friends I feel like can benefit. I appreciated breaking through to what I know was there and a way to get through obstacles. We experienced an instant connection and I found that the group participation is important and reaffirming."
"Keep it outside. It was so beautiful and serene. It is truly a revolutionary retreat. Very eye opening. I particularly appreciated the normalizing of our relationship and all of our marital issues."
"We appreciated Tanya's support, keen observations, caring and extremely valuable offerings to help us when we were activated, estranged and stuck. I think there is hope now and some break throughs. I learned new information after 44 years together that surprised me and challenged my hopeless map of our situation. Sincere thanks, Tanya. Your work is so important in this world. Thank you. Thank you."
"This was a great program with a knowledgeable facilitator that knows her stuff. Felt very comfortable opening up and expressing emotions."
"This would be invaluable to any couple who want a deeper emotional connection and have a desire to understand the patterns that don't work, yet persist. I found it useful to recognize my own part in the difficulties. I tend to be defensive and have a hard time being vulnerable and open I discovered. I found some of the exercises confusing sometimes and had to go back and reread them."
"I love the material, the steps, Tanya's kindness, wisdom and consideration."
"Facilitator was excellent. Surroundings magnificent! Copies of the slides would have been helpful. We got as much as could be expected in 1 weekend."
"I found the tools to get the difficult conversations started and to begin to repair the old wounds to be the most useful part of this program. I am grateful to get things started on the right track. I couldn't have asked for a more kind, compassionate and knowledgeable therapist to run this couples retreat."
"I appreciated the openness and dedication of both Tanya and the participants. I wish we had known about this program earlier. The program was more than I expected. Had no idea how much from birth to marriage that I brought to my marriage. I would recommend this program to ANYONE who wants a secure and nurturing significant other in a relationship for life. The location, facilitator and place were ideal. Tanya is both extremely bright and talented but also funny, real and vulnerable at the same time. A joy to have in this work."
"Tanya is an amazing, caring, heartfelt facilitator who deeply knows and loves this work. I am so grateful for her care and thorough approach. It was a lot of content packed into two days and may be better to do over two weekends. We feel closer than ever to each other and we feel that these are tools that we will be able to use and benefit from in our relationship for our whole future. I LOVED the venue!"
"I appreciated the new of thinking/understanding attachment needs in relationships and how to recognize them in my spouse's actions/communications. I would absolutely recommend this program to others (I intend to do so). I really enjoyed [Tanya's] authenticity, transparency and heartfelt desire to be of service."
"I appreciated the pace and breaking heavy moments with funny lighthearted and times of sharing and asking questions. We're off to a very strong start. Glad we got follow-up exercises for home. The fact that we as a couple were already in marriage counseling and familiar with "Hold Me Tight" and EFT was super helpful so maybe there should be more homework before the retreat weekend for people who are not as familiar with the model?"
"[At the end of the weekend], I remembered how much I loved my wife and I have a list of people I want to recommend this program to."
"The only thing I wish was done differently in this program is I wish we had done it sooner in our life. We appreciated the superior facilitator (open, genuine, humorous)."
"Even though we came in on a high note with our relationship, we play 100% full out and the process allowed us to go deeper. It had us get vulnerable and share the uncomfortable, which brought up the true love in a greater way. So not only is this good for people needing help, but also for those that don't think they need help!"
"A lovely/exhausting/painful/transformative weekend. Thank you!"
"Many unexpected conversations and connections happened. We went to some dark and painful places, but had an experience of profound connection that neither of us saw coming -- kind of rocked us."
"It was a very relaxed and accepting space that was created, so that there was nothing in the way of going deeply into the exercises and conversations."
"It created a context and framework to have different conversations in a safe, non-threatening way."
"I really appreciated the extra effort Dr. Gamby made to work with us and help us through. She was able to pull us out of the context and hurt feelings to help us make progress where so often we would have spun back up if we had been at home. She has such a great heart and her generosity and caring were evident in her interactions with us. It was a worthwhile add to our vacation and helpful to have time away from our lives to work through things which are so often triggered. I'm hopeful that we are on a more positive path. "
"It helped heaps and I feel I have more tools to help our relationship succeed."
"I found the practical applications of the HMT program to be very useful. I feel we can convert this into regular routines in our life at home. I really liked the venue and the just-right distance for breakout couple work. A huge plus was the place! I would recommend this program to others especially if traveling to Kaua'i and making a bigger trip out of it. Seriously, being away from wherever home is amplifies a solid program."
"Dr. Gamby brought a solid professional approach, while staying approachable, funny and appropriately disclosive. A 10!"
"It is a step-by-step program to shift to focus on a couple's process, to identify the stuck points and vulnerabilities and to increase the couple's sense of safety and security in the relationship. We got to spend time together, relax, talk about our relationship. We have a process to use in the future if we get stuck in a negative cycle of interaction. It was a beautiful place to hold the workshop. The views and the grounds were gorgeous and facilitated intimate conversations with my husband. Thank you!"
"It forced us to have conversations we both avoid. This makes it easier and less threatening to do on our own. The goal is progress and we made some real strides and important revelations."
"We feel more connected for sure. Just spending time and talking to my partner was a great start. Everyone needs an opportunity."
"I had no preconceived ideas but really enjoyed/needed the frank discussions that my partner and I were able to have - the self reflection that follows is I suppose the homework I'll have."
"Showing up and hearing a different way to do and think within my primary relationship. It was a wonderful reconnection."