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Join us at the beautiful Sedona Mago Retreat Center near Sedona, Arizona
where you’ll spend 5 days filled with skills-building and personal transformation!

Leave revitalized with the confidence to fully utilize nutritional and integrative medicine with your clients.

PLUS, earn up to 23.5 CE Hours!

Clinicians often say to me: “I want to include Nutritional and Integrative Medicine methods into my practice, but I am not sure where to begin or how to do this?” And, “What am I allowed to do?”

Many clients are already self-prescribing based on information obtained on the Internet or by their friends. While many of these clinical methods have few negative side effects, some herbal supplements, juice fasts and other apparently healthy activities can have significant adverse outcomes if not tailored to the individual’s psychobiology.

This training will provide state-of-the-art, clinical skills you need to help your clients safely navigate nutritional and integrative medicine.

You will also have the opportunity to discuss cases, ask questions, develop new assessment skills and explore both metaphorical and scientific language that allows for effective communication with clients. Guest speaker, who is a leading voice in her discipline, Mary Ann Osborne (click for bio), Nurse Practitioner, will join us during the retreat to share her specific area of expertise.

This content-rich retreat is organized with plenty of downtime for rest, rejuvenation and relaxation or even for nourishing naps and massages. The Sedona Mago Retreat Center is in the magnificent desert landscape with labyrinths, walking paths, night skies and sunny days in which to rejuvenate while learning integrative clinical skills.

I look forward to seeing you in Sedona!


Bonus! Once you complete this training, you'll qualify to immediately become a
Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional (CIMHP)*.

*Professional and clinical experience standards apply. Click here for more information.

5-Day Certification Retreat:
Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals


LIVE in Sedona, Arizona: Tuesday, May 14th – Saturday, May 18th

Single Occupancy: $2,599

Plus, earn up to 23.5 CE Hours — included in your tuition. Click here for CE credit details
Don't see your state profession listed? Contact us. Credit hours may vary by board and profession.
Retreat Schedule
All Times Listed in Local Time

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

4:00-5:30 pm
5:30-6:30 pm
7:00-9:00 pm

Wednesday, May 15 – Friday, May 17, 2024

7:00-8:00 am
8:00 am-12:00 pm
12:00-1:00 pm
1:00-5:30 pm
Restoration and Relaxation
5:30-6:30 pm
6:30-8:45 pm

Saturday, May 18, 2024

7:00-8:00 am
8:00-10:45 am
10:45 am-12:00 pm
Check Out and Depart Retreat Center

*CE is awarded during these specified times. Licensing boards require full attendance to the entire retreat, including departure day, to receive any credit for the entire retreat. Please plan travel accordingly.

Who Should Attend?
The target audience includes:
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Mental Health Professionals
5-Day Certification Retreat:
Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals


LIVE in Sedona, Arizona: Tuesday, May 14th – Saturday, May 18th

Single Occupancy: $2,599

Plus, earn up to 23.5 CE Hours — included in your tuition. Click here for CE credit details
Don't see your state profession listed? Contact us. Credit hours may vary by board and profession.
Retreat Content
  1. Evaluate the scientific research that links diet and nutrition to mental illness and its implications for treatment.
  2. Specify how certain micronutrients and macronutrients affect mood and behavior in clients.
  3. Present the psychobiology and psychophysiology of mind and body interactions with reference to six DSM™ categories.
  4. Incorporate ethical and scope of practice considerations relative to integrated and nutritional medicine with respect to your own professional discipline.
  5. Communicate integrative and nutritional methods as they relate to client psycho-education.
  6. Apply mindfulness methods in the treatment of eating disorders.
  7. Discriminate between the clinical presentation of mental illness as compared to nutritional and/or hormonal imbalance.
  8. Present six nutritional methods for treating clients who present with mood lability.
  9. Correlate gluten and casein sensitivity with the presentation of depression, psychosis and ASD in clients.
  10. Present evidence-based protocols for nutritional and herbal approaches for six DSM-5™ categories.
  11. Demonstrate the use of a food/mood assessment to evaluate client eating patterns and how those patterns may influence their mental health.
  12. Appraise the epidemiological research underlying the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and its specific application for client mental health.
  13. Interview clients using the DSM-5™ Cultural Formulation tool to explore health and healing in order to inform the treatment planning process.
  14. Evaluate drug-nutrient-herbal interactions for clients in order to prevent side effects of polymedicine use.
  15. Present stage-specific anaerobic and aerobic exercise and self-care methods to decrease dissociative symptoms in clients.
  16. Demonstrate breathing techniques to reduce hyperventilation and improve focus among clients with anxiety disorder, as related to clinical treatment.
  17. Present adaptations of complementary and alternative methods for children and teens with behavioral and mental health disorders such as ADHD and ODD.
  18. Assess contraindications of the use of psychotropic medications and herbal medicines and nutrients.
  19. Analyze the evidence for the use of essential fatty acids for anxiety and depression.
  20. Investigate the science of the “second brain”; the gut-brain axis communication system of neurotransmitters.
  21. Comment on the science of circadian rhythm as it contributes to depression, PTSD and bipolar disorder.
  22. Analyze the differences between mental illness versus nutritional and hormonal imbalances.
  23. Evaluate the impact of blood sugar and genetic variations on mental health disorders and effective treatment.
Clinical Application and Evidence-Based Research
  • Nutritional therapies
  • Culinary medicine
  • Behavioral medicine
  • Nutritional supplementation
  • Herbal medicine
  • Hydrotherapies for mood management
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bodywork therapies
  • Acupuncture and cranial electrical stimulation
  • Sound and music for insomnia and mood
  • Light & dark therapies
  • Stage-appropriate yoga for anxiety, pain and PTSD
  • Integrative detoxification for addiction
  • Learn to conduct a basic nutritional food/mood assessment
  • Learn to conduct an adrenal stress and biological rhythm assessment
  • Culture and ethnicity assessment and training
  • The Cultural Formulation Interview and CAM methods
  • 3 Basic lab tests for optimal mental health
The Psychology of Change Using Integrative Approaches
Balance the Sleep-Wake Cycle in Depression, Bipolar, and PTSD
  • Balance circadian rhythm in depression, bipolar, and PTSD
  • Apply special yogic breathing exercises for mental health
  • Enhance sleep and address insomnia
The Complex Relationships between Mental and Physical Health
  • Strategies to reduce inflammation: the major factor in depression, anxiety, bipolar and ADHD
  • Chronic illness, fibromyalgia
  • Anxiety and digestion
  • The second brain: microbiome, probiotics and GABA and anxiety
  • Sleep, adrenal health and rhythms
  • Anger, alcohol abuse and liver health
  • Genetics, depression and brain
  • PTSD and autoimmune, addictions and cognition
  • ADHD, ASD and food sensitivities
  • The Science and practice of detoxification
Beyond Pharmaceutical Management
  • Address clients' concerns and provide alternatives to psychotropics
  • Herbal medicine for mental health
  • Strategies for coming off or reducing psychotropic
  • Ayurvedic medicine and mental health
  • Exercise: aerobic, anaerobic, yoga, core, land and water-based
  • Sound and music for insomnia, anxiety and anger
  • Toning, binaural music
Nutrition, Diet and Culinary Medicine
  • Food as “brain-mind medicine”
  • Fats: essential fatty acids, toxic fats, fish oil
  • Protein: the building blocks of happiness
  • What nutrients improve mental health and cognitive function
  • Vitamins, minerals, glandulars and special nutrients for the non-nutritionist
  • Hormones
  • Balance blood sugar to balance mood
  • Cultural and genetic variations
  • Enhance digestion for mental health
  • Thyroid function and mental health
Herbal Medicine
  • Seven major herbs for PTSD, anxiety, depression, sleep and cognitive health
  • Endocannabinoid deficit theory
  • Cannabis and psychedelic medicine
  • THC versus CBD
  • Evidence for medical cannabis for mental health
  • PTSD and chronic pain
  • Smell, mood and cognition
  • Evidence for essential oils to alter mood and cognition
Special Issues Across the Lifespan
  • Children: supporting sleep, focus, mood and attention
  • Alternatives to psychotropics for ADHD
  • Middle life: peri-menopause, menopause, andropause
  • Prevent cognitive decline
  • Nutrition and integrative methods to support people with dementia and their caregivers
Somatic Therapies, Acupuncture and New Approaches
  • Spectrum of somatic and bodywork therapies
  • NADA protocol for addictions
  • Cranial electrical stimulation for PTSD, insomnia and optimal cognition
Comprehensive Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment Plans and Protocols for Treating the DSM-5™ Disorders
  • Depression & Seasonal Affect Disorder
  • Anxiety, PTSD and Complex Trauma
  • Bipolar
  • ADHD
  • Body Dysmorphia
  • OCD
  • Bulimia
  • Insomnia
  • Addictions
Develop a Niche Practice
  • Scope of your practice: ethics, law and competency
  • Build an integrative health team
  • When and where to refer clients
  • Where to find the right provider
  • Develop a niche practice as a certified specialist
  • Professional organizations and more training
  • Controversies and hot topics
Enroll today and you'll get these FREE bonuses!
Waived Certification Application Fee
Your CIMHP certification application fee is FREE!

Eat Right, Feel Right: Over 80 Recipes and Tips to Improve Mood, Sleep, Attention & Focus (Distributed On-Site)
By: Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH, LMHC, ACS, FNTP, BCTMB
Improve mood, sleep and focus with these nutrient-rich recipes and handy tips. Dr. Korn's recipe book Eat Right, Feel Right teaches you the dos and don'ts of using ingredients in entrees, snacks, soups, smoothies and dressings to make you an at-home mental health chef.

  • Focus-inducing capabilities of lemons and chocolate
  • How to start a love affair with beets
  • The anxiety-reducing powers of vinegar
  • How sweet potatoes support an immune system under stress
  • Benefits of watermelon as a sleep aid
  • Which foods to avoid
  • And much more!

5-Day Certification Retreat:
Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals


LIVE in Sedona, Arizona: Tuesday, May 14th – Saturday, May 18th

Single Occupancy: $2,599

Plus, earn up to 23.5 CE Hours — included in your tuition. Click here for CE credit details
Don't see your state profession listed? Contact us. Credit hours may vary by board and profession.
Are you ready to step into the life awaiting you as a
Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional (CIMHP)?

This course fulfills the educational requirements to become a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional (CIMHP) through Evergreen Certifications.

Click Here to Learn More About the Certification

Get Certified and Go Further
Become a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional and show your employer, clients, potential clients and fellow professionals your commitment to honing your skills and staying up to date on holistic treatments.

Professional Reputation and Credibility
Distinguish yourself from your peers and increase your opportunities for career advancement, earning potential, and client growth. Certification is a personal accomplishment that you can be proud of!

Client Trust
Clients working with a Certified Professional can be confident they are receiving top-tier care for their unique needs.

Meet Your Lead Retreat Instructor
Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH, LMHC
Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH, LMHC, ACS, FNTP, BCTMB, is a renowned integrative medicine clinician and educator specializing in the use of nutritional, herbal and culinary medicine for the treatment of trauma and emotional and chronic physical illness. She is known for her dynamism and humor as a speaker. She has provided over 50,000 hours of treatment in private practice for diverse populations. Her clinical practice focuses on providing clients effective alternatives to psychotropics.

She completed her graduate education in the departments of psychiatry and public health at Harvard Medical School and her life training in the jungle of Mexico where she lived and worked alongside local healers for over 25 years. She directed a naturopathic medicine and training clinic facilitating health, culinary and fitness retreats. She is licensed and certified in nutritional therapy, mental health counseling, and bodywork (Polarity and Cranial Sacral and medical massage therapies) and is an Approved Clinical Supervisor. She introduced somatic therapies for complex trauma patients in outpatient psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in 1985 and served as a consultant in ethnomedicine to the Trauma Clinic, Boston. She is the former clinical director and faculty of New England School of Acupuncture and faculty at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine.

She is the author of the seminal book on the body and complex trauma: Rhythms of Recovery: Integrative Medicine for PTSD and Complex Trauma, 2nd Edition (Routledge, 2012, 2023); The Brainbow Blueprint: A Clinical Guide to Integrative Medicine and Nutrition for Mental Well Being (PESI, 2023); Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health (W.W. Norton, 2016); Eat Right, Feel Right: Over 80 Recipes and Tips to Improve Mood, Sleep, Attention & Focus (PESI, 2017); Multicultural Counseling Workbook: Exercises, Worksheets & Games to Build Rapport with Diverse Clients (PESI, 2015); The Good Mood Kitchen (W.W. Norton, 2017); and Natural Woman: Herbal Remedies for Radiant Health at Every Age and Stage of Life (Shambhala, 2019). She was a founder of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, a Fulbright scholar in Herbal Medicine and an NIH-funded scientist, in mind/body medicine. She is an approved clinical supervisor and is the research director at the Center for World Indigenous Studies where she designs culinary and herbal medicine programs with tribal communities engaged in developing integrative medicine programs.
What Does Tuition Include?
  1. Learn to help clients safely navigate nutritional & integrative medicine
  2. Training and Q&A with a renowned integrative medicine expert, educator & author
  3. CIMHP Certification Application Fee – a $99.99 value!
  4. Up to 23.5 CE Hours, CE certificate, & Dr. Korn’s Eat Right, Feel Right book
  1. Healing vortexes, meditation areas, & labyrinth
  2. Peaceful lake & trails – surrounded by magnificent red rock mountains
  3. Healthful (and tasty!) pesco-vegetarian cuisine
  4. Lodging, with private bathrooms, for the duration of your stay
Autumnal lakeside landscape photo at the Sedona Mago Retreat Center
Autumnal lakeside landscape photo at the Sedona Mago Retreat Center

If you’re looking for a place to unwind and reconnect with what’s important, what better environment than one of the most beautiful deserts on the planet?

The Sedona Mago Retreat Center is located in Sedona, Arizona, an area long known for natural healing and spiritual awakening. It is surrounded by red monoliths, Native American ruins, and majestic mountains. Experience the beauty, feel the energy, and awaken your spirit.

Retreat Highlights

  • Secluded retreat, offering 173 acres
  • Private or shared casitas with private bathrooms
  • Healthful pesco-vegetarian cuisine (3 meals daily)
  • Beautiful lake surrounded by trees, flowers, aromatic herbs, and many wild birds
  • Covered patios, meditation areas & labyrinth
  • Healing vortexes, experience healing and deep awakening
  • Peaceful trails to enjoy nature
  • Awe-inspiring sunrises, sunsets and stargazing
  • Direct shuttle service available from Phoenix Sky Harbor (additional fees)

Retreat Location

Sedona Mago Retreat
3500 E Bill Gray Road
Sedona, AZ 86336, USA

Phone: (928) 204-3391

Retreat Center Website

Retreat Center FAQs

Shuttle Services

Shuttle services are available from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to Sedona Mago. Please contact AZ Shuttle Select (623-200-2849) or Groome Transportation (928-350-8466) for more information and reservations. Note that transit times may take longer than the geographical distance from the airport. Please review the retreat’s schedule above, inquire regarding transit times with the shuttle services and plan flights/travel accordingly.


Sedona Mago Retreat Center has been mindfully set in nature – the grounds and roads are a mixture of dirt, gravel, and pavement. The general guest areas are spread out over many acres, so getting to and from various points will require walking moderate distances and traversing stairs and hills. If mobility is a concern, please contact the retreat center before registering with PESI.

Non-Participating Retreat Guests

Sedona Mago is an all-inclusive retreat center. All reservations are per individual, not per room. All individuals staying at the retreat center incur a room and board charge whether or not they are participating in the PESI educational training. If you are considering bringing a guest with you who will not be participating in the PESI educational training, please contact PESI at 800-844-8260.

CE Information

Please review the retreat’s credit information by clicking any of the “Click here for CE credit details” links found above.

PLEASE NOTE: Most licensing boards require full attendance to the entire program to receive any credit.

Please review the retreat’s schedule above and plan your travel accordingly to ensure full attendance to the program.

Health and Safety

Attendees’ health and safety is a top priority for PESI & Sedona Mago Retreat Center. For the most up-to-date health and safety guidelines, click here.

All attendees are advised to purchase travel insurance that includes a cancellation for any reason option to protect your travel plans.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, please contact us immediately:

Email: • Phone: 800-844-8260

Please check with your local government to see what advisories are in place before you travel. All flights are subject to the terms and conditions of your airline carrier’s policy travel plans.

5-Day Certification Retreat:
Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals


LIVE in Sedona, Arizona: Tuesday, May 14th – Saturday, May 18th

Single Occupancy: $2,599

Plus, earn up to 23.5 CE Hours — included in your tuition. Click here for CE credit details
Don't see your state profession listed? Contact us. Credit hours may vary by board and profession.

NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this online retreat.
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