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Jonah Paquette
Earn up to 16 CE hours at the ethereal Sedona Mago Retreat Center

Refresh and learn integrated strategies in Applied Positive Psychology,
The Science of Well-Being, and Yoga...and leave relaxed and reformed!
All levels are welcome!
Kelly Paquette

Now, more than ever, avoiding burn out requires a unique perspective and updated clinical interventions.

Recharge in the red rock mountains as you learn progressive solutions for common mental health problems such as depression, trauma, anxiety, PTSD and more.

You’ll get once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to apply clinical strategies into practice with world-class experts, Jonah Paquette, PsyD, and Kelly Paquette, Psy.D., RYT 200.

Join clinicians just like you who are ready to be transformed, personally and professionally, and equipped with new tools and practices to take your practice to the next level.

4-Day Applied Positive Psychology & Yoga Retreat for Mental Health Professionals

LIVE in Sedona, Arizona: Sunday, October 24th - Wednesday, October 27th
Single Occupancy: $1,799
Pay in full today and save $200 — register for just $1,599!

Plus, earn up to 16 CE Hours — included in your retreat package. Click here for CE credit details
Interested in a payment plan? Reserve a spot for $799 downpayment! Click here for Payment Plan Information

Following a balanced schedule of didactics, group discussion, experiential practices, meditation, and yoga...

You’ll gain life-changing practices of awe, gratitude, self-compassion, yoga, empathy, positive neuroplasticity...in the nurturing environment of the Sedona Mago Retreat Center.

Not only will you enrich your clinical practice and personal reflection on positive psychotherapy and more clinically-proven modalities to enhance not only the well-being of your clients...

You’ll get connected to a community of therapists invested in happiness and wellness!

Retreat Location

Sedona Mago Retreat
3500 E Bill Gray Road
Sedona, AZ 86166, USA
Phone: (928) 204-1691

Sunday, October 24, 2021

1:00-3:00 pm
Check-in
2:30-3:30 pm
Tour
4:00 pm
Orientation & overview*
5:00 pm
Yoga (optional)
6:00 pm
Dinner
7:00 pm
Evening session*
8:00 pm
Break for night

Monday, October 25 - Tuesday, October 26, 2021

6:30 am
Morning gentle yoga session (optional)
7:30 am
Breakfast
8:30 am
Morning session*
12:00 pm
Lunch & free time
2:00 pm
Afternoon session*
4:00 pm
Break
4:30 pm
Vinyasa yoga class (optional)
5:45 pm
Dinner
7:00 pm
Optional reflection/discussion & meditation
8:00 pm
Break for night

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

6:30 am
Morning gentle yoga session (optional)
7:30 am
Breakfast
9:00 am
Morning session*
12:00 pm
Lunch

*CE is awarded during these specified times

The Nature of Happiness
  • Happiness reconfigured
  • Neurological and physiological impact of mood
  • Overcome common roadblocks: hedonic adaptation, the impact bias, brain-based barriers, and genetics
  • The Negativity Bias – how to harness it for growth
  • Guidelines and steps to increase happiness
  • Risks, limitations and the nature of research
The Science of Happiness: Practices from Positive Psychology
Experience More Awe
  • How it enhances altruism, impacts sense of connection and the brain’s default mode network
  • Cultivate more wonder in daily life through new experiential practices
  • Experiential practices: Utilize progressive muscle relaxation and breathing retraining to improve sleep, exercise, and nutrition
Live in Compassion & Kindness: Deepen Gratitude & Savoring of the Present
  • Improve mental and physical health, strengthen relationships, and improve sleep
  • How to maximizing positive experiences and create lasting well-being
  • Compassion-based approaches to relieve depression and improve health outcomes
  • Exercises to experience how self-directed kindness can relieve suffering, decrease stress, and reduce depression and anxiety
  • Experiential practices: Taking in the good, savoring walk and across time, turning compassion inward and fostering more
Realize Psychological Richness: Expand Mindfulness and Meaning
  • How varied experiences and stretching our comfort zone directly enhances psychological well-being
  • The power of the present moment
  • Why and how connection improves meaning
  • Experiential practices: mindful awareness both formally and informally, increasing meaning and purpose
Positive Neuroplasticity: Cultivate Strengths, Connection, and Optimism
  • Harnessing strengths to increase Flow experiences
  • The longevity of conscious changes
  • Utilizing the power of the mind
  • Directing hope and optimism to achieve more success and positive outcomes
  • Become wired for connection
  • Experiential practices: Identifying strengths, using strengths to create Flow, feeling more connection, optimism, and more!
Yoga for Well-Being — a bonus session for personal enrichment
  • How to teach meditation and mindfulness to clients
  • Mindfulness as both a skill and a way of life
  • The impact of mindfulness-based practice on the mind, body, and brain
  • Understanding the benefits of yoga for common mental health problems
  • Apply pranayama techniques to help regulate the nervous system
  • Learn to apply yoga-based practices to target depression, anxiety, and stress
  • Twice daily optional yoga sessions to practice!
  • Healthful (and tasty!) pesco-vegetatian cuisine
  • Stylish accommodations
  • Yoga mat for your use during your stay
  • Group morning hatha yoga practice available
  • Healing garden and lake
  • Vortexes
  • Covered patios and meditation areas
  • Lounge (with WiFi access)
  • Incredible landscapes!
  1. Articulate the benefits of happiness to our physical health, emotional well-being, relationships, and job performance 
  2. Employ research-backed approaches to effectively treat common mental health struggles like depression, anxiety, and stress  
  3. Determine how the brain’s negativity bias can lead to suffering, stress, and worry 
  4. Apply positive neuroplasticity to create lasting changes in the brain 
  5. Administer specific practices to cultivate gratitude, compassion, self-compassion, and connection – and understand their impact on depression and anxiety 
  6. Practice specific techniques to regulate the nervous system and stimulate the vagus nerve 
  7. Implement positive psychological approaches to treat depression, anxiety, stress, and trauma 
  8. Apply strength-based approaches to specific patient populations 
  9. Determine specific areas of the brain linked to positive emotional states and create treatment plans that promote  
  10. Implement mindfulness practices to decrease stress and reduce clinical symptoms  
  11. Teach clients how to integrate positive psychological skills into their lives in a practical way  
  12. Determine specific adaptations of positive psychological approaches to target specific mental health issues in your treatment planning 
  13. Apply mindfulness-based approaches to common presenting mental health problems, and provide psychoeducation on the benefits of mindfulness practices. 
  14. Theorize how the practice of savoring can enhance well-being, and harness the power of positive neuroplasticity 
  15. Formulate strength-based treatment plans and utilize them to boost resiliency in your patients 
  16. Demonstrate treatment methods to develop lasting habits of happiness to improve relapse into states of anxiety and depression. 
4-Day Applied Positive Psychology & Yoga Retreat for Mental Health Professionals

LIVE in Sedona, Arizona: Sunday, October 24th - Wednesday, October 27th
Single Occupancy: $1,799
Pay in full today and save $200 — register for just $1,599!

Plus, earn up to 16 CE Hours — included in your retreat package. Click here for CE credit details
Interested in a payment plan? Reserve a spot for $799 downpayment! Click here for Payment Plan Information
Meet Your Retreat Facilitators
Jonah Paquette, PsyD
Jonah Paquette, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, speaker, and author. He is the author of Real Happiness: Proven Paths for Contentment, Peace, and Well-Being (PESI, 2015), a research-based self-help book in which he distills the key findings in the fields of happiness, and offers user-friendly tools to achieve lasting well-being. His second book, The Happiness Toolbox (PESI, 2018), offers readers an array of easy-to-use handouts and exercises designed to enhance happiness in a lasting way. Dr. Paquette is a psychologist and Clinical Training Director for Kaiser Permanente in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he oversees the mental health training programs across four medical centers.

In addition to his clinical work and writing, Dr. Paquette offers training and consultation to therapists and organizations on the promotion of happiness and regularly conducts professional workshops around the country. He is also a frequent media contributor, having been featured in print, online and radio outlets. He has a passion for imparting the key findings related to happiness and wellbeing with a broader audience, and he is honored to share these with you.

Click here for information about Jonah Paquette

Kelly Paquette, PsyD
Kelly Paquette, Psy.D., RYT 200, is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified yoga instructor. She is a psychologist for The Clinic, a group practice of clinical psychologists and psychiatrists in California, where she specializes in the treatment of trauma and the integration of mind-body practices in mental health treatment.

A gifted presenter, Dr. Paquette regularly provides trainings to both professional and public audiences on a variety of topics, and is the creator of a popular “Yoga for Emotional Wellness” class for patients at Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Paquette’s past clinical experiences have included Veterans hospitals, community mental health clinics, and Kaiser Permanente.

Click here for information about Kelly Paquette
The target audience includes:
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Mental Health Professionals

In response to the continually evolving global travel situation due to COVID-19, PESI has put in place a multi-faceted cancellation policy, allowing you to reserve your spot with peace of mind.

All attendees are advised to purchase travel insurance that includes a cancellation for any reason option to protect your travel plans amid this ongoing uncertainty. We also encourage you to monitor your local government travel advisories and regularly check this page for updates.

Event Cancellation Due to COVID-19

Should the event will be canceled, all registered attendees will be notified by PESI of the cancellation policy. Registered attendees will then have the choice of either:

  • A full refund, or,
  • Full credit toward any future PESI live event, On Demand Webcast, Live Webinar
Autumnal lakeside landscape photo at the Sedona Mago Retreat Center

In response to the continually evolving global travel situation due to COVID-19, PESI has put in place a multi-faceted cancellation policy, allowing you to reserve your spot with peace of mind.

All attendees are advised to purchase travel insurance that includes a cancellation for any reason option to protect your travel plans amid this ongoing uncertainty. We also encourage you to monitor your local government travel advisories and regularly check this page for updates.

Event Cancellation Due to COVID-19

Should the event will be canceled, all registered attendees will be notified by PESI of the cancellation policy. Registered attendees will then have the choice of either:

  • A full refund, or,
  • Full credit toward any future PESI live event, On Demand Webcast, Live Webinar

Travel Advisories

Please check with your local government to see what advisories are in place before you travel.

Event Capacity Limit Restrictions

If travel is allowed but with group or room capacity restrictions due to COVID-19 that are imposed by either the retreat center or governmental policies, admission will be on a first-registered/first-accepted basis.

If you have a confirmed registration and are notified by PESI that you cannot be admitted to the event due to capacity restrictions, you will be given a choice of either:

  • A full refund, or,
  • Full credit toward any future PESI live event, On Demand Webcast, Live Webinar

All flights are subject to the terms and conditions of your airline carrier’s policy travel plans.

Retreat Location

Sedona Mago Retreat
3500 E Bill Gray Road
Sedona, AZ 86166, USA

Phone: (928) 204-1691

sedonamagoretreat.org

4-Day Applied Positive Psychology & Yoga Retreat for Mental Health Professionals

LIVE in Sedona, Arizona: Sunday, October 24th - Wednesday, October 27th
Single Occupancy: $1,799
Pay in full today and save $200 — register for just $1,599!

Plus, earn up to 16 CE Hours — included in your retreat package. Click here for CE credit details
Interested in a payment plan? Reserve a spot for $799 downpayment! Click here for Payment Plan Information

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