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Join us at the beautiful Sedona Mago Retreat Center near Sedona, Arizona
where you’ll spend 7 days filled with skills-building and personal transformation!

Leave revitalized with the confidence to fully implement EMDR with your clients as an effective treatment to heal trauma.

PLUS, earn up to 33 CE Hours!

As clinicians, we constantly treat trauma.

Are you up to speed, though, on the considerable updates in the field of traumatic stress and advancements designed to improve treatment outcomes?

One significant advancement is the trauma processing modality, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Evidence suggests that EMDR is one of the most effective modalities for treating trauma and PTSD.

So, if you’ve yet to learn this skill, now is the time.

Join trauma specialist, author, and national trainer Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CAC-D, CCDPD, EMDR-C, for this intensive 7-day EMDR training that will provide you the knowledge and skills needed to use EMDR safely and effectively.

This is a training you don’t want to miss! Join a cohort group of professionals in this ideal setting to learn and practice new skills. Stay connected with your group for peer support and consultation once you return home.

Sign up today to become a better therapist for your clients suffering from trauma’s multitude of symptoms.

7-Day Retreat: EMDR Intensive Clinical Training


LIVE in Sedona, Arizona: Sunday, June 16th – Saturday, June 22nd

Single Occupancy: $3,299

Plus, earn up to 33 CE Hours — included in your tuition. Click here for Credit details
Don't see your state profession listed? Contact us.

Through lectures, live and videotaped EMDR demonstrations, and supervised experiential practice sessions... This in-person training will provide you with not only the theory and principles, but the specific steps to effectively introduce and incorporate EMDR into your practice.

The tri-phasic stage model remains today’s state-of-the-art treatment approach for all but single incident trauma. During this training, you will learn the goals of each stage, along with the therapeutic tools to reach those goals.

  1. Learn how to use the evidence-based treatment modality, EMDR. Learn first-hand why it is such an effective treatment for both single-incident PTSD and complex trauma.
  2. Participate in hands-on practice of EMDR in a safe and supervised environment.
  3. Learn this dynamic, comprehensive skill that will equip you to improve outcomes with traumatized clients right away.
  4. Join with colleagues in the healing environment of the desert to learn and practice skills. After the training, return home with a ready-made cohort for online group consultation.

This training opportunity is a MUST if you work with traumatized clients – an opportunity in a serene setting to safely do personal work.

Retreat Schedule
All Times Listed in Local Time

Sunday, June 16, 2024

4:00–5:30 pm
5:30–6:30 pm
7:00–7:45 pm
Introduction and Overview Content*

Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 21, 2024

7:00–8:00 am
8:00 am–12:15 pm
12:15–1:00 pm
1:00–5:30 pm
Restoration and Relaxation
5:30–6:30 pm
6:30–8:45 pm

Saturday, June 22, 2024

7:00–8:00 am
8:30–9:30 am
9:30 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?
This workshop is intended for masters- and doctoral-level clinicians experienced in working with trauma. You will learn and practice alternating bilateral stimulation into two distinct types of psychotherapy sessions; development and installation of internal resources; and reprocessing of traumatic material.

The target audience includes:
  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Mental Health Professionals
7-Day Retreat: EMDR Intensive Clinical Training

LIVE in Sedona, Arizona: Sunday, June 16th – Saturday, June 22nd

Single Occupancy: $3,299

Plus, earn up to 33 CE Hours — included in your tuition. Click here for Credit details
Don't see your state profession listed? Contact us.
Retreat Content
  1. Evaluate the biological nature of trauma and how trauma can create physical and psychological symptoms.
  2. Examine Porges’ Polyvagal Theory as it relates to clinical treatment of traumatized clients.
  3. Differentiate between sympathetic (activated) freeze responses and the parasympathetic (deactivated) dorsal vagal immobilization response.
  4. Analyze how tone of voice and proximity communicate safety to clients during therapy sessions.
  5. Identify distinguishing factors of the following types of traumatic stress: normal, prolonged, complex and developmental.
  6. Determine the clinical implications of traumatic stress symptomology, including hyperarousal, affect dysregulation, dissociation, body memories, and flashbacks.
  7. Select three somatic techniques to reduce symptoms of body memories, “flashbacks,” and dissociation.
  8. Summarize the landmark Adverse Childhood Experiences Study.
  9. Analyze the relationship between developmental trauma and the inability to regulate both affect and physiological arousal.
  10. Evaluate the relationship between developmental trauma and “health-risk behaviors.”
  11. Evaluate the clinical presentation of various attachment styles through clinical assessment.
  12. Select clinical interventions based on the client’s attachment style.
  13. Differentiate between PTSD and CPTSD to improve clinical assessment of client trauma history.
  14. Compare Janet’s tri-phasic model of trauma treatment to current treatment methodology.
  15. Choose strategies to aid clients in acquiring the requisite skills for processing trauma via EMDR.
  16. Select trauma tools for treatment to decrease client arousal levels and modulate affect.
  17. Facilitate client-driven imagery for safety and containment during trauma processing.
  18. Utilize imagery in both stage one and stage two of treatment.
  19. Practice imaginal resourcing skills in preparation for trauma processing.
  20. Evaluate Shapiro’s Adaptive Information Processing model as it relates to clinical treatment.
  21. Utilize three techniques of altering bilateral stimulation as a mechanism of action for EMDR.
  22. Analyze the original eight phases of EMDR’s standard protocol (Shapiro) as it relates to clinical treatment.
  23. Evaluate Parnell’s four essential elements of EMDR sessions and how they relate to client treatment.
  24. Summarize the clinical applications of Parnell’s modified EMDR protocol for working with complex and developmental trauma.
  25. Utilize the specific EMDR skills utilized in a clinical setting for processing traumatic memories.
  26. Analyze two contraindications for utilizing EMDR interventions for trauma treatment.
  27. Choose two EMDR protocols for working with Addiction.
  28. Summarize Millers’ Feeling-State Therapy Addiction Protocol.
  29. Appraise Popky’s urge reduction protocol, Desensitization of Triggers and Urge Reprocessing (DeTUR).
  30. Practice Parnell's Modified EMDR protocol to prepare for clinical work.
Monday, 06/17/2024: Neuroscience of Trauma, Effective Assessment and DSM-5® Diagnostic Criteria
Neuroscience’s Current Trauma Paradigm
  • Biological nature of trauma
    • Triune Brain, The Autonomic Nervous System, and the Stress Response
    • The Polyvagal Theory
    • Traumatic Stress: normal, prolonged, complex, and developmental
    • Specific trauma symptoms
    • Primary treatment issues in trauma therapy
Trauma’s Somatic and Sensorimotor Sequelae
  • Hyperarousal
  • Hypoarousal
  • Dissociation, body memories, and “flashbacks”
  • Affect dysregulation
Trauma and Attachment
  • The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study)
    • Attachment Essentials
      • Baby/momma trauma
      • Insecure Attachment Styles Assessment and Primary Treatment Issues of:
        • Avoidant
        • Preoccupied
        • Disorganized type
Tuesday, 06/18/2024: Assessment and Diagnosis of Trauma Disorders
Current Trauma Diagnoses:
  • Acute Trauma Disorder
  • PTSD and subtypes
  • Dissociative
  • Preschool
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Proposed Trauma Diagnoses
  • Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD)
  • Complex PTSD
Trauma Treatment: Effective Tools, Treatment Modalities, and an Introduction to EMDR
  • The Stage Model of Treatment
    • Stage One: Stabilization and Safety
      • Assessment, Rapport, Psychoeducation
      • Developing the “Skills to Stay Stable”
      • Trauma Tools for Affect Regulation
      • Recognizing and regulating affect
      • Dissociative episodes and “flashbacks”
      • Grounding clients in their bodies and back in the present in the here and now
      • Mindfulness/bodyfulness (including somatic exercises)
      • EFT (meridian tapping)
      • Reduction of physiological arousal
      • Recognizing and up- & down-regulating arousal levels
      • Containment and self-soothing
      • Multisensory Guided Imagery
Wednesday, 06/19/2024 – Friday, 06/21/2024
Practice EMDR for both Resourcing and Trauma Processing
  • Live EMDR demonstrations followed by experiential sessions

Under Supervision, Learn and Safely Practice the Skills of EMDR for Both Stage One and Two
  • Phase One Work: Imaginal Resourcing
    • Containment Imagery
    • Comfortable Place Imagery
    • Protection Imagery
    • Nurture Imagery

Phase Two Work: Reprocessing Traumatic Memories

Working with Special Populations: Children, Addictions, and More

Limitations of Research and Potential Risk
  • Contraindications and precautions for reprocessing trauma
  • Differences in theory and in the associated neurophysiological model

This training is not affiliated with EMDRIA and does not qualify towards EMDRIA credits or training.

This seminar focuses heavily on the use of the Theratapper. Other methods of bilateral stimulation are marginally discussed and can be used in practice.
7-Day Retreat: EMDR Intensive Clinical Training

LIVE in Sedona, Arizona: Sunday, June 16th – Saturday, June 22nd

Single Occupancy: $3,299

Plus, earn up to 33 CE Hours — included in your tuition. Click here for Credit details
Don't see your state profession listed? Contact us.
Meet Your Retreat Instructor
Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CAC-D, CCDPD
Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CAC-D, CCDPD, EMDR-C, is president of Integrative Trauma Treatment, LLC. She provides clients with an integrative approach to trauma, and treats PTSD in adolescent and adult populations, including clients with eating disorders, sexual trauma, and self-injury. An international speaker on the treatment of trauma, Linda has developed, produced, and presented multi-media workshops on all aspects of psychological trauma. Linda is the author of best-selling Trauma Competency: A Clinician’s Guide (PPM, 2010), 101 Trauma-Informed Interventions (PPM, 2013), and the soon-to-be-released book set Trauma Treatment: Beyond Competency~Clinician Playbook/Client Workbook. She is the producer of the best-selling Master Clinician Series, in which she collaborated with the world’s leaders in trauma: Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Peter Levine, Ph.D., Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCSW, Stephen Porges, Ph.D., Janina Fisher, Ph.D., and many more.

Click here for information about Linda Curran
What does Tuition Include?
  1. Learn to use EMDR safely and effectively to heal your clients suffering from trauma
  2. Hours of live demos and supervised, hands-on practice sessions
  3. Up to 33 CE Hours
  4. CE certificate & course manual
  1. Healing vortexes, meditation areas, & labyrinth
  2. Peaceful lake & trails – surrounded by magnificent red rock mountains
  3. Healthful pesco-vegetarian cuisine
  4. Lodging, with private bathrooms, for the duration of your stay
Interested in Becoming EMDR Certified?

This retreat gets you well on your way to becoming a Certified EMDR Clinician (EMDR-C) through Evergreen Certifications by fulfilling all EMDR educational and clinical practice hours.

This retreat covers the following requirements:

  1. 18 EMDR Educational Hours
  2. 6 Trauma Educational Hours
  3. 6 EMDR Practice Hours

PLUS! Attendance to this retreat gives you access to exclusive discount offers on additional trauma training hours and the Evergreen certification fee!

Don’t pass up on this opportunity to become recognized as an Evergreen Certified EMDR Clinician, instill confidence in your patients and be recognized by your peers as an authority on EMDR!

*Professional & clinical standards apply. See additional certification requirements HERE.

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.

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.

Should the event 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 Digital Seminar, or Live Webinar

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.

7-Day Retreat: EMDR Intensive Clinical Training

LIVE in Sedona, Arizona: Sunday, June 16th – Saturday, June 22nd

Single Occupancy: $3,299

Plus, earn up to 33 CE Hours — included in your tuition. Click here for Credit details
Don't see your state profession listed? Contact us.

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