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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, September 15th – Saturday, September 21st

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, September 15, 2024

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

Monday, September 16 - Friday, September 20, 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, September 21, 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
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Mental Health Professionals
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7-Day Retreat: EMDR Intensive Clinical Training

LIVE in Sedona, Arizona: Sunday, September 15th – Saturday, September 21st

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. Describe 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. Compare the clinical presentations of insecure, avoidant, preoccupied, and disorganized attachment styles.
  12. Select clinical interventions based on the client’s attachment style.
  13. Differentiate between PTSD and CPTSD to improve clinical assessment and treatment of client trauma history.
  14. Compare Judith Herman’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. Utilize stabilization and safety techniques to help with grounding and centering traumatized clients in-session.
  17. Use 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. Identify the current research regarding the efficacy of EMDR.
  22. Utilize three techniques of altering bilateral stimulation as a mechanism of action for EMDR.
  23. Define Shapiro’s original eight phases of EMDR’s standard protocol.
  24. Evaluate Parnell’s four essential elements of EMDR sessions and how they relate to client treatment.
  25. Select EMDR protocol treatment tools to decrease client arousal levels and modulate affect. 
  26. Identify one absolute contradiction and three precautions for utilizing EMDR. 
  27. Choose two EMDR protocols for working with addictions and compulsions.
  28. Summarize Millers’ Feeling-State Therapy Addiction Protocol.
  29. Appraise Popky’s urge reduction protocol, Desensitization of Triggers and Urge Reprocessing (DeTUR).
  30. Practice tactile EMDR tools for processing traumatic memories.
Neuroscience of Trauma, Effective Assessment and DSM-5® Diagnostic Criteria
Neuroscience’s Current Trauma Paradigm
  • Working definition of trauma
  • Biological nature of trauma
    • Flight, fight, freeze response (sympathetic response) vs. collapse/dissociate (parasympathetic response)
  • Triune Brain, The Autonomic Nervous System and the Stress Response
  • Stress: Eustress, manageable, normal vs. Traumatic Stress: prolonged, complex and developmental
  • The Polyvagal Theory as it relates to trauma
    • Research limitations on differences in theory and in the associated neurophysiological model
  • 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
Assessment and Diagnosis of Trauma Disorders
Current Trauma Diagnoses:
  • Acute Trauma Disorder
  • PTSD and subtypes: Dissociative and Preschool
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Proposed Trauma Diagnoses:
  • Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD)
  • Complex PTSD (Currently in the ICD- 11)
Introduction to EMDR: The Stage Model of Trauma Treatment
  • Tri-Phasic model of trauma treatment
  • Overview of The Stage Model of Treatment
Stage One: Stabilization and Safety
  • Assessment, Rapport, Psychoeducation
  • Prerequisites to processing memories
  • Developing the “Skills to Stay Stable”
  • Trauma tools for stabilization:
    • Recognizing and regulating client (and clinician’s) physiology (co-regulation)
    • Recognizing and regulating emotion and affect (self-regulation)
    • Recognizing and interrupting dissociative episodes and “flashbacks”
    • Grounding clients in their bodies~in the here and now
    • Mindfulness/bodyfulness, including:
      • Somatic and sensorimotor interventions
      • EFT (meridian tapping)
      • Reducing or increasing physiological arousal
      • Recognizing the necessity up & down regulating arousal levels
      • Containment and self-soothing
      • Multisensory Guided Imagery
      • Research and limitation of research
    • Live Demonstration: Development & installation of imaginal resources
    • Practice: Resourcing and stabilization exercise in pairs
Stage Two: Working Through Traumatic Memories
  • Single incident vs. complex trauma: Completely separate approaches
  • Overview of several trauma processing modalities
    • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP)
    • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
    • EMDR
  • Contraindications and precautions for reprocessing trauma
EMDR: The Development, Research, Fundamentals and Modifications
  • Current research and limitations of the research
  • Shapiro’s EMDR 8-Phase Protocol
  • Parnell’s Modified Protocol for Complex Trauma
  • Shapiro’s Adaptive Information Processing
  • Steps to EMDR
  • EMDR modified script for sessions
  • Quick Assessment for EMDR readiness
  • Bilateral Stimulation
    • Types/options: Visual, auditory & tactile
  • Considerations and further resources for EMDR with children
  • Considerations and available protocols for working with addictions/compulsions
    • Millers’ Feeling-State Therapy Addiction Protocol
    • Popky’s DTUR ( Desensitization of Triggers and Urge Reprocessing)
  • Next steps for continued practice and training
Putting It All to Practice: Intensive EMDR Demos and Practice
EMDR for Both Resourcing and Trauma Processing
  • Demonstrations: Live EMDR session demonstrations & discussion

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

Practice in Triads: Stage Two Work - Reprocessing Traumatic Memories
  • Use the Modified EMDR script in practice sessions as client and therapist

Wrap Up with Group Discussion

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, September 15th – Saturday, September 21st

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.

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.

7-Day Retreat: EMDR Intensive Clinical Training

LIVE in Sedona, Arizona: Sunday, September 15th – Saturday, September 21st

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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