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Wed, Sep 06


Sedona Mago Retreat Center

Sedona Phase One - Registration Closed

This unique Brainspotting training offers 3 rigorous days of learning and 2 days to ground and deepen your healing in the beautiful Sedona wilderness. Experienced Brainspotters can also come expand their understanding of the fundamentals of BSP theory and practice. All inclusive packages available.

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Sedona Phase One - Registration Closed
Sedona Phase One - Registration Closed

Time & Location

Sep 06, 2023, 5:00 PM PDT – Sep 10, 2023, 10:30 AM PDT

Sedona Mago Retreat Center, 3500 Bill Gray Rd, Sedona, Arizona

About The Event

         September 2023 event is sold out. Consider joining us in 2024 --

    >  Registration open for in-person Phase 1 at Sedona Mago on April 7-11.

    >  Experienced Brainspotters are invited to join early on April 5-7 for an advanced BSP Breakthrough 2.0 Immersion

    >  Sedona In-person Phase 2 and BSP Breakthrough 2.0 Immersion is scheduled for September 9-15, 2024.

    >  Email your interest to to receive updates 

Brainspotting Phase One Training at Sedona Mago Center, Arizona.


My training team and I are excited to offer this integrative Brainspotting training experience September 6-10 in Sedona, AZ at a one-of-a-kind healing center. It's going to be really special, and we hope you will join us!

During this 5-day gathering you will learn the fundamental setups and theory of Brainspotting and also experience Solar Body Yoga, starlight meditation, and freshly prepared pescatarian/vegetarian meals. The training portion offers opportunities for you to put what you're learning to immediate use. Participants will witness and facilitate personal and group healing using 4 different setups. You will be surrounded by the natural beauty of Sedona Mago, a wonderous tranquil oasis in the red rock Arizona desert and have access to the healing garden, labyrinth and walking trails. 

This is a chance for all of us to unplug. No TV in the rooms and wifi service is limited mostly to the Welcome Center and Meeting Hall areas. The goal of this time together is to nurture our minds, bodies, and spirits while experiencing/embodying how Brainspotting can help heal and expand those who are ready. Experienced practitioners repeating Phase One pay a lower package rate and will find themselves getting renewed clarity in their understanding of BSP theory and practice. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to learn to attune with ease and boost your confidence as a healing practitioners. Scroll down to see the cost, basic agenda and other details.


Brainspotting Therapy™ (BSP) is a therapeutic process that uses specific points in the client’s visual field to access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain. BSP uses relevant eye positions, somatic awareness, focused mindfulness and the therapist’s attunement to process and release the stored traumas which underlie a wide range of emotional and physical problems. This brain-body-based treatment is an open and integrative model. BSP can be adapted to many different areas of specialization and integrated with other treatment models. In this introductory Brainspotting: Phase 1 training, participants will learn four basic BSP techniques. In addition, participants will receive an overview of the:

  • standards of care and professional practice for brainspotting practitioners,
  • research that supports the primary assumptions of brainspotting; and
  • challenges of research and evidence-based treatment for conditions such as Complex PTSD

Participants of this introductory level course will be able to:

  1. Summarize the standards of care and professional practice of the International Brainspotting Association.
  2. Describe the hypothesized neurological underpinnings of how brainspotting works.
  3. Summarize the research that supports the hypothesized way in which eye positions activate and accesses midbrain activity.
  4. Explain the uncertainty principle as it relates to brainspotting.
  5. Describe the concepts of simultaneous neurobiological and relational attunement.
  6. Explain the importance of client-therapist attunement during brainspotting.
  7. Explain how the treatment frame is set and held by the therapist.
  8. Explain the role of focused mindfulness in brainspotting.
  9. Discuss the similarities and differences between the activation and resource models of brainspotting.
  10. Explain the concept of limbic countertransference.
  11. Demonstrate a basic mastery of the use of the outside window brainspotting technique.
  12. Demonstrate a basic mastery of the use of the inside window brainspotting technique.
  13. Demonstrate a basic mastery of the use of the gaze spot brainspotting technique.
  14. Demonstrate a basic mastery of the use of the resource model of brainspotting technique.
  15. Assess the appropriate brainspotting techniques for the treatment of Post-traumatic stress disorder, including the Dissociative Subtype, and other trauma-related symptoms.
  16. Describe two challenges to assessing and providing evidence-based treatment to individuals with Complex PTSD.

Who can attend?

All mental health providers, healthcare professionals, coaches, other licensed/certified healing practitioners and students/interns in the mental health field who are curious and wish to expand their knowledge.

Your Trainer

Joy Myong has worked as a Wellness Advocate in her community for the past 22 years. As a first generation Korean immigrant, she feels honored to be invited to host this special BSP Training on sacred land that helped her reconnect to her Asian roots. Joy is a Brainspotting Consultant and Trainer and Co-developer of the BSP Embodied Learning Circles which helps trained practitioners become more confident and learn to attune with ease. She is dedicated to helping fellow therapists and healing practitioners avoid burnout and founded Hana Wellness Studios to provide inclusive supports to our growing community of quantum healers. Joy has had a long-time fascination with optimizing human potential and enjoys finding creative ways to integrate her diverse training and experience in: Holistic Addictions Counseling, EFT Tapping and SunDo Energy Body Work, Mindfulness-based CBT, Master Reiki Practitioner and Teacher in the Mikao Usui tradition, Trauma-Informed Pilates Therapy, DahnHak's Brain Management Training, and Consultant for Co-regulating Couples which incorporates Imago, Parts work and Expansion Brainspotting.

Continuing Education

(21) credit hours. Please see CE Disclosure.

Registration and Completion:

Evaluations and Attendance Certificates will be provided for everyone who completes this training.

Getting credit for CE's differs based on your location and professional designation. All registrants are encouraged to contact their state board and do their own reasearch.

If possible, please use your personal email when you register so important email communication about the training do not get blocked by servers.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (Pacific Daylight Time)

WED 9/6 - Arrival Day

3:00-5:30pm | Check-In

5:30-6:30pm | Dinner

7:00-9:00pm | Welcome session

THU 9/7 - Training Day 1

  7:00am | Breakfast

  8:00am | Mindful Movement

  8:30am | Brainspotting

12:30pm | Lunch

  1:30pm | Brainspotting

  5:30pm | Dinner

  7:00pm | Connection Group

FRI  9/8 - Training Day 2

  7:00am | Breakfast

  8:00am | Ki-gong

  8:30am | Brainspotting

12:30pm | Lunch

1. :30pm | Brainspotting

  5:30pm | Dinner

  7:00pm | Connection Group

SAT  9/9 - Training Day 3

  7:00am | Breakfast

  8:00am | Solar Body Yoga

  8:30am | Brainspotting

12:30pm | Lunch

  1:30pm | Brainspotting

  5:30pm | Dinner

  8:45pm | Starlight Meditation

SUN  9/10 - Departure Day

  7:00am | Breakfast

  8:00am | Ki-gong

  9:00am | Closing Session

10:30am | Program ends

11:30pm | Check-Out

12:00pm | Lunch

              | Departure

**NEW - Early arrival on 9/5 for quiet reflection and meditation before the training is an added option.

Email us after submitting registration for helpful travel booking tips.


You can reserve a spot with a $1000 deposit before July 1. Remaining balance is due by July 31st.


Total all-inclusive pricing for shared Mago Casitas (with two double beds) ranges from $2250 for students and those retaking the class to $2650 for working pros. Limited number of private single rooms for an additional $200 are available on a first-come first-serve basis.

Your package includes: the 3-day Brainspotting Phase 1 training, 4-night stay at Sedona Mago Retreat Center, plus farm-to-table meals during your stay, guided yoga/qigong/meditation sessions plus two follow-up group consults. [Dates will be provided.]

Airfare and shuttle transportation are separate expenses. Participants are asked to stay on the property during the program dates. No daily in and out privileges due to the rigor of the training and Sedona Mago's usage permit agreement with Yavapai County to protect the land and local habitat.

Payment Balance, Cancellation Policies, & Precautions

- If you need to cancel 31-60 days before the start of the retreat, you will receive a 50% refund of the full cost of your spot.

- If you need to cancel 1-30 days before the start of the retreat, you will receive a 25% refund of the full cost of your spot.

- No credit or refund if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. We reserve the right to cancel a program at any time. If we cancel a program, you will receive a full refund. We cannot be responsible for any losses with airfare, transportation, or any other additional costs incurred during the planning of your trip. Travel insurance is strongly advised to cover you for any unexpected circumstances.

There are no exceptions to the Cancellation Policy due to the contractual commitments we have with our vendors, and we appreciate your understanding of this.

We'd love for you to join us for this special in-person learning and healing opportunity. Register with a $1000 deposit to reserve your spot before July 1.

If you have any questions, please email us. We look forward to our time together in-person this September!

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