4-Day EMDR Intensive Retreat

JUNE 19th - 22nd, 2022

Experience the return of your


Join us for a relaxing and transformative 3-night 4-day EMDR intensive at a world class resort with the Vitellaria Team

EMDR intensives allow you the perfect opportunity to leave your worries behind and allow yourself the space to focus on treatment and relaxation in one 4-day retreat

Does this sound like you?

You have this inner urge that is pulling you.

You want to get away from it all, go to a place where you feel connected to the Earth, reconnect to yourself, and focus on your own healing, but you just haven’t had time.

You know that to be the person you want to be, you have more work to do.

Perhaps you have trauma or pain from your past that you feel is holding you back.

There is freedom to be gained from your past, and you aren’t wrong for knowing that there is more to life.

You are a multilayered, multifaceted, magical human.

We see you. We are you.

If you were waiting for a sign, for a direction, an opportunity, let this be that.

And get ready to experience a return of your soulshine.

A remembrance of the innocence you once had, but with the wisdom and gratitude of your life experience.

Regain the sparkle in your eye that comes from true inner joy and peace.

Feel a peeling back of the layers to reveal the bright light within so you shine from the inside out.

If this resonates with you please reach out and see if this retreat is a good fit for you.

See yourself in Carefree, Arizona

  • When:  Sunday through Wednesday, June 19th – 22nd, 2022
  • Where: CIVANA Resort & Spa in Carefree, Arizona
  • Why: to receive the benefits of EMDR treatment in an environment that is conducive to your healing process- mind, mody and spirit
  • Who: This is for you if you are ready to heal from past traumas and experience new levels of freedom in a serene luxurious resort
  • How: Simply book a consultation below 
  • Investment: the price for the retreat is $2,200 or if you are not staying at Civana $500.

What is included?

Your EMDR Personalized Intensive Includes:

  1. Pre-consultation interview – one 90-minute, pre-consultation online interview to assess for candidacy, gain insight, and identify obstacles. We will also target unpleasant beliefs, body sensations, emotions, or images from which you are seeking relief.
  2. Assessments to identify symptoms you’d like to alleviate, your attachment style, areas of activation or triggers, and memories or experiences that still need attention and soothing.
  3. Preparation for your intensive treatment experience and articulation of specific treatment goals.
  4. Personalized treatment workbook, which allows you to work on your treatment goals before, during, and after our EMDR intensive sessions.
  5. A customized treatment program with targeted treatment goals, to include a 120-minute EMDR session each day at the retreat (total of 3). This client-centered treatment consists of EMDR resourcing and reprocessing with Vitellaria clinicians.
  6. Exclusive access to Vitellaria’s clinicians’ library and resources to accelerate your treatment and support change through your online client portal.
  7. Post-treatment interview – one 90-minute post-treatment interview to assess and support your adaption to positive changes from treatment.

Along with full CIVANA resort amenities such as yoga, sound bath, desert hikes, + many more wellness classes.

Meet Your Practitioners

Hi! We are Christina Tingley LCSW and Heidi Scanlan, LCSW. We met working in the hospital system. We became frustrated with the holes we found in that system, so we started our own practice. We now have a 6-month waiting list for EMDR treatment, however we found that our clients need more than an hour long session every other week or so. For real transformation, they need the time and space to heal and reflect and they need more than therapy. They need to tend to the other aspects of themselves: their physical bodies, to recharge their souls, and reconnect with the spiritual parts of themselves they may have lost. Christina and Heidi together have 25 years of experience working in the mental health field. They became a team to provide unique solutions for each individual, for real lasting results.

How does it work?

Step 1:

Let's Talk

We will over Zoom for an initial consultation to find out more about you and if the EMDR Intensive Retreat is a good treatment for you.

Step 2:


You will receive all information to prepare you for the trip, along with a workbook to begin the process towards your EMDR healing which you can do before the trip.

Step 3:


You will stay for 3 nights at CIVANA Resort & Spa in Carefree, Arizona, where you will have 3 120-minute EMDR Sessions over 3 days, along with experiencing full resort amenities.

Step 4:

Post Retreat

Included in your retreat is a post-retreat follow up call with your practitioners.

Heal in one of the most soothing resorts in the world

In addition to your custom EMDR Intensive Treatments, you will have access to all the amenities of one of the top 10 wellness retreats in the nation, staying at CIVANA. From their website:

“Nestled in the Sonoran Desert, just outside Scottsdale, CIVANA is a new destination wellness resort that offers a regenerating experience to a wide audience of wellness travelers 14 years of age and older, as well as those simply looking for a serene and healthy get-away.

We do this through our four pillars: Movement, Spa, Nourishment, and Discovery.”

  • More than a dozen movement & fitness classes offered daily
  • Spa treatments (additional charge)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Sundeck
  • Salon
  • Seasonal, local cuisine and drinks
  • Meditation/labyrinth walk
  • Desert hikes
  • Sunset
  • Yoga

Frequently Asked Questions

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. EMDR therapy uses bilateral stimulation (your brain and body does the work). EMDR does not require talking at length or in detail about the distressing issues and experiences.  Rather than focusing on changing the emotions, thoughts, or behaviors resulting from the distressing issue, EMDR allows the brain to resume its natural healing process. EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain.

EMDR addresses the psychological and physical symptoms stemming from adverse life experiences. EMDR is helpful with those with trauma but also those suffering from limiting beliefs about themselves. EMDR can also be utilized for performance enhancement. 

EMDR intensives allow the opportunity to progress through your symptoms in a more succinct and focused way without the interruption of a 50-minute session. An intensive format may decrease overall treatment time because of time not spent on: 

a) checking in at the beginning of each session, b) addressing current crises and concerns, c) focusing on stabilizing and coping skills that the client won’t need after healing, or d) assisting the client in regaining composure at the end of the session.

Yes. Perhaps you’ve a felt sense that something profound has yet to change, but you’re not quite sure how to shift all the way into a new experience of yourself with your current therapist. Maybe you now cognitively understand new things, yet your body is still confused, so you’re curious about how adjunct EMDR intensive therapy can help. We will identify what format is best for you during your initial consultation. Maybe your primary therapist has suggested to you that EMDR may be helpful for you in addition to your regular therapy sessions- Intensives are an easy, compact way to add this treatment.

To experience results, you do not need to be a current client. You will receive opportunities for ongoing support if you desire. 

Lots. There is so much to enjoy, you will have one 120-minute session with your therapist each day.

The cost for the 4-day retreat, which includes your stay at Civana is $2,200.00. Or if you prefer not to stay at Civana, $500. We accept credit card payments, as well as offer CareCredit so you can pay for the retreat over time. Apply for CareCredit here:

If you are unable to attend, you will receive a 50% refund prior to within 2 weeks of the date. Otherwise, you can apply the deposit toward a future retreat.

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