EMDRIA Approved Resilience Focused EMDR Basic Training Retreat

November 3rd - 9th 2024. Rosemary Beach, FL.

6 Nights | 7 Days, All Meals & Activities Included, 40 Hour Basic Training Including Materials & CE's

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Discover the Ultimate EMDRIA Approved Resilience-Focused EMDR Basic Training Retreat November 3 - 9th in Rosemary Beach, FL


You've heard about the incredible results other therapists are achieving with EMDR, and you've been considering EMDR training for a while now. But you're not just looking for any basic training—you want the ultimate EMDR training experience. The good news is you've come to the right place. Although this is a basic training, I promise you it is anything but basic.

It’s an immersive experience designed for like-minded professionals. Imagine not just learning EMDR, but personally experiencing its transformative power, set against the sunny backdrop of Florida. The goal of this retreat is to help you expand your clinical skill set while having fun and building community. 

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Here's why our retreat-style basic training is the perfect choice for you:


EMDRIA Certified Trainers and Consultants: Learn from the best in the field, ensuring you receive top-notch education and support.


Premium Training Materials: No more boring manuals and workbooks, our materials are colorful and full of imagery that bring concepts to life, on top of that you'll receive bonuses like intentionally designed visual aids you can use with clients.


Hands-On EMDR Training: Apply your knowledge immediately, enhancing your learning experience. Work through your own blocks with practical tools and exercises.


Confidence Building: Leave the retreat feeling confident in your EMDR skills and abilities.


Additional Resources for Clients: You'll also get additional scripts for creating resources with clients to enhance their resilience that aren't included in other trainings


Exclusive Community: When you join us for an EMDR training you get access to our exclusive facebook community designed to provide on-going support and opportunities for engagement beyond your basic training.


Luxurious Amenities & Experience: Indulge in a magnificent getaway with luxury accommodations including a private pool, exclusive activities, all while exploring a stunning new destination.

Level up your practice with Resilience Focused EMDR Basic Training

The Training Experience

This is a live, interactive, EMDRIA Approved 40 hour Basic EMDR Training. In this training you will learn the EMDR core concepts originally developed by Francine Shapiro and so much more!

Resilience Focused EMDR is not just trauma informed, it's trauma responsive, and creates a deeper understanding of the neuroscience of EMDR so that trainees can share the brain science of EMDR with their clients!

This training will include 20 hours of lecture centered on the foundational aspects of EMDR; including the origin story of EMDR, therapy related research, EMDR’s model, methodology, mechanisms, as well as a deep dive into each of the 8 Phases of EMDR.

In addition we’ll be covering advanced techniques for complex clients and procedures for special populations.
This training will also include 20 hours of real time EMDR practice; meaning you will be providing and receiving EMDR therapy as a part of the training. You will be fully supported throughout the experiential portions of the training by our amazing EMDR coaches/consultants.

Resilience Focused EMDR will teach you to facilitate real change in how your clients think, feel and behave.

It will totally change your practice and how you treat things like trauma, anxiety and depression.

Join us, as we bring EMDR to life through lecture, discussions, client videos, live demonstrations, experiential exercises and partnered practice.

Your Stay at A Glance

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Retreat Itinerary:


Sunday, November 3rd, 2024:
4:30 PM: Check-In Begins
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Welcome Dinner and Reception featuring live music ✨

Monday, November 4th, 2024:
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: Breakfast will be served
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Course overview, Introduction to EMDR, EMDR Development & Research, Differentiate EMDR from other Models
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM: Break
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM: Lecture: EMDR Model, Methodology & Mechanisms, Overview of the neurobiology of trauma
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Lecture: Overview of the 8 Phases, Phase 1: History Taking, Case Conceptualization & Treatment Planning
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM: EMDR Practicum Session 1: Practice Phase 1
6:15 PM: Leave for Dinner 🌯

Tuesday, November 5th, 2024:
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: Breakfast will be served
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Lecture: Phase 2: Preparation
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM: EMDR Practicum Session 2: Practice Phase 2
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Lecture: Phase 3 Assessment, Phase 4 Desensitization, Phase 5 Installation, Phase 6 Body Scan, Phase 7 Closure
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM: EMDR Practicum Session 3: Practice Phases 3-7
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Lecture: Phase 8 Closure
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Served Dinner on Site
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Surprise guest to help us relax 🙏

Wednesday, November 6th, 2024:
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: Breakfast will be served
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM: EMDR Practicum Session 4: Practice Phase 8 & Phases 3-7
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Lecture: Phase 2 Resourcing for Resilience with Complex Clients
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM: EMDR Practicum Session 5: Practice Phase 2 for Complex Clients
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Lecture: Phase 1 Target Planning with Complex Clients
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Lecture: Phase 8 Closure
6:15 PM: Leave for Dinner 🍗

Thursday, November 7th, 2024:
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: Breakfast will be served
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM: EMDR Practicum Session 6: Practice Phase 1 for Complex Clients
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Lecture: Phase 3 Target Activation, Phase 4 Desensitization, Phase 5 Installation, Phase 6 Body Scan, Phase 7 Closure with Complex Clients
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Lecture: Phases 3-7 with Complex Clients Continued
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM: EMDR Practicum Session 7: Practice Phases 3-7 for Complex Clients
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Lecture: Phase 8 Reevaluation with Complex Clients
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Served Dinner on Site 🥙

Friday, November 8th, 2024:
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: Breakfast will be served
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM: EMDR Practicum Session 8: Practice Phase 8 & Phases 3-7
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Lecture: EMDR and Special Situations
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM: Lunch Break
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM: Working Lunch: Lecture: EMDRIA, Basic Training Consultation, Next Steps
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Lecture: EMDR and Special Populations
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM: Break
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM: Lecture: EMDR and Special Populations Continued
5:15 PM: Leave for sunset cruise followed by dinner. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be available between the training sessions and dinner. 🎉

Saturday, November 9th, 2024:
9:30 AM: Check-Out

Included in Your Luxurious EMDR Training Retreat:

  • 5-Day Resilience Focused EMDR Basic Training Course: Dive deep into the fundamentals and beyond.
  • Comprehensive Course Materials: Course Manual, Training Workbook, and Visual Aids to enhance your learning.
  • Exclusive Student Account: Access resources and support beyond the training.
  • Luxurious Accommodation: Indulge in a 6-night stay at our private retreat home.
  • Welcome Dinner and Reception: Kick off your journey with live music and island delights.
  • Daily Breakfast and Lunch: Fuel your learning with on-site meals for 5 days.
  • Snacks and Non-Alcoholic Beverages: Stay refreshed throughout your training.
  • 2 On-Site Dinners: Enjoy sumptuous dinners in the comfort of our retreat home.
  • 3 Off-Site Dinners: Experience the charm of Rosemary Beach with dining adventures.
  • Sunset Cruise Celebration: Commemorate your progress with a breathtaking cruise.

What's Not Included:

  • Airfare: Arrange your own travel to and from the retreat.
  • Airport Transfers: Plan for transportation from the airport to our retreat home.
  • Bike Rentals: Explore the area at your leisure with optional bike rentals.
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Available Accommodations 

Tier 1

Master Suite Majesty

Enjoy the pinnacle of luxury in our Master King suite. With a private bathroom and exclusive deck access offering stunning views, this is a retreat unlike any other. Limited availability - only one suite available!

Total Investment: $4,597

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Tier 2

King Room Comfort

Indulge in spacious comfort with our King bedroom featuring a private bathroom. , There's ample opportunity to experience true relaxation in this space. Indulge and unwind in style in one of our five available rooms. 

Total Investment: $4,497 

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Tier 3

Bunk room 2 Queen bunks (twin bunks)

Perfect for groups or solo travelers seeking a cozy atmosphere, our Queen bunk rooms with private bathrooms offer comfort and camaraderie. Share the experience with others in one of our six available bunk rooms.

Total Investment: $3,997 

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Tier 4

Private Room Add-On

Already booked a private room? Enhance your stay with our private room add-on, allowing additional guests to join you in comfort. Limited to participants who have already booked a private room.

Total Investment: $2,997 

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"Libby is very knowledgeable about EMDR and I loved that she also included many examples, including ways to be innovative when implementing EMDR with clients."


"Libby acting as my coach exceeded my expectations. She showed much patience and knowledge in answering all of my questions, and also was incredibly organized in arranging the technical elements of the training.”

“I felt Libby provided great feedback during break out sessions and in general was able to help simplify concepts and strategies so that it's easily digestible."

Additional Program Information

Meet Your Trainer and Retreat Host

Libby Murdoch is a licensed professional clinical counselor and certified clinical trauma professional who facilitates Basic EMDR Training for clinicians on a monthly basis. She is the developer of Resilience Focused EMDR an EMDRIA approved training program as well as Psychological CPR, a form of psychological first aid that can be used by clinicians and paraprofessionals in treating recent event trauma. Libby has presented at various conferences across the US and internationally, specializing in topics in neuroscience such as resilience, relationships, self-care, trauma and addictions. She utilizes techniques based on brain science in treatment, including EMDR, and is passionate about making neuroscience and trauma responsive EMDR accessible to everyone.

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