• About The Course

  • Live Online Course


    The Live Online Course covers the same material and format as the Live In-Person Course. Please submit your information to request course and schedule details




    Spend 5 days immersed in an intensive learning and healing experience. Learn about EMDR, a scientifically proven method for healing Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder (PTSD), with widespread applications in resolving many conditions and symptoms caused by psychological trauma such as depression, anxiety, excessive anger, feeling stuck, feeling out-of-control, feeling "messed up" or "broken", loss, grief, and physical illnesses and pain associated with unresolved trauma such as chronic pain, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivities, and irritable bowel syndrome, to name a few. Spend 4 out of 5 days processing actual triggers and symptoms, and learn how to do so on your own under the guidance of a professional. Walk away with a tool you can use for life to take control of your own healing and wellbeing.


    Note that this course is not a substitute for individual emdr therapy, which may be necessary to treat severe and complex cases but it does provide a powerful tool for individuals who:

    • Want to learn a powerful technique that turns on their brain's natural processing ability to resolve emotional triggers and to heal from psychological trauma
    • Are in EMDR therapy and want to learn a tool to accelerate their recovery and resolution of symptoms by learning how to self-process between sessions
    • Have done EMDR therapy in the past and want to be able to continue their healing by self-processing triggers and issues
    • Have never done EMDR therapy and would like to learn about what it is and how to self apply the technique for self-healing
  • What You Can Expect

    • Learn how psychological trauma impacts the brain and how to heal from it
    • Learn what EMDR therapy is and how professionals apply the technique to treat psychological trauma and symptoms like PTSD, depression, anxiety, insecurity, avoidance, co-dependancy etc.
    • Learn how to apply a self-emdr protocol for self-healing under the guidance of a professional
    • Experience 4 days of powerful healing transformation under the guidance of a professional in a safe environment

    Full Money Back Guarantee*

    *Applies ONLY to live in-person courses in Toronto and not to retreat courses abroad or online courses. If you show up to all 5 days for the entirety of the workshop in Toronto and don't have a powerful experience you may request a 100% refund within 48 hours after the course ends

  • Participant Stories

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    Diana Brown

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  • About The Organizer

    Vivian Kulaga, PhD

    Vivian Kulaga is an expert in the neuroscience behind the mind and body connection, the treatment of psychological trauma using EMDR therapy, and holistic approaches to healing from complex physical and mental illnesses. She is also the host of the medical podcast series Coffee with Scientists, where she regularly interviews the world's top scientific minds. With over 14 years of academic and professional experience in medical science and wellness, and over 10 years of personal experience of surviving and recovering from chronic pain, complex illness, and psychological trauma, Vivian is expertly equipped to instruct individuals in EMDR based self-healing techniques. Listen to past participants to learn more (refer to videos).


    Vivian has an academic background in neuroscience, a PhD in medical science and toxicology, professional training in natural and scientifically sound mind and body therapies such as EMDR therapy, Hypnotherapy, Mediation and Mindfulness, and Yoga. To read more about Vivian's personal story or to watch her personal story visit our sister site or YouTube channel.


    Education, Certifications, Memberships, Special Trainings and Courses

    • PhD in Medical Science and Toxicology, Institute of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto 
    • Doctoral-level Collaborative Program in Biomedical Toxicology and Clinical Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacology, University of Toronto
    • Certified EMDR Therapist, EMDRIA - Approved EMDR Training
    • Member of EMDR International Association and EMDR Canada
    • Dissociation of the Personality and the EMDR Treatment of Chronic Traumatization Program
    • Certified Hypnosis Practitioner, Masters Level, Ontario Hypnosis Centre, Toronto, Canada
    • Masters level Course in the Architecture of Hypnosis by Mike Mandel at the University of Toronto
    • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Depression and Anxiety Course
    • Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management Course
    • Honours Bachelor of Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Toronto, Neuroscience and Biology
    • Certified Yoga Instructor (with Ashtanga yoga practice since 1999)