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Heal in Costa Rica


Costa Rica FAQs

May 25th-29th, 2024

We are so excited about our EMDR Intensive Retreat in Costa Rica and hope that you will join us!

Some of the most frequently asked questions are answered below. If you have any other questions, please feel free to email Ginger!

What is the cost?


The ultra-exclusive 5-night, 4-day Costa Rica Retreat includes all meals; each individual room is set up as a private hotel room with a bathroom, coffee maker, mini fridge, TV & access to the pool.  Yoga, Reiki, and 90-minute EMDR sessions daily

Airfare and airport transfers are not included in the cost, a $2,500 deposit is required at the time of booking, and the remainder is required two months before the retreat. Due to the financial responsibility of Columbia Center for EMDR Therapy for booking and holding the retreat property, all payments are non-refundable. It is strongly recommended that you purchase travel insurance within 14 days of booking to access “Cancel Anytime” coverage (Squaremouth, Tinleg, and Good Allianz are good options).

Please contact Ginger to inquire about rates.


How do I get there?

The best way to get to  Playa Potrero, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, is to fly into Liberia Airport (Daniel Oduber, LIR).  Columbia Center for EMDR Therapy will arrange for a transfer from the airport to the villa you will be staying at and also returning to the airport on May 6th. You will need a passport to enter the country, and we will keep you posted on the entry requirements regarding Covid, but at this time, no proof of vaccination is required.


What is included?

  • 90-Minute Daily EMDR Sessions

  • Individual Hotel Style Room

  • Meals

  • Yoga

  • Reiki

  • Pre Intensive Zoom Consult

  • Post Intensive Zoom Consult

  • Opening Groups to meet each other and set intentions for healing

  • Closing Cacao Ceremony and to fully integrate the week of healing



What is the schedule?

  • Sample Schedule 

  • 8 A.M. Yoga 

  • 9-10:30 A.M. EMDR Session or Free Time (Reiki, beach time, pool, explore the area)

  • 10:30 A.M. Brunch

  • 11:30-1P.M. EMDR Session or Free Time

  • 1:30-3:00 P.M.  EMDR Session or Free Time (Reiki, beach time, pool, explore the area)

  • 3:30-5 P.M. EMDR Session or Free Time

  • 6 P.M. Dinner

  • 8 P.M. Reflection on the day

  • When not in a 90-minute EMDR session, you are free to explore the area, go swimming, rest, relax, and nap; it's your time to practice self-care!

  • Pop-up emotional wellness activities




Is there a screening process?

Yes, Ginger will meet with each applicant to assess for appropriateness to participate in the EMDR intensive. Unfortunately, spots are very limited to ensure individualized time for each participant.

Ginger's EMDR Intensives fill up quickly, so if you are interested, please reach out and let us know!

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