SyNAPSE Integrative Methodology for Personalized Wellness and Recovery

Retreat/Training for Behavioral Health Professionals

October 17-20, 2017
at the serene IHM Center in the heart of Santa Fe

Learn how to develop a personalized, integrative strategy for your clients utilizing evidence-based experiential tools to synergistically connect brain, body, behavior and life.

Nutrition for Brain and Mood Optimization
Meditation and Mindfulness Practice
Positive Psychology for Getting Clear & Moving Forward
Spirituality and Self-Realization

Joan Borysenko, PhD
Harvard-trained cell biologist, licensed psychologist, spiritual guide, NY Times best-selling author and world-renowned expert in the mind-body connection.

and Gilah Rosner, PhD
Molecular geneticist and pathologist, holistic nutritionist, herbalist, spiritual teacher, caterer and workshop leader.


We all want our clients to be healthy and happy, and to offer them effective options to nurture body, mind and spirit. Yet, assimilating wealth of information available and putting it into best practice can sometimes feel overwhelming. It need not be.

Dr. Joan Borysenko, pioneer in integrative medicine and beloved spiritual teacher, along with colleague, Dr. Gilah Rosner, invite you learn a multidimensional approach uniting the latest findings in neuroscience, nutritional science, positive psychology and epigenetics together with mindfulness practice and traditional healing wisdom.

SyNAPSE is designed to enhance your skills for treating the whole person, help them identify their individual strengths and vulnerabilities, and empower your clients to learn to take charge of their own health and wellbeing.

Learn and experience practical and effective mind-body tools to implement in your practice, while relaxing in a beautiful and informal setting

SyNAPSE—Experiential Retreat/Training
in Santa Fe with Joan Borysenko

at the lovely IHM Center in the heart of sunny Santa Fe, NM

$1695 includes tuition, food & lodging
Earn up to 20 CE Hours

During this experiential retreat/training you will:

  • Integrate cutting-edge nutritional science, neuroscience and positive psychology for wellness and/or recovery.
  • Discover how epigenetics and the microbiome-gut-brain axis impact behavior.
  • Experience evidenced-based practices that promote neuroplasticity and heart reconnection.
  • Learn which food choices optimize brain physiology, cognitive function and mood, and participate in hands-on culinary demos and tastings of healing foods
  • Recognize and replace prevailing paradigms around food, medicine and healthcare that may be derailing your clients' quest for wellbeing and contentment.
  • Receive instructional materials to use with your clients.
  • Engage in daily mind-body practices and informal small group discussion.

The Retreat/Training
Our retreat begins Tuesday evening, October 17 with a relaxed meet-and-greet followed by dinner and evening program. Each day you'll enjoy gourmet organic breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner in a beautiful dining room overlooking the Monte Sol and Atalaya mountains, with the Ortiz and Sandia mountain ranges in the distance.

The food at IHM is scrumptiously veggie-centric with local dairy and meat options. The program ends around 3 pm on Friday, October 20. If you register by September 1, there will likely be the option to stay for 1 or 2 extra nights at the retreat center, so you can enjoy more of beautiful Santa Fe!

The Venue
The Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Retreat and Conference Center is one of Santa Fe's hidden treasures! Nestled in the pinon-covered foothills of the Rocky Mountains, with the great peaks of the Sangre de Cristos as a backdrop, rising to 12,000 feet, this is a place where you can cultivate the richness of life and spirit.

The IHM center is minutes from Santa Fe's finest attractions, including markets, restaurants and galleries. The Albuquerque International Sunport is just 1 hour away.

The Details
When: October 17-20, 2017
Where: Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat and Conference Center
Santa Fe, New Mexico
*Cost: Single Occupancy—$1695
Double Occupancy (if available)—$1595
Commuter (no lodging)—$1395

* Retreat Cost includes full program, dinner Tuesday through Thursday, breakfast and lunch Wednesday through Friday. All day healthy snacks Wednesday and Thursday.

The bedrooms at IHM are pleasant and sunny with a lovely breeze. Each room has its own private bathroom. If you wish to stay outside the retreat center, suggestions for other lodging can be sent upon request.

For this small, exclusive training with Joan, payment in full is due at the time of registration to secure your spot. The tuition includes a $175 non-refundable administrative fee.

Please Note: We request notice of cancellation at least 45 days prior to the retreat. A refund (less the administrative fee) will be issued if a participant chooses to withdraw before September 1. After September 1, 50% of registration fee (less the administrative fee) will be refunded through September 15.

Late Cancellation: When cancelling after September 15 no refund will be given.

CE Credits
Attendees who participate in the full program (Tuesday evening - Friday afternoon) are eligible to receive 20 CE credits. Click HERE for more information.

Please contact Dr. Gilah Rosner at if you have any questions regarding the retreat/training. Space is limited, so don't delay in reserving your spot for this unique program in sunny Santa Fe with Dr. Joan Borysenko.

A Note from Joan
I'm delighted to invite you to join me for this experiential retreat/training in my home town of Santa Fe. SyNAPSE — Integrative Methodology for Personalized Wellness and Recovery embraces the breadth of scientific and mind-body-spirit resources and tools that I have harvested over many decades. SyNAPSE will help you develop an informed, and individualized approach to caring for your clients. See you in Santa Fe!

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