Advanced Treasure Maps: British Columbia, Canada

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are canceling this retreat. We plan to be back in 2021. Stay tuned for information on that, or contact Allison.

Advanced Treasure Maps: An Untangling™ Retreat

August 19 – 25, 2020

British Columbia, Canada

What Happens in Advanced Treasure Maps?

We start with a quick review of the Treasure Maps method – the five Powers, and the three Parts. If you’ve been away for a while, you’ll get up to speed and be ready to go deep.

You’ll encounter your Tangle in a new way, from the perspective of what is impossible… to do, to say, to think, to believe.

Your Teachers

Ann and Barbara

  • We will go deeply into the Territories, which we didn’t have time to do in the regular retreat. That would be the Swamp of Action Blocks, the Wilderness of Addictions, the Pit of Depression, and the Mountain Top of Unfulfilled Desire.
  • We learn about internal wars over actions, and over emotions like depression and longing… and how they can shift and untangle. You know that every part in those wars is trying to save you!
  • And we explore a new Territory: The Edge of the Cliff. That’s the place where the only way forward is for something really new to come. We’ll show you how to recognize the Edge of the Cliff in your Tangle and what to do when you get there.

Advanced Treasure Maps starts where the regular Treasure Maps leaves off: ready to go deeply into the “territories” of Action Blocks, Addictions, Depression, and Unfulfilled Desire, and into the three transformational processes that heal and resume what has been stopped.

Ann and Barbara do demos with participants, and share the newest aspects of their thinking about this powerful method. Paired Focusing sessions are long from the start, rather than building slowly in length day by day.

Where You’ll Be Staying

About the Location

From the solitude of a forested trail to colorful flowers and wild areas, the serenity of the grounds at Edenvale offer rejuvenation of body and mind. Located in the Fraser Valley in Southwest British Columbia, only an hour’s drive east of Vancouver and 10 minutes from the Abbotsford International Airport and Aldergrove/Lynden US border crossing. For more about Edenvale, please visit:

Note: Edenvale prefers that guests contact us for any questions. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. You can contact Allison by email here or by phone at 510-225-0690.

Important Information

General Schedule

The retreat begins with dinner on August 19th(6:30pm) and ends with an optional lunch on August 25th (around 12:30pm). Each full day begins with breakfast, followed by a morning session, then lunch. There is an afternoon session that ends around 6:30pm, followed by dinner. You have your evenings free to do as you like.

Room & Board Information

Available Room Types:

Room and board fees will be due to Focusing Resources when you register for the retreat.  You will be billed in US dollars. Available room types include:

Single: $825   |   Shared/Double: $695

Please note: there are very few single rooms available. Prices include meals. Edenvale is able to accommodate dietary restrictions such as dairy, wheat, sugar free and celiac diets.

Registration Deadlines

  • Early Registration Discount: Register by April 30, 2020 to save $200
  • Registration Closes: July 24, 2020


Because we work at an advanced level, participants need to have attended a Treasure Maps retreat. If you are not sure about whether you have enough experience, please contact Ann..

Additional Information

This is a residential retreat. In order to create a safe and comfortable atmosphere for our students, we require all attendees to stay onsite.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Treasure Maps payments are non-refundable except in the event of unavoidable emergency.

When something doesn’t go as you hoped…

We are always open to discussing experiences with our courses that didn’t work for you or didn’t go the way you expected. Depending on the circumstances, you may want to email your course instructor, the staff member in charge of your course, or Ann Weiser Cornell. Email addresses for all these people will be supplied on registration. We will work with you to find a way to meet your needs.

Continuing Education Credit & Course Completion Certificate

Course meets the qualifications for 35 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. PCE#62524

Eligibility for CE units requires 100% live attendance. If you miss any hours of instruction, you are ineligible for CE units.

There is a $25 administrative fee for CE units. Course completion certificates are awarded at the end of the course upon completion of all requirements and the course evaluation. (If you don’t want CE units but would like a completion certificate, the $25 fee does still apply.)


Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the retreat actually start and end?

The workshop starts on the evening of the first day, after dinner, and ends just before lunch on the last day. Dinner on the first day and lunch on the last day are included.

What is the schedule?

We meet as a group for three hours each morning and three hours each afternoon. Paired practice is included in those three hours. In the evenings, participants are free to take quiet time or join others for shared activities like singing, dancing, storytelling, improv games. The days normally run from 9am – 6pm, beginning with breakfast. Dinner is at 6:30pm.

Is there Focusing time every day?

Yes, you will be Focusing in partnership each day, for longer times each day, as you gain the resources you’ll need to be with the deep places.

How much Focusing experience do I really need as a prerequisite?

This retreat continues where our regular Treasure Maps to the Soul retreat leaves off. Accordingly, you must have joined us for a previous Treasure Maps to the Soul retreat.

I'd like to reserve a shared room but I don't know anyone else to bring with me.

Feel free to reserve a shared room even if you are coming by yourself; we’ll be happy to assign you a roommate.

Registration and Workshop Fee Payment

Discounts are available during registration for those who have taken Treasure Maps to the Soul with us before and for Canadian residents. Email Allison for a coupon code (please note, only one coupon per order).



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