ADVANCED TREASURE MAPS TO THE SOUL – AN UNTANGLING RETREAT
Designed for advanced Focusers, our retreats bring powerful, transformational change to any inner struggle where your energy is bound up in fear, shame, confusion, self-criticism, hopelessness, despair.
Did the regular Treasure Maps retreat leave you wanting even more?
Could you tell that we had so much more we could have shown you about how to Untangle your Tangles?
We (Barbara and Ann) created the Advanced Treasure Maps retreat to give a powerful experience of transformation for those who have completed the regular Treasure Maps retreat and want to go further.
We start with a quick review of the Treasure Maps method – the four 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.
- 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.
In the Advanced retreat, we teach you our method for working with a tough Tangle over time, by writing after every session and then reading those notes before the next one. (We’ll give you a Workbook formatted for just this kind of support.)
Can your Tangle shift when you are the Companion to someone else’s process? You bet! In the Advanced retreat you’ll be taking notes after every session as Companion as well… on how the Focuser’s work applies also to your Tangle. We’re all in a shared field!
Are you interested in becoming a more skilled Untangling Companion? In the Advanced week, we do demonstrations with participants so you can see the subtleties of how we work with people. You’ll be able to bring more of those skills into your own partnerships and your practice.
People ask if we recommend taking the regular Treasure Maps and the advanced Treasure Maps right afterward. Yes, we do recommend it. Taking both workshops back to back is an amazing experience, a deep dive into your process and a chance to make the method your own. There are two days off in between so you can have a breathing space!
And this is true even if you’ve already taken the regular retreat. People tell us that it’s very relaxing to take the regular retreat a second time, because you don’t have to worry so much about getting the method… you can sit back and take it all it at a deeper level. (There is a discount for repeating the first retreat — just ask — and another discount for signing up for both at the same time.)
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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 8am – 6pm, beginning with breakfast. Dinner is at 6pm.
Feel free to reserve a shared room even if you are coming by yourself; we’ll be happy to assign you a roommate.
We want our retreats to be available to people who may have difficulty paying them all at once, so we offer an interest free installment option (minimal processing fees apply). Workshop Fees can be paid in installments to spread them out over a period of 7 consecutive months. Installment details are listed for each workshop and can be selected during your registration process. Please note: Installment options do not include (and are not available for) Room and Board fees and are only available during our early registration period.
Yes. Treasure Maps payments are non-refundable except in the event of unavoidable emergency.
Most retreats meet 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.)