Navigating the Edge: A Treasure Maps Master Class

Navigating the Edge: A Treasure Maps Master Class

It can be challenging to support the deep Treasure Maps work in the midst of daily life. And you know there is more – more depth, more subtlety, more distinctions about parts and process that can help in those potentially life-changing Treasure Maps Focusing sessions.

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This workshop is not currently scheduled. Please contact us if you are interested in being informed when this workshop goes on the schedule.

What People Are Saying...

“I genuinely consider the Treasure Maps approach to be a collective work of genius. It is powerful. It works. It reaches the parts I find other approaches don’t. Nothing else has so kindly and enjoyably allowed me to recognize and turn towards parts of myself I never imagined I could. I have done the course twice now and would happily do it again. Unending depth. It is fascinating, fun and skilfully delivered. What treasures Ann and Barbara are!”

~Helen Bower, Stroud, England

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Course Information

Even More Support and Guidance…

We would love to give you more. The concepts that have been emerging in the last year are some of the most intriguing we have ever worked with. Here are just some of the topics we will be exploring in this course:

  • How to deal with hijack – and what IS hijack? Is it always related to the past? Is it done by a Defender, or by a Defender/Protector alliance?
  • The Small One – what is it really? How can it be both terribly wounded and basically OK?
  • New discoveries about Self-in-Presence: SiP as powerful, gutsy, sensual, enthusiastic, humorous, capable of anger and grief
  • The exiling process: How to tell that a part is exiled and who is exiling it. Pain as an exiled part.
  • What do we mean by “the unlived life” and how do we discover it?
  • What are parts? Can they change completely and be just gone? What happens to parts when the issue transforms and carries forward?
  • What is “shame” in the Treasure Maps theory and how do we work with it?
  • The four territories of Swamp (action blocks), Wilderness (addictions), Pit (depression), and Mountain Top (unfulfilled desire) and how they all express dynamics that can be seen in every Tangle
  • We’ll explore one of our “leading edge” topics.
  • We’ll work with a participant for about 25 minutes as a demo of bringing Treasure Maps work into a Focusing session. In an actual demo, we can show even more than we can articulate about the power of this work.
  • After the demo we’ll discuss what happened in the session, what made this a Treasure Maps session (as opposed to just a Focusing session), looking at both the Focuser’s and the Companion’s roles.
  • Next we’ll offer specific ways to bring the insights from the class into your Treasure Maps partnership sessions.
  • There are partnership exercises each week that relate to the topic and demo for that week.
  • You’ll have an assigned partner from the class each week.
  • If you have a Treasure Maps partner, and you and your partner are taking the class together, we’re happy to partner you together either all or part of the time if you prefer.
  • Consultation opportunities as you bring your problems, questions, and difficulties with your Treasure Maps Focusing (and partnership).
  • For healing professionals, discussions of how to bring Treasure Maps into your work with clients.
  • The opportunity to explore your own Tangle through the ten weeks of the course – with great potential for transformation.
  • Of course, great handouts!

About the Teacher

Ann Weiser Cornell:

Ann Main Headshot CropSince 1988 Ann has travelled in twenty countries on five continents, teaching her special approach to Focusing, emphasizing Focusing as a healing, nurturing relationship with your inner self. Ann learned Focusing in 1972 from Eugene Gendlin and others. In 1983 she created the first workshops on the language of Focusing guiding. Ann is internationally recognized for her clear language and the safe space she creates for inner work.

Ann is a Certifying Coordinator for The Focusing Institute. She is the bestselling author of The Power of Focusing. Her book, The Radical Acceptance of Everything: Living a Focusing Life, is published by Calluna Press and contains many articles co-authored by Barbara McGavin. Ann has happily completed her newest book, Focusing in Clinical Practice: The Essence of Change.

About the Teacher

Barbara McGavin:

Faculty_Barbara_SquareBarbara has been practicing Focusing since 1983, and is internationally recognized as a major contributor to the theory and teaching of Focusing. Since 1994, she and Ann have been developing Treasure Maps out of their own personal journeys into healing difficult life areas, in a richly creative partnership.

Barbara has also developed a program for enhancing every stage of the creative process, called Spark to Beacon. Her current passion is the study and exploration of what happens when we develop our strengths – those areas in which we feel energized, competent, and fully alive – and how this adds to Self-in-Presence as a continual way of being in the world. She is an Accrediting Mentor of the British Focusing Teacher’s Association and a Certifying Coordinator for The Focusing Institute.

Upcoming Courses and Registration

Register early to save money and ensure your spot! Tuition goes up three weeks prior to the start of class. To help us provide an excellent experience for everyone, registration closes one week before every class.

If you’ve taken Navigating before, use Promo Code NAV100 as you check out to get a $100 discount.
If you are a resident of Canada, use Promo Code NAVCANADA as you check out to get a $150 discount.
Sorry, only one discount per person.

This workshop is not currently scheduled. Please contact us if you are interested in being informed when this workshop goes on the schedule.

Need a Little Help Deciding?

Would you like a Free* Taste of this class?

Click the image to the right for Barbara and Ann’s free* Mini-class. On this recording, you’ll hear why the impossible edge is the key to change. That’s why we get excited when something is impossible!

You’ll come away with:

  • a new way to approach your Tangle
  • some mind-opening theory about how Tangles get untangled
  • a taste of what we will be doing in our 10-week course that starts on September 13

What People Are Saying About Treasure Maps Work

  • Rose Sposito
    rosesposito"What drew me to this course? I felt the need to dive deeper into the internal landscape of this profound tool that Ann & Barbara have so beautifully and precisely constructed. I now have a better roadmap to recognize, identify, and more fully understand what the different parts in me are wanting to convey, which enables me to have a fuller, richer life. The special thing about this course is being with other folks with whom there is a realness and an authenticity happening. As well as a compassionate deep listening with no agenda. The moment I knew this course was making a difference for me was when I realized that I have all the resources I need to lead a great life. That was an AHA! moment. The greatest gift is that my body has so much wisdom to offer when I heed its message and trust it profoundly."
  • Sudamani Muth, Zürich, Switzerland
    "I can't even express how much I enjoy Ann and Barbara's Treasure Maps work. It's expanding perfection without ever getting trapped in concepts. They should get a Nobel Prize for it."
  • Cassandra L.
    "This may sound a bit incredible, but my life has changed entirely since I began this course. Before, I struggled with getting myself to bed, engaging in endless diversions until I was exhausted. Now I find myself looking forward to sleep (Ahh delicious sleep!) and able to say "no" to the diversions. Needless to say, this has greatly improved my life!"
  • Emily Agnew
    EmilyAgnew TeacherBio"Navigating the Edge was an amazing deep dive into Ann and Barbara's Treasure Maps work. I've had big shifts at the 6-day in-person retreats and wondered if that was possible outside that intensive atmosphere. The answer is a big "YES!!" I had profound personal shifts during this class. And I got exciting new information to navigate this terrain as well as a fresh, deeper understanding of concepts I'd heard before."
  • Bob Horowitz
    "I've really valued Navigating the Edge. During a challenging time, it's helped me to evolve my ability to recognize and work with parts and to see how their dynamics play out in daily life. Barbara and Ann are passionate, gifted, and approachable teachers who show time and again how Focusing can deepen your sense and enjoyment of who you are."
  • Helen Bower, Stroud, England
    HelenBower"I genuinely consider the Treasure Maps approach to be a collective work of genius. It is powerful. It works. It reaches the parts I find other approaches don’t. Nothing else has so kindly and enjoyably allowed me to recognize and turn towards parts of myself I never imagined I could. It is not easy, of course. However, it has a simple model and a clear, flexible approach. I have done the course twice now and would happily do it again. Unending depth. It is fascinating, fun and skilfully delivered. What treasures Ann and Barbara are!"

Additional Information

How Online Courses Work

We use Zoom, an online video conference platform, to connect you to other students and the teacher. Before the class starts you will receive a Zoom link to use each time the class meets. You can join us via your camera-equipped computer, tablet, or smart phone. Prefer not to be on video? You can turn off your camera. Don’t want to call via computer? You can call in by phone. Zoom is free and easy to use. You will be able to sign on in advance to make sure you can access it, but we’ve had very few problems with it. Students also receive access to a private webpage where course materials can be found.


Participants must have attended a 6-day Treasure Maps Retreat.

Continuing Education Credit & Course Completion Certificate

Course meets the qualifications for 20 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Focusing Resources, CAMFT Approved CE Provider #62524

Focusing Resources is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Focusing Resources maintains responsibility for this course and its content.

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.)

Eligibility for CE units requires at least 80% live attendance. Missed classes must be made up

Cancellations, Changes & Refunds

Up to 14 days before the first day of class: Just let us know and we'll refund your course fee. Or you can choose to apply the entire course fee towards a future class with us.

Cancellations received 13 days or fewer before class begins: No refund, sorry.

When Something Doesn't Go As You'd 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.



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