Treasure Maps Retreat – Switzerland 2019


An Untangling Retreat


June 23 – 29, 2019

Vitznau, Switzerland

Taught by Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin
In-Person Retreat in Vitznau, Switzerland

Early Registration Pricing: $1300 USD until April 20, 2019, $1500 USD after, plus room and board. Installment option available until April 20, 2019.

Registration closes: June 2, 2019

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

Where palm trees grow and grapevines flourish, right in the heart of Switzerland; where Lake Lucerne is but a stone’s throw away and the peak of Mount Rigi towers above you – this is where you’ll find the See- und Seminarhotel FloraAlpina, nestled in Vitznau among beautifully designed parkland, the brainchild of landscape gardener Gustav Ammann.

Vitznau is easily accessible by express train (via Lucerne), by ship and from the following airports: Zurich-Kloten, Zurich, Basel, Bern, Geneva. The hotel even has its own bus station, “FloraAlpina” – open late into the night in order to accommodate late check-in. For more information on FloraAlpina, please visit their website:

Note: The venue 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 after dinner on June 23rd (6:30pm) and ends with an optional lunch on June 29th (around 12:00pm). 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:

  • Single room with en suite bath: 1116 CHF
  • Double room with en suite bath: 816 CHF (Double rooms are shared suites in which each person has a private bedroom. It’s a very cool feature!)

Prices include meals.
FloraAlpina will bill you directly for your room and board upon checkout at the retreat. Please note, they accept Cash, Credit Card, or Bank transfer.

Registration Deadlines

  • Early Registration Discount: Register by April 20, 2019 for $200 discount
  • Registration Closes: June 2, 2019

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.


Registration Information

We offer two ways to pay during our early registration period.

You can pay in full (save 10%). You can also choose to pay your Workshop Fees in six installments as described below. Charges occur every month based on your original purchase date. The installment option is only available for the workshop fees.

After registering, you’ll be prompted to select your room preference for your room and board. Please be sure to make your selection as soon as possible.

Discounts are available during registration for those who have taken Advanced Treasure Maps with us before. Email Allison for a coupon code if you’ve taken Advanced Treasure Maps before.

Advanced Treasure Maps Retreat: Switzerland, June 23 – 29, 2019

Advanced Treasure Maps Retreat: Switzerland, June 23 – 29, 2019


Retreat Location: Flora Alpina. Vitznau, Switzerland
Address: Schibernstrasse 2, CH-6354 Vitznau
Retreat Dates: June 23 – 29, 2019


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Registration and Pricing Information:

Early Registration Pricing until: April 20, 2019
Registration closes: June 2, 2019

Retreat Location: Flora Alpina. Vitznau, Switzerland
Address: Schibernstrasse 2, CH-6354 Vitznau
Retreat Dates: June 23 – 29, 2019


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 retreat leaves off. Accordingly, you must have joined us for a previous Treasure Maps 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.

I'm concerned about money…

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.

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.)

How much English do participants need to understand and speak in order to be able to follow the workshop?

The language of the workshop is slow English. Ann and Barbara are very experienced with international groups and always take care to speak slowly. We always pause if someone needs a translation of a word or concept. You will be able to do partnership sessions in your own language. If you want to speak in the group in your own language, someone will translate for you.