Advanced Treasure Maps to the Soul


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.

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.

  • 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 Blocked Action, the Wilderness of Compulsive Action, the Pit of Endless Suffering, and the Mountain Top of Eternal Longing.
  • 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.

All the ways we support you in moving forward

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

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 8am – 6pm, beginning with breakfast. Dinner is at 6pm.

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.

Is there a cancellation policy?

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

Can I get CE Credits for the retreat?

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

There is a $25 administrative fee for CE Credits. 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 Credits but would like a completion certificate, the $25 fee does still apply.)



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