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Private Counseling Retreats for Individuals

Counseling Retreat

The great benefit of talking to a psychologist on therapy retreats is the time away from
your day-to-day life, the relaxation in between the sessions, the power of commitment,
and the possibility of keeping the momentum in counseling.
The working environment is essential for a positive psychologist, and nature is,
without a doubt, the most uplifting counseling space.

Coverage of Private Counseling Retreats

  • Personal Transformation

95% of our thoughts are on auto-pilot, following what our brain has long ago identified as logic. That study confirms the potential for personal growth and transformation. Humans stop questioning what has subconsciously been categorized as reasonable or logical, even if it doesn't create the desired results. Growth and transformation happen when becoming conscious of the choices aligned with one's healthy sense of Self and natural courage. During the Personal Counseling Retreat, you can make the first bold changes, become familiar with the transformation process, and reconcile with the idea that engaging with one's inner programming is, again and again, a revealing experience.

  • Trauma Therapy

It's rare for people to come out of childhood or teenage years without wounds, and the pains one has learned to cope with continue to influence how life plays out. During intensive therapy retreats, you will understand that your brilliant strategies helped you as a child but didn't serve you as an adult. Healing happens through new perspectives, by becoming aware of and implementing new strategies! Healing is always an act of courage and compassion, and of course, you will step in knowing that you deserve your kindness and a happy life.

  • Self-Recovery

Life is not always an easy ride! But when you become aware that the hard times are the best teachers and how to blend sorrows and pains in acceptance and revelation, appreciation and gratitude light up the space of darkness. Self-recovery can be needed from a betrayal, rejection from a relationship, a toxic bond, a loss, or a time when you made choices you regret, from exhaustion or burn-out.

  • Mental Healing

Healing our minds means healing thoughts to feel healthier emotions and acting with integrity towards ourselves and others. Irrational beliefs, compulsive behaviors, anxiety, stress, anger, depression, and all triggers call you to heal something.

  • Finding Purpose and Meaning

There is no better approach than Adlerian Psychology; hence the guidance from a positive psychologist to help you give your life a purpose! Adlerian Psychology has a holistic view where spirituality is naturally integrated. I write more about the Adlerian Theory on my bio page.

  • Expat Counseling

2009 was the beginning of my exciting journey as a counselor for internationals. On my bio page, I share how it all started. My expertise in expatriation counseling led me to write the book Cultural Grief. If you feel lost after relocating, the 2-day Retreat will erase your insecurities and doubts.

  • Testimonial from a client of the Personal Counseling Retreat

"These two days were extremely rewarding and inspiring and gave me huge energy for my journey.
Thank you, Martina!"

The Packages of Private Counseling Retreats

On the retreat page, you will find general information regarding the procedure and how the retreat works.

2-Day Private Retreat
with Intensive Counseling

equals 4 months of bi-weekly counseling

  • assessment before retreating 

  • 2 days with 8 hours of counseling 

  • 2 online follow-up sessions

Total of 10 hours, CHF 1900.-

This retreat works very well for Expatriates suffering from loneliness and doubting the decision to relocate. The two days are also enough for anyone overcoming a stuck situation, a dilemma, or an unhappy circumstance.

The cognitive approach focusing on rational and irrational ideas, unhelpful patterns, or uncontrollable outside influences leads to realizing where you have resources and options you didn't see before.

3-Day Private Retreat
with Intensive Counseling

equals 6 months of bi-weekly counseling

  • assessment before retreating 

  • 3 days with 12 hours of counseling 

  • 3 online follow-up sessions

Total of 15 hours, CHF 2850.-

If you have been in a crisis or a draining situation for quite some time, this retreat works well for you. A behavioral approach and systemic assessment will help you understand why you are where you are and how to create the desired outcome at the pace that works in your favor. Building positive circumstances in the private and professional area requires analyzing one's personality resources and strengths and how to use them to reach meaningful new developments consciously.

5-Day Private Retreat
with Intensive Counseling
- A Revival Experience -

equals 13 months of bi-weekly counseling

  • assessment before retreating 

  • 5 days with 20 hours of counseling 

  • including energetic healing sessions with Tino Andri

Total of 20 hours, CHF 3800.-


This retreat is for you if you have undergone trauma or feel you experience aspects of life, including relationships, as a struggle. This is also the right package for guidance on releasing yourself from emotions such as anger, shame, guilt, powerlessness, disappointment, resentment, and depression. The methods in this retreat are profoundly healing and grant you a sense of revival. Cooperation with my colleague Tino Andri will align your body with your renewed mental and emotional awareness.

14-Day Private Retreat
with Intensive Counseling
- A Revival Experience -

This package is the same as the 5-day retreat,
but you want to spend 2 weeks in beautiful Scuol and take 2 hours of counseling daily.
In this version, the sessions take place during the first 5 days of the first week and 5 days during the second week of your stay.

It's convenient for clients that have a more extended vacation, want to explore the region and the many summer or winter sports, and have more time for wellness and cultural activities.

This version of the Private Counseling Retreat is also a suitable package if you travel with friends, your partner, or your family.

Scuol, A Town with Healing Powers

Scuol, Switzerland Private Retreat Counseling with Matina Famos

The land on which Scuol was built has marvelous healing powers. Since 1864, the town has been hosting guests who come to be cured by drinking from the twenty natural carbonated mineral water. Some healing springs contain calcium and iron, while others have high quantities of sulfate, sodium, chloride, or magnesium. Several different types of mineral water with wonderful names, such as Lischana, Sotsass, or Chalzina, bubble from village fountains. The houses are built with the front to the wells because the souls of the deceased leave with the water flow.

The people speak Romansh, the fourth national language of Switzerland. Through their cultural values, village characteristics, and history, they present a very different Switzerland.
The largest town of the Lower Engadine is Scuol. Tarasp, with the famous castle, and Sent are the towns nearby, all located at the foot of the Swiss National Park.
Being too far for day-tripping tourism and the lack of interest from the locals in offering surplus tourist attractions has helped preserve nature.

In paradox to the water miracles, the Lower Enagine is an arid area spoiled with mostly sunny days and a perfect place for my walk and talk counseling in pristine nature.

The Scuol region has visitor packages to encourage visitors to come by train. Please find more information on the links below.

Tourist Information

You will wake up in a beautiful world wherever you stay overnight. I'm happy to help you with recommendations if you are unsure which hotel to choose.


The Mountain Rails

This link will give you information about summer and winter offers in the ski area.

The Bathing Area


At the Engadine Bath, you can immerse yourself in the warmth of the large indoor pool, relax in the indoor or outdoor jacuzzi, or drift on the saline bath's salty waters.​

Scuol, Private Retreat Counseling with Matina Famos
Scuol, Private Retreat Counseling with Matina Famos

Get spoiled by the impressive world-class art exhibitions or performances in the region:

Not Vital  /  Nairs  /  Muzeum Susch  /  Staziun Lavin  /  Engadin Art  /  Poesia Clozza


Visit other culturally preserved towns like Ftan, Ardez, Tschlin, Guarda, or Lavin and gaze at the beauty of the houses and the wise verses written on the facades.

The words in the picture speak about the importance of not compromizing comforts of home because, for almost everybody, the path of life comes with hassles and prices.

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