Though we respond to money emotionally and use money to express emotions daily, we generally know little of the tangle of emotions, thoughts, beliefs, teachings, and experiences beneath our money behavior. The presentation will help you approach money from emotion, psychology, and heart. It will help you become curious about, and value, your inner relationship with money. No matter what our financial resources, we have all emotional reactions to money that need attention: pain that needs to be healed, confusions that need to be untangled, vulnerabilities that need to be integrated, and blocks that need to be unblocked.Money provides us a rich, untapped source of understandings about ourselves and about others. We can actually become sane about money—in a culture that is insane about it--when we come to understand it emotionally and intimately.
Kate Levinson, Ph.D., is the author of Emotional Currency: A Woman’s Guide to Building A Healthy Relationship with Moneypublished by Ten Speed Press/Random House. The book, largely based on the Emotional Currency Workshops she offers, provides a process to explore—and liberate—readers’ own emotional relationship with money. (Though written with women in mind, the process applies equally well to men.) Dr. Levinson is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Oakland and San Rafael, California who has studied, presented and taught about the intersection of money and psychology in a wide variety of settings. She is on the faculty of The Psychotherapy Institute and, along with her husband, owns and operates Point Reyes Books, a community-serving bookstore in western Marin County.