When you think about money do you have a negative feeling somewhere deep down?
The truth is that most of us hold pain, frustration or shame around money — and this single fact is often one of the greatest barriers to our happiness and fulfillment.
That’s because money symbolizes what we can or can’t do. If we don’t have enough, it frustrates our creativity. It can limit our dreams. It can sabotage our health.
And even when there is “enough,” it can tear apart relationships and families who always want more.
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. We can create a freer, more spacious, and even more enlightened relationship with money that sees it objectively, that doesn’t waste it OR attach to it. That sees money as an expression for our values, our hopes and our deepest commitments.
In a nutshell, we can relate to money in a holistic way that frees us rather than limits us.
And it all begins with healing our RELATIONSHIP with money by getting honest and real about the very real emotions we have about it.
As we do this, we gain what money expert Kate Levinson calls emotional currency, which helps us navigate our relationship with ACTUAL currency in a healthy way.
Money holds a value much greater than its monetary worth, and most of us can sense this — even if only unconsciously...
This “hidden” value shows up in many ways. For example, we’ve all argued with someone about money, perhaps with a romantic or business partner, and can feel the well of emotion behind our words — and theirs. In these situations, sometimes it can even feel like we’re holding on to our viewpoint for dear life.
urking beneath the surface there are thoughts and feelings you’ve attached to money.
Rather than avoid these emotions (which most of us do), when you explore the feelings they canan give you new insights into yourself and your life.
That’s because money is a like a Rorschach that tells you a lot about your relationship with yourself, your desires, your needs, your fears and more. When you explore your relationship with money, you discover more about YOU!
Yet, not many of us take the step to explore why we can get so triggered around money and where our thoughts and feelings about money — which can include fear, shame, and self-doubt — originated.
And that’s not surprising...
Western society has programmed us to live “the Dream” with all its material must-haves AND at the same time trained us not to talk about money. It’s just something you don’t do. What we are supposed to do is simply chase after more and more.
The problem with this is that our relationship with money runs deep and can greatly affect how we live our lives — our negative, undigested emotions around money blocking our opportunity for a healthy relationship with it.
In fact, when we have negative feelings about money, we tend to push it away subconsciously, which then reinforces our feelings of lack.
Like anything that’s blocking us from evolving, we need to explore and talk about these feelings. Discovering what our beliefs around money are and opening up about them can help us to better understand not only the financial situations we perpetuate, but ourselves.
When you can look at your relationship with money (without judgement) and share your stories about money, you can gain important insights into yourself and how you live your life — including how much of your perception of self-worth is linked to your net worth.
You can also start to unlock any self-sabotaging beliefs you have around money and open to more self-empowering ways of dealing with your finances — and approaching your life, ways that better support your authenticity and even your sense of belonging.
You may even be surprised by a new feeling of freedom — to explore new unexpected possibilities for your life, as money concerns (many of them unconscious) are uncovered, understood, and shifted.
You may, for example, discover that a shopping spree — that you really can’t afford — is substituting your need to feel more in control in your life, and that by reigniting your passion for photography, you’ll fulfill that need.
Or, that uncovering your unconscious feelings around money can help you understand why you squirrel away most of what you earn and don’t allow yourself to enjoy your money — or your life.
Society, our culture, upbringing, and even partners and friends can overshadow our relationship with money. And until we can get to the root of our misperceptions, we can’t heal our discomforts around money issues, which can create a consistent undercurrent of unease in all areas of our lives.
In Understanding Your Emotional Currency, author and therapist Kate Levinson, PhD, will help you break the taboo against talking about money, look at your “inner” relationship with money, comfortably tell your stories about money, and discover where your thoughts and feelings around money have a hold on you — and on how you live your life.
You’ll explore how shifting masculine-oriented views of money, which often undervalue women’s roles and worth — and have left an imprint on women’s perceptions of themselves in this arena — can help you to value the “softer” emotional intelligence women have around money.
This is true for both women AND men — we’ve inherited a view of money that tells us we should be cold-hearted, rather than warm-hearted in our relationship with money, which hurts us all.
You’ll also discover how to unlatch from society’s view that self-worth resides in net worth.
And, you’ll take a look at the connection between money and spirituality — the big picture and where your own personal views around these two important parts of your life originated. You’ll discover how money grounds us in reality and balances the more lofty side of the spiritual path with the day-to-day challenges of being human.
You’ll also see how you can use money to express your sense of spirituality, and how spiritual rituals of monetary offerings can expand your connection to others.
Kate has spent 20 years studying the interface of money and psychology, and is the author of the popular book: Emotional Currency: A Woman’s Guide to Building a Healthy Relationship with Money.
She’s helped thousands, including individuals, couples, and groups, uncover and unravel life and financial issues to bring more freedom, creativity, and joy into their lives.
Understanding Emotional Currency provides an opportunity to be guided by an expert in compassionately exploring your relationship with money to heal and strengthen this relationship, which is a necessary, life-long part of life. And in healing your relationship with money, you’ll open to the right “flow” of it in your life, as well as better knowing yourself and healing other areas of your life.
Breaking the taboo against talking about money doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. It can be energizing and liberating, allowing you to take an accounting of money’s qualities (including the qualities it brings out or stifles in you) rather than merely focusing on its quantities.
These 7 weeks are a journey into making internal shifts around money that can support the external realities you desire — which often includes a more natural and magnetic relationship with money as well as added fun, awareness, and ease around money and the other parts of your life.
You’ll shift from feeling frozen or blocked in this key relationship to feeling more liberated, spacious, and prosperous, which in itself opens you to new possibilities for earning and investing.
Using money to invest in yourself and to benefit others and the world, as we’d like to see it, is how we make money our own. And identifying which cultural and familial beliefs around money fit and which we need to discard — to create new patterns and beliefs — is an important part of our self-evolution.
Our relationship with money is a part of our path and healing that can make us squirm with unease or that we might even ignore, but which can bring us a wealth of insights, including a liberating sense of freedom and self-worth — even if our net worth hasn’t changed at all.
In this 7-part transformational intensive, Kate will guide you through the fundamental skills and competencies you’ll need to successfully uncover and shift your misperceptions about money to feel more freedom, ease, and joy.
This course will feature teachings, training sessions, and experiential practices with Kate. Each session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to sustain your self-empowered approach to money and life.
You’re not alone in your struggles with money, you just don’t know how others are struggling. And most of us imagine there’s a get rich fix that will take all our troubles away. But money is not a panacea. Mitigating our misbeliefs and unbeneficial behaviors around money is an inside job. And this inner relationship is our most impactful force in healing our money challenges — the one that will have the most influence over how with think and feel about money, no matter our net worth.
In this session, you’ll discover:
Money is legal tender and emotional currency — meaning our emotions connected with money also hold a value for us. The benefits of our emotional responses to money, however, are often underappreciated, even conceived as toxic when it comes to money management. The financial industry teaches us that if we have feelings about money, we should push them aside when making money decisions. Yet, we use money to express and suppress our feelings all the time — think shopping therapy.
We’ll further explore our feelings around money — our emotional currency — including fear, greed, and guilt, as well as pleasure, opportunity, and sufficiency. We’ll also look at the forces outside ourselves that influence our relationship with money and financial circumstances, including: race, age, gender, culture, religion, and financial background.
In this session, you’ll discover:
We all have money stories — big dramatic ones and the smallest of incidents — that lodge in our psyches. Remembering these stories gives us an opportunity to see what we think and feel about money without the added interpretation and commentary from our thinking mind.
By telling our money stories, through writing and/or conversation, we’re led in unexpected directions. Things we’d forgotten or didn’t appreciate before are revealed, and new understandings emerge. Through the very act of telling our stories, healing takes place.
In this module, you’ll explore what you learned about money from your family as you were growing up, to help reveal strengths, resiliencies, confusions, or traumas around money you may still be affected by. Our narratives about money show us what money means and holds for us.
In this session, you’ll:
Self-worth is an issue for many women, and our perceptions around money are usually intertwined with our self-worth. It’s no wonder... we’ve historically been, and continue to be, treated as less worthy than men in most all cultures, with money linked to one of the most consistent ways we’ve been devalued — being paid less than men for doing the same job.
Men are also still considered the financial experts and dominate most aspects of the industry. And with this comes an underestimating of our competencies around money, which has been consciously or unconsciously imprinted in our psyches as being true.
Shifting this misperception is essential to healing ourselves and our relationship with money — and one of the key ways to start is through internally valuing the Feminine — creating a place of honor for it to reside alongside the masculine ways.
When we embrace the Feminine, we can untangle our self-worth from our net worth and place it in other valued areas of our life, which weakens the hold money can have on our ego and allows our life decisions to be more holistic and nourishing.
Unexpected changes can also arise from this shift to valuing the “softer” sides of our relationship with money, including an increased sense of care, interconnection, and holding.
In this session, you’ll discover:
How we acquire and use money, what values we express with it, and what it means to us constitute our spiritual relationship with it. However, our relationship with money is often not aligned with our spiritual beliefs. We tend to keep money and spirit separate, sometimes perceiving money as “dirty” and not to be intertwined with our spiritual life. Yet, from a non-dualistic point of view, money and spirit are not separate, they are intimately intertwined.
In this module, we’ll explore the spiritual properties money can hold, our obligation to take care of our own wellbeing as well as that of others, what constitutes an ethical relationship with money, and where gratitude, generosity, tithing, and compassion fit in our money lives.
In this session, you’ll discover:
We imagine that others don’t have blocks to dealing with money, but this is only because most of us hide our struggles. Almost all of us have difficulties with money. Even the wealthy have habitual thoughts and behaviors around money that contribute to their suffering.
In a culture of scarcity and income inequality, fear is near the top of the list of negative money blocks for many. Many of our decisions are based on it, as well as on guilt, regret, self-doubt, anger, resentment, disappointment, or shame.
The way to move through our blocks around money is to identify them by observing our habitual behaviors and listening to what they’re saying to us. They are generally trying to protect us and take care of us, but in ways that don’t serve us. When we get to the root of the block we can see our deeper, underlying needs and figure out a way to truly take care of them.
In this session, you’ll discover:
Healing your relationship with money can support you in living your best life possible. And making this shift is not about denying your painful experiences around money, but in feeling your pain and holding it with new understanding, compassion, and love. Some pain remains, but in a digested form that can become a generative life force within you, allowing for greater wisdom and guidance to emerge. (Undigested past pain, including that of your ancestors, race, and culture can keep you stuck in the past and numb to the present.)
The healing process is about discovering new — often unexpected — paths to your aliveness. It involves finding the right life affirming mantras to replace limiting, undermining ones you may have been telling yourself. It’s in discerning which of your feelings and behaviors truly fit and which actually belong to someone else. And, it has to do with making your money your own by putting your mark on it as it passes through your hands.
During this last session, you’ll explore the following questions: What kind of life am I investing my financial resources in? Are my feelings and values aligned with the ways I make and use money? What am I investing in — at a deeper level, including financial investments, if I have them? Who and what am I supporting? Am I using money to contribute to the kind of world I want to see?
In addition to Kate’s transformative 7-part virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions with leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions complement the course and promise to take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
Many of us experience money as an “emotional currency.” It carries a unique mix of multiple shifting feelings. We each impose our own unique meaning onto money, so it’s woven into our psyches. Our relationship with money can be a powerful teacher for understanding ourselves, our relationships, and the world. And the feelings that money invokes in us can actually help us better navigate our lives. Join Dr. Kate Levinson, author of Emotional Currency and co-founder of Black Mountain Circle, as she discusses this very complex topic.
Join Maggie Cervantes, Executive Director at New Economics for Women, as she focuses on simple, transformative tools to reset beliefs around your finances. She’ll leave you hopeful and inspired about manifesting your own financial sustainability.
During this energizing session, you’ll discover:
Maggie Cervantes has served as Executive Director for New Economics for Women (NEW) since 1992. NEW is a nonprofit community economic development organization assisting low income Latina led families by providing affordable housing, personal finance workshops, small business training and other educational programs. Her leadership has resulted in significant milestones for NEW including the opening of La Posada and the creation of other housing sites dedicated to helping low-income women and their families become economically independent.
Join Deborah Price, CEO and Founder of the Money Coaching Institute, as she explains how money patterns and behaviors are "hard-wired" in the brain. She’ll shed light on the “eight money archetypes”... and how they influence your financial behaviors and choices. And she’ll show how you can move beyond the patterns that keep you from experiencing your full financial potential.
Deborah Price is the founder and CEO of the Money Coaching Institute, which provides money coaching services and professional training to both individuals, couples, and corporations. A former financial advisor for over twenty years with firms such as Merrill Lynch, Mass Mutual, AIG, and London Pacific Advisors, Deborah left the financial industry to pioneer the field of Money Coaching in 2000. Deborah has developed a unique, step-by-step coaching program that helps people to move beyond their unconscious barriers to greater personal and financial success and fulfilment. She’s the author of Money Therapy: Using the Eight Money Types to Create Wealth and Prosperity; Money Magic: Unleashing Your Potential for Wealth, and Prosperity; and The Heart of Money: A Couples Guide to Creating True Financial Intimacy.
Kate brings a lot of awareness about the energy of money and how it affects us every day. Her Emotional Currency work launched me on a new and rewarding learning path. Now I have a peaceful relationship with money. Emotional Currency is a great investment — in yourself!
The Emotional Currency workshop, under Kate Levinson’s skillful and compassionate leadership, is effective at cutting through unconscious attitudes about money. This workshop brought clarity and awareness to my financial life.
Kate created an environment in which everyone had the opportunity to share even “politically incorrect” feelings about money without risk of criticism. I enjoyed the pace and the balance between sharing and individual time to write and reflect.
Kate created and held a safe space during the workshop. The exercises and conversations helped me shift my attitudes toward money and identify specific areas I need to address.
The takeaway for me of Kate’s workshop was a rich collection of stories about our collective relationship to money. I have a lot to think about, and of course, the conversation continues.
Kate’s Emotional Currency work provokes questions and inquiry into the taboo subject of money. You’ll think about the myriad of exchanges and decisions we make every day around money in new ways. Kate encouraged us to include our values, lifestyle choices, and emotions in the equation of our money lives — giving it more breadth and a fuller picture than just dollars and cents.
I so appreciated having conversations about finances which opened up new thinking. Kate organized it so we had time to express ourselves, listen to others and reflect. She helped us focus and share, encouraging honesty, respect, and active listening.
The workshop reminded me of the power of women gathering together and the magic that happens when life is examined. I felt supported and inspired to practice looking at what blocks me from enjoying and sharing my gifts. Kate’s workshop was nurturing to the spirit because of her big heart and wisdom. Her presence and acceptance facilitated openness.
Seven 90-minute Recorded Class Sessions With Kate Levinson
Experience a rare opportunity to be learn from author and therapist Kate Levinson — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session guides you to discover the specific skills and abilities to uncover and shift your misperceptions about money while also opening to exciting unexpected possibilities for your life.
Seven PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high-quality videos and MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
Between class sessions, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning.
The Emotional Currency Bonus Collection
We feel honored Kate Levinson has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive online training. This is a rare opportunity to learn from a renowned author and therapist whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.
Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations, and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll be able to benefit from Kate’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — and at your own pace!
If you’re serious about transforming the ways you relate to money to better support your authenticity and your sense of belonging, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed! If you don’t absolutely LOVE Your Emotional Currency with Kate Levinson — or don’t feel that it meets your needs — please contact our friendly Support Team within 14 days of your date of purchase and we’ll happily issue you a refund.
Kate Levinson shows how money is both mercilessly public and intimately personal, stirring up our deepest feelings about independence, status, attractiveness, and the terrifying confusion between net worth and self worth.
— Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor and author of Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future
[Kate’s book] is not just the best book about women and money that I’ve ever read, it is the best book about money — beautifully written, wise, accessible, practical, and profoundly healing. I wish Kate had been my mother. Or my big sister. It would have changed my whole life. Don’t make another decision about money until you’ve read it. Then read it again.
— Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, author of Kitchen Table Wisdom
Kate Levinson’s book shows how money permeates every nook and cranny of our inner mental and emotional world. Although written especially for women, it offers a warm, guiding hand to anyone seeking a healthy relationship to money and everything money touches.
— Jacob Needleman, author of Money and the Meaning of Life
Finally! A beautifully written, straightforward guide for women to better understand the opportunities, choices, and challenges of money. Reading Emotional Currency evoked many of my own emotional memories about money.”
— Frances McDormand, actor
Dr. Kate Levinson is a licensed marriage and family therapist and holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She has spent more than 20 years studying the interface of money and psychology. Kate works with clients, couples, and groups with a wide range of life and financial issues, in her private practice in San Rafael and Point Reyes Station, California.
Kate is the author of Emotional Currency: A Woman’s Guide to Building a Healthy Relationship with Money, an insightful and empowering guide that offers a profound new approach to dealing with money. Kate leads Emotional Currency workshops throughout the country, and Women, Money, Spirit conferences in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kate blogs on Psychology Today.
The former co-owner of Point Reyes Books for 14 years, and co-founder of the nonprofit Black Mountain Circle, Kate is on the board of West Marin Community Services and the advisory board of the Mesa Refuge.
A former member of the teaching and supervisory faculty at The Psychotherapy Institute and JFK University’s Graduate School of Clinical Psychology, Kate’s doctoral dissertation was on “Work Attitudes of Women with Inherited Wealth.”
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