Uncover and shift your misperceptions about money to feel more freedom, ease, and joy while also opening to exciting unexpected possibilities for your life.
Discover self-empowering ways to relate to money — and approach your life — that better support your authenticity and even your sense of belonging.
What You’ll Learn In Your Emotional Currency:
In Your Emotional Currency, Kate Levinson 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.
Your Emotional Currency will feature teachings, training sessions, and experiential practices with Kate Levinson. 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.
Module 1: Turning Inward
Explore Your Inner Relationship With Money Without Judgment
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.
Module 2: Emotional Currency
Discover the Value of Your Emotional Responses to Money
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.
Module 3: Money Stories
Getting to the Root of Your Money Experiences
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.
Module 4: Self-worth & Valuing the Feminine
Finding Your Worth Beyond Money
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.
Module 5: Money & Spirit
Aligning Your Relationships With Money & Spirituality
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.
Module 6: Attending to Money
Explore Your Blocks to Earning, Investing, Having & Using Money
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.
Module 7: Healing Your Money Wounds
How to Make Your Money Your Own
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?