Money Matters

Doing what I lovehelping people heal – I discovered how profoundly we need help with our relationship with money. This opened a path to the art of healing our relationship with money in ways deeper than most of us can fathom.

As a depth psychotherapist, a depth financial therapist, and a midwife to the soul, it has become clear to me over the years that most people – in all economic ranges – have no real idea of the roots of their relationships with money. DEA R MONEY... It’s not me, it’s you. Through the years it has become evident to me that our relationships with money are laced with and rooted in trauma from long ago – both individually and communally. And if we don’t heal the trauma, we will keep creating and re-creating the trauma one-by-one and as a global community.

Knowing this is the hope!
Knowing how to help people, is the hope!
Healing the trauma at the root of our relationships with money is the hope that can give us sustained transformation and a new chance.

DEAR MONE Y... Could we ever be happy? Through this work, I’ve seen people reap benefits – inner and outer, financial and in other areas of their lives. I’d love to help you with your relationship with money so you can find the richness that lives beneath your consciousness, and open to a wealth of possibilities of which you are not yet aware.

Helping people heal . . .

 

Testimonials

Thank you Judith, for your home study course, A Recession Regression: Finding the Root of Our Relationships with Money!

Your content is far different from any “financial therapy” material I’ve learned from before.

I especially like the global perspective you take on how individual relationships with money have big impact. That and unintended consequences are things I’m very interested in.

Thanks for such great content!

MICHELLE BEGINA

Financial Planner

MICHELLE BEGINA
It was deeply touching and highly beneficial for any planner or therapist in expanding their understanding of the intersection of money and trauma.

RICK KAHLER

RICK KAHLER
I highly recommend Judith's seminar/discussion, as she brings insights and perspectives beyond what advisors normally encounter in their day to day. Her mindful, active engagement and thought-provoking questions captivated our session during Naz, and for me it was the highlight of the conference.

WHIT COLLIER

WHIT COLLIER
Thank you for an amazingly rich experience. Your pioneering work is deeply important to the field of financial planning. You left me hungry to learn more. As a consultant and coach for financial planners, I will be referring many of my clients to you for training, especially those who are hungry for new insights in financial therapy and financial life planning. Your experience, thoughts, and insights feed my soul. Extraordinary.

JODY JACOBSON

JODY JACOBSON
I have appreciated Judith Barr's work for years from the perspective of a reader. The depth of her writing gave an excellent introduction to what I might expect from her Money Work. Nonetheless, I was amazed by the deep revelation triggered by her gift of storytelling and profound listening. It is a rare and insightful healer who knows how to create sanctuary through conversation and guide a participant into new awareness...

PAMELA CUCINELL

Astrologer

PAMELA CUCINELL
Thank you again for your workshop. It was very enlightening and I enjoyed it. It's clear to me that you've found a very convenient way into the heart and mind - like a secret, moss-covered doorway in the side of a stone wall. What an excellent approach for understanding money behaviors/beliefs and how they are related to trauma and relationships.

MIKE K. BABCOCK

CFP®

MIKE K. BABCOCK
I was struck by the simplicity and potency of the use of cash to quickly tap into core dynamics when I experienced Judith's "money work." It enabled the individual to become vulnerable and yet comfortable with sharing family of origin dynamics that many struggle for years to expose. The metaphorical use of money – an inherently essential and taken-for-granted instrument of our lives – seems to brush aside defenses to help normalize hidden feelings. Of course, it requires skillful guidance by an experienced and trained clinician to safely use this helpful tool that is certainly worth having in one’s toolbox.

PETER B. ROCKHOLZ

M.S.S.W., LCSW, Behavioral Health Consultant

PETER B. ROCKHOLZ
Within the Financial Planning profession there has been growing recognition that a fundamental understanding of human psychology may be beneficial to our work. Our client's behaviors related to the money issues in their lives often stem from experiences in their youth, and the client may be unaware of how these long-embedded attitudes and expectations influence their current behaviors. These money forces may be powerful subconscious drivers, impacting decision making, comfort with money, self-definitions of success, ability to relate to risks, and ultimately the ability to live at peace with the myriad of money issues that life presents. While on my own journey studying these topics, I’ve had the pleasure of discovering Judith Barr and learning about her work and theories, which Judith has developed through her experience as a practicing psychotherapist working with many people exploring their own money relationships at a deep level. I encourage my professional financial planning colleagues to become familiar with Judith’s writings, and with the insights that she shares. Should you have the opportunity to meet Judith or to see her present, you will undoubtedly be pondering the ideas that she shares for weeks following. You may find that in your work serving clients, that you will gain new ways to understand some of the messages that clients relate to you, perhaps helping you better frame your conversations with clients in terms that may help them make wiser decisions, more in touch with their inner, less revealed motivations.

NEAL J. SOLOMON

CFP®, CLU, ChFC, CASL

NEAL J. SOLOMON