Release Your Money Stress

Release Your Money Stress

A 3-week live, online course with Ann Weiser Cornell

Does stress about money keep you up at night?

Do you worry about how much you worry about money?

Do your beliefs about money affect the quality of your life?

Half of people ages 35 and older stay awake at night worried about their finances.

That’s more than those kept up by concerns over their health, relationships, or career. Are you one of them? Do questions about what you deserve or what others think of you feed into your money stress? If you’d love to feel calmer about money no matter what your bank balance is, this course is for you.

You might think that the only way to relieve your stress about money is to have more money. But many people who worry about money actually have all the money they need! And others who do need to make wise decisions about finances actually can’t because of their money anxiety.

Whether we have enough money or we don’t, money stress doesn’t help us…and yet it can be really hard to let it go. Why? Because cultural messages about money, and family attitudes and patterns about money, tap into a basic anxiety about being safe in the world.

What would be possible for you if you could live without money stress? Join us for this course where you’ll learn powerful and practical ways to shift your relationship with your money stress so that you can enjoy your life and make wise choices for your future.

 At A Glance

Who For anyone who wants to feel less stress about money.
What A three-week live online course for exploring and shifting attitudes about money, about deserving to have enough, and about being safe in the world. Full Course Description 
Where Live Online Course – join us from anywhere in the world!
Why Because stress about money doesn’t help, no matter how much money you have. With less anxiety, you have more ability to enjoy life and make wise financial decisions.

Money worries are a primary cause of stress. And… Stress leads to bad decision-making.

About the Course

Do you stress about money?

You are not alone! You might think your stress is caused by your bills being higher than your income. But actually, many people worry about money even if they have enough to pay their bills. And research has shown that people who worry about money make poorer financial decisions than those who don’t.

The root causes of money stress aren’t what you think.

Worry about money is often a cover-up for deeper fears relating to feeling safe in the world. Working directly with those fears can shift your money stress more directly and over a longer term.

You don’t have to carry on your family’s way of handling money.

You might have inherited a “money worry style” from your family dynamic. Or you might be swinging over to the opposite in reaction to a family style of being careless about money. Working directly with these inherited beliefs can help to shift money stress permanently.

You don’t have to believe that money defines your value as a person.

What does a 16th-century French theologian have to do with your stress about money? (Hint: Many of us are still Calvinists!) Do you believe that if you have more money you are more valuable as a person…. or is it the other way around? If it makes sense to you that your stress about money is related to beliefs about self-worth, then do join us to find out how to shift those beliefs.

Yes, you can end the Anxiety – Denial Cycle of dealing with money stress.

Most of us deal with money stress by worrying and letting the worry wear us down… or we eat and drink our stress — or binge-watch Netflix while the bills pile up. Anxiety or denial, either way, is ultimately not very helpful! And yes, there is a third way. You can make friends with the anxious parts of you so they don’t overpower you.

Release Your Money Stress puts you back in the driver’s seat with your money issues.

In this course, you’ll learn powerful and practical ways to shift how you think and feel about money, both now and in the future. You don’t have to be at the mercy of your stress about money. You can become a wise and effective decision-maker about money… and feel calm no matter whether the status of your money goes up or down.

You’ll come away with:

  • a much larger understanding of where your money stress comes from (Hint: it’s not really about the amount you have!)
  • a method of working with your beliefs about money so you have more choices and more possibilities
  • a powerful way of being bigger than your stressful feelings so you can make wise money choices

This course could be right for you if you:

  • would love to feel calmer about money no matter what’s in your bank account
  • know that “inherited” beliefs about money affect you now more than they need to
  • want to think clearly about money, making decisions with both your head and your heart

About Your Guide

Ann Weiser Cornell, PhD, is the co-developer (with Barbara McGavin) of Inner Relationship Focusing. Ann learned Focusing in 1972 from its developer, Eugene Gendlin, and was his close friend and colleague to the end of his life. Ann has written several definitive books on Focusing, including The Power of Focusing: A Practical Guide to Emotional Self-Healing, and Focusing in Clinical Practice: The Essence of Change. She has taught Inner Relationship Focusing around the world since 1980, and is a past president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology.

“We think we have to feel stressed because of our outer circumstances. But actually, how we feel comes from our own beliefs and attitudes… and those are in our power to change.”
– Ann Weiser Cornell

Are You Ready to Release Your Money Stress?

We Can Help Get You There…

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Practice the Exercises & Skills On Your Own

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What People Are Saying…

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“I used to hold my breath, hike up my shoulders, and inwardly scream about money issues, which isn’t a conducive approach to sound decision making. The exercises Ann shared helped me see that part of me considers money to be a life and death issue. Knowing and feeling how high the stakes are, rational or not, allowed me to find some self-compassion, break the cycle of trying to argue with myself, and provided a little breathing room so I can make better decisions going forward.” – Nancy W.

Additional Information

How Online Courses Work

We use Zoom, an online video conference platform, to connect you to other students and the teacher. Before the class starts you will receive a Zoom link to use each time the class meets. You can join us via your camera-equipped computer, tablet, or smart phone. Prefer not to be on video? You can turn off your camera. Don’t want to call via computer? You can call in by phone. Zoom is free and easy to use. You will be able to sign on in advance to make sure you can access it, but we’ve had very few problems with it. Students also receive access to a private webpage where course materials can be found.


There is no prerequisite for this course. All are welcome.

Continuing Education Credit & Course Completion Certificate

Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Focusing Resources, CAMFT Approved CE Provider #62524

Focusing Resources is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Focusing Resources maintains responsibility for this course and its content.

There is a $25 administrative fee for CE units. Course completion certificates are awarded at the end of the course upon completion of all requirements and the course evaluation. (If you don’t want CE units but would like a completion certificate, the $25 fee does still apply.)

Eligibility for CE units requires at least 80% live attendance. If you miss a class, it must be made up.

Cancellations, Changes & Refunds

Up to 5 days before the first day of class: We will refund your course fee less a $35 cancellation fee. Avoid the cancellation fee by applying the entire course payment towards a future class. Changing your registration to a later offering of the same course must also occur 5 days prior to the beginning of class.

Cancellations received 4 days or fewer before class begins: No refund. Changing your registration within this window results in a $75 fee.

When Something Doesn't Go As You'd Hoped...

We are always open to discussing experiences with our courses that didn’t work for you or didn’t go the way you expected. Depending on the circumstances, you may want to email your course instructor, the staff member in charge of your course, or Ann Weiser Cornell. Email addresses for all these people will be supplied on registration. We will work with you to find a way to meet your needs.

Do I need to attend every class meeting?

You can enroll in this course and listen to the recordings that are available 1-2 days after each class meeting. We call this remote attendance. Please Note: If you attend remotely, you are ineligible for CEUs.

Is this a course with partnership practice?

No, partnerships are not available for this course.

Tell me more about the classroom environment and how course content is provided?

Sure. This course is taught using an online video conference system called Zoom. You’ll receive all the details you need to join us via Zoom prior to the first class meeting. You’ll also receive a private class webpage where homework assignments and class recordings can be found. Participants will be able to communicate via an online forum on the private class webpage.



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