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The 'Deep Psychology of Money' Workshop

  • The Augustine Centre 2 Minona Street Hawthorn, VIC, 3122 Australia (map)

The Deep Psychology of Money workshop

Presented by Dr Suzanne Cremen

The Goddess Juno Moneta

Who amongst us does not think (or fret) about money?  Complexes around money affect all of us, rich or poor, in one way or another, and they are often constellated in the context of our working lives.

We live in a time of alarming and escalating economic inequity. Yet money remains one of the most neglected issues psychologically. The thorny subject of money is often overlooked in psychology, including in writings on vocation and the exhortation to follow one’s true calling. Even ‘The Economy’ vs ‘Climate Change’ challenge ignores the origins of money in connection with the wealth of nature, and the origin of economics in the Greek ‘oikos’, meaning the management and stewardship of one’s home or dwelling place (the Earth).

This unique and enjoyable workshop draws on the writing and lived experiences of C.G. Jung, Sigmund Freud, James Hillman, Thomas Moore and others, as well as contemporary case-studies of men and women, to present fascinating depth psychological, symbolic and mythological insights into the origins and nature of money. 

Money is not just a rational medium of exchange. It can fill us with compelling desire, anxiety, envy, and greed.  Through a mixture of lectures, reflection questions, discussion and creative activities, participants will explore the paradoxical nature of money, as both a motivator and a complex. At the core of our various money complexes – to hoard, to posture, to gift, to consume – bubble the energies of various archetypes.  What gods and goddesses are you in service to with your money behaviours?

In a contemplative and safe space, we will reflect on our personal, family, gendered and cultural money histories and experiences, with a view to discerning their teleology, or larger purpose.  We will consider how money serves a conduit of the imagination and a main projection carrier for the soul.    

There will be time to journal, contemplate new questions and ideas, and engage in reflective conversations and small group activities.

...Since money is an archetypal psychic reality, it will always be inherently problematic because psychic realities are complex, complicated…. Money is devilishly divine.
— James Hillman

A highly recommended workshop:

“Thanks again Suzanne, I wanted to share that I found the Deep Psychology of Money workshop to be a powerful experience because it allowed me to engage with gendered, mythological and family threads I hold around money. For a topic that is rarely looked at in our culture, and often seen as taboo – your insight, depth and playful sense of humour made the session engaging and enjoyable. I liked the way all the paradoxical complexities of money were held open, and in particular the way creative potential of money as a pathway to integration was unpacked. The case studies and group process were interesting and moving. You created a safe, rich and nuanced atmosphere to learn and share. The flavour of your teaching was inviting and I feel a new sense of energy and potential around this topic both personally and professionally. Highly recommend and looking forward to future learning with Life Artistry Centre!” Meeray Ghaly, Psychotherapist and Artist

“My husband and I had the opportunity of experiencing the “Deep Psychology of Money” in Queensland in March 2019. Dr. Cremen was masterful in making this workshop relevant to participants; each of whom had varied and individual reasons for exploring the topic. As with all of her offerings, Suzanne manages to infuse the subject of money with her vast knowledge of archetypal psychology, while making the topic relevant to our individual lives. Throughout the past month, I have been reflecting on the degree to which money has influenced and has been influenced by my past, and considering the ways in which money relates to the process of becoming more conscious. I could not recommend the workshop more highly.” — Diane Rockloff PhD, retired Psychologist

Will this workshop suit me?

This workshop will be beneficial for you if:

  • You are curious about how the deeper roots of your money difficulties and complexes may be linked to your early life experiences, or family, ancestral, or cultural trauma;

  • You are interested to expand your ideas and understanding of money in a symbolic, mythic and depth psychological sense;

  • You wish to become more aware of what your financial situation, history and relationship with money is asking for your own journey of individuation.   

The level at which our courses are taught is designed for adults with a tertiary education (in any discipline). This workshop complements other Life Artistry courses on Career as a Journey of Soul; Archetypal, Mythic and Cinematic Perspectives on Vocation; and Complexes as Pathways to Vocation.

The full-day seminar-workshop program is provided on registration. Download a flyer here.

About the presenter:

Dr Suzanne Cremen serves as adjunct faculty at the Pacifica Graduate Institute, USA and founder of the Life Artistry Centre for Archetype, Imagination and Vocation.  She holds two Masters degrees from Pacifica (in Jungian and Archetypal studies, and Engaged Humanities and Mythology) as well as degrees in Law and Arts.  Dr Cremen’s PhD thesis was on a depth psychological approach to vocation and career development, and her research is published in international peer-reviewed journals.  Her background includes working as a lawyer, conference producer, screenwriter, publisher and career counsellor for adults in midlife. Dr Cremen has presented plenary sessions and chaired symposia on the applications of archetypal psychology at major international conferences, including in New York and Québec.   She is a past president and honorary life member of the C.G. Jung Society of Queensland.


  • Refreshments (BYO lunch or purchase nearby)

  • Certificate of Attendance.

Australian Counselling Association (ACA) members can claim 5 points for ongoing professional development (OPD).


  • Saturday 25 May 2019, 9:30am – 4:15pm (registration from 9.15pm)

  • 2 Minona Street, Hawthorn, VIC 312

FULL DAY WORKSHOP $155; concession and early bird rate (to Saturday 4 May 2019) $135.  Partial scholarships or staged payments may be available for people who would benefit from this workshop and are unable to participate for financial reasons. If this applies to you, please contact us.

Pay by Direct Deposit (preferred method — no credit card surcharge):
BSB: 313 140 (Bank Australia, Kew, Victoria) 
Account number: 14073170
Account name: eContent t/a Life Artistry

Please advise us of direct deposit payment transfer, specifying your name, the amount, date and event — or telephone +61 3 9444 0570 — thank you.

or Credit Card/ PayPal:

Money Workshop, 25 May 2019

Cancellation policy:

  • $25 fee applies if received by 27 April 2019

  • $55 fee applies from 11 May 2019

  • No refund applicable after 24 May 2019