“Bari was trauma-informed before it was a thing”
(What clients are saying)

written by Bari Tessler May 18, 2022

When we dare to speak the truth about money, amazing healing begins.

When we learn to be present with our money emotions, to bring compassion and awareness to our money stories, we begin a transformation that unravels the money patterns and beliefs that no longer serve us and creates a new world of hope, possibility, and understanding.

Out of this truth and a heartfelt desire to serve my community, my flagship program, the Art of Money, was born eleven years ago.

These same powerful truths and the profound need for this training led me to create the Art of Money Mentorship Program to offer a safe space for therapists, coaches, and financial professionals to embark on this journey of personal and professional growth.

Because you know that money is an emotional subject, but you never learned how to work with your own money emotions, never mind how to help your clients navigate theirs.

“For most of my life, money had been an issue with much emotional load –

Enter Bari and her gentle, knowledgeable, and creatively intuitive approach and teaching. It is safe to say, following through with the program was not only one of the best investments I could make regarding my finances, it also influenced so many other areas of my life.

It turned strained family relationships from toxic to surprisingly supportive, it helped calm and lower my stress levels, supported my own professional development and how I show up for those I am working with.

The somatic awareness and body-centered approach to emotions I learned with Bari are useful in every area of life. Combined with the invaluable support of a community of peers, this is really a place to come home to and resource myself for navigating this money/life journey in the best way possible.” – Sibylle Meder, FILMMAKER AND COACH

Because money influences every part of our lives, from the choices we make to our relationships, our work, and the way we show up in the world.

“It’s been amazing for me to work with Bari over the last decade.

Personally, being able to do this work in the Art of Money community helped transform the crippling anxiety, shame and fear that I sometimes felt when making money decisions. I’ve gone from chronically underearning to confidently earning a solid living with ease. My debt has come down, my credit has improved. The biggest gift has been feeling less anxious about money–even with big changes afoot like having a child and getting divorced. Overall, I feel way more grounded and confident about my ability to take care of myself and my family financially. And, I have a solid money practice that I lean on to this day.

From the perspective of a therapist and a coach, The Art of Money method has deeply informed the way I hold my own clients when it comes to money. Bari’s modeling has also deeply informed how I have set up my own business, how I do marketing and how I think about my fees.

Additionally, Bari’s work is fundamentally trauma-informed money work and she has been doing “trauma-informed” way before it became popular. Back when I started with her, nobody was really saying that and yet that’s exactly what Bari was doing, honoring the pace of the body going really slow and having a non-shaming approach.

I really do not have enough words to tell you how grateful I am for you and this powerful, gentle, depthful approach to money work. I’m ecstatic that she’s now offering this mentorship program for other folks who want to learn financial therapy. I just can’t imagine a better teacher.” – Sonya Brewer, SOMATIC AND TRAUMA PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Because you deserve to be seen, celebrated, and encouraged in your own money journey.

“Receiving mentorship from Bari was inspiring, empowering and energizing.
I felt seen and celebrated for how far I’ve come so far in my relationship with money.

With her support I was able to let go of shame and receive the surprising gifts from a specific family situation. I gained clarity on next steps to take to move towards my next big money targets. And I’m excited to take those steps! I’m so grateful for Bari’s unique perspectives, compassionate spirit, and deep wisdom. I was amazed by how deep and far we went. I look forward to more!“ – Megan Walrod, COACH AND FOUNDER of Live Your Yes, LLC.

Coaches, therapists, and financial professionals have always been part of my programs, even when I was teaching my very first group financial therapy sessions in my living room almost twenty years ago.

Now we finally have a place to call our own.

The Art of Money Mentorship Program is the safe space, supportive community, and comprehensive, compassionate money training that you have been asking me for.

This is my offering for you.

This is your invitation to begin a new chapter in your money journey and watch the healing ripple through your life, and your work, and out into the world.

Join the Art of Money Mentorship Program and start the first ripple.

Let’s begin a new conversation about money together.

P.S. We close registration for The Art of Money Mentorship this Sunday at midnight.

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