Money as Archetype – Art Therapy Workshop

The Dublin Creative Therapy Centre is very pleased to present Money as Archetype an Art Therapy workshop presented by Art Therapist Julie Aldridge. Julie is one of the founding members of the Art therapy Training under Hertfordshire University and subsequently under the auspices of the Cork Institute of Technology , now MUT.

Date: 15/16th October 2022

Venue: The Dublin Creative Therapy Centre, No.3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1

Times: 10am -4pm

Cost: €180.00

CPD: Continued Professional Development points will be assigned on hours attended.

One of our most deeply individual relationships is that which we have with money. It often carries much of our unconscious and unresolved tension and can reveal hidden conditioning and insecurity. It can reflect difficult aspects of other close relationships, including those with our parents, with the earth, with our bodies and with spiritually”. Kelvin Hall psychotherapist

This two day workshop will offer an opportunity to explore the potent issue of money, viewed from an archetypal perspective. Along with sex and politics, money has been regarded as a taboo subject for conversation in polite society.

Evidently these areas hold a great deal of unconscious material which maintains its existence in the ‘shadows’ of our personal and social lives.

In a therapeutic context, financial concerns often present alongside the many diverse presenting issues. Given the current cost of living context, this ‘thorny subject’ is more relevant than ever. My aim over the weekend is to facilitate an honest exploration of the nature of money as a relational dynamic and symbol of personal energy and value.

We will use creative means and interactive exercises to connect to our personal process and to further our collective understanding of this juicy topic.

Day 1:   A brief introduction to the history of money up to the present time. We will look at our personal myth around finances. An opportunity to reflect on our individual financial histories and explore and share our sense of values through expressive means.

Day 2:  An exploration of the archetype behind money. We will aim to identify blocks to a more satisfying relationship to finance and explore the link with broader issues such as trust, faith and self worth. We will look at new ways to understand money and how we can better satisfy our legitimate needs in the context of austerity politics.

To book your place on this two day workshop on Money as Archetype please contact for an application form. Early booking is recommended as places are limited. No previous art experience necessary!

Tel – 087 979 0486

About the Facilitator:

Julie is one of the founding members of the Art therapy Training under Hertfordshire University and subsequently under the auspices of CIT, now MUT. She retired from lecturing on the MA in Art Therapy in 2018 to further pursue her own creative process and a wish to travel. Covid rudely interrupted this notion and she has instead  been immersed in her clinical work since the pandemic. She lives and works in Beara west cork with her life partner and an independently minded, exceedingly elderly sheepdog.