“Moneyspotting” with Maria Gray (July 2022 RMBI Brown Bag Recording)


“Moneyspotting” with Maria Gray, LMFT (August 2022 RMBI Brown Bag Recording)


“Moneyspotting” with Maria Gray, LMFT (July 2022 RMBI Brown Bag Recording)

In this Brown Bag seminar, attendees will learn about Moneyspotting- a series of Brainspotting setups designed to explore and reduce clients’ psychobiological blockages to financial well-being.

Clients who have experienced developmental trauma usually struggle with self-worth; this can impact their relationship with money and earning. This can show up in a myriad of ways including generalized financial anxiety, underearning, overworking, debting, hoarding, etc. Often money gets coupled with security and people feel intense fear and anxiety during financial transactions. Clients who are service providers often struggle with raising their fees and charging for cancellations.

The training begins with an exploration of attendees’ thoughts and feelings about money and  financial countertransference. Then we’ll move into the setups and how to apply them to our work with clients. These setups include some optional pre-work to help clients clarify their understanding of their intentions for Moneyspotting.  The brown bag lunch will offer an overview of the optional pre-work for Moneyspotting, one of the setups and a brief online demo.

Maria Gray, LMFT, NMP, CGP is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing psychotherapy to individuals and groups in Los Angeles, California and virtually in California and Texas. Her first career was in technology where she used her counseling skills to manage the intense family dynamics that are reenacted on corporate project teams.

Maria is certified in Brainspotting, Group Therapy, EMDR and NARM. Her approach blends psychodynamic and somatic psychotherapy, and she specializes in trauma and addictions; she has a specific focus on working with adults who have been impacted by their parents’ addiction and/or mental illness. Maria is currently offering three groups in her practice.

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