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The Money Game: Exploring personal and collective relationships to money (Greaterthan)
July 29, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm EDT
The Money Game was invented at Findhorn in the highlands of Scotland and has been played by groups around the world as a way to help us think about, and deconstruct, our relationship to money. We invite you to join this 2.5 hour group experience to explore your habits and unconscious beliefs around money, learning through your individual experience and the group interactions.
## Important information
This game is a group experience. As part of the Jamboree, we are offering two different versions of the Money Game: two sessions for one group each to play with people that already know each other, and this session on July 27th, for individuals to sign up to play with a group of people they do not know. So if you are curious to experience this game and **are not joining with a group**, this session is for you!
## About the Money Game
There’s often no better way to test and draw out our hidden behaviours and assumptions than by playing a game. The Money Game helps us explore and manifest the habits and unconscious beliefs that run our relationship to money, learning through our individual experience, interactions and reflections with the wider group. We’ve run the Money Game for many types of groups and in many countries as live, in-person events, and now also virtually!
The Money Game is a *personal* experience in a *group* setting — an experience that is different each time it is played. Every participant shapes the game based on your own relationship to money, the good & bad qualities you attach to it, the histories & imagined futures you associate with it, and your relationship to the other participants.
This creates fertile ground for individual & collective growth, and can surface discomfort and painful emotions for some. The hosting team aims to create an environment of care and safety, however it is very important that you are aware that YOU ARE 100% RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE WITHIN THE GAME. Your experience is yours, your boundaries are yours, your needs are yours.
For this reason it is important that participation must be optional and at the will of each participant — that no one is required or coerced to attend — and that every participant plan to stay the entire 2.5 hour duration, so there is sufficient time to process & reflect on whatever happens and to nurture any difficult moments that arise.
## How it works
What happens during the game is quite simple — several rounds of “play” interspersed with reflective dialogue — but in keeping with tradition we don’t share all the details in advance.
Participants are asked to “bring” an amount of money in cash that you feel comfortable letting go of, but that is enough to “trigger” your learning. It is important that you take a few minutes to feel into what this amount might be for you as it is essential to have a meaningful experience.
People have played with anywhere from €10 to more than €500.
## The Hosts
**J.D. Nasaw** is a facilitator, coach, consultant, and community builder working at the intersection of somatics, self-management, social justice, and regeneration. As an associate at Greaterthan, he stewards the Academy and teaches courses on advanced facilitation, trauma-informed collaboration, and building thriving networks. His passion for supporting personal & collective transformation flourished after closing out a decade in hierarchical, extractive leadership at fine-dining restaurants. He still supports leaders & businesses to adopt regenerative practices as the principal of **Open/Up Hospitality**](http://openuphospitality.com/), and is a founding member of (http://ouishare.net/) and (http://enspiral.com/), and is founding partner of [Greaterthan: https://www.greaterthan.works/. She has supported dozens of other networks with her hands-on experience in network governance and community building.