The energy in the room is highly positive. We can feel it all around us. As we go through the exercise, we can sense some emotions. A plethora of possibilities to change our relationships with money, make our investments more ethical, achieve a more balanced life with less money or working fewer hours are explored. We are then confronted to our ‘barriers to change’, the ‘should’s’ that we’ve learnt when we were younger to earn more money, to never get into debts, to take responsibilities for our choice and not asking others for help and we set ourselves some actions to change our mindsets and get the power back over our lives.
At the end of the workshop, an evaluation form was distributed to find out the extent to which individuals were committed to change aspects of their life and how the workshop contributed positively in encouraging them to take further steps. Having analysed the results, we were pleased to see the workshop had a positive impacts on participants as they indicated to be more committed after having the workshop to be closer to their community by being both ‘borrower’ and lender, get an ethical insurance and telephone provider as such.