If you work with people addressing life, work and transition challenges, you know that money affects every aspect of your clients’ lives. Money Habitudes opens the door to your clients’ discovering how their relationship with money may be influencing their life far beyond their finances.
Often a person’s relationship with money is indicative of their relationship with themself. Use Money Habitudes to begin a constructive dialogue about money and its link to messages related to self-worth, trust, independence, control, power, love, security and more. The activity is especially beneficial in private client work and support groups focused on self-efficacy, divorce, domestic abuse, parenting, and life transitions.
Money Habitudes is not about budgets and math but about understanding hidden messages that motivate and reinforce behaviors. Using Money Habitudes in your practice can help reveal your client’s relationship with money and how that may be influencing career choices or undermining success.
The statements and prompts used in Money Habitudes are non-threatening and provide countless conversation starters in a natural context, such as family of origin influences, financial fears and even money secrets. This “common money language” helps you get clients talking in meaningful, more efficient ways.
Money Habitudes helps you bring money into the conversation without discussing or needing to be knowledgeable about budgets, debt or other financial topics.
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After playing Money Habitudes, subsequent discussions around money issues feel less emotionally loaded.
Susan Heitler Clinical Psychologist, author of From Conflict to Resolution and The Power of Two
I have found Money Habitudes to be invaluable in working with couples and individuals around money matters. It opens people up to having productive and healing conversations about money, and lots more.
Brian Gill MAC, Addiction Counselor with a specialty in addiction
I love using Money Habitudes because it creates a safe environment in which to explore clients’ attitudes to money.
Carole Nyman Human Givens Stress Therapist and Couples Counsellor, London
After using the cards for many years with my social work students, I switched to the on-line version when we went virtual and am so glad I did! It’s easier to do and interpret. The report is a great addition—something the students can download or access later to really think about.
Jim Kunz, Ph.D. Professor of Social Work, McDaniel College
Money Habitudes cards offer a fun way to can help couples to build a foundation of mutual understanding, respect and even good humor vis a vis their differing money habits and attitudes. After playing with Money Habitudes cards, subsequent discussions about money issues are likely to feel less emotionally loaded.
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