This book looks at financial well-being from a psychological and evolutionary perspective. It reveals the obstacles that prevent people from taking their first critical steps towards financial wellness. It examines how our instincts and beliefs about money influence our financial behaviors. It explores money beliefs, how they develop, and how they drive our money behaviors.
With the newly revised 2nd Edition, Facilitating Financial Health remains a one-of-a-kind publication that bridges the gap between financial planners and mental health practitioners. The authors, two mental health professionals and a CFP®-designated financial planner, pioneered the use of tools that help clients build healthy relationships with money.
Money-related stress dates as far back as concepts of money itself. Formerly it may have waxed and waned in tune with the economy, but today more individuals are experiencing financial mental anguish and self-destructive behavior regardless of bull or bear markets, recessions or boom periods. From a fringe area of psychology, financial therapy has emerged to meet increasingly salient concerns.
Financial Therapy is the first full-length guide to the field, bridging theory, practical methods, and a growing cross-disciplinary evidence base to create a framework for improving this crucial aspect of clients’ lives.
Whether you want to learn more about how to make better financial decisions, have more open communication with your loved ones or simply be better equipped to deal with the challenges of these tough economic times, this book will help you improve your relationship with money and live a healthier financial life.
“Wired for Wealth takes a closer look at money scripts- those typically unconscious financial beliefs that drive all financial behaviors. Based on research we conducted examining the money scripts and financial behaviors of 422 people from all income levels, we found some clear patterns that separated the rich from the poor, and show you how you can rewire your brain for wealth.” – Author’s commentary
“This was our first book, which uses the timeless story of Ebenezer Scrooge and A Christmas Carol to illustrate our 5-step process to transform your relationship with money. It was chosen as a book of the month by Washington Post’s Michelle Singletary and a book of the week by Dr. Laura Schesslinger. ” – Author’s commentary