Therapists, Social Workers & Coaches
Money Habitudes is frequently used by therapists, social workers, money coaches, life coaches, career counselors, and those who work in social services. The activity helps clients open up, relax and become comfortable discussing finances. More than that, it helps you and your clients explore how their relationship with money may be influencing not only their finances, but their relationships and other life choices.
Why use Money Habitudes?
Connecting money to other issues
Many therapists and counselors use Money Habitudes to open up a constructive dialogue about money and its connection to self worth, trust, independence, control, power, love, security and more. Some use it in private client work; others use it in support groups, especially in divorce, domestic abuse, parenting and life transitions.
Linking money and career choices
Money Habitudes helps counselors forge connections between a client’s relationship with money and his or her career. For example, if your Habitude type is “Security” or “Spontaneous,” how does that limit or enhance your career options? Money Habitudes is also a great tool for career workshops, because it serves as an icebreaker that opens up discussions.
Counselors and other social services professionals can benefit from going through the activity and looking at their own money personality results. Doing so helps counseling professionals better understand their own relationship with money, which may can be helpful both personally and professionally.
Speaking a common money language
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. They also provide a common nonthreatening language to help clients talk about issues in a way that’s meaningful to them and faster for therapists and counselors.
After playing with Money Habitudes cards, subsequent discussions about money issues are likely to feel less emotionally loaded.
I have found the Money Habitudes card set 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.
The Money Habitudes cards are an excellent vehicle to facilitate discussion of money matters which are often charged with a range of emotions.