Regulating Your Relationship with Money
PODCAST: Regulating Your Relationship with Money
Nathan Astle is the founder of Relational Money, an organization that specializes in helping people deal with issues related to their emotional difficulties with money, as well as helping couples experiencing financial conflict. He is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as a Certified Financial Therapist. Nathan is a member of the board of directors of the Financial Therapy Association and has been featured on CNBC and USA Today. He explains the role of a Certified Financial Therapist and educates listeners on how to regain power over their lives after a financially abusive relationship. He also shares a resource to help listeners regulate their emotions, particularly around money.
- Money has different meanings for different people: it can be a necessary evil that enables them to live the life they want, a representation of security and safety, and a way to assert dominance and influence over a person.
- The way you were raised has a significant impact on the way you experience money. How your parents treated wealth and wealthy people, the explicit messages you were taught about money, and what went unsaid, all played a part in shaping your perception of money.
- Emotional regulation becomes a challenge when people are going through traumatic experiences because they often respond to situations in ways that best guarantee their survival.
- Focusing on your senses can help you control your emotions. When you feel yourself slipping, pay attention to the texture of something near you; it’s a helpful tool for recentering yourself in the moment.
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