Collect What You Produce: The Psychology of Money

“A healthy attitude toward money will set you free.” – Jonathon Robinson

Psychology is the science of human behavior. A behavior is something you can see, hear, or feel touch you. In your practice, money is (1) seen physically—and it is experienced emotionally in the mind’s eye of both you and the patient. Money is talked about, so these discussions can be (2) heard, and the impact of money does (3) touch everyone involved—both the person paying and the person being paid. So, it is felt, or experienced. Therefore, the psychology of money– its impact on human behavior– is seen, heard, and felt.

There aren’t many things that are as personal to a human being as “money”. In fact, some people are more protective about and take better care of their money than they do of their teeth. Would you agree?

People work hard for their money. It is with money that they sustain life. They put food on the table, a roof over their heads, gas in the car. A person’s basic needs are met by things that are purchased with money. Money is the vehicle by which safety and security are obtained, in many ways. Without safety and security a person is placed into a state of fright and “insecurity” which leads to a state of disequilibrium. No one can function at full capacity in that kind of state. Neither a team member nor a patient can function at full stride nor can they make major decisions when money is a major issue of concern.

And so, it is to everyone’s benefit that we face this topic, issue, area of concern called “MONEY” and learn how to turn this area of concern into a comfortable pathway to health, happiness, and stress relief. Stick with me as we continue our deep-dive into this intricate subject.