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How to handle the stress from financial loss or difficulty

Financial challenges aren’t merely a strain on the bank account; they deeply resonate with our emotional well-being. These feelings, while natural, need attention and care. Feeling worried about one’s financial situation is a natural response that has its roots in both evolutionary biology and the socio-cultural constructs of modern society.

From a biological standpoint, our brains are wired for survival. Historically, resources, be they food or shelter, equated to survival, and securing these resources was paramount. In contemporary society, money has become the primary resource for obtaining these essentials. When we perceive a threat to our financial security, our brain interprets this as a direct threat to our well-being. This triggers a cascade of stress hormones, like cortisol, leading to feelings of worry, unease, and anxiety. It’s the body’s primal way of saying, “We need to address this to stay safe.”

Engaging with a therapist during such times can be a significant step towards understanding, managing, and ultimately alleviating these emotional burdens.

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