Hoarding Disorder support option

Dr. Chia-Ying Chou is offering a new Compassionate Mind Training for Hoarding & Cluttering Issues program starting July 22 for people who experience clutter/hoarding challenges. I’ve seen Dr. Chou speak. She is an extremely valuable asset in our community.  

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Buried in Treasures Support Group repost 1

I will be starting a for-fee virtual Buried in Treasures support group in January 2024. Please email me at lauren@casualuncluttering.com or call me at 425-947-3976 for details. • Does your stuff overwhelm you? • Is it kinda easy to bring it into your spaces, and kinda hard to let it go? • Do you want…

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Buried in Treasures Support Group

I will be starting a virtual Buried in Treasures support group in January 2024. Please email me at lauren@casualuncluttering.com or call me at 425-947-3976 for details. • Does your stuff overwhelm you? • Is it kinda easy to bring it into your spaces, and kinda hard to let it go? • Do you want to…

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Read the Lines

The alarm flashed across my phone from one of those news consolidation sites that you sign up for without even knowing. “300% increase in hoarding!!!” That caught my attention. So I tried to read the lines. I used to be a professional researcher, I can find ANYTHING. There is no documented 300% rise in hoarding…

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One of my heroes – Marnie Cooper

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Marnie Cooper is in recovery from hoarding disorder. She’s worked with Dr. Randy O. Frost for a very long time, and bravely captures her challenges and conquests as cinema verite, vignette videos which she shares on Facebook and YouTube  with the title A Hoarder Comes Clean. I adore her sense of humor, her honesty and…

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Timeless, obsolete, excruciating, loving, required viewing- Packrat, another movie about hoarding

Timeless, obsolete, excruciating, loving, required viewing – Packrat is a 2003 movie co-produced by Kris Britt Montag and Jessica Jennings, the two of them friends and adult children of fathers with (probable) hoarding disorder. Timeless because despite the film’s age, when research into hoarding disorder was in its earliest stages, this documentary is an immaculately…

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Leah Farish, Conversation Balloons, podcast

Leah Farish, author, civil rights litigator, and host of the Conversation Balloons podcast, invited me to a free-ranging discussion of hoarding disorder and the people who suffer from this horrible mental illness on her May 17, 2023 broadcast on Spotify. Take a listen!  

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Ugly Truth

I don’t feel great today: spent much of last week at an online conference – HAD AN AMAZING TIME. BUUUUTTT… I was waking up at 5:15AM. I don’t do 5:15AM. Haven’t done 5:15AM since my undergrad days, and I AIN’T gonna ‘fess up to how long ago that was. And I was awful about my…

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Why hire a Professional Organizer?

I belong to numerous behind-the-scenes chat rooms for Organizers. Some are hosted by my professional societies, some are convened for common interests around issues like hoarding, others are hosted by people selling courses they claim are sufficient for getting trained for the profession.   I’m going to quote a thread I’m on at the moment.…

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Hoarding Disorder Assessment Tools

Yes, even organizers need organization resources.

My everlasting gratitude to Dr. Gregory Chasson, a clinician with too many impressive accomplishments to list here, and The Philadelphia Hoarding Task Force for pointing me to several of these hoarding disorder assessment tools which were unfamiliar to me. I’m pleased to say that several of my colleagues and I pointed him to a resource…

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