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Strategies to identify, manage, and overcome hoarding.
Elaine Birchall, MSW, RSW, and Suzanne Cronkwright
Has a new cohort for hoarding disorder developed as a result of the pandemic?
Experiencing anxiety about the new holiday gifts that have come to you? Where can you put them?
How can I help a friend or family member declutter and move forward?
How to overcome impulse buying with a more conscious acquiring process.
Solutions start with taking that first step away from being overwhelmed.
How to obtain social and emotional support through a great "clutter buddy."
You are not alone in dealing with COVID restrictions in your at-risk environment.
How to get to “I can live with it” decisions as an effective way to a fresh start.
How can your ADD/ADHD affect your hoarding behavior?
Learn these life strategies when ADD/ADHD and Hoarding Disorders co-exist.
Why did the "stuff" seem more important than me?
They can discard; they just can't keep up.
What stops you from moving forward with decluttering and your other goals?
What's getting in the way of your desire to move forward?
Are you considerably different from who you used to be, want to be, dream of being, or who others have told you are or need to be?
The best outcomes start with the best assessments.
Where do I get the energy for motivation and perseverance?
The best outcomes start with great assessments.
Be kind and gentle with yourself and require the same from others.
How can we cope with hoarding disorder during a pandemic?
As a self-protective measure from fear, have we started to cocoon and let the byproducts of day-to-day life build up around us?
Do you have difficulty stopping your online shopping?
Do you feel overwhelmed by the stuff you're saving from both parents and children?
What to do when you don't know where to start.
Working toward achieving your goals to overcome hoarding, learn new things, and find joy in life.
How to begin moving forward to the life you want for yourself.
Set realistic goals for 2020
Is someone you care about suffering from not living up to the Hallmark version of Christmas due to their hoarded environment?
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Elaine Birchall, MSW, RSW, is a hoarding behavior and intervention specialist.
Suzanne Cronkwright is a technical writer, editor, and documentation and courseware consultant and the co-author of Conquer the Clutter.