A 10-Week Group for Understanding & Changing Your Cluttered Spaces
January 16, 2019 – March 20, 2019
Wednesday Evenings, 7-9pm
Why is it so difficult to get a handle on clutter?
How do people organize so many different things?
Why do belongings take control of everything?
Elspeth Bell, Ph.D., a hoarding specialist, offers a foundation in understanding the origins of excessive clutter and helping individuals challenge the many ways in which this clutter interferes with their lives. This group uses research-supported Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) strategies to:
- educate about clutter and why it happens,
- develop skills to address clutter-related problems,
- address barriers to overcoming a cluttered environment,
- and create strategies for working with setbacks.
Topics addressed include:
- Characteristics of individuals who clutter
- Understanding Emotional Attachment to items
- Challenging assumptions about how to deal with possessions
- Developing new behaviors and Replacing past behaviors
- Strategies for letting go and getting organized
Fees: $1000 for the 10-session group. Check with your insurance about possible coverage.
To register for this group or to request further information regarding Hoarding Disorder and clutter-related services, please call Dr. Bell at 410-480-8052
Session 1: Clutter, Disorganization, and Hoarding
Session 2: Information Processing Deficits
Session 3: Attention and Concentration Factors
Session 4: Conceptualizing the Clutter Cycle and Breaking the Pattern
Session 5: Summarizing the Cluttered Experience
Session 6: Emotional Attachment and Erroneous Beliefs
Session 7: Identifying and Challenging Barriers
Session 8: A Hands-On Decluttering Experience
Session 9: Reinforcement, Replacement, Empowerment, & Goals
Session 10: Review of General Strategies and Goal Setting for the Future