From Hoarding to Hope: Understanding People Who Hoard and


From Hoarding to Hope: Understanding People Who Hoard and How To Help Them ✭ From Hoarding to Hope: Understanding People Who Hoard and How To Help Them Books ✯ Author Geralin Thomas – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk From Hoarding to Hope is a guidebook for clinicians, social workers, home health care workers, public health officials and related agencies, professional organizers, and animal control personnelGerali From Hoarding to Hope is to Hope: PDF/EPUB ç a guidebook for clinicians, social workers, home health care workers, public health officials and related agencies, professional organizers, and animal control personnelGeralin Thomas, an organizing expert featured on AE s From Hoarding PDF/EPUB ² TV show Hoarders, and other related professionals offer a compassionate, multidimensional, comprehensive approach to understanding hoarding disorder and hoarding tendencies Experts address the following questions and Does compulsive shopping or OCD lead to hoarding How and Hoarding to Hope: MOBI ï where should contaminated items be disposed of safely Should a person with a hoarding disorder take part in the decluttering and organizing process What are the anticipated expenses When is it time to call in professionals What should someone reaching out for help expect No matter how hoarding affects you, Geralin s real world examples and useful strategies will help you transition From Hoarding to Hope Matt Paxton, Author and Extreme Cleaner Sections include The Face of Hoarding DisorderReal stories from real people the pain, the conflict, the triumphs big and small Understanding Hoarding DisorderWhy we save stuff and the difference between clutter, collecting, chronic disorganization and hoarding Successful HelpingAn introduction to the complex world of hoarding and the team approach to working with hoarders Where Do I Go From HereContact information for trusted resources that Thomas recommends with confidence.


10 thoughts on “From Hoarding to Hope: Understanding People Who Hoard and How To Help Them

  1. Julie Bestry Julie Bestry says:

    From Hoarding to Hope Understanding People Who Hoard and How To Help Them does exactly that it provides understanding and guidance for helping, and delivers a note of hope in a situation where hopelessness often abounds Note, it says help and not fix and anyone looking for an instruction manual on how to quickly fix someone with hoarding tendencies is not going to find that in this book, nor in any other Rather, Geralin Thomas, through her own writing and that of other experts s From Hoarding to Hope Understanding People Who Hoard and How To Help Them does exactly that it provides understanding and guidance for helping, and delivers a note of hope in a situation where hopelessness often abounds Note, it says help and not fix and anyone looking for an instruction manual on how to quickly fix someone with hoarding tendencies is not going to find that in this book, nor in any other Rather, Geralin Thomas, through her own writing and that of other experts she has gathered, brings authentic, experiential knowledge of the hoarding condition to those who need it most.Explaining something as complex as hoarding so that it is meaningful requires a deft touch and a myriad of perspectives, things Thomas delivers in a warm but in no way sugar coated fashion The book presents the experiences of people who exhibit hoarding behaviors, their loved ones, experts in the fields of psychology and psychiatry, social workers, and professional organizers The personal stories are relevant and realistic, rather than melodramatic This book is the antithesis of exploitation TV The chapters focusing on the expertise of clinicians and other professionals are written without dependence on jargon and clarify whatever language requires explanation.I am a professional organizer who does not work with clients who hoard, but I do try to point people toward useful resources however, it s often hard to locate hoarding information that is accurate and up to date but not overly academic In From Hoarding To Hope, chapters on addiction vs compulsion and on understanding the DSM 5 are particularly helpful for those who want to understand the medical and psychological underpinnings of hoarding and treatment those who are ready to try to get it fromthan a narrow personal perspective.For my own purposes, I found the chapter on the concepts of demand resistance and harm reduction to be compelling as well as practical, and I find myself quoting extensively from these passages This could have been dry and academic instead, it evokes the warmth and compassion requisite for dealing with a complicated, fraught subject.Sections regarding personal experiences of the loved ones of people with hoarding tendencies will recognize common experiences and emotions, and the practical advice on finding support, both in the community at large and in the medical profession, will be a boon to those who hoard and to loved ones helping them toward recovery.From leasing offices to law enforcement, personal home service providers and professional organizers to mental health professionals, each individual and group has its own level of knowledge and experience, and Geralin Thomas book brings these perspectives together to create a safe, hopeful place from which to begin the journey


  2. Shawndra Shawndra says:

    Turning the label hoarding into individual struggles, updated information, resources to use, and actions to take, Geralin Thomas has added a much needed tool to our tool boxes This easy to read, engaging book is a must read for clients, family members, and professionals searching for help on hoarding.I would highly recommend this book for individuals who are concerned about their own or another s possible hoarding The book lives up to its title, as the information will move you from the desp Turning the label hoarding into individual struggles, updated information, resources to use, and actions to take, Geralin Thomas has added a much needed tool to our tool boxes This easy to read, engaging book is a must read for clients, family members, and professionals searching for help on hoarding.I would highly recommend this book for individuals who are concerned about their own or another s possible hoarding The book lives up to its title, as the information will move you from the despair you may be feeling now to hope that change is possible Geralin puts a face and a story to those who struggle with this disorder She explains, in terms everyone can understand, that there sthan just a label to this situation.I would recommend this book to fellow professional organizers, health professionals, and other related professionals Geralin provides a background that shows the human aspect to hoarding She s dispensed updated information on hoarding disorder and shares an amazing collection of resources, strategies, and insights for all the players involved in helping an individual with hoarding disorder.As I mentioned at the top this book is going into my tool box I can and will recommend it to clients, concerned family members professionals serving this community.If you want to dig deeper into one or another of the strategies or approaches, you will have to read other books that focus on only one theory, strategy, or methodology Geralin provides a useful overview on most of the work being done in this area Start here and go forward


  3. Meredith Goodwin Meredith Goodwin says:

    I very much enjoyed reading this book Not only did it offer insights from each party who is affected by hoarding i.e the person suffering from the condition, their family members, the professional organizer, the waste removal team, the psychiatrist, etc , it also explained the science of the brain and what causes people to have emotional attachments to seemingly useless items Certainly, Geralin s personal stories gained over years of experience working in this niche and the profound insight I very much enjoyed reading this book Not only did it offer insights from each party who is affected by hoarding i.e the person suffering from the condition, their family members, the professional organizer, the waste removal team, the psychiatrist, etc , it also explained the science of the brain and what causes people to have emotional attachments to seemingly useless items Certainly, Geralin s personal stories gained over years of experience working in this niche and the profound insights she has to offer from doing so were the most enjoyable sections I would highly recommend this read for anyone who has a loved one who struggles with this and or anyone who is considering doing this type of work


  4. Annette Annette says:

    Very helpful After reading From Hoarding to Hope I think different about a person with a hoarding problem A must read for everyone.


  5. Lois Renschen Lois Renschen says:

    Hoarding answers I understandabout hoarders than I ever expected and how to work with them I found this book very helpful


  6. Dorie LaRue Dorie LaRue says:

    Left with questionsSome very factual info describing the phenomenon but not a lot of practical info for when it is time to actually organize and how to talk to the hoarder What to say How to respond to their response.


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