Hoarding is often associated with significant reduction in quality of life, and in some extreme cases, it can pose serious health risks. This course provides an evidence-based, effective program to help those with hoarding disorders to gain control over clutter and chaos in their homes.
It is a program that involves skill-building, learning to think about possessions in a different way, and gradual challenges to help people manage their clutter. The course is derived from the book “Buried in Treasures, Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding” by David Tolin, Randy Frost and Gail Steketee.
The course is goal-focused and provides self-help support to those with compulsive acquiring, saving, and hoarding experiences. A workbook accompanies the course and will be used each session with homework assignments between sessions. The group will meet for 13 weeks and take two breaks during the course, after each break the group will come back together to discuss their progress and skill development related to hoarding and collecting.
At the end of the course, the group will have the option to keep meeting and become a support group. No class on Thanksgiving and Remembrance Day.
- Course Dates and Time: Mondays, August 21 to November 27, 2023 from 1:00 PM – 3:15 PM (No class on Thanksgiving and Remembrance Day).
- Location: 930 Portage Ave., Blueberry Room
- Facilitator: Marie Cayer and Leslie Schroeder
To register for the Buried in Treasures in-person course, please fill out the form below:
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