You might remember I attended ARCVic’s annual seminar recently, and was most interested to hear Dr Chris Mogan speak.
Dr Mogan said there were 4-500K people with hoarding behaviours in Australia. Hoarding has also recently been listed in the DSM V as a ‘formal disorder’.
Dr Mogan also stated “I would close op shops” (yes, that won’t benefit anyone with collecting and hoarding behaviours!)
“reducing harm is important” but that “motivation is key.”
I was reminded of how important motivation is when I received this lovely feedback from an audience member at one of my talks last week:
Hi LissanneI just have to email to let you know how much I enjoyed your session in Geelong on Thursday night.I wanted to start as soon as I got home but had to get to bed (work the next day) however my head was spinning all night with what I would put where and what I would ditch and where I would start…….I also put the light on again and had another read of your book.My eyes were hanging out of my head on Friday morning.So Friday I flew home from work ….was going out at pm set myself 10 minute time frame but it ended up being an hour and was very pleased with my efforts and heaps STRAIGHT into the bin and pile for op shop and pile for the kids.I have been at it again today – I used to do some folk art……. I picked up the container of paints which I probably haven’t used for at least 15 years ..straight into the bin.Picked up a folder with patterns for all sorts of STUFF that yes I will never be doing and had your voice in my head saying if you need to make it you can get it on the net… another folder I picked up I said to it “I don’t even know whats in you that’s how important you are, sorry you have to go”.I am so pleased and I stuck with following a plan and not trying to do to much and be overwhelmed by it.Anyway onwards and upwards and thanks again.Fay