Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring: Workbook

Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring: Workbook

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by Gail Steketee, Randy Frost
     
 

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Although most people enjoy acquiring and using their possessions and nearly everyone keeps some things they dont need or use, people with compulsive hoarding carry this to an extreme. For them, ridding themselves of extra possessions is emotionally exhausting. Organizing is difficult and resisting the impulse to acquire new things is almost impossible. This book

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Although most people enjoy acquiring and using their possessions and nearly everyone keeps some things they dont need or use, people with compulsive hoarding carry this to an extreme. For them, ridding themselves of extra possessions is emotionally exhausting. Organizing is difficult and resisting the impulse to acquire new things is almost impossible. This book represents more than a decade of research and practice to understand hoarding and develop an effective treatment program that address its many components.

Used in conjunction with the treatment described in the therapist guide, this workbook teaches people how to minimize the negative effect clutter has on their lives, as well as the lives of those close to them. Using effective and practical techniques and skills, this program helps people get used to the idea of sorting, organizing, and gradually removing their unwanted possessions. People who hoard tend to overvalue the importance of the things they own and keep. This book will also help people to recognize errors in their thinking and modify their thoughts and beliefs to more accurately reflect the value of their belongings. Worksheets for developing a personal organization plan and determining categories for filing are also included in this interactive, easy-to-use workbook. With these books, users can be active participants who successfully overcome their compulsive hoarding.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195310559
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/07/2006
Series:
Treatments That Work Series
Edition description:
Workbook
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
10.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

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Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring: Workbook 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
K-Squared More than 1 year ago
The workbook is for the person struggling with hoarding behaviors. The therapist guide pairs with this so that the therapist and client are working on the same program. Thee tools are written from leading experts in the field of hoarding, and I think there is yet to be a better resource out there!
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