About this event
This chronic disorganisation training is intended to help raise awareness of this issue as a real challenge for many people that undermines their quality of life. We are seeing an increase in people affected by chronic disorganisation as a result of a variety of factors including neurodiverse conditions, long term stress and living in anxious times. Many homes may present as hoarded, but there may not be the emotional attachment that comes with hoarding disorder. Chronic disorganisation may better describe what is occuring in these environments.
Are you always late? Do you miss appointments? Do you lose your keys? Struggle to keep on top of household paperwork? Have to pay penalties on late tax returns? Are you always fighting to do the laundry?
Our training will provide you with tools and techniques to apply to help yourself or those impacted by the negative effects of chronic disorganisation.
Each person is unique and the support that can be provided will be bespoke to the challenges of an individual situation. You will learn more about this, along with the complexities of chronic disorganisation during this training.
What is chronic disorganisation (CD)
Who can be affected by CD
Characteristics of CD
The impact of CD
Conditions that could contribute to CD
What are executive functions
Hoarding versus CD
Types of hoarding
Being your own detective
How to help
Understanding beliefs around possessions
Spiral of change
Dos and don’ts
Who is this for:-
Those affected by disorganisation
Practitioners, staff and volunteers on the front-line
Family/friends who support those who are disorganised
1.5 hours x 3 sessions on one day
Session Times (all times UK):-
Session 1 – 9.00am to 10.30am
Session 2 – 11.00am to 12.30pm
Session 3 – 1.30pm to 3.00pm
NB: This and other workshops are available to be booked for your organisation for up to 15 people to suit your requirements. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire.
Hoarding Disorders UK is a not for profit Community Interest Company. Our aim is to provide expert advice to those affected by the varying levels of hoarding disorder, ranging from the chronically disorganised to those with extreme clutter.
We support professionals, the individuals and those surrounding the person to effect change which impacts on their lives as well as the wider local community.
We have a responsible and unique person-centered approach using professional decluttering, life skills and home organisational skills. We provide an ethical, sustainable and quality approach throughout our work which includes signposting, coaching, mentoring, research, support groups, education and training.
We work collaboratively with professionals and organisations in contact with both individuals and families.
Jo Cooke is a Director of ‘Hoarding Disorders UK – Community Interest Company’ and also runs her own business ‘Tapioca Tidy’. She is also the author of the book “Understanding Hoarding” which is fast becoming the “go to manual” for people affected, their families and agencies that work with people exhibiting hoarding behaviours.
She has appeared in the Guardian newspaper, Cosmopolitan magazine and other publications. She has also appeared a number of times on BBC Radio and in a BBC documentary ‘Inside Out’. Jo was selected as a finalist for the Thames Valley Venus Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.
Jo is a professional declutterer and organiser who has a very professional, calm, non-judgemental and “makes sense” approach to helping you reclaim your space. Jo previously had a varied career in charitable organisations, human resources, project management, bookkeeping and the civil service, but realised she had a flair for decluttering and organising when she had to sell the family home that her father had lived in for more than 30 years. She has a wealth of experience and skills required when working in cluttered environments and takes a responsible and empathetic approach to the needs of people she works with.
Jo co-facilitates three hoarding support groups in Bracknell, on the telephone and on-line.
You can contact Jo at email@example.com
Jo Cavalot is a Director of ‘Hoarding Disorders UK – Community Interest Company’ and also runs her own business ‘Dottymow’ as well as other initiatives ‘Fibble’ and ‘Under the Stuff’.
Jo has been a declutterer and professional organiser since 2017 helping people to create, space, harmony and peace of mind by letting go of the things they no longer need. She has a natural ability to create and implement systems and organise both people and their things.
Jo has struggled with her own demons in life and when she began to learn more about people affected by hoarding behaviours she realised that this was an area she really wanted to specialise in and approached Jo Cooke to begin the exciting process of taking Hoarding Disorders UK to the north.
Previously, Jo had a long career in the printing industry, working in a variety of roles from operations and production management to project director. Through her own journey of recovery since 2012, Jo has found ways to overcome her own fears and emotional baggage from the past and has spent a great deal of time supporting others with their issues too. Jo understands that any problem with clutter tends to be about more than just the stuff and is empathetic and understanding in helping people to deal with this.
Jo’s other inititiatives; Fibble – looking at executive functions; and Under the Stuff – helping people to identify underlying trauma through a therapy called Compassionate Inquiry (an approach based on the work of Dr. Gabor Mate) are also her passions.
Jo facilitates Squirrel Support Squad, an online hoarding support group.
You can contact Jo at firstname.lastname@example.org.