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Fresh Start: Overcoming Chronic Disorganization and Hoarding Group Manual Barbara Jo Dennison

Fresh Start: Overcoming Chronic Disorganization and Hoarding Group Manual

Barbara Jo Dennison

Published July 30th 2015
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Fresh Start is a step-by-step guide to deliver evidence-based techniques including cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, exposure therapy, and hypnotherapy in a psychotherapy group for those battling chronic disorganization and hoarding.This bookMoreFresh Start is a step-by-step guide to deliver evidence-based techniques including cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, exposure therapy, and hypnotherapy in a psychotherapy group for those battling chronic disorganization and hoarding.This book will be a source of healing for patients, families and communities- Dr. Dennison and Ms. Kruzan help the reader understand the insidious nature of this problem and offer strategies to help clinicians deal with patients affected by hoarding. Hoarding is a biopsychosocial problem which has roots in the neurotransmitters in our brains and then is reinforced by our beliefs, societal structures, and shame in confronting the problem. It is a choice between our stuff and our very lives. The authors offer insight and tools to empower patients to choose their lives over the constant subtle messages to have more and more things. People want to have it all and sometimes this becomes the choice to hoard it all at the expense of their families, health and lives. Thank you for a valuable healing resource-Sarita Salzberg, MD, MPH Board Certified in Addiction Medicine and Family Medicine MPH Occupational and Environmental MedicineBeing a part of a Fresh Start group has transformed both me and my house! Joey and Karen are a fantastic team who know the solution to overcoming disorganization involves education, guidance, acceptance, encouragement, and support and thats exactly what Fresh Start provides. With their professional help this past year and a half, and the bond of being in a support group, I slowly worked through the inward shame and the outward clutter and reclaimed and transformed 3 entire rooms in my house! Words cannot describe the amount of joy, pride, and peace that has given me. Was I magically cured and now living the perfect life in a perfect home? No, but Fresh Start has given me the tools and support I need to put one foot in front of the other on this journey of progress and I am forever grateful!- Janice R., Fresh Start Graduate