Mid- and Later-Life Changes: Essential Organizer Skills & Strategies with Sue West


May 14, 2012 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Empty nest, a new medical or mental health diagnosis, caregiving or living with a parent, divorced, or widowed: our clients sometimes tell us about the big life changes they have experienced or are dealing with presently, and sometimes they do not. But we get clues as we work together.  There might be the emotional fog, the unusual distractibility, difficulty making “no regrets” decisions, the hypersensitivity to visual or auditory noise, the feeling of out of control time management, and the letting go issues – of the stuff but much more than that.

And yet, your client says “I’m ready.” What’s different about organizing through big life changes?  What particular skills do we need to hone and use when someone’s dealing with big life changes? How do we support the client through this change, without crossing professional boundaries.

We’ll review practical strategies for:

  • How to locate your client in the midst of changes, and why this matters;
  • Different types of readiness to be alert to and plan for;
  • Organizers’ skills and strategies essential to clients in transition –illustrated through client examples;
  • Models I use, plus resources to learn more about change and transition.



There is no recording available for this presentation.  We apologize for the inconvenience.