VC Book Club: From Hoarding to Hope

September 24, 2015
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (Eastern)
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Virtual Chapter Book Club: September 24th 7:30-8:30 pm (EST) plus a bonus optional Q&A with the author after the discussion.  Geralin Thomas said she will stay to chat as long as we have questions!

From Hoarding to Hope is a guidebook for clinicians, social workers, home health-care workers, public-health officials and related agencies, professional organizers, and animal control personnel. 

Geralin Thomas, an organizing expert featured on A&E’s TV show Hoarders, and other related professionals offer a compassionate, multidimensional, comprehensive approach to understanding hoarding disorder and hoarding tendencies. Experts address the following questions and more: Does compulsive shopping or OCD lead to hoarding? How and where should contaminated items be disposed of safely? Should a person with a hoarding disorder take part in the decluttering and organizing process? What are the anticipated expenses? When is it time to call in professionals? What should someone reaching out for help expect?

“No matter how hoarding affects you, Geralin’s real-world examples and useful strategies will help you transition From Hoarding to Hope.” — Matt Paxton, Author and Extreme Cleaner 

Sections include: 


  • The Face of Hoarding Disorder: Real stories from real people—the pain, the conflict, the triumphs big and small. 
  • Understanding Hoarding Disorder: Why we save stuff and the difference between clutter, collecting, chronic disorganization and hoarding. 
  • Successful Helping: An introduction to the complex world of hoarding and the team approach to working with hoarders. 
  • Where Do I Go From Here?: Contact information for trusted resources that Thomas recommends with confidence.


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