Working with People Who Hoard One Day Course

Wednesday 3 August
9:00 am-4:00 pm

This one day course, presented by Angela Esnouf, from Creating Order from Chaos, and Wendy Hanes CPO-CD, from Skeletons in the Closet, is for every professional organiser or related professional who works with people who hoard.

If you

  • already work with someone who hoards
  • want to work with hoarding clients
  • or just want to be informed so you can recognise the difference between hoarding and squalor, and know what to do next

then this course is for you.

You will learn

  • The truth about Hoarding – what it is and what it’s not, and Why it’s important to know
  • How to work ethically so you become known for your integrity as well as your skill
  • The beliefs that create a hoarding situation
  • How to work in a Harm Reduction model
  • The most effective approaches, and when they are appropriate to use
  • How to work with others affected by the hoarding, to achieve the best possible outcome
  • The other stakeholders to consider, and to build relationships with
  • The common risks you will face, and how to work safely
  • 4 different cleaning strategies and the impact of each
  • Where to get more work with hoarding clients

What else is included?

  • Templates and Assessment Tools to help you work efficiently and safely, and communicate well with all the stakeholders
  • A workbook with supplementary material
  • Certificate on completion, suitable for AAPO Accreditation
  • Your meals

Investment: $495

What previous attendees said:

“Angela and Wendy’s experience and expertise in the Working with Hoarders Workshop was so valuable. They clearly defined what a Hoarder is and gave us strategies for achieving success with each of our hoarding clients. The tools and skills I learned on the day will be of great use to my hoarding clients, both now and in the future. Thank you both for such an inspiring and informative day!”  Bonnie Black, Little Miss Organised

“Thank you so much for such a wonderful workshop. I got so much out of it. It cemented for me that this is definitely an area I would like to work in.”  Dayna Howard, Sorted Space

“Thanks Angela and Wendy for your superb workshop which was by far and away the highlight of the conference for me.”  Linda Aitkin, Live Light Professional Organising

“The Working with Hoarders course was fabulous. I particularly enjoyed the depth of content and felt it has further equipped me with the knowledge to be able to assist hoarders.”  Rosie Hooper, Rosie to the Rescue

“Thank you for a fabulous workshop. Thank you for being so generous with your time and information. Really appreciated the case studies and questions plus the first meeting strategies.”  Carol Martyn, Dr. DeClutter

“I really can’t thank you enough for the workshop. I learned and took away so much that will assist me in assessing if Working with Hoarders is for me. It was a great investment as the learnings and information provided are transferable to my current business, in fact I applied elements to a job with a new client 48 hours after the workshop. The benefits were immediate and has helped me become a better organiser. I am grateful to have the opportunity to learn from experienced organisers who have such in-depth knowledge on this subject and who freely share so much information and their experiences. You are definitely the Go To Team. Thank you Angela and Wendy.” ~ Jillian Hannon, Sorted.Organised.Done.

“Thank you both so much for sharing your wisdom and expertise with us.  I learnt so many practical techniques that I can use straight away and it has given me more confidence to keep working with people who have hoarding issues.  These ladies have a wealth of experience to share.  I would recommend this course to anyone who is thinking about working with clients who hoard or even to Professional Organisers who just want to extend their general repertoire of skills.” ~ Angela Hunter, Organise For Life

“So many aspects of this course, in particular the forms provided, are very useful for my own business and have provided me with a great deal of food for thought in terms of the various stakeholders with which I can align my business.  I could go on and on – fabulous, thought provoking.” ~ Robyn Amott, Bless This Mess

“I have learnt so much about Hoarders from this in depth and excellently presented workshop, which will not only benefit me when it comes to working with Hoarders but just in my everyday dealing with my current and new clients. The information, tools and techniques can be implemented for all clients, chronically disorganised or not!” ~ Kristy Dillon, Kristy Dillon Design

“Congratulations on presenting such a fabulous training day. The time and effort you both put into developing the content was evident and we wanted to acknowledge your efforts as well as your openness to sharing your experiences and valuable insights with us all. We feel privileged to have been a part of this inaugural course and as a result we will be able to add so much value to the services we provide to our clients.” ~ Jo & Mel, Allsorts Organising





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