Chronic disorganization is when an individual has a history of disorganization, where self-help efforts have failed, when their quality of life is undermined due to disorganization, and when disorganization issues are expected to continue to be a daily struggle. In some instances, this may include hoarding. In fact, the estimate is that six million people suffer with hoarding behavior.
CD people think, learn and organize in unconventional ways. Conquering CD won’t happen overnight, but it can be achieved. Change will come, and the clutter, stress, and inability to focus will become order and serenity – with a schedule that’s under control!
Don’t confront your enemy alone — our staff holds the Institue for Challenging Disorganization (ICD, formerly NSGCD) Level Two Chronic Disorganization Specialist Certificate, as well as numerous other certificates of study from ICD/NSGCD.
ICD also provides individuals with an assessment tool to help identify particular areas of challenge. Click here to access the ICD Clutter Hoarding Scale.
Another wonderful resource is The Hoarding Project. They offer therapy services and support groups for for the person struggling and family members.
The International OCD Foundation with doctors Randy Frost, PhD and Gail Steketee, PhD is also in the forefront of providing accurate, up-to-date information about hoarding and its treatment. They are the authors of several books, including Buried in Treasures Help for Compulsive Acquiring,Saving & Hoarding and Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring Treatments That Work.
We help you take baby steps forward. Slowly but surely, change will come. The clutter, stress, inability to focus and randomness will change to order, serenity and a schedule that is under control.
The Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference.