WHEN HOARDING GOES WRONG..the DO'S AND DON'TS
October 12, 2016
Hosted by Elaine Birchall, MSW RSW
When piles build up, visitors move in. Those visitors often hide in secret. Mice LOVE to burrow. They also LOVE to chew. Dessert can be electrical wires covered among the things. Unfortunately they are never toilet trained. One mouse we found died on his back, feet in the air with what appeared to be a smile on his face in a partially nibbled, case of Lindt chocolate bars. Another visitor is mold. Mold is a living thing and has many family members. All members of the mold family are a problem and will secretly climb your walls behind the piles until they take over your rooms and your health. There are many other crises that Hoarded environments are vulnerable to. October 12th join Elaine Birchall , therapist and Hoarding Behaviour and Intervention Specialist and her guest Mike Frampton of Ontario Remediation Services and learn how to spot crises brewing early and what to DO AND NOT DO!
Take Back Your Life: When Your Things Are Taking Over
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Five to six percent of the world’s people Hoard.. Over double that number care about them. Elaine Birchall is here to coach OVERWHELMED people to get unstuck from the clutter in their lives, break down blame and shame, guide and encourage those who Hoard to the lives they want. We only have one life and it is a needless shame to waste it stuck. Each of us has the right answers inside us for the challenges we face. My Mission and skill is to help you find and use them to enrich your life.
Elaine Birchall, MSW RSW
I can help people take back their life from their CLUTTER! I help them to understand and deal with the underlying reasons that they hoard, or excessively acquire. I am a recognized Canadian hoarding expert, with fourteen years of experience working with people who hoard and those who care about them, training other professionals including Fire Departments, Police, First Responders, Physicians, community and hospital based Psychiatrists and more.
I mentor hoarding coalitions across Canada and around the world. I believe that no one ever accomplished anything difficult by feeling “less” about themselves. As a hoarding expert I have been covered in print, radio and television media. I was the initiator and coordinator of the first Canadian Hoarding Coalition in 2003 and Canadian National Hoarding Coalition in 2012. Among other accolades I served as a federal fundraiser for groundbreaking Canadian Hoarding research assisting with the production of the “No Room To Spare” program in 2006, was awarded two Nepean Police commendations while on MSW placement, and was a finalist for Businesswoman of the Year: Professional Category in 2012.