The theatre explores hoarding

Belongings piling up. Pet cockatiel. Telephone calls, bird-calls, lawn bowls and dance moves. Aging mother Helene, her high achieving daughter, and her case manager negotiate their way to an important inspection. An inspection which could leave Helene homeless…. Read More

Training in Warrnambool

Hoarding Workshop – 2017 04 05 I’m off for some lovely fresh sea air and a bit of a road trip! See flyer for details, 5th April kindly funded by Support for High Risk Tenancies, West Division.

Building a community response to hoarding and squalor in Ballarat

Ballarat Hoarding and Squalor Forum 2017 This free event will cover hoarding, clutter, animals, fire and the City of Stonnington with share how they developed their protocols with community organisations. Seats are limited! This is an intiative of… Read More

Who’s driving the bus? Clutter and hoarding training

Here’s information about an afternoon training session I’m hosting. I will translate the theory of CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) into an acceptance and commitment therapy tool you can use with clients struggling with clutter or hoarding. There are… Read More

NDIS approved plan!

Well it’s here, whether we like it or not. I thought I’d offer you an example (with personal inclusions and identifying information removed) of what an NDIS / NDIA plan looks like and how I work. Firstly, the… Read More

This or that?

I like a picture, it’s tangible and kinda permanent whereas words are more ephemeral and can be hard to grasp and easy to forget. The CBT model of exploring and understanding clutter and hoarding (see below)  is visual… Read More

When stuff gets in the way

I’m not sure if you’ve seen this ad for Myer’s Give Registry (I’m in no way endorsing Myer and they certainly aren’t paying me for this mention of them). There are a couple but this one struck me… Read More

Dandenong Training

 Join me on Tuesday 6th September for Hoarding Training in the lovely surrounds of the Walker Arts Centre, Dandenong. Here’s the info Dandenong 6th Sep and click on the image to view the registration page. Save $50 per person if 3… Read More

Up north

I’m heading north, Byron Bay and Brisbane to run Working in Crowded House Hoarding Training on 12th & 14th September. 9.30am – 4pm Byron and Brisbane Training Save $50 per person if 3 or more people register from the same… Read More

For the Crowded House is presenting again, at the 4th National Hoarding and Squalor Conference

Here’s a summary what will be discussed.   The practitioner and the artist. Theatre guru Sandra Fiona Long started a dialogue with hoarding practitioner, trainer and author Tania Reid from For the Crowded House in 2014. They meet… Read More