Chronic Disorganisation

Chronic disorganisation describes a lifelong struggle to be organised that has a negative impact on quality of life. It is characterised by difficulty with traditional "self help" approaches to organisation. Listed below are some general books of relevance to chronic disorganisation. Disorganisation due to ADHD and Hoarding are forms or chronic disorganisation and have their own sections.

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41FSS6riAQL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_Conquering Chronic Disorganization Second Edition
By Judith Kolberg

Publisher's Description
Don't let Chronic DIsorganization undermine your quality of life one minute longer! All the simple and easy innovative methods you need to know to put an end to recurring disorganization are in this book.

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making-peace-with-the-things-in-your-lifeMaking Peace with the Things in Your Life
By Cindy Glovinsky

Publisher's Description
Do you spend much of your time struggling against the growing ranks of papers, books, clothes, housewares, mementos, and other possessions that seem to multiply when you're not looking? Do these inanimate objects, the hallmarks of busy modern life, conspire to fill up every inch of your space, no matter how hard you try to get rid of some of them and organize the rest? Do you feel frustrated, thwarted, and powerless in the face of this ever-renewing mountain of stuff? Help is on the way. Cindy Glovinsky, practicing psychotherapist and personal organizer, is uniquely qualified to explain this nagging, even debilitating problem -- and to provide solutions that really work. Writing in a supportive, nonjudmental tone, Glovinsky uses humorous examples, questionnaires, and exercises to shed light on the real reasons why we feel so overwhelmed by papers and possessions and offers individualized suggestions tailored to specific organizing problems. Whether you're drowning in clutter or just looking for a new way to deal with the perennial challenge of organizing and managing material things, this fresh and reassuring approach is sure to help.


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51NA3CB0XPL._SX328_BO1,204,203,200_Stop Clutter from Stealing Your Life:
Discovery Why You Clutter and How You Can Stop
By Mike Nelson

Publisher's Description
This is much more than an "organizing" book. It is written for clutterers by a reformed clutterer who understands why it is so hard to let go of the things that clog our lives. This is the only book that addresses cluttering as a psychological, spiritual and physical blockage in our lives.

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41G7pfO51iL._SX382_BO1,204,203,200_The ICD Guide to Challenging Disorganisation:
For Professional Organisers
By Kate Varness (Editor)

Publisher's Description
The ICD Guide to Challenging Disorganization: For Professional Organizers is a ground-breaking book in the field of organization. It is the first book to comprehensively examine chronic disorganization in the context of physical and mental health conditions. Published by the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD)-the premier resource on chronic disorganization-this book presents a collection of educational materials by experienced professional organizers and related professionals on the subjects of AD/HD, Depression and Anxiety, Compulsive Buying and Hoarding, Asperger's, Downsizing, Relocating Seniors, Grief, Learning Disabilities, Physical Challenges, Traumatic Brain Injury, Learning Styles, Goal Setting, Time Management and much more. After reading this book, you will be able to:  Identify conditions that may occur alongside disorganization.  Learn strategies for helping clients with these conditions to get organized.  Understand what a professional organizer's role is and is not.  Recognize situations where one's personal safety is at risk.  Explore additional services to add to one's organizing business.  Prepare for ICD credentialing. This book is must-have guide for any professional organizer working with clients who struggle with challenging disorganization.

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41HIV9oldCL._SX382_BO1,204,203,200_The ICD Guide to Collaborating with Professional Organizers
For Related Professionals
By Phyllis Flood Knerr

People whose disorganization undermines their physical and emotional well-being need the help of a team. The ICD Guide to Collaborating with Professional Organizers: For Related Professionals lays the foundation for collaborative work- whether that means having one another as trusted resources or involves more integrated treatment efforts. In addition to an in-depth explanation of chronic disorganization, the book details models for collaborating with trained professional organizers. The ICD Guide to Collaborating with Professional Organizers: For Related Professionals includes examples with therapists, AD/HD coaches, hoarding task forces, state and local governments, clients and their family members, schools, and support groups. Case studies on AD/HD, hoarding, and families in crisis illustrate the challenges and benefits of collaboration.

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