Resources about Reducing Clutter
National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)
I highly recommend using a Professional Organizer to help clean up, but be sure to use one who specializes in organizing clutter.
Phone 512-454-8626, firstname.lastname@example.org
www.napo.net provides a reference search: select professional organizers that specialize in “Chronic Disorganized”
Professional Organizers in Canada (POC)
Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD)
Formerly National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (NSGCD)
www.challengingdisorganization.org (also sells books by Judith Kohlberg and others)
This group studies “Chronic Disorganization”. There is good information on the website.
They have a “fact sheet” that has five categories of clutterers.
Squalor Survivors Forum and Website *******
This is the home page of the old site. It has a lot of information. Click on “Squalor” to get a categorization list. You may need to scroll down to see the information.
This is the Stepping Out of Squalor forum (which replaced Squalor Survivors’ forum) a wonderful group of people who are very supportive of each other. The positive support and 15 minute “challenges” in the forum and chat room are very conducive to improvement.
Support Groups for Friends and Families of Clutterers
(also sells books by Sandra Felton and others, yahoo groups, local groups) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/The-Organizer-Lady
P.O. Box 91413, Los Angeles, CA 90009-1413, Phone 310-477-1201
Information, local 12-step meetings, online chats
Clutterless Recovery Groups, Inc.
1714 – 54 th Street, Suite B, Galveston, TX 77551-4717, Phone 409-744-1289
Information, local meetings, online chats
Daily organizing strategies are on FlyLady’s website and also by FlyLady’s email newsletters.
Author of Organizing from the Inside Out and Time Management from the Inside Out . Co-author, with daughter Jessi Morgenstern-Colón, of Organizing from the Inside Out for Teens. Monthly email newsletter and organizing products available.
A “world of organizing solutions”. Information, tips, email newsletters, products to buy.
Information, tips, articles, chat, and products.
Daily email reminders, information, checklists, products and book club.
Website of Harriet Schechter
The Miracle Worker, P.O. Box 90922, Santa Barbara, CA 93190-0922; voicemail (858) 581-1241
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Resources
Obsessive Compulsive Foundation, www.ocfoundation.com
UCLA OCD research, www.mentalhealth.ucla.edu/projects/anxiety/ocd.htm
Anxiety and Stress Disorders Institute, www.anxietyandstress.com/sys-tmpl/hoarding
Understanding OCD, http://understanding_ocd.tripod.com/index_hoarding.html
Resources about Hypnosis and Health
This is an excellent system of healthy food and supplements that provides 242 essential nutrients. If your body needs to lose excess fat, this will also help you do so in a wonderfully healthy way. Look at Dr. John Gray’s Mars and Venus Total Wellness Solution for great nutrition and brain chemistry!
National Guild for Hypnotists
This is the Guild’s website, one of the largest hypnotism groups in the world. We are certified through the Guild. Beverly has spoken at their conferences for years.
International Hypnosis Federation
The IHF website. Beverly has spoken at their conferences for years and won awards from them.
Hypnotherapy Center of Oakland
This is Marilyn Gordon’s School of Hypnotherapy in Oakland. Beverly has taught at this school. You can become certified in the Transformational Healing Method here.
American ProHealth: an outstanding fitness center/gym in Stockton and Lodi: www.americanprohealthcenter.com
Channeled Handwriting Analysis by Joe Alonzo: www.nursingyourpath.com