To mark Hoarding Awareness Week, a new book has been published on the subject by a Newbury author
Understanding Hoarding, by Jo Cooke, is a comprehensive guide to hoarding based on her extensive experience to collect case studies and suggests practical ways of helping hoarders and their families.
The book covers every aspect of hoarding disorder from the factors that trigger it to who can help a hoarder and how. Jo runs a decluttering company and co-founded a Community Interest Company called Hoarding Disorders UK in 2014.
Chapters in the book include case histories, useful information and tips, plus how to assess the level of clutter. Uniquely, the book also shows how therapies such as emotional freedom technique, also known as ‘tapping’ can help.