Friday, August 23, 2013

SERIOUSLY SPEAKING – WHAT IS HOARDING?

 “Compulsive hoarding is a pattern of behavior that is characterized by the excessive acquisition of and inability or unwillingness to discard large quantities of objects that cover the living areas of the home and cause significant distress or impairment”.      (read more) 

Though most of us don’t hoard to excess, maybe some hoarding is another one of those genetically encoded behaviors from a time in our human history when everything was scarce.

Or perhaps it’s related to individual loss in this lifetime…

One 25 year old with an over abundance of stuffed animals recounted with great sadness losing her favorite childhood teddy bear during one of her mother’s frequent cleaning rampages…

Who knows?








DANCE WITH IT!   EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas...



EXPLORING HOARDING

This is a particularly intriguing topic to explore creatively with ‘mind games’. 
Please enter our realm of enchanted exploration and discovery with an open mind…


THE GAMES:         

Game #1 -  Erase-a-space  

Imagine that you have a giant white magical eraser – maybe blackboard style or one of those big spongy things – but whatever it looks like – it’s BIG! 

Using firm strokes you wield your eraser throughout your home  - WHOSH – WHOSH – WHOSH - and things disappear! 

Of course, it’s selective.  You have a “ctrl Z” ability.  Anytime you want, it’s all back!

Now  WHOSH your way through your space – stopping every few minutes to check out how you’re feeling.

How’s your breathing?

What happens to you as you experiment with creating open space?
How does it make you feel?



Game #2The Double Universe

In this one you have two spheres – sort of floating in air transparent balloons.

One is crammed with stuff (fill it with furniture, boxes, clothes…)

The second sphere is totally empty.

Both spheres are floating in front of you.  One to your right and one to your left.

Allow them to get bigger and bigger.

How do you feel as you watch them?

Now shrink them both waaay down.

Again check out how you’re feeling.

Return them to their original size and imagine that they begin to twirl, moving closer and closer to each other – faster and closer!
And suddenly, BOOM! Allow these two realities to collide.

What happens?
Notice your breathing.

As with all our experiments these mind games are designed to expand your options and empower you to create the best possible reality FOR YOU!







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