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This October, Wayahead is bringing international leading experts in how to support people living with hoarding disorder or clutter, Lee Shuer and Bec Belofsky to Sydney from Massachusetts, USA.
This public event is designed to help anyone who has ever wanted to understand more about why people collect too much stuff and what the best ways to help people struggling with hoarding behaviours are. Lee and Bec will discuss the latest research and also explain how stigma negatively impacts people and ways to overcome it.
Lee Shuer and Bec Belofsky Shuer are the co-founders of Mutual Support Consulting based in Massachusetts, USA.
Lee is a Certified Peer Specialist and Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitator. He is the author of WRAP® for Reducing Clutter, The Mutual Support Workbook, and partnered with Dr. Randy Frost to create The Buried in Treasures Workshop. In 2013 he was presented with the Outstanding Advocate award from the Mental Health Association of San Francisco, for raising awareness about peer support and developing self-help groups for people who collect and clutter.
Bec is a graduate of Smith College where she earned a degree in psychology. An outspoken peer advocate and educator, she is candid about her experiences with depression, OCD, compulsive shopping, and grief. She also enjoys facilitating wellness groups and helping people find and keep love. Prior to her work at MSC, Bec was a relationship-based therapist for children and families affected by autism spectrum disorder.
Their work has been featured on several media outlets, including The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Scientific American, Late Night with Tony Delroy, Voice of America and CBS Sunday Morning. You can learn more about their work by visiting their website: www.mutual-support.com