Decluttering Without The Emotional Overwhelm
What you'll learn
- How to prioritize which area of your home you should declutter first
- Decision making skills needed for decluttering
- How to regain a sense of calm and peace in the midst of a chaotic decluttering session
- Be able to pace yourself so that you are not as overwhelmed physically, emotionally, or mentally by decluttering
- Obtain experience with decluttering and confidence in your ability to declutter
- Declutter without leaving your home in a disaster zone for weeks or months at a time
- Have a concrete plan for decluttering you can refer to for years to come
- No experience needed. We walk you through the steps of preparing to declutter.
- This course also goes well paired with a course that is solely focused on decluttering
- This course can also help you if you tried decluttering and are too scared or exhausted by it to try again
Do you struggle with decluttering?
Does decluttering make you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, or anxious?
Do you begin to declutter only to get overwhelmed and end up have even more mess than when you started?
Do you struggle to organize your home because you have chronic medical issues or other life stressors?
Do you find many courses or resources on decluttering, or organizing your home, to go too fast, to be too involved into the process?
Do you feel lost when you try to organize your home? Not sure where to start?
Welcome to the Inside the Clutter Method! This method involves 3 stages for decluttering. Stage 1 is planning and preparing to declutter. Stage 2 is preparing for the emotional overwhelm that comes from decluttering. Stage 3 ties everything together, and approaches decluttering using the work we did in stages 1 and 2.
I understand how difficult it can be to organize your home, to declutter, to make decisions about what to keep, what to throw out, and what items can be donated. I am a multiple brain injury survivor with numerous medical conditions. When I first began decluttering, I could only do the top drawer of my desk. It was so overwhelming, I had to nap after and could not think about decluttering again for months. I spent many years working with different organizers. Through it all, I found what worked for me and what didn't. I can declutter now much more easily and quickly. I eventually created the Inside The Clutter Method. I hope you enjoy it and find something inside that works well for you.
Who this course is for:
- This course is aimed at those wanting to reduce the complexity and emotional turmoil that comes with decluttering. It works well for those who have complex medical needs, seniors, TBI survivors, those with chronic pain or fatigue, or anyone who struggles with the daily tasks of life.
- This course also works well for anyone who struggles with decluttering and is looking for a step-by-step method to decluttering that they can follow at their own pace.
Mona Remedios Stickley is a disability artist and multiple brain injury survivor. At times, she lost the ability to walk, read, and speak. When her disability became severe, it was very difficult for medical providers to help. Her symptoms and multiple diagnoses were too varied for any medical practitioner to address altogether. So she tenaciously pursued progress by using a variety of techniques and creating her own methodology to improve function.
Education and Experience:
Mona has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Anthropology with a minor in Psychology from the University of Alberta. She has a Certificate in General Business Management from NAIT, and a Diploma in Computer Operations from CDI. She has additional training in insurance, medical terms and reports, anatomy, energy healing, health and fitness, and project management.
Her work background includes 15 years in management roles across different industries, and 5 years in claims adjusting and litigation. She has considerable experience training, and mentoring staff ranging from 8 to 52 direct reports.
Her arts background includes education in commercial art including art history, acrylic, gouache, watercolour, oil, charcoal, drawing, and pointillism. She volunteered at the Edmonton Art Gallery in the Art Rental Office. She also organized charity events, worked with photographers, amateur models, and coordinated resources with university programs, charitable foundations, and local businesses. She directed or managed the coordination of several projects that involved design, marketing programs, websites, and fundraising.
Mona enjoys building courses that help people live a better life, organize their lives, or better themselves in their careers. She hopes her experiences and knowledge can be of use to others. The topics she is passionate about are varied, from using mahjong to stimulate cognitive functioning, decluttering, using colors and art as therapy, managing complex illness and more.