Educating myself about mental health is an important part of my role as a Professional Organiser. It allows me to better understand the impact of mental health on a client’s life as they share their story.
Their story has shaped them and contributed to how they live, which is generally a life of chaos and overwhelm.
- The gentleman who has suffered with depression and anxiety most of his life and with both of his parents gone, finds himself attached to family items of yesteryear.
- The single mother with a couple of young children in tow who lives with the impact of trauma every day. Her life has become overwhelming, chaotic and stressful.
- The elderly mother who lives amongst her hoard of belongings and is feeling pressure from her family to do something about it.
Although I have leveraged my experiences with clients by further skill development in the area of mental health, such as the Standard Mental Health First Aid Course, my learnings and education also take place during the conversations I have with my clients.
When they start feeling heard and can express how their life is for them, they truly begin to feel comfort and start healing. I know this because I see this, they start to let go of the clutter and the things that are holding them back from creating their own place of calm.
“Being safe is about being seen and heard and allowed to be who you are and to speak your truth”
Rachel Naomi Remen