Compulsive Hoarding Worksheet 

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What are the theories behind this worksheet?

The worksheet is based on the ideas of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and person-centered therapy. CBT focuses on identifying and addressing automatic thoughts and incorrect ideas. 

The worksheet coincides with CBT’s objective of discovering cognitive patterns by urging participants to list objects they find difficult to separate from and identify accompanying emotions. 

How will this worksheet help you?

This worksheet is a self-help aid for users who have obsessive hoarding behaviors. 

It assists individuals in gaining insights into the basic psychological components of hoarding tendencies by facilitating the investigation of emotional ties to goods and identifying triggers. 

How should you use this worksheet?

As you work through the worksheet, don’t be afraid to go back and modify your answers as your awareness grows. 

The objective is to not just finish the worksheet but to use it as a springboard for greater self-reflection as well as as a tool to direct talks with a therapist or support group. 

Remember that obtaining professional treatment is vital for properly managing compulsive hoarding.

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