Who is a Compulsive Shopper?
Before COVID we hit the Perfect Storm: a confluence of factors encouraging more and more consumerism. And then COVID took it to a whole new level when the need to escape fear, gain control, escape, and adapt made it worse. Compulsive shopping has been called the "smiled upon addiction" because it's lurking beneath the surface, not recognized like alcoholism or drug addiction, yet causing shame among overshoppers. Shopping has become a coping mechanism for an emotion(s) an individual just can't bear. This presentation will discuss the human needs we try to fill, healthier alternatives you might assist your client in finding, behaviors that would indicate an overshopper, and the true damage that may be lurking below the surface.
You will learn to:
1. Identify unhealthy shopping behaviors
2. Probe for the underlying emotional need
3. Identify healthier solutions for that need
Note: Registrants will receive Zoom registration link and meeting info in their confirmation and reminder emails.
Zoom will allow participants to interact with each other via audio and video on their computer, tablet, or smartphone app in a real virtual meeting (optional alternative audio available by telephone) where we will be able to see and listen to each other in real dialog.
In the event of bad weather, we will only cancel if power is out for necessary meeting managers, in which case, meeting registrants will be emailed.
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