WINNIPEG – Why do people hoard?
It was one of the topics highlighted at the International One Welfare Conference that just wrapped up in Winnipeg.
Christiana Bratiotis, a cognitive behavioural therapist and a professor at Portland State University tells 680 CJOB there can be perfectly rational reasons for hoarding.
“One of the reasons that people save is because they feel a sense of responsibility in the world,” says Bratiotis. “They don’t want items to be wasted or opportunities that those items present to be wasted.”
Speakers from across North America gathered in Winnipeg for two days to discuss hoarding, animal welfare on the farm and links between animal and family abuse.
The conference was co-hosted by Manitoba Health, Seniors, and Active Living and Manitoba Agriculture.