Dr. Lubetkin, of the Institute for Behavior Therapy, once treated a woman who longed to get rid of an ugly bureau in her bedroom that had once belonged to her mother. He advised his patient to hire a mover to shift the bureau closer to the front door. He also led her through imagery exercises.
“It’s called systemic desensitization: slowly, while in a state of relaxation, have the person imagine the fearful situation occurring, having the movers come,” Dr. Lubetkin says. “I also gave her an audio tape.”
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Have you inherited something you just can't get rid of? Are you sentimental about stuff?