If you look back at 2012 with remorse for shoplifting items that you don’t really need but just felt the compulsion to take, you might be suffering from kleptomania. The official definition of kleptomania is the “inability to refrain from the urge to steal items for reasons other than personal or financial gain”. It is considered an impulse control disorder that is so powerful; the individual just can’t resist it. Afterwards, people with this disorder often feel enormous guilt and self-loathing, but they can’t help themselves from doing it again.
If you find yourself in this category, it is highly recommended to get involved with cognitive behavioral therapy. Online theft diversion classes are available as a resource as well. They aren’t meant to replace therapy, but help reinforce, support and educate individual’s ways to change this behavior. All it takes is the willingness to adopt new skills and you will be on your way to a theft-free 2013.
Taking an online class rather than in a traditional classroom is the easiest and most convenient way to learn about this topic. For self-improvement purposes, a 4 hour or 8 hour theft education class is generally recommended to start. All you need is a computer device like an Ipad, PC or laptop that has an Internet connection. Simply register and the class is immediately available on the screen in front of you. Nothing needs to be downloaded or printed out, so you don’t need to be in an office or classroom environment but sitting on a comfortable couch instead. Taking the class online enables the client to have complete quiet and privacy while he or she goes through the class. There are no restrictions on the number of times the client logs in and out of the course and it’s available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To get you started on a path that will stop you from stealing, here are some quick tips:
1) Educate Yourself – take an online class to learn about impulse control disorders.
2) Reflect – think about what triggers this impulse so you know exactly what to stay away from.
3) Adopt a Plan – review in your mind an alternative to stealing that will redirect you or give you a new focus in a positive way. Examples of this are running, creating things, cooking, volunteering or any hobby that intrigues you.
4) Learn Anger and Stress Management – learn how to better control these emotions with new techniques like exercise, meditation and through specific skills you can learn by taking an online theft class.
Online theft classes can also be taken to fulfill employee, school or legal requirements. Just check with your HR department, Principal or Judge to make sure they will accept distance-learning classes. If so, you can quickly get this mandate behind you with a 4, 8, 10 or 16-hour class. When you have finished the program, an official Certificate of Completion is sent to you. This is the documentation that needs to be shown to the appropriate authority to prove you successfully took the class.
Whether it is for self-improvement or court order, online theft classes are available for your convenience to educate and help overcome impulse control disorders.