Below is a listing of the few local, in-person Self-Help
Groups available to people with a shoplifting problem. Unlike
groups for alcohol, drugs, gambling and other addictive problems,
people who shoplift are frequently too ashamed or too afraid
to reveal themselves. For this reason, anonymous and live
Self-Help Groups are being formed by NASP online. (click
here for local groups).
Coming soon, you
will be able to anonymously participate in a NASP online Self-Help
Group and speak with other individuals who want to address
their issues with shoplifting.
You will be able to log on to a protected web room and listen
and speak with each other in a live, real-time setting,
at a weekly or other scheduled time of your choice.all from
the comfort and privacy of your home. The groups will be
self-directed but will include a valuable Discussion Guide
and will assign a Group Leader to help maximize each individual's
resolution or recovery from the problem of shoplifting.
Joining an online self-help group will help you to:
that you are not alone with this problem;
that there are other people who care about what happens
yourself to listen to the thoughts and feelings of others;
your own questions;
instant feedback from others who can understand your situation.
here if you are interested in joining a Self-Help Group
and being automatically notified when this program becomes
available. (Remember, just like all NASP programs, this is
a completely confidential service as NASP does not exchange
any information about its participants with any other entities
BECAUSE TIME IS IMPORTANT
- START SELF-HELP NOW
Before the various groups are formed there are one or more
things you can do to help yourself now and reduce the
possibility of future incidents which might otherwise occur.
These things will help keep you more focused and safer from
harming yourself. If you don't choose one or more of these
options now, then what ARE you going to do?
Here is what we recommend:
- Education Programs
Enroll in an Education Program that will give you an understanding
of why you have become involved in shoplifting, why you hold
on to shoplifting even though it hurts your self-respect,
your family, your life and your health, how shoplifting can
become addicting and techniques to help you stop now and forever.
Click here to register
or click on Education Programs
to learn more about how you can stop shoplifting from the
privacy of your own home. This is one of the best things you
can for yourself.
- Telephone Coaching
Register for a private Telephone Coaching session
with a personal coach who is trained to listen to your special
situation, answer your questions and offer you immediate
understanding and guidance toward full recovery. Click
here to register or click on Telephone Coaching
to learn more.
- Self-Help Group Conference Call
Call the confidential NASP HelpLine at 1-800-848-9595 (9
to 5 ET) or click here to send a confidential e-mail.
to participate in an existing live Self-Help Group Conference
Call. This choice is available to you only after you have
gained a basic understanding of your problem from either the
Home-Study Education Program
or a Telephone Coaching
session described above.
about shoplifting and stories about individuals in the NASP
National Learning & Resource Center.
- Success Stories
Read the Success Stories of others
in the NASP National Self-Help &
- Referral To Psychotherapist
Call the confidential NASP Helpline at 1-800-848-9595 (9
to 5 ET) or click here to send a confidential e-mail
to get a Referral To a Psychotherapist in your area if you
wish to receive individual psychotherapy. Since the decision
to enter individual psychotherapy is making one important
choice over others, NASP will give you a referral to a therapist
only after NASP is assured that you have a good understanding
of your problem by completing either NASP's Self-Assessment,
Home-Study Education Program
or Telephone Coaching
session from the National Self-Help
& Support Center.
- Psychological Studies
Reference a variety of Psychological
Studies in the NASP National Learning
& Resource Center.
"If you do
not change the direction in which you are going,
end up where you are headed."
If you have a question to ask or comments
to share, please click here to contact us.