If you’re still smoking, don’t blame it on nicotine! The truth is — you smoke to feel better! What if you could find a BETTER way to feel better, to enjoy all those ‘stop smoking benefits’?
When we don’t feel good, typically we feel anxious. Anxiety is stress. A cigarette calms us down, temporarily, until anxiety builds again.
Many people have stopped smoking by using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT tapping), a fast acupressure technique for healing emotional and mental stress permanently through calming body and mind.
Tapping on the endpoints of meridian energy circuits soothes the brain, according to research at Harvard Medical School. When a person can stop smoking, nicotine leaves the body in 3 days. Sometimes people who stop smoking this way don’t have physical withdrawal symptoms.
‘Help! I can’t stop smoking’.
EFT is a stress release process that can be DIY for many of life’s difficulties, although some topics such as addictions need experienced EFT assistance. Eliminating a smoking addiction is not overnight, and it takes cooperation between practitioner and client. How serious are you about becoming a non-smoker?
When an EFT tapping practitioner works with a smoker, s/ he is likely to first ask some practical questions, such as:
What does smoking mean to you?
When did you start smoking, and why?
What do you see as the ‘upside ‘ to quitting?
What do you see as the ‘downside’ to becoming a non-smoker?
What might happen in a tapping program?
A program of tapping away uncomfortable emotions that smoking soothes involves healing underlying stresses that cause you to light a cigarette. It might include these aspects:
Even though I use cigarettes to stuff my feelings…
Even though I use cigarettes to comfort myself…
Even though I use cigarettes as my reward…
NOTE! STOP-SMOKING BENEFITS Along with providing a fast temporary technique for eliminating the craving for a cigarette, an EFT stop-smoking program is likely to heal the emotional cause of the addiction, in a short series of sessions.
This means that people who stop smoking have no need to switch to another addiction, such as food or strong coffee or nail biting, which happens when people still don’t feel good in themselves.
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