“I am a Rebel” Stop-Smoking EFT Reframe
Who says quitting has to be serious?!
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Every now and then, I have this delightful experience with a smoker on the way to becoming a non-smoker. I call it the “I am a Rebel” stop-smoking EFT reframe. It is delightful because I literally see the face change from “I am a Rebel and determined to self-destruct” to “Confused” to “You tricked me and I fell for it” to “That was very funny” to “Did I really think like that?” and ending the most serene and empowered expression on the soon-to-be-non-smoker's face.
So if you or someone you care for would say that you smoke to rebel, here is one of my favorite reframes that you can enjoy. It goes something like this.
“Even though I smoke to rebel, I deeply love and accept myself”
Reminder, using one phrase per point, going round and round your favorite points:
“I'm a rebel, I smoke to rebel, nobody can tell me what to do, because I'm a rebel, and if they try, I will smoke in their face, Ha! That'll show them, because I'm a rebel, that's what I am, I love myself, I love the rebel in me, I accept myself, I accept the rebel in me, I'm a rebel, that's what I am, Oh yes I am, I will always be a rebel, as a matter of fact, you can depend on me to be a rebel, every day you can rely on me to rebel, the cigarette companies can rely on me to rebel, every day I rebel and do what they want me to do, because I'm a rebel, that's what I am, every day they can count on me to rebel, and do just what they want me to do, I rebel so much they're rubbing their hands with glee, Kerr-chingg! Yes, they can count on me to be a rebel, I will dutifully rebel every day and buy their cigarettes, I will do what they want and remain addicted, because I'm a rebel, that's what I am, they can rely on me to pay them money every day, 'Sucker!' - yes, they can always rely on me to comply, they can rely on me to rebel... Or maybe I can rebel against the cigarette companies, maybe. I'm a rebel, that's what I am, I can be relied on rebel, maybe, perhaps.”
By this stage, we are usually both laughing so hard, I get tears in my eyes and we are just shaking with laughter! It works every time. And it is just such great fun! Who said stopping smoking had to be serious?!
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© Suzanne Zacharia 2010. Complementary and alternative health education and empowerment is my passion. My name is Suzanne Zacharia and I am committed to empowering people to take control of their health and wellness. A virus caught along with 5 other students at university at the end of 1986, plus medical negligence, meant that I got smokers lung at a relatively young age. In desperation for help with my symptoms and quality of life, I turned to complementary therapy, and this is beyond a decade that I have outlived one doctor's prognosis. I am now a complementary therapist, author and trainer. My big passion is to to help others stop smoking, as in my http://www.stop-smoking-ebooks.com
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Posted November 28, 2010 07:53 AM
Hi Suzanne, that was really good!!!
Posted November 28, 2010 11:56 AM
Glad you like it, Rachel!
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