EFT, short for Emotional Freedom Techniques, is a mixture of easily self-applied acupressure plus releasing wording. You can also visit a practitioner and have them apply the acupressure on you if you prefer. It seems to work by bringing up various aspects of why you smoke, one by one, and whilst the energy of each aspect is on the surface, the acupressure seems to release it. There has been research done on EFT and addictive cravings, with very good results. If you are planning to use EFT for stopping smoking, here are some tips to get you prepared before you start.
First of all, set a date for starting your tapping journey and stick to it. For example, if you choose to use a self-help guide or YouTube videos, make yourself a program of daily tapping and stick to it until you quit. If you choose to see a practitioner, stick to attending sessions till you quit. That is the main commitment you have to make.
Second tip is to tell everyone you know that you are going on a stop-smoking journey. Explain that the method you chose gets the smoking at its emotional root causes, so you may stop in one session but it may be 10 or so, and ask for their support and understanding as you go through this exciting journey. Maybe you can even attend a short EFT introductory course in your area together with your partner or best friend. Just do a search engine search for workshops in your area and see what comes up.
The third tip is to be prepared for the thought that you release from your life any ashtrays, lighters, nicotine, and of course your smokes, whether cigarettes, pipe, cigars, or roll-ups. You do not have to do anything about this thought as yet, but just make a mental note that you will release any such attachment with EFT in a gentle way when you are ready on your quitting journey.
If you feel that you smoke to curb eating desires, write a list of what foods can feel irresistible to you if you did not smoke. Get pictures of these foods or note unhealthy eating habits, such as having to finish the food on your plate, or not knowing when to stop.
And lastly, Make a note of what drinks are associated with smoking for you, such as coffee, alcohol, tea, etc.
All of the above will be helpful on your journey. The more ready you get, the easier and faster it can be to go through the process. An remember, it is a process, not a race with others. If you know people who quit with EFT in one session, be happy for them, but do not expect the same for yourself. Expect nothing, come to it with an open mind and a willing heart, and you may be pleasantly surprised.
© Suzanne Zacharia 2015. 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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