Stop Smoking Cape Town EFT Treatment – Every Cigarette Corresponds To Some Negative Emotion
When “Marcelle” (not her real name) first came to see me, she was smoking about 15 cigarettes a day. I do a gradual reduction plan with EFT stop-smoking clients. You see, each cigarette represents some negative emotion. During every session, we release some of these negative emotions. And then we agree on how many cigarettes they need per day after that session. This article details part of a treatment session, after Marcelle, now a non-smoker, had stabilized at 9 cigarettes a day.
Stop Smoking Cape Town EFT Treatment – A Healing Journey Beyond Tapping For Cravings
Whilst Marcelle’s relatives had quit with me in 2-3 sessions, she did understand the benefits of going at her own pace, and that this was OK. Marcelle reported that she felt she had grown and developed through this healing journey. Let me tell you why I love this treatment. EFT for stopping smoking is not about tapping for cravings. Smoking, like any other addiction, is a way to tranquilize anxiety. This is not necessarily a clinical anxiety, although it sometimes is. Usually, it is just a nervousness, irritability, or unrest. The smoker gets used to medicating this feeling with nicotine. And so, for the smoker, this anxiety gets confused with a craving. It is a conditioned response to the anxiety. To do a full stop-smoking treatment, we need to release the negative emotions that cause this anxiety. When enough of this anxiety is released, the smoker becomes a non-smoker and is set free. It is truly a journey to emotional freedom.
Stop Smoking Cape Town EFT Treatment – Tapping Choice
Although I usually tap on myself whilst the client taps on themselves, I usually found it more productive to tap on Marcelle whilst she lay down on the treatment couch. This is a very pleasant treatment whereby I tap in light circles on the Top of the Head and then in continuous tapping movements from the Eye Brow to the Side of the Eye to the Under Eye. It feels really lovely, like a head massage. There are very good acupressure points all around the eyes, and the Top of the Head covers a number of the meridians. And so just tapping around the eyes and the Top of the Head produces the full effect.
Stop Smoking Cape Town EFT Treatment – Finding The Root Cause For A Smoking Trigger
I tapped on Marcelle as she verbally walked me through her average day’s smoking, from start to finish. Her voice became strained and her shoulders looked stiff when she came to one particular part, so we stopped there for tapping. The situation was teaching her grandson and helping him with his homework. The grandson insists that his teacher’s way of doing things is the right way and will not consider any other approaches that Marcelle takes. The desire to smoke after this homework session started on a 9 out of 10 intensity. Marcelle said that after all that, she needed a treat. We began tapping saying statements like “Even though I need this treat…” and “Even though I don’t want to deprive myself of this treat”. The intensity reduced to a 6 out of 10. And then I tapped on Marcelle something like “Even though he insists his teacher is right, at least he is respectful of his teachers, and that’s a great attribute than many kids don’t have”. Marcelle agreed, citing a story with one of her daughters, and how she did better when she learned to like her teacher. But still, Marcelle was unhappy about this teacher adoration, so much so, she still wanted that cigarette. I asked her if there could be a parallel in her own childhood and life where her mother favors her sister all the time. She agreed and saw the connection straight away. So we released this, and Marcelle no longer desired the after-homework cigarette. It was a zero intensity. We had just hit the root cause!
Stop Smoking Cape Town EFT Treatment – Substitute For Love
Marcelle then carried on walking me through her smoking day. We came at a point which I know from experience to be relevant. This was a cigarette smoked with a loved one. The person in question was “Auntie Nelly”. We started at a need to smoke with Auntie Nelly of 6 out of 10, which went down to 5 after some tapping. I kept tapping on Marcelle as I asked her if this aunt is like a mother to her, since her mother was abusive and not like a mother. Marcelle agreed, and we tapped on all aspects of this, until finally, the desire was about a zero, and Marcelle could see herself happily just being with Auntie Nellie as she alone smoked. This particular cigarette was because of a lack of motherly love. Auntie Nellie provided this love, and it was somehow linked to smoking togetherness in Marcelle’s mind. The bond keeping the two so close together now became that love, and there was no need to cement it with a cigarette.
Stop Smoking Cape Town EFT Treatment – Peace
Marcelle, now free from smoking, is truly a good example for anyone with a stubborn addiction to learn from. I see the smoking like a call for help. Thanks to the cigarettes, Marcelle has now found peace with the abuse from her mother, various aspects of which were released in different sessions. I hope this article has given you inspiration and ideas, whether for your own healing journey or those you care for.
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