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How to Stop Smoking with EFT
by Darren Hiller
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is simply the quickest and most effective way to deal with doubts, obstacles, triggers, cravings, concerns, and emotions that most people who are quitting smoking have to deal with. Not only does EFT help make the transition to non-smoker easier, it better equips ex-smokers to deal with any stressful situations that may cause a relapse.
EFT was founded by Gary Craig, a Stanford Engineer, Ordained Minister and Personal Performance Coach. You can download a free how-to manual from his website (www.emofree.com). EFT is simply emotional acupuncture without the needles. Our bodies are made up of subtle energies. When negative emotions are present, it's simply a disruption of the body's energy system. With EFT you stimulate certain meridian points by tapping on them, and it tends to balance the energy flow in our body. EFT is simple to learn, gentle and easy to use, can be used anywhere, only take minutes, and has such great results.
Here are the EFT basic steps to Stop Smoking:
1. Write down all doubts, triggers, emotions, obstacles, and concerns you have about quitting smoking? (I doubt that I can quit smoking or quitting smoking is too stressful)
2. Evaluate the intensity level of each issue or emotion on a 1 to 10 scale (10 being the most). (Doubt - 8, Stress - 7)
3. Set up the affirmation and reminder phrase starting with the most intense issue first.
Affirmation - Even though I doubt I can quit smoking, I deeply and completely accept myself, or Even though I think quitting smoking will be too stressful, I deeply and completely accept myself. Reminder phrase - My doubts about quitting smoking and My stressful feelings about quitting smoking.
4. Begin tapping lightly on the following meridian points on one side of your body using your index finger and middle finger with either hand, as you speak the phrases out loud. (To view a chart of the tapping points go to www.mindbodytapping.com)
5. Take a deep breath.
6. Re-evaluate the intensity level of the issue using the 1 to 10 scale.
7. Tap a second round (Continue tapping as many rounds as you need to reduce the intensity level of the issue below a 3).
8. Move onto the next emotion or issue starting with the Evaluation #2.
9. Once you have removed all of your doubts, fears, concerns, and obstacles, you are ready to quit smoking.
10. For the first few weeks, use EFT at least three times each day to deal with any emotions, or issues that come up.
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Source: Wall Street Journal (sub req'd), May 29, 2008
The pharmaceutical company Pfizer "is preparing an advertising and public-relations campaign to counter concerns about its antismoking drug Chantix, once trumpeted as a potential billion-dollar- a-year blockbuster. " So far, Pfizer has "run ads in five major newspapers in which its medical director explains Chantix's risk-benefit balance." The drug company will soon "start hosting round-table discussions on Chantix for members of the media." The Pfizer campaign comes after an independent study linked Chantix "to 988 serious side effects in the last quarter of 2007." According to Senator Charles Grassley, who has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about the drug's safety, Chantix has had "more reports of serious adverse events in this country than any other prescription drug." Some of the side effects reported for Chantix aren't currently listed in the drug's warnings. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices, which conducted the Chantix study, receives drug company funding, but not from Pfizer, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
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Almost four out of every five smokers would like to quit. And almost half of all adult smokers have already quit. It doesn’t matter how old you are or how long you’ve smoked. You become healthier and stronger each day you are tobacco-free.
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Cigarette smoking is the most important preventable cause of premature death in the United States. It accounts for nearly 440,000 deaths each year, of which more than 135,000 are due to smoking related cardiovascular diseases. Cigarette smokers are two-to-three times more likely to die from coronary heart disease than nonsmokers
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|Ben Affleck quits a twenty year smoking habit with a little help from his friend. Best friend Matt Damon, who quit smoking with a Professional Hypnotist over a year ago, told Ben all about it. Ben decided it was time to quit, and took his friends advice to use a Professional Hypnotist. "I finally decided to quit smoking when I was going to have a child. I actually went to hypnosis." Now, Mr. Affleck is a non-smoker thanks to Hypnosis and a little help from his friend.
|DeGeneres Uses Hypnosis to Quit Smoking. Admitting that she didn't "look like somebody who should smoke," DeGeneres told her audience, "I work out and I'm very healthy and I like to think I'm a very intelligent person." She added, "My mother had breast cancer. I, of all people, should not smoke... She said of her Hypnotist, "You've helped me tremendously and probably saved my life, definitely changed my life."
|I should have done it years ago. …It’s amazing I didn’t even want a cigarette any more.” Matt Damon describing his hypnosis experience to Jay Leno, - The Tonight Show, 12/04
|Anne Brackett was 28 and living in Boulder, Colo., when she saw an ad in the paper for a group hypnosis class at a YWCA to help people quit smoking. She was smoking more than a pack a day and thought she'd give it a try. "I didn't think I was being hypnotized," Brackett says. In fact, she thought it was sort of goofy to sit there with her eyes closed listening to the leader say, repeatedly, "You will forget to remember to smoke." But she did just as the leader suggested. "I never wanted to smoke again," Brackett says. Today, 30 tobacco-free years later, Brackett who is 58, lives in Elk Grove and works as a respiratory therapist. "I dismissed so much, and this taught me not to do that," Brackett said. "The problem is that medicine tends to be conservative."
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