Over the years, I have helped thousands of clients successfully Stop Smoking and overcome other addictions with Hypnotherapy/ Hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), or combining the two together.
Hypnotherapy frees you from your anxiety and your emotional attachment to your cigarettes.You will be able to visualize the new smoke-free you in your day-to-day life. How exciting it will be to release any self-limiting beliefs that you have replacing them with positive healthy habits. Your urges and cravings will not control you anymore. Can you imagine what it would be like to breath more deeply without smoke filled lungs? You’ll finally be in control of your life without being a slave to your cigarettes! You’ll leave behind any fear of failure and walk out with a new fresh sense of confidence in yourself. You will be so thrilled when you see the positive changes in your behavior now that you are smoke free forever.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
Some people say they smoke because it’s a way of dealing with the stress they have in their lives. Some say they smoke because they are addicted to nicotine. Gary Craig, Stanford trained scientist and founder of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) explains that, “conventional smoking cessation systems don’t work because they do not address the real reason that people smoke which is to tranquilize emotional issues like anxiety or low self esteem.”
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that people suffering from nicotine withdrawal have increased aggression, anxiety, hostility, and anger. However, Craig doesn’t attribute these emotional responses to nicotine withdrawal. He says, “smokers become anxious and irritable when they try to quit smoking because the unresolved emotions they had been trying to suppress with cigarettes come bubbling to the surface as nicotine exits their system.”
By resolving these emotions using EFT, it will help conquer this life-threatening addiction. Gary states, “If the emotional issues are not properly resolved, the smoker feels overwhelmed and eventually turns back to cigarettes to pacify the emotional pain.” Does this sound familiar?
EFT is simple technique and combines focused attention tapping with your fingertips on meridian points (acupressure points) on the body. Behind these points are energy pathways that get disrupted when we are stressed or in pain. Once these pathways are balanced, the emotional drivers behind smoking and other addictions start to fade. (You might like to check out my blog for a beautiful real-life example of how I used EFT to help someone to quit smoking.)
How to Stop Smoking combining EFT and Hypnotherapy
I’ve helped thousands of people stop smoking through the years using EFT and Hypnotherapy. Also, I have found a nice blend of Hypnotherapy and EFT to be quite successful all in one session. After EFT addresses the emotional issues behind smoking, one starts feeling freer and less constricted by their habit. Then I use Hypnotherapy to focus and create a vision on how they will feel when they are smoke free, visualizing fresh pink clean lungs, breathing better, clean breath, clothes smelling better, greater concentration and clarity, more energy and motivation, a sense of achievement, financial abundance, and most of all… better self-esteem and generally feeling good about oneself.
EFT in Action: Addictions – 12 Steps with EFT Tapping Techniques