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Stop Smoking Book Was The Best Help To Quit

Posted by – December 10, 2015

Stop Smoking In 9 Easy Steps

About 6 months ago, I got an email from a buyer of Stop Smoking In 9 Easy Steps. She just wanted a little extra help with an issue in order for everything in the book to go faster for her. We worked briefly together, she went back to her book, and yesterday, she sent me the following in an email.

“I Tell Everyone About You And Your Book”

“I wanted to thank you for all of your help with quitting smoking. Smoking was something that I had struggled with for so long. I knew inside I was not a smoker, and thanks to you for your help I am free from that need to put harmful smoke and chemicals in my body. (almost 5 months now). Thank you also for helping me with other issues too, especially with the worry about my children. I am sure it was helpful in freeing myself from that nicotine trap. I appreciate that you helped me even though I didn’t have a lot of money. You are an amazing person, kind and caring too. I am so glad to have met you. I tell everyone about you and your book. ” A.B.

Thank you A.B., for sharing your story with others who need it.

Stop Smoking In 9 Easy Steps For You Or Yours

Buy one of the solutions here and find out for yourself what it is all about: www.stop-smoking-ebooks.com

Stop Smoking In 9 Easy Steps

Please note that any advice given here is not a substitute for any appropriate medical care, and you are advised to consult with a medical practitioner before embarking on this or any other complementary or alternative therapy. EFT practitioners agree to take full responsibility for the use of any EFT guides provided. Whilst this worked for so many happy clients, there is no guarantee that it will for you. But at the ridiculously low, low prices of Stop Smoking In 9 Easy Steps, it’s easy to give it a try 🙂

 

Stop Smoking The Easy Way With EFT Tapping

Posted by – October 25, 2014

Stopping smoking is not normally an easy task for most of us mere mortals. And I am sure Superman does not smoke and has therefore never had the disappointment of trying then starting again. Think about it this way, though; most smokers stop every day, when they are asleep. Therefore it is possible.

So if you are thinking of quitting, have a look at these tips from my clinical experience with EFT and successful stop-smoking sessions. See how you feel about moving forward.

Smoking itself is not because of lack of willpower. You have the willpower to read this article. So you have the willpower to try different ways of quitting until you stop smoking for good.

You can set a stop smoking date and stick to it. Alternatively, you can reduce by 1-5 cigarettes a week and stop more gradually. Whichever strategy works best for you is fine.

Taking nicotine in any other form is still being addicted to it. Do not fool yourself that you have stopped if you have merely switched addictions or habits.

If you worry about weight gain, then surely you are using the cigarettes as an appetite suppressant. This is where a method like EFT can help. EFT goes to the roots of why there is a tendency to overeat, and removes those feelings from your mind-body. Then you no longer need to smoke to control your weight.

If you worry about cravings or a smoking desire, EFT is the easiest way I know of for releasing them on minutes. It usually takes less time to release a smoking craving with EFT than it takes to actually smoke a cigarette. So you can see why EFT makes sense.

And if you have stopped before but became moody or irritable, EFT is great for that. With EFT, we say that the moodiness or irritability was self-medicated away by the smoking. So if you stop smoking without releasing the underling uncomfortable emotions, then they simply make themselves known. It is better to use EFT for those feelings before stopping smoking. Then quitting should be easy.

EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques and is the moat effective long-term results method that I know of for giving up smoking. Otherwise known as Tapping, EFT is a specific combination of self-applied easy acupressure and specific releasing wording. This combination is what makes EFT so powerful.

Maybe you can write a list of what you hope to achieve when you stop smoking. Make a list of all the positives. Then armed with that list, go seek out a good Stop Smoking EFT book, program, or practitioner. Enjoy your freedom!

© Suzanne Zacharia 2014. A virus 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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5 Limiting Beliefs That Thwart Stop Smoking Efforts

Posted by – October 19, 2014

EFT, short for Emotional Freedom Techniques, blasts through these beliefs and then you can simply choose to stop smoking without a craving or discomfort to be felt. Why? Because these 5 beliefs keep that smoking desire in place. All are from my clinical experience with EFT and successful stop-smoking sessions. Without further ado, here they are.

  1. “I must always be perfect”. This belief makes people so nervous, they need a cigarette to calm down.
  2. “I will get fat”. If you use EFT, the root causes why you may wish to smoke are the same why you may wish to overeat, and both are obliterated at the same time.
  3. “I will be irritable”. You smoke because smoking takes away the irritability. Not-smoking does not cause irritability but merely unmasks it.
  4. “I will become one of those horrible non-smokers who keep shouting at their smoker friends to go outside”. EFT does not change your personality. It merely takes away the desire to smoke and leaves you calm and composed.
  5. “I will become a different person”. I have yet to see it. What do you expect to happen, that you turn yellow, blue, green, look like an alien? Another daft misconception.

Any other excuses? When you have finished reeling them out, try EFT. You may be very pleasantly surprised!

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This Stop Smoking Expert’s Prayer Discussion With Shopkeeper

Posted by – May 2, 2014

This Stop Smoking Expert’s Erm, Heated, Prayer Discussion With Shopkeeper…

The Muslim shopkeeper nearest to my healing studio, otherwise a very nice man, whose hard work and dedication I truly appreciate, tried to get me to buy a packet of cigarettes. He is a very good salesman and I am sure he has persuaded many a would-be quitter to start again. Now here’s the thing, this is the second time he has tried it with me whilst the Islamic prayer was playing on his radio warning against the devil and doing the devil’s work. The first time, I just laughed and took the story to the security guard at work and we had a good laugh about it  😀 This time, well, it was too early in the morning for me to be ultra democratic, so I found myself telling him: “You need to make a choice. Your radio is warning against doing the devil’s work and you are doing just that by pushing cigarettes onto people who don’t want them. Either you turn the prayer off, stop pretending to be religious and push the cigarettes on anyone you like, or you listen to God’s word and put those cigarettes away.”

He put the cigarettes away. The look on his face was priceless. I hope this made him think twice that the words in the prayer are sacred, they are not just words. He can sell healthier things.

There you go. I say it how it is.

 

If you like my approach, and you know someone who needs to stop smoking, schedule a FREE initial Tapping Planning Session with me personally and find out exactly how you can best quit smoking for good!

My name is Suzanne Zacharia,and I specialize in getting you rid of bad habits and addictions, including the one that nearly took my life – smoking. For rapid EFT success, you need to be very specific and get quickly to the core of the issue, which I know how to lead you to, in a simple and easy way. EFT is now endorsed by several  famous doctors, including Deepak Chopra.. I work in London SE, in the centre of Bromley, easy to get to from London and Kent, and most clients prefer sessions over Skype or Whatsapp video.

And now for a short legal disclaimer… You are advised to consult with your medical practitioner before embarking on any course of alternative, complementary, or beauty therapy. Our use of systems that are trademarked or have a registered trademark represents our views and not necessarily those of the trademark owners. Whilst EFT has shown remarkable results, I do not recommend it to someone with psychosis, where other methods may work better (if in doubt, ask for the best method for you). EFT practitioners agree to take full responsibility for the use of any EFT guides provided.

How do UK life insurance companies define a ‘smoker’ and a ‘non-smoker’?

Posted by – April 2, 2013

When you fill out an application to apply for life insurance you will be sent a long questionnaire to fill out. It is primarily on the basis of this that your life insurance premiums will be decided.

So how do UK life insurance companies define a ‘smoker’ and a ‘non-smoker’?

There are generally two different types of questions asked on these forms to determine whether or not you are a smoker. The following two examples are taken from the application form for the Legal & General Whole of Life plan although you are likely to find very similar examples elsewhere.

1. Have you used cigarettes, cigars, pipes, or nicotine replacements in the last 12 months – including occasional use?
2. If you smoke cigarettes how many do you, or did you, smoke on average each day?

 

The first question was found in the first section of the questionnaire entitled “Initial Client Details” and the second in “General Health and Lifestyle”. What this may imply is that the companies are attempting to obtain an honest answer by catching the reader off-guard. Moreover, it implies that the moment an employee of the firm sees the answer to that question your application is sorted into a particular pile right away.

It may surprise you to learn that it is on the basis of the first question that life insurance companies will decide whether or not to class you as a “smoker”. If you said “yes” to this question, even if you only had one cigar last Christmas, then you are going to be asked to pay the far higher insurance premiums that the insurer asks of all smokers.

“..If you are an occasional smoker looking for a life insurance policy it is perhaps best shopping around..”

You may, of course, end up paying far lower premiums than someone who later divulges that they smoke a pack a day. However, as we have already discussed, the difference between what a smoker and a non-smoker pay is large enough in itself.

There are, however, some companies who give a small “occasional smoker’s” allowance – they enumerate the number of cigars/cigarettes they believe an occasional smoker should smoke in a year and if you can say that you smoke fewer than that you will not have to pay the smoker’s premiums.

Most companies quote a number of around one a month or twelve a year. If you are an occasional smoker looking for a life insurance policy it is perhaps best shopping around until you find one of these as it could make a considerable difference to the amount you pay. The best way of doing this is usually to try talking to one of the company’s sales representatives and asking them to clarify their stance on occasional smokers.

How do UK life insurance companies define a ‘smoker’ and a ‘non-smoker’? – Extract gratefully copied with permission from http://www.lifeinsure.co.uk


My name is Suzanne Zacharia and I am committed to spreading the word about health options. I believe that the more and better options one has, the more choice there is.

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 I have outlived one doctor’s prognosis by many years now.

Do You Wonder If You Could Stop Smoking in an Easy and Cheap Way?

Well, I am now a complementary therapist, author of the really easy to use stop smoking EFT book at http://www.quit-smoking-ebook.com, where you can buy the book wherever you live, If in the UK, you can buy it here:

Kinesiology-Based Bio-Feedback In My Cape Town Stop-Smoking Session

Posted by – August 18, 2011

Most people in Cape Town take a number of sessions to quit smoking, unlike my UK clients, who usually stopped in one session. This is because there are more factors tying a Capetonian to smoking. So we are left with a dilemma. A smoker who wants to stop smoking needs some reassurance that the methods are working. But the methods are chipping away at the smoking in each session rather than releasing it all in one. So I have come up with a reduction plan, which is becoming increasingly popular. At the end of each session, I would sit down with the client and agree a maximum number of cigarettes a day that they felt they could cut down to, giving them the confidence that their treatment was working.

However, although most now ex-smokers on this plan have done very well, some smokers came back discouraged that they could not stick to the plan. The problem was that the reduction was determined by the the clients’ subjective wish to succeed, want to save money on sessions and cigarettes, and need to be in control. It was not an objective assessment of the state of mind of the client. It usually was perfectly spot-on and worked, but when it did not, that was not good enough for me. I started doing kinesiology-based muscle-testing to objectively find root causes of the clients’ smoking desire, and that was both full of great revelations to the client, and it was also a great way to go beyond denialism, the greatest block in any smoker’s path to recovery. Once the smoker was face-to-face with what their mind-body was clearly saying, they owned it and worked with me to let it go. This was a great success. And then, I thought why not use the muscle-testing for an objective measure of the reduction that is right for each particular ex-smoker-to-be?! Well, I am pleased to say that it is working a charm.

Kinesiology-based muscle-testing is a way of using a muscle to tell us objectively what is going on in the mind-body. This ranges from pathogens to food intolerance to emotions. Muscles used for this bio-feedback mechanism are usually in an arm or leg. The muscle chosen gives two types of feedback; strong, and weakened. “Marcelle” (not her real name) came to see me in my Cape Town treatment studio for stopping smoking. At the end of her session, I wanted to know how many cigarettes she could reduce to. I was concerned, because we had a holiday coming up when she had to wait longer for her second session that I would have liked. She smoked 15 cigarettes a day when she came to see me, so I was worried about gauging this correctly. The muscle-test came up with a strong muscle when she repeated “I can easily reduce to 12 cigarettes a day”. And so we used this number for moving forward. Had we not used muscle-testing, Marcelle may have tried to cut down further, only to end up disappointed. This way, we knew what we were dealing with.

The target of 12 a day had indeed been successful. And then Marcelle’s mother made a very abusive visit, and Marcelle turned to cigarettes as a way out of the distress. So we treated this, and at the end of the second session, We tested for number of cigarettes again. 14 Gave a strong muscle, as did 12. At 11 cigarettes a day, the muscle started to wobble, and at 10, the muscle lost its strength. So we agreed to cut down to 11-12 a day until the next appointment.

At the next appointment, I was delighted to hear that not only was the 11-12 a day target realistic, but it was even bettered. The reason why was that Marcelle had tapped during a mother visit where her mother was again being abusive. Marcelle told me that she asked herself whether it would be better to tap and look silly or smoke and feel defeated, and she decided to tap. And so she was able to remain strong and even exceeded our expectations. If you are not familiar with tapping, this is a revolutionary new self-help and practitioner-application method called EFT that can help make you stronger. At the end of this session, we muscle-tested again. A maximum of 10, 9, 8, and 7 cigarettes a day all gave a strong muscle. The muscle started to wobble at 6 cigarettes a day and went weak at 5. And so we set a target of 6-9 a day.

After this, an unexpected ongoing disastrous situation happened in Marcelle’s life which the muscle-testing could not have predicted. We then changed the treatment to one of disaster management rather than forward progress. When the situation finally stopped, Marcelle went back to the program with a plan of 7 cigarettes a day. We then kept reducing till Marcelle reached zero number.

The muscle-testing made a big difference in showing Marcelle what her subconscious mind really wanted. This is because you cannot truly stop smoking unless all parts of you are in agreement. And many a smoker who is unsuitable for a one-session stop smoking program wants to fool themselves that they will stop in one session, and then they feel hopeless and ashamed when they fail. This is not to say that many smokers quit in one session. Many do. Of course they do. However, in high-stress places like Cape Town, where Marcelle is, most smokers need a bit longer than one session. And this is where muscle-testing can really help the person move forward. When the smoker literally sees their subconscious mind speaking to them, they do listen. It is a very powerful tool indeed.

© Suzanne Zacharia 2011. My name is Suzanne Zacharia and I am committed to spreading the word about health options. I believe that the more and better options one has, the more choice there is.

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 I have outlived one doctor’s prognosis by many years now.

I am now a complementary therapist, author of the Stop Smoking E-book at http://www.quit-smoking-ebook.com and trainer specializing in energy healing. Want to use this article? You can, as long as you credit me with it and invite your readers to get my FREE book “EFT How-To For You” at http://www.EFT-Scripts.com

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Finally – Stop Smoking Success For This Well-Deserving Cape Town Lady

Posted by – August 18, 2011

“Marcelle” (not her real name) quietly handed me her progress sheet today with nothing on it. She said the reason it was unfilled was because she had not smoked! Yes! She has now been smoke-free for a week! I am absolutely delighted, and she is very proud of herself.

When I first met Marcelle, she did not want to stop smoking. But since seeing how easily her relatives stopped, she asked to see me. This is what is so poignant about this case. Her relatives stopped in 2-3 sessions, but she needed longer. Had Marcelle come for treatment without knowing how easy it was for them, she would have probably given up giving up, like many others do, if they find out it is going to take longer. They do not understand that it is a personal thing and start blaming the process, the practitioner, anything that the hooked mind will direct the anger and frustration at. Anything, that is, except the real causes. But Marcelle trusted the process that she had seen work for others. She realised it was a personal thing, and everyone goes at their own pace. And she is a non-smoker now.

There was big theme running in Marcelle’s sessions. This was a childhood full of abuse from her mother. Now, before you think of psychology, banish that thought from your mind. Think energy healing. The problem with most talk therapy is that you talk about the problem, bring it to the surface, making the wound raw again, and not be able to do anything with it except get insights and try to get used to it. With energy healing, we simply release the energy disruption, or energy imprint, left by the traumatic events. This does for some people bring up traumatic memories of counselling or psychotherapy. If you suspect this may happen with you, and you are going for EFT energy healing treatment, then simply let your practitioner know that you have this problem. Then, they can work on releasing the trauma of going through psychotherapy out of your system first. Anyway, luckily, Marcelle had not been through this kind of trauma, and so we were able to go to this energy disruption and chip away at it session by session. After the 14th session, enough of it was gone, and Marcelle became a calm non-smoker.

 

Two important things happened in the 13th and 14th sessions. One was that we worked on some of the things her husband did which reminded her too much of her mother. And so we released that connection and the attached pain. Another is that I suspected the smoking was stubbornly refusing to go because Marcelle was undergoing a tough time with her child who was mixing with the wrong crowd, and she could not cope with the stress on her own. I wondered if this was a way for Marcelle’s subconscious to bring her back to see me for healing. And so I tapped on her as I said that she does not have to smoke to see me, and I would be more than happy to see her to support her through this difficult time. I really do not know for sure about this factor, but I treated it anyway, in case it may be a secondary gain. And today, Marcelle came to see me for just the stress-release, and it was great to see her face beaming with pride as she announced her success!

I will be continuing to see Marcelle for as long as she wants to. It certainly is cheaper and healthier than cigarettes! I am also helping her to re-gain her health after all those years of smoking damage. Well done, Marcelle. You hung on in there and refused to give up. And you are a big success. Thank you so much for your story.

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Marcelle enjoyed EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), kinesiology-based muscle-testing, and 635 nm cold laser. All are energy methods. All are suitable for anyone unless they have schizophrenia or are suffering with psychosis, in which case a mixture of gentle kinesiology-based methods and Reiki can be used. None of these methods are against any religion or interfere with other treatments.

Marcelle did it. Now there is no reason why you should not.

© Suzanne Zacharia 2011. My name is Suzanne Zacharia and I am committed to spreading the word about health options. I believe that the more and better options one has, the more choice there is.

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 I have outlived one doctor’s prognosis by many years now.

I am now a complementary therapist, author of the Stop Smoking E-book at http://www.quit-smoking-ebook.com and trainer specializing in energy healing. Want to use this article? You can, as long as you credit me with it and invite your readers to get my FREE book “EFT How-To For You” at http://www.EFT-Scripts.com

 

How EFT and Kinesiology-Based Methods Are Better Than Even Hypnosis To Stop Smoking

Posted by – June 23, 2011

Welcome to the continuing story of “Marcelle” (not her real name), one determined ex-smoker-to-be slowly but surely overcoming a stubborn smoking addiction. To give you some background, I have a good history of helping smokers quit in one session in London and usually within 6 sessions in Cape Town (different cultural stresses). Marcelle’s relatives quit with me in 2-3 sessions, and she does understand the benefits of going at her own pace, which is relatively slower but a very healing process.

 

We are using a mixture of EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques, or Tapping, and kinesiology-based muscle-testing and treatment. The treatment is gentle and removes the emotional reasons behind the smoking. As these are removed, Marcelle is able to smoke less. Every time that we can, we draw up a plan to cut down on the daily number of cigarettes smoked. The last target that Marcelle had was 7 cigarettes. It is the 10th session, and Marcelle showed me her progress sheet. She had stuck to her target 3 days out of 6. On one of the days, she even went below it. So we started with a quick analysis.

The first part of the analysis was talking about the progress sheet to identify areas that needed more work. The three days of smoking more had several stress and habit factors. The most important (in my experience) were the following:
* A visit to relatives who kept giving Marcelle cigarettes to smoke with them, saying “Oh, take a cigarette”.
* A day which started with Marcelle saying to herself “Today, I’m going to improve”.

Then I started the muscle-testing. We tested for a few things that came up not relevant, and then I asked Marcelle to repeat “I´m going to improve” whilst pressing on her arm. The arm went weak. In other words, there is something about “I am going to improve” that made Marcelle fail that day. We talked a bit about that and investigated the theme of the following ideas that Marcelle felt were related:
* “My mother never stops criticizing me, and so will not stop if I stop smoking, so what’s the point”.
* “I’m going to fail anyway, so I may as well fail now”.
* “No matter how much I improve, my mother will not love me”.

I then asked Marcelle to find a time in her life that encapsulates the above. She came up with a specific childhood memory that on the surface seemed totally unrelated. But it had many aspects of root causes of smoking. The story started when Marcelle had been given some money by a visiting uncle. The rule was that she had to hand that money over to her mother. But on that occasion, Marcelle, wanting to keep the money away from her abusive mother, left to the shop as soon as the uncle had left, and she bought a big bag of sweets with all the money. Upon her return, her mother threw her out on the porch in the dark. She was out there for several hours before her father came home and let her back in. The event started at an intensity of 8. We tapped in down to about a zero, tapping on all the following aspects:
* The hurt.
* That no matter what Marcelle did, she got a hiding from her mother, so she may as well be naughty anyway.
* The danger of being out alone in the dark as a helpless child.
* That she physically could not eat all those sweets, although she had them with her when she was thrown out, and her mother and sisters finished them afterwards.
* That her mother will never stop criticizing her.
* That her mother will never act proud of her or be approving of her.
* That her mother continues to treat her badly, in start contrast to the favored sister, who gets the good treatment.
* Smoking is a rebellion against her mother, who does not like her smoking.
* Guilt about not loving her mother like a daughter “should”.

By the end of this tapping, Marcelle was so relaxed she was almost asleep. We tested again for “I’m going to improve”, and it tested strong and clear.

We then tapped on other smoking issues, clearing them. And finally we muscle-tested for a new smoking reduction plan. Marcelle tested weak for 7 cigarettes a day and strong for 6 a day and 5 a day. This is good, meaning that she really did not want to smoke more than 6. So we drew up a new plan of a maximum of 6 a day.

The plan also includes exercise. As we were setting up the new version, Marcelle proudly announced that she had had to take her jeans in at the hips. Now how’s that for a great treatment? She is losing the cigarettes and weight! And she is overcoming the many years of abuse without any psychotherapy, without painful talking about the issue over and over again, nor anything like that. Every time she leaves her session, she feels lighter and stronger, her face radiant and calm. This is why I like this treatment so much; because it is holistic and gentle, the results far-reaching into every aspect of the person´s life and well-being. Now who do you know who did hypnosis-only and got these great additional results?! As always, I look forward to the next session!

© Suzanne Zacharia 2011. My name is Suzanne Zacharia and I am committed to spreading the word about health options. I believe that the more and better options one has, the more choice there is.

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 I have outlived one doctor’s prognosis by many years now.

I am now a complementary therapist, author of the Stop Smoking E-book at http://www.quit-smoking-ebook.com and trainer specializing in energy healing. Want to use this article? You can, as long as you credit me with it and invite your readers to get my FREE book “EFT How-To For You” at http://www.EFT-Scripts.com

Latest Success In Previously-Challenging Cape Town Stop Smoking Case

Posted by – June 17, 2011

When “Marcelle” (not her real name) first came to see me, she was smoking about 15 cigarettes a day. The day before her 9th session, this was down to 7 a day. And now, after a few weeks’ stalemate, she has succeeded to stick to her last reduction plan, which was 9 cigarettes a day. Each cigarette represents negative emotion. We have been releasing plenty of these, and now, finally, the number is less than half what we started with. Marcelle was very proud.

 

If you have been following this series of articles, I am also pleased to report that the disastrous happening in Marcelle’s life is now over. The EFT we did has clearly helped her through it, as she has simply bounced back to her usual cheerful self now.

Whilst Marcelle’s relatives had quit with me in 2-3 sessions, including her husband, she does understand the benefits of going at her own pace, and that this is OK. Marcelle reported that she feels she has grown and developed through this healing journey. She has become a stronger person and feels different. This is what happens when you quit smoking using EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques, otherwise known as Tapping. It is truly a journey to freedom from many negative emotions, so you feel lighter and calmer as a result.

We started Marcelle’s session with kinesiology-based muscle-testing. This is a biofeedback mechanism that gives information about the body and speaks with the subconscious mind. The testing revealed an imbalance in neurotransmitters on the left part of her brain. We proceeded to treat with a 635 nm cold laser.

Next came the emotional stuff underlying the smoking. 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 block with Inner Child tapping, and Marcelle no longer desired the after-homework cigarette. It was a zero intensity.

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 favorite close person. The person in question was her aunt, let’s call her “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. The bond keeping the two so close together was love, and there was no need to cement it with a cigarette.

Lastly, we tapped on one more daily cigarette, and moved on to the muscle-testing. 7 Cigarettes a day tested strong, and 6 and 5 a day were weaker, so we set anew target of 7 cigarettes a day. I look forward to our next session!

© Suzanne Zacharia 2011. My name is Suzanne Zacharia and I am committed to spreading the word about health options. I believe that the more and better options one has, the more choice there is.

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 I have outlived one doctor’s prognosis by many years now.

I am now a complementary therapist, author of the Stop Smoking E-book at http://www.quit-smoking-ebook.com and trainer specializing in energy healing. Want to use this article? You can, as long as you credit me with it and invite your readers to get my FREE book “EFT How-To For You” at http://www.EFT-Scripts.com

Stop-Smoking EFT As ¨Marcelle¨ Is Going Through Extreme Stress

Posted by – June 10, 2011

I hesitate with every word as I write this. Not because there is no great progress, not because she had not been attending sessions, but because ¨Marcelle¨, my client, is in a unique situation, and to write succinctly about it could identify third parties who did not give permission for this story to be told. So I am writing somewhat cryptically and concentrating on explaining the techniques we used and the measure of success. So that I would not identify Marcelle’s situation, I will list it amongst common ones that have come up with many clients.

* A loved one is taken seriously ill with a terminal disease, and the ex-smoker-to-be becomes their main carer.
* A neighbour turns violent and abusive, or there is a gang war outside the home of the ex-smoker-to-be. Whilst the matter is being dealt with in the courts or with the police, which could take several months, the person is constantly living under threat.
* A current lover or a stalker becomes abusive. Whilst the ex-smoker-to be finds a solution, they live with the situation and have to cope.
* A loved one passes away, and the ex-smoker-to-be has to go through the grieving process.
* A sudden business catastrophe occurs, such as losing one’s job.

Marcelle’s current situation reminds me of some others’, where all of a sudden, the ex-smoker-to-be is catapulted into a highly stressful ongoing traumatic situation from which there is no quick way out. What the person can then do is weather the storm as best as they can. What is remarkably different about Marcelle’s case though, is that instead of giving in and giving up her program, she has continued to attend sessions.

We got stuck for about two sessions, and then on the seventh session, we worked with the Tell The Story technique on Marcelle’s challenging situation. It took about 50 minutes, and when we finished, although the latest traumatic event was a zero, Marcelle had a pain in her left shoulder. I explained to Marcelle that where the pain was indicated stuck fear. I explained further that EFT can be used on physical pain too. Ex-smokers-to-be in Cape Town are usually reluctant to tap on physical pain, partly due to beliefs in this country about specialisation. However, Marcelle was happy to give it a try. Tapping directly on “This pain in my left shoulder” quickly got the pain down from a 5 to a zero out of 10. Marcelle was delighted.

Because Marcelle was still living in a situation where she would be traumatised every single day of her life, I did not bother with the muscle-testing. Instead, I gave her a structured program plan on paper. She was to put it somewhere prominent and make a tick for every day she managed without the 6 am cigarette and every day she managed not to exceed 10 cigarettes. The plan was good, resulting in four successful days out of seven.

In the eighth session, we again tapped for the latest traumatic event. We then drew up a new program on paper with a maximum of 9 cigarettes a day. I also gave Marcelle homework to tap for cigarette desire before having each cigarette. The deal was that she could still have it if after tapping, she still wanted it.

I am very impressed with Marcelle’s progress under such extreme conditions. She is a good example for anyone struggling with an addiction to follow. By working on the extreme trauma in her daily life, she is ensuring that when this situation does finally end, she will not be holding on to this trauma and therefore is much more likely to remain successfully quit.

© Suzanne Zacharia 2011. My name is Suzanne Zacharia and I am committed to spreading the word about health options. I believe that the more and better options one has, the more choice there is.

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 I have outlived one doctor’s prognosis by many years now.

I am now a complementary therapist, author of the Stop Smoking E-book at http://www.quit-smoking-ebook.com and trainer specializing in energy healing. Want to use this article? You can, as long as you credit me with it and invite your readers to get my FREE book “EFT How-To For You” at http://www.EFT-Scripts.com