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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

 

Stop Smoking EFT – And Some Weight Loss Too – Cape Town Case Study

Posted by – July 27, 2011

If you want to stop smoking with EFT and wonder how to structure your progress, there is much you can learn from “Marcelle” (not her real name). Marcelle is the third amongst her relatives to quit using EFT. Although they quit in 2-3 sessions, her progress is over a longer period of time. She is using a gradual reduction of smoking plan. The way this works is that in every stop-smoking session she attends, the EFT releases some more of the underlying reasons why she smoked, and then she can reduce her smoking accordingly, with the ultimate target being zero cigarettes. EFT, as you may know, is short for Emotional Freedom Techniques. It involves bringing to the surface a little bit of the energy disruption behind a problem using words, and then letting it go, using a specialised form of acupressure.

Marcelle’s last reduction plan was 2-5 cigarettes a day. And she has stuck to it. This is despite life throwing her two major curveballs. One was an ongoing serious problem which Marcelle has no way to control. And the other was a big challenge involving her daughter, who was mixing with the wrong crowd. We tapped on both of those matters. To be honest, due to the severity of these issues, what mainly happened is that I tapped on her points continuously as she talked and tried to find ways to cope or deal with these two major challenges. We reduced both down to a 2 and 4 out of 10 respectively which was the best that could be done under the circumstances. Marcelle now has a plan of action to resolve the daughter challenge, and she felt much better as a result.

The last thing treated in this session was how she felt about her husband’s behaviour. He was on life-saving medication for a physical condition. However, this gave him terrible mood swings. We had worked on this before, and so it was not surprising that it started at a 5 out of 10 in intensity in this session. We soon brought it down to zero, in about 20 minutes of tap-and-talk, as above.


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And really, that was all that we did in this 90-minute session. There was no “direct” work on any smoking desire this time. We concentrated purely on the stress in Marcelle’s life. At the end of the session, we agreed to keep to the same target on the reduction plan, with emphasis on the lower end. Marcelle is going slowly but surely in the right direction. She is also losing weight, as the stresses that lead to smoking also lead to overeating, so she is hitting two birds with one stone by going at a slow but comfortable pace. If you or someone you know have tried everything and are still smoking, I hope you have found inspiration and comfort from Marcelle’s story.

© 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

Smoking and Genetics – Is Smoking Hereditary?

Posted by – August 13, 2008

You can stop smoking if smoking is inherited in your genes. Research shows that whilst genetic factors do play a part in smoking behavior, this is only a small part. Environment, or nurture as well as nature, plays a part too.

 

Studies of a correlation between smoking and genetic factors have come up with three correlations between smokers and their families:

1. The age they start smoking

2. How likely they are to carry on smoking

3. When they stop smoking

Whilst these factors are significant, they are not huge. In other words, you can quit even if everyone in your family is a smoker.

One of the things that are targeted in quit-smoking programs is the beliefs of the smoker. A belief is a very strong psychological incentive, and can be a strong influence on stop-smoking treatment.

So how do you change a belief? The answer is that cannot change a belief per se, what you can change is that an opinion that was once a belief is no longer so.

A belief is an absolute truth, something that we believe to be true based on all the evidence given to us plus the way we have stacked up this evidence in a logical order. Now logic is like building a wall. First you have one brick, then you have another, then another, building brick upon brick till you have a wall. The strength of this wall depends on how good the bricks are. What if there was a brick somewhere near the bottom that was flawed? Remove this brick, and the wall collapses. Take all the good bricks, build again, and you have a much stronger wall in place.

Using methods like EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) with NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), the belief that “I am a smoker because all my family are smokers” can be shown to be merely a flawed opinion. This is replaced by the stronger wall which says “My family are smokers, I choose to render these genes ineffective and become a non-smoker”.

Along with genes leading to flawed opinions, one is exposed to family emotions and family temptations. For instance, if parents were harsh in the treatment of a smoker growing up, who then was encouraged to smoke on every visit to relatives, this of course influences the smoking desire. A person with an unhappy or less educated background is more likely to smoke, and having cigarettes all around this person reinforces the smoking behavior.

The good news is that using methods like EFT, the driving force of our self-limits can be lifted out of your system. What remains is a simple program that covers the following:

A. Education about the dangers of smoking and the true joys of natural living

B. Options that involve something more exciting than being around smokers

C. Behaviural coaching for situations where one is surrounded by smokers

And EFT helps in every one of these situations, leading to true freedom from smoking.

Whilst this may mean more than one quick session for smoking cessation, a structured program like this is more likely to produce long-lasting results and true freedom for good. All I can say is that if you are an ex-smoker-to-be, you can succeed. It is merely the route to success that changes. True success feels good whatever route you take to it and whatever genes you have inherited.

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References about smoking and a genetic link:

Uhl, G.R.; Gold, L.H.; and Risch, N. Genetic analyses of complex behavioral disorders. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 94:2785-2786, 1997.

KS KENDLER, PS MC NEALE, COG LA COREY, CA PRESCOTT A population-based twin study in women of smoking initiation and nicotine dependence Psychological Medicine, 1999 – journals.cambridge.org Page 1. Psychological Medicine, 1999, 29, 299-308.

Personality and the inheritance of smoking behavior: A genetic perspective, Behavior Genetics, Springer Netherlands, ISSN 1573-3297 (Online), Behavioural Science, Issue Volume 25, 1995, Pages 103-117

Suzanne Zacharia