Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Your need for a smoke can be based on a traumatic experience
When you are a habitual smoker, you may have started smoking because of some traumatic experience. I wrote “you may have”, you never know until you have tested if this be the case. So having said this, you may want to try EMDR for stopping the “feeling for a smoke”. At the end of this article you are presented a procedure for getting rid of “the feeling of the need for a smoke”.
EMDR: A Type of Trauma Therapy – There are many approaches to trauma work, and Eye_Movement_Desensitization_and_Reprocessing (EMDR) is one of them. Read more: wiki
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EMDR was created by Francine Shapiro, and utilizes a combination of therapeutic approaches with bilateral stimulation i.e. the use of alternating, right-left tracking that can take the form of eye movements, sounds, or tactile stimulation. Thus look from left to right and vice versa, hear a sound coming in from the left and then from the right, touching left side and then the right side and vice versa.
EMDR helps process the troubling thoughts, feelings, sensations, and images of what happened to you. It activates your nervous system and your internal healing mechanisms (body mind spirit) to release what got “locked in” during and after the traumatic experience. While doing the therapy your body mind spirit reprocess what thinking-feeling experiences of been stored. The result will be that body mind spirit “buys” into the feeling-thinking that you are safer now. It can stop giving you the fight, flight, or freeze response around what happened, thus reducing your symptoms of traumatic stress.
Stop Smoking with EMDR
Now you know about EMDR, this is the time to test yourself whether you can frree your self from your smoking habits. So, follow these steps and stop smoking! Free yourself of the “feeling for a smoke”.
1) It is some kind of self hypnosis in relation to the sensations in your body! Becoming aware of these sensations is the first step in letting go of the “feeling for a smoke”.
2) While it is being offered for “stop smoking”, you may use this procedure for other traumatic experiences.
Being mindful with everything you experience, will make you a “free person”.