How to Heal an Addiction

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Eutaptics© and addiction

Those lucky people among us who don’t battle with any kind of addiction struggle to understand why certain behaviours are so hard to give up. Why would anyone want to pump their lungs full of smoke, especially when they know they’re undermining their health?

Why would anyone want to stick a needle in their arm without a local anesthetic?

I used to be a smoker, so I can certainly relate to nicotine addiction. I would walk to the shop in the rain to spend my last $$s on a packet of smokes when I was younger. It was not a logical choice; it was a compulsion.

So why do people become addicts?

It could be alcohol, tobacco, drugs, gambling or even food. Addiction is usually an avoidance behavior (displacement). We use the addiction to get rid of unpleasant feelings. As an example, we drink alcohol to release stress. Does it work? Yes. Is it a good stress reduction technique? Not in the long term.

Unfortunately addiction is tough to overcome. Even though it seems counter-intuitive, our subconscious mind reinforces the addictive behaviour, urging us to continue the habit even though it’s probably going to kill us. The subconscious mind perceives change as dangerous and this is why habits are so hard to reverse.

The best way to fight addiction therefore is to find a pathway into the subconscious and suggest to it that we are safe to let this addiction go. One effective way of doing this is called Eutaptics© (also known as Faster EFT). Eutaptics© directly addresses the subconscious mind and gently removes the fear of the unknown or, “Who will I be without this addiction?” Continue reading “How to Heal an Addiction”