Here is an article with an excellent example of how quickly using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) can help with addictions and cravings.
The Sun magazine, from the UK – by Jane Hamilton 26, May 2009
“Tap on head cured my choc addiction
MORE than a million Brits are hooked on the UK’s most habit-forming substance.
Every day they battle terrible cravings — and tempting hits are available on almost every street corner for as little as 30p.
I’m talking about chocolate.
To many it is the world’s most addictive foodstuff and kicking the habit can be as hard as coming off drugs.
I’ve been hooked on my sugary fixes for more than 20 years and have tried almost every way to quit.
I’ve been through hypnotherapy, aversion therapy, willpower, diets and even sniffing vanilla oil, which is supposed to counter craving. Nothing worked.
But now a new therapy claims an 80 per cent success rate for overcoming chocolate addiction.
Called Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT, it involves a therapist tapping on meridian pressure points on the head, neck and arms — like acupuncture but without the needles.
Practitioners say it can help people overcome phobias and end addictions in just a couple of sessions.
Lily Allen recently used it to help her lose weight. Madonna is rumoured to be a fan too.
I’ll admit I was sceptical, but after just one session I have conquered my cravings.
Therapist Carey Mann, 37, quit a well-paid job in TV production to train in EFT after she overcame her own binge-eating problem using the treatment.
Now her clients range from athletes who use it to beat pain to City workers hooked on cocaine.
My session took just over an hour.
It started with Carey asking me to hold and sniff my favourite chocolate bar and give it a rating out of ten for how much I wanted to eat it.
I answered ten out of ten — then Carey tapped out a simple sequence on my wrist and face, while asking me to repeat: “I control chocolate, chocolate doesn’t control me.”
I felt daft and was convinced it would not work. Yet when she handed me back the chocolate two minutes later, it no longer smelled so good and my craving rating was down to eight out of ten.
After another 40 minutes of the tapping sequence, I could happily throw the chocolate in the bin.
Carey describes the treatment as a “magic bullet” and says: “EFT works on the subconscious and as more than 95 per cent of what we do is subconscious, it’s the most effective way to work.”
The treatment is so simple that clients carry on using it at home themselves.
While my cravings have not disappeared completely, I can now control them with a simple tap to the hand or wrist.
And since my session, I haven’t eaten chocolate for a week.
Carey thinks most cravings can be eliminated in just two sessions.
At £80 a time, EFT is certainly expensive — but it’s cheaper than a lifetime’s shelling out for chocolate.
Boffins define choc addiction as having “strong daily cravings” and eating more than 12 bars a week. It affects more women than men and is the most common food addiction.
But eating just one bar a day could make you pile on 2st in a year and it can mask signs of clinical depression.
Celebrity addicts include Robbie Williams, who has battled drug and alcohol problems but admits the habit he cannot kick is chocolate.
He said: “About five o’clock every morning I wake up with a longing for sugar. I’ll walk down to the kitchen and eat a block of chocolate the size of Sussex.””
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