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Quitting Smoking: How to Use Emotional Freedom Techniques
The International Journal of Healing and Caring (2013)
  • Peta B Stapleton, Dr, Bond University
  • Brett Porter
  • Terri Sheldon
Abstract

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) have been gaining strength in the published literature as strategies to reduce arousal symptoms such as anxiety. EFT falls under the umbrella of energy psychology techniques which combine physical or somatic processes with cognitive focus in order to reduce psychological distress. This article discusses the practical application of EFT to smoking cessation, and the associated physical and psychological concerns that can be addressed.

Keywords
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT),
  • cigarettes,
  • smoking,
  • quit smoking,
  • energy psychology,
  • acupuncture point,
  • acupuncture point,
  • tapping
Publication Date
2013
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Citation Information
Peta B Stapleton, Brett Porter and Terri Sheldon. "Quitting Smoking: How to Use Emotional Freedom Techniques" The International Journal of Healing and Caring Vol. 13 Iss. 1 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/peta_stapleton/14/