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discovery that human beings by changing the inner
attitudes of their minds, can change the outer
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Drug Addiction–One Minute Wonder

In my last post, I briefly discussed how EFT can break through food addictions; a great help to anyone trying to lose weight.

I have had success with the mild drug tobacco, in cigarette and chewing tobacco form. But, as of yet I had not had an opportunity to help anyone with a true drug addiction. As I write this, I do not yet know if the benefits that this person gained will be permanent. But the response in the moment was shocking.

In EFT, we have occasionally what we call "one minute wonders." (OMW) An OMW occurs when in only one round of applied EFT, something disappears completely. Similar to seeing good magic, we are left amazed and astonished and wondering how it happened. And the answer is, I have no idea. But it does happen with enough frequency that it is very welcome, and very fun to be a part of. Likely, the person has an imbalance that is quickly corrected. I don't know why some people get the OMW and others have to apply several more rounds for similar results.

And so it was with Jane recently. (Not her real name). I was working with Jane because she was under a lot of stress that if not brought under control, will require medical intervention. Jane is doing what she can with her life and diet to encourage change. But she also wants to bring the stress levels down in hopes that the body will heal naturally.

While visiting with Jane, it came out that she used to smoke pot every day all day long for years, and that helped her deal with her stress. But because of life changes and improvements, Jane decided one day to stop using that drug. To her credit, in 6 years, she has not used it, even though there has been tremendous stress in her life.

While tapping with Jane, I wondered if not being able to use the substance, was creating as much stress as the stress itself. I asked Jane, if I had a joint right now, and there were no reason why you could not smoke it, would you take it? She said she would smoke it right then and there and the desire was an obvious 10. Wow! A definitely difficult situation. The great desire was balanced by her own moral choices. I have HUGE respect for her will power over the last 6 years.

So, we simply did basic EFT. "Even though I want a joint so bad…..I love and accept myself." We actually did two rounds without the setup in between. When I asked what the level of desire for the joint was after only two short rounds, I was astonished when I was told it was no longer wanted or needed. After thorough questioning I was convinced. It was completely gone.

There is a chance, that it is gone for good. Only time will tell. There is also a chance, that given other stressful situations, that desire will return. The reasons for any addiction are often because of underlying stress and anxiety. If you do not address that underlying stress and anxiety specifically, then it can be difficult to break an addiction. This is why you see people stop smoking and either gain weight or increase the amount of coffee they drink. Their addiction shifts to something else because the anxiety is still there. The stress is still there.

I am hoping for permanent results for Jane. I will be checking back with her and will report whether there is more work to do, or whether she continues to be free from it.


I am not a licensed physician or psychiatrist. I am a teacher and a certified EFT consultant and I use EFT with clients to target and address stress in the body. I cannot and do not diagnose, nor do I guarantee you will have excellent results though typically the average person can get 50-70% success with their own use. If it's not working, it may just mean there are techniques you don't know. That's when I can help.

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EFT is a very flexible improvement tool that can be used for just about everything. Although I try to remain true to my training, I am using my version of it here. I have had extraordinary results and urge you to contact me for more information. I don't have medical or psychology training, but offer EFT as a teacher and coach.