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Posted by Corene on November 15, 2000 at 19:19:37:

In Reply to: Re: Smoking--Any suggestions for a many time quit/start? posted by James on November 13, 2000 at 11:39:51:

Thanks, James. I do have yoga tapes and my boyfriend and I are into meditation on a regular basis. We are now on day 5 of not smoking.

: I used a book to quit smoking 30 months ago called "how to quit smoking the easy way" by Alan Carr it's published in the U.K. but I imagine you can obtain it in the U.S it really helped. frankly you posess the first thing needed and that's a real hatred of tobacco that means eventually you will find the willpower to quit. basically weigh up the pros and cons as a mental exercise focus on the benifits of quitting, Sense of smell, taste, more money no coughing etc. etc. etc. what are you getting from your cigarettes? As far as I can see the only benefit from smoking is you get to not feel your emotions. Everytime you light one up try and identify which emotion you're pushing down anger, sadness, fear, joy, more anger. Just try this for a while till you become really in tune with your emotions keep smoking keep hating it but notice how you're using smoke not to feel.
: Then try not smoking! confront the emotion experience it as safely as possible and let it go and move on trying not to smoke. first 1 day then 2 days then 4 days then 8 days etc. Also yoga and meditaion really help because they teach you how to breath again when you're smoking you aint breathing. I hope this is some help let me know

: James


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