Smokin’ With Shame
We believe that smoking, like other addictions, is a symptom of underlying fears and blocks. Treating the symptom does not “cure” the problem. Unless someone is doing something immediately life-threatening (say taking heroine or crack), for us, it is not about quitting first. That would be rather like pulling a life raft away from a drowning person- lots of conflict and turmoil, and little chance of a positive outcome. Once the emotional and energetic issues are resolved, the physical addiction seems to be relatively straight forward to change.