Changing habits can be hard. You often can’t do it on willpower alone.
In fact, I think that bringing lightness to the task is much more effective than straining and effort, which may leave you feeling not only frustrated, but like a failure. As you observe the return of good health–feelings of well-rested energy, strength and vitality–it will no longer be difficult to change. In fact, you will eagerly embrace your new lifestyle.
But, until that happens, things can be tough. . .
One of my favorite techniques to help my patients overcome those hard-to-change habits is the Emotional Freedom Technique.
EFT is a self-acupressure technique, used on the same acupuncture points I use in the treatment room. Combined with positive affirmations, it’s an amazingly powerful technique for overcoming psychological blocks that is super easy to use. I used to offer EFT as a separate service in my practice and used it one on one with many patients dealing with intractable problems–obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, phobias–with great results.
Once you begin to look for resources on EFT, you’ll find them everywhere–on Youtube videos, websites, books, DVD’s, audio downloads.
I recommend checking out “Clearing Your Cravings with EFT” by Dr. Carol Look. It’s a good resource, not only for dealing with cravings, but how to use EFT to cope with all sorts of habits and desires on your road to health.
Once you have reviewed the introductory materials, I’d be happy to work with you one-on-one to give tips and tricks from my own experience with the technique.