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The Easy Way for Women to Stop Smoking: A Revolutionary Approach Using Allen Carr's Easyway Method Hardcover – January 5, 2010
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He deals first with the fear. I NEVER even tried to quit using 'willpower' before because of the fear. I was just too terrified of losing my friend, my companion, and all my coffee/cigarette rituals. He immediately acknowledged that we all think like that. But in fact we have invented these rituals as ceremonies for our next "hit".
He points out that we don't feel normal any more unless we're smoking because we are drug addicts and in a constant state of withdrawal that makes us feel empty and insecure and which can only be cured by another 'hit'. That nicotine, far from relaxing us in reality, actually makes us anxious because of what it does to the nervous system over time. But the 'hit' creates the illusion of relaxation because it's so much better than the feelings during withdrawal!
He points out a lot more and does it gently, rationally, entertainingly and never ONCE tries to scare us. And by the time I had finished the book I really was ready to jump to the other side of that proverbial line and say, "Yippee! I'm a non-smoker!"
This is key: you're supposed to smoke the whole time you read the book. So I'm sure a lot of people read really slooooowly. That's not a bad thing, that's a good thing. This is a book you want to literally live with for a few days, focus on it, re-read it again if you need to, and let it really sink in so it can change your thinking.Read more ›
There is no sensationalism -nothing about lung cancer, strokes and the usual fear tactics used to try and stop people from smoking (hey -they don't work anyway!).
By the end of this book, something inside you will have shifted, you will throw away your cigarettes without a backwards glance -free at last, forever.
Allen's way WAS EASY. I swear. I've NEVER written a book review before, but felt compelled to share with others. In fact, I've even bought four other copies for friends.
I had no withdrawals, no regrets and no cravings. I kept the ideas he said to keep in mind, and like magic, I quit and loved every moment of it. He tought me how to be and think like a non-smoker again (as we all are born). It does feel more natural.
The key? Knowing, feeling and believing (which I found out was true) that being and feeling like a non-smoker, is waaaaaaaaaaay better than how I 'though' smoking made me feel (good). I can't explain any more than that, but it did change my thinking dramatically.
He takes the way we all as smokers 'think' about ourselves and our smoking, and turns quitting into a positive. Not the negative that most smokers who want to quit, think of it as. By the time you're half way through the book, you are joyful at the excitement you have at how great you're going to feel when you quit. And it just continues!
AND I DO FEEL GREAT.
HE HELPS YOU TO THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT QUITTING AND TAKES AWAY THE FEAR.
Go ahead, buy it. You will be elated that you did!
I was really addicted to cigarettes. A 20 year habit, and even though I'd desperately wanted to quit for years, each attempt ended in failure. The most I'd managed was just a few months, and that was during my first pregnancy. Three weeks after my daughter was born, I was back at it again. My subsequent pregnancies I tried to quit, but never made it more than a few days. My husband is a vehement non-smoker, and I was desperately ashamed of my habit, and yet the urge was just too strong.
Now in my late 30's, I knew I had to do something. If not for myself, then for my young children. My oldest really wanted me to quit. There was many a time I lectured her about not smoking, with a cigarette between my own fingers, using myself as an example of what not to do and explaining to her all the ways it had made, and was making, my life so much less than it could have been. My two youngest were starting to ask me questions that made me so guilty and uncomfortable, like "Mommy what's that?" and, "Can I put that in my mouth too?" And for our entire married life, I cringed everytime my husband kissed me because I knew he was totally repulsed by the lingering cigarette odor.
So finally I decided this was it. Sure, I'd decided that before, but this time I was more desperate than ever. I went to my doctor and got a prescription for Welbutrin. I knew from an earlier attempt that it did help. You're supposed to take the Welbutrin for two weeks before you quit. I used those two weeks to read Alan Carr's book. (Thank you, Amazon, for making these reviews available.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this for my daughter, who is trying to stop smoking. She is still reading the book. It's too early to claim success.Published 13 hours ago by Amazon Customer
I am ready to become a non smoker. I will definitely recommend to others and thank the person who recommended it to me!Published 4 days ago by v.waegli
I read this book on a trip to Florida in July of 2014 and I haven't smoked since. It was something to do on the flight there and back. Read morePublished 12 days ago by J. Brugh
Take time to read completely and review what doesn't make sense this is an effective measure to help one stop. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Laundry momma
I was skeptical about this book, but it has worked for me so far. It really is a no nonsense approach to quitting. Read morePublished 21 days ago by HLandon
I was surprised at how easy it was. There were no gimmicks or magic words to banish the wanting or needing of a cigarette. I just didn't want one anymore! Read morePublished 22 days ago by Patricia Ponshock
Good advise very helpful strategies, however it didn't do it for me.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer