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This book helps ulneash what is already in your mind
on August 2, 2005
I have found Mr Carr's books (both Easyway and Onlyway) quite inspiring and they both helped me stop smoking for a few months each time (I had failed many attempts previously)
However I find that it is really all in your mind and although the book is right and Mr Carr's repetitive style ensures that the message is penciled in, it is important to re-read the book regularly, only that it is very tiring
The first few weeks after I stopped smoking I felt that I would never ever light up another; however, it does happen to fall back to the nasty habbit, only what I find is that each time I fall back I smoke less than the time before.
There are a lot of axioms in Mr Carr's book that even though I read them with an open mind, I dont necessarily agree. For instance, I dont agree that the natural tendency is to chainsmoke. Perhaps sometimes like saturday nights, but most of the weekdays, the smell of smoke makes me dizzy; In addition, smoking does not necessarily isolate one socially. For instance, I live in Greece and non smoking is more of an isolator.
Having said all that, it is a good thing to read the book as it is really the only aid out there (other than what is in us) that trully helps
I would like to stress that it is useful to re-read the book after three -six months, when we start forgetting how awful it is to smoke and are tempted to start again.
I would also recommend a hypnotherapy session at the end of the reading. It will boost the message and determination to quit a lot