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From the desk of John Dicey, Worldwide Director, Allen Carr’s Easyway
In 2013 we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Allen Carr discovering his method. Since 1983 EASYWAY has been applied to many different addictions with phenomenal success. At Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking Clinic in London we now offer treatment for, not just smoking, weight, and alcohol – but for “other drugs” as well.
Robin Hayley & Crispin Hay have worked tirelessly to ensure that the method can be applied to a whole host of drug addictions including crack cocaine, cocaine, heroin, opium, marijuana, prescription drugs, and solvents.
There don’t appear to be many alternatives to hugely expensive (and normally residential) treatments such as those provided by The Priory or local health authorities and it’s wonderful to see so many people suffering from addiction to these drugs being freed (often in one 5-6 hour session) at our London Clinic.
There needs to be an alternative to The Priory which is painfully expensive and often only available to those with the means to afford the service and although drug sessions at Allen Carr’s London Clinic are conducted on a One to One basis they remain extremely affordable at £550. This price not only includes free of charge back-up sessions for the few that require them – but also the same money back guarantee that has been enjoyed by our stop smoking and stop drinking clients for more than 25 years.
Addiction to drugs is something that touches so many people in London and the Home Counties and now we have clients flying from all over the world to attend the clinic. Drug addiction seems to cross all sections of London society with recent clients seeking treatment for their addiction coming from every kind of profession imaginable. This month we have seen an electrician, a paralegal, construction worker, estate agent, publisher, student, banker, refuse collector, artist, and an IT professional seeking treatment for anything from crack to cannabis, from heroin to cocaine, Amphetamine to Ketamine to prescription drug addiction.
Rather than an alternative to The Priory or other addiction centres Allen Carr’s Easyway deserves to be the first choice for the treatment of drug addiction in London, the Home Counties and beyond.
Allen Carr’s Easyway isn’t about forcing people to become “Goody Two Shoes” types…for example people who come to us to stop smoking certainly don’t have to stop drinking in order to do so (to the relief of many clients it has to be said)… but if someone has issues with drugs, whether legal or illegal, and wants to stop – we are here to help them at Allen Carr’s Easyway Clinic – London.
To enjoy “Goody Two Shoes – Don’t drink – don’t smoke – what do you do?” by Adam and The Ants from 1982 click below –
Posted on 12:21 Dec 09, 2011 by John Dicey, Worldwide Director
From the desk of John Dicey, Worldwide Director, Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking
Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking Team in London are used to dealing with all kinds of requests; from celebrity clients who want to stop smoking in the privacy of their own homes – to global corporate clients who want to help their staff stop smoking at stop smoking seminars held in their London offices. But even the team in London were excited to hear from Jamie Oliver’s brilliant Fifteen Apprentice programme in London. The Fifteen Apprentice Programme, part of the Jamie Oliver Foundation, uses the magic of food to give young people a chance to have a better future. Now in its tenth year the programme is seeking to do as much as it can to encourage the young people embarking on a career in catering to establish positive patterns.
We were delighted to arrange a seminar via our London stop smoking clinic’s corporate service and it was wonderful to receive the feedback from Jamie Oliver’s team and the attendees. Testimonials from people who have stopped smoking can really encourage smokers to attempt to stop. Clearly – when smokers hear how easy it can be to stop (as long as you know how) it encourages them even more.
Nikki Giles from The Jamie Oliver Foundation provided some lovely feedback “I am so grateful that Allen Carr’s Easyway agreed and facilitated a stop smoking workshop for our apprentices. Each year we have a majority who smoke and who want to quit but have never managed to successfully. The workshop was the first time I have ever experienced such a genuinely effective method which removes the struggle typifying most attempts to quit. Thank you very much.”
It’s even more wonderful to hear a selection of comments about Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking in London from some of the participants from the Fifteen Apprentice Programme
Kelsey “I enjoyed the workshop, I learnt more about how smoking affects you mentally and physically. I haven’t smoked since and I would recommend it to anyone who is thinking seriously about quitting.”
Ayssa “After the workshop I feel really liberated and I am not dreading as much the next occasion when I might want a cigarette (as I did when I tried quitting before). I can’t think of a single good reason for smoking anymore and feel a lot more confident about being a non-smoker.”
Michael “Before the workshop I had many poor reasons for smoking, like boredom. The Allen Carr course has made me realise that there are no actual benefits to smoking and I’m confident that I won’t ever go back.”
Abd “It was an engaging, though provoking and life changing day!”
The seminar was presented by Colleen Dwyer, a senior therapist at Allen Carr’s Easyway’s London clinic. Colleen has helped tens of thousands of smokers stop smoking in London and says “It’s a wonderful feeling helping people to stop smoking. If that wasn’t great enough – helping them to find it easy to stop smoking as opposed to them feeling like they’ve quit smoking with a sense of loss – is a magical factor. It’s why so many smokers in London (and 40 other locations in the UK and 45+ countries around the globe) who want to get off cigarettes choose Allen Carr’s Easyway.”
In the South East of England Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking have sessions regularly in London, Reading, Staines, Bournemouth, Southampton, Brighton, Maidstone, and Aylesbury.
Posted on 14:46 Nov 22, 2011 by John Dicey, Worldwide Director
From the desk of John Dicey, Worldwide Director, Allen Carr’s Easyway
It’s great to see our publisher in France getting behind the launch of the latest edition in their range of Allen Carr books. The illustrated version of Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking is featured in this silent short promo.
Stop Smoking Now (the latest version of the written method) should also be published in France imminently. The books and stop smoking clinics have been incredibly successful in France over the years and it is wonderful to see our long standing relationship with this publisher continue to generate great sales and help save hundreds of thousands of lives in France.
You can find the full range of Allen Carr books in French here
or click here for information about our stop smoking centres in France.
Click here to see the promo.
Posted on 15:38 Nov 17, 2011 by John Dicey, Worldwide Director
From the desk of John Dicey, Worldwide Director, Allen Carr’s Easyway
We are very lucky to have a variety of hugely motivated, highly dedicated, and extremely capable people within Allen Carr’s Easyway organisation across the world. It can often be of interest to smokers who want to stop to hear how our team around the world has been gathered and this is the fourth in a series of features that look at the various journeys that members of Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking Therapist team have taken; from being some of the most accomplished and active smokers on the planet to becoming happy non-smokers and world-leaders in the field of stopping smoking.
Paul Melvin, Allen Carr’s Easyway Scotland writes:
I fell into the smoking trap around the age of twelve. All my friends were doing it and just to be one of the gang I puffed away trying not to cough my lungs up. My father died at the age of 47 years old due to smoking and by this time I was a confirmed 10 a day smoker at the ripe old age of 16 years old. My family arranged an appointment with the doctor for me to try to persuade me to stop smoking. I looked at the doctor with a blank expression as he warbled on about lung cancer and heart disease. I thought “I can stop when I want to” but I didn’t realise then that I was no more in control of smoking than a fly who lands on the predatory pitcher plant for the first time and thinks it can fly away at any point. Little did I know I’d be back at the same surgery 12 years later begging the doctor to free me from nicotine addiction.
Fast forward to that point at 28 years old and I’d become a chain-smoking physical wreck. By this time I was incapable of running and coughed the contents of my lungs up every morning knowing it was going to kill me. At this point I decided it was time to quit or die in a few years and this is where my nightmare began.
I began by trying to use willpower to quit but this was a nightmare. My first few attempts were scuppered after one hour or so. I’d put myself into a blind panic at the mere thought of losing what I thought of as “my little friend” so I decided to seek the help of my doctor.
I couldn’t believe that the doctor wanted to prescribe me more nicotine and this would seemingly help me it to quit. It didn’t!!!! I’d take the patches off to have a cigarette then try unsuccessfully to stick them back on leaving a trail of fallen nicotine patches wherever I went. I soon gave up on this strategy thinking I’d never be free.
I also tried Laser Therapy where someone fires a laser gun into your ear and this supposedly makes you quit. I was desperate for a cigarette the moment I left the building. Another failed attempt and waste of my time and money. I’d become resigned to the possibility of spending the rest of my short life as a hopeless smoker.
One day my mother said a friend had told her about a stop smoking method that I should try. It was called Allen Carr’s Easyway. Although they had stop smoking clinics all over the world I thought it would be just another waste of time but two things made me think again. One was that you could smoke throughout the seminar/session (halleluiah) and the other was that the method provided a money-back guarantee. I really didn’t think there was anything to lose by giving it a try.
I gave the clinics a call and found out that the therapist was an ex-smoker. This helped to convince me to give it a go. I arrived at the session with much trepidation and a full pack of twenty cigarettes.
I sat in a comfy chair for the next five hours and puffed my way through most of the pack and learned the truth about nicotine addiction. This took away my fear of stopping and towards the end I started to get really excited. I went through a ritual of smoking a final cigarette and knew at that moment – I was free. I was still apprehensive about the physical withdrawal pangs though…. I needn’t have worried.. The slight feeling of emptiness I felt later that day was actually enjoyable as I knew my body was kicking out the nicotine for the last time.
Since that day 8 years ago I’ve never ever contemplated having another cigarette and once again feel great about life. This is what Allen Carr’s Easyway has done for me. I considered myself the most hopeless smoker in the world. If it can do that for me – anyone can do it!
I’ve also used Allen Carr’s Easyway as a catalyst to achieving other seemingly impossible feats in my life such as running my own business and pushing myself academically to limits I didn’t think possible. My greatest feat though, was studying to become a therapist for Allen Carr’s Easyway and after 18 months of arduous training becoming part of a global family of Allen Carr stop smoking therapists around the world.
For more information about Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking Clinics and how to find it easy to stop smoking click on your country’s flag on www.allencarrr.com
Did you find it easy to quit smoking? Maybe you could help to spread the word?
Do you know of anyone who you would like to help stop smoking? Tell them about this story and if they mention it when they book a session at any one of our stop smoking clinics across the world they can obtain a 10% discount (not valid in conjunction with any other offer or promotion).
Posted on 11:24 Nov 16, 2011 by John Dicey, Worldwide Director
The Fifteen Apprentice Programme, founded in 2002 by Jamie Oliver, uses the magic of food to give young people a chance to have a better future. Now in its tenth year the programme is seeking to do as much as it can to encourage the young people embarking on a career in catering to establish positive patterns.
It’s a known fact that smoking can alter the palate of a chef, so Fifteen is committed to helping those who do smoke, with the tools to quit. Helping the youngsters to stop smoking is one way to inspire a healthier lifestyle.
Nikki Giles of Jamie Oliver Foundation says “Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking Clinics and books have an amazing global reputation for helping smokers of all ages to stop smoking – so it was a natural choice for us to approach Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking Clinic in London about their Corporate Stop Smoking Service”.
John Dicey, Worldwide Director of Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking organisation comments “Many employers are realising that helping their staff to quit smoking not only improves productivity, reduces absenteeism through sickness, and reduces health insurance costs but is a tangible and lasting gift for their smoking employees in terms of their health, freedom from addiction, and money saved (a 20-a-day smoker can spend more than £2,000 a year on cigarettes). It’s wonderful to be involved in helping Fifteen’s apprentices to stop smoking as they work towards graduating and we are delighted to be involved. As well as the health benefits of course – chefs who smoke do tend to over-season their food so diners can have an even greater experience if their chef is a non-smoker”.
To celebrate the Fifteen project Allen Carr’s Easyway Clinics are delighted to offer a £50 discount to anyone who mentions “FIFTEEN” when booking a session at any UK Allen Carr’s Easyway Clinic before the end of 2011 (normal cost £220 including money back guarantee). Call 0800 389 2115 or www.allencarr.com for more information.
Posted on 09:17 Nov 07, 2011 by John Dicey, Worldwide Director