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- Tommy Canning Nov 25, 03:42 PM
I read allen carrs easy way to give up smoking I have to say it was the best thing I have done I am now off cigs since march 1st 2013 and I feel free and saving money also my health has omproved no more coughing and spluttering come on people you dont need those substitutes read the book or go to a clinic near you believe me it will be worth it again allen carr was a genius and may it continue Tommy Canning Dublin ireland
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From the desk of John Dicey, Worldwide Director, Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking
We received an interesting enquiry at Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking Clinic in London recently. A gentleman who had stopped smoking easily after attending one of our quit smoking seminars wrote to ask for advice regarding his father and how he might inspire him to stop smoking.
The writer said that while he was explaining how the stop smoking session seemed to work (to another family member) his father appeared to take some interest. The writer explained that he told his father and the family member that it was all very easy to stop smoking, that there were no scare tactics, or health lectures – in fact not a single mention of the C word! He explained that smokers are able to carry on smoking throughout the session until the end and how all the people on the course were all very happy. How it was almost miraculous in fact.
The writer’s father apparently already knows of several people who have also attended the Allen Carr’s London Stop Smoking Clinic successfully.
For Father’s Day each year the writer has purchased special “experience” gifts for his father including art exhibitions, musical extravaganzas at The Royal Albert Hall in London, and many other cultural expeditions which his father would otherwise never considered attending.
This year, for Father’s Day, he bought him a voucher to use at Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking Clinic in London. To his mind he felt there could be no greater gift than the chance to be set free from cigarettes.
Having printed off some information and placed it carefully inside his Father’s Day card along with the voucher – the writer said it actually made him feel very nervous – he was not sure how his father might react. Perhaps it was a step too far?
Apparently his father was very quiet when he received the gift. It took several weeks for him to confide in his son “About that present … I’ve no interest in it at all. Not one iota. It’s best if you just get your money back.”
And that was that.
Well – the writer was more than a little devastated and was seeking our advice on how to handle the situation.
He told us how his father has actually been stockpiling cigarettes for years. He apparently goes to Europe several times a year to buy cigarettes in their 1000s, because they’re much cheaper on the continent.
It obviously has to be a person’s own decision to give up smoking, but also obvious is the fact that most smokers will have already tried several (perhaps many) times and like most smokers, will have failed. Presumably the writer’s father feels resigned to the fact that he can’t/won’t give up. He’s obviously scared and prefers to keep his head in the sand.
Apparently the stockpile of cigarettes in his shed represents a significant investment in smoking and perhaps it is also some kind of mini victory – proud defiance.
The writer begs a great question – how can one encourage someone who actively does not want to attend the programme to do so?
Our answer has always been to live your life as a clear example of a happy non-smoker. Once smokers close to you see how relaxed and happy you are about not smoking – the hope is that it will inspire them to follow you to freedom. There is certainly a lot to be said for this tactic – but it takes patience.
Some might suggest raiding his shed-full of cigarettes while he is sleeping one night – leaving a ransom note nailed to the door “Attend Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking Clinic in London and your swag will be returned. You’ll be either a happy non-smoker and therefore have no need for the cigarettes any more (and you’ll make a killing when you sell them on) or the method will not have worked for you and the confiscated goods will be returned to you for your consumption. You really have nothing to lose and everything to gain.”
Although I like this idea – it does rely on the father retaining a sense of humour and fun on the issue and given his intransigent stance to date – I fear that might be unlikely.
Explaining how easy Allen Carr’s method makes it to stop smoking is great – but it does sound like the writer has exhausted this avenue – especially as his father already knows former smokers who have quit smoking easily with the method.
Perhaps, aside from living life as a true example of a happy non-smoker, there is one final throw of the dice that I might suggest.
Perhaps a card containing words to the following effect:
I am very sorry that you did not care for the Father’s Day gift that I brought for you. I appear to have misread your level of interest in the miraculous nature of my escape from smoking. The gift voucher I purchased for you cost £240 and no doubt you might find it hard to believe that I would spend such an amount on such a service. The amazing thing about Allen Carr’s Easyway method is that they offer a money back guarantee. If you attend 3 sessions within 3 months without cancelling or arriving late for any appointments and you fail to stop smoking – they refund their fee in full. They guarantee that not only will you stop smoking – but that you’ll find it easy to do so – again – if you do not they will refund the fee in full. There really is nothing to lose.
If you attend the sessions and find it easy to quit smoking – great. You can sell your stockpile of cigarettes and make some money to add to the money you’ll be saving in the future.
If you attend the sessions and fail to stop smoking – you get a crisp cheque from Allen Carr’s Easyway for £240 – that is my gift to you and you can spend it on whatever you like – even more cigarettes.
For my part of the bargain – if you attend the sessions – whether you stop smoking or not – I will never hassle you about your smoking again! You can smoke in peace for the rest of your life without any further comment from me on the matter.
It would be a terrible waste of £240 if you don’t give it a go – or at least attend just to get your money back.”
That would be my advice in this very difficult situation – all we need to do now is wait and see what happens next…….
Readers please note. In order to improve our search engine ranking we are obliged to use all kinds of words or phrases which we tend to avoid as part of our programme. Terms such as giving up or quitting smoking or smoking habit all have to be used in our blog text in order to score points on our page ranking. Those who have used Allen Carr’s Easyway will appreciate why these phrases are so contrary to Allen Carr’s method – hence this explanation about why we are obliged to use them outside our clinic session rooms/book texts etc. It’s all part of the mad world of search engine optimisation!
Posted on 14:50 Jun 12, 2013 by John Dicey, Worldwide Director
From time to time we have happy non-smokers who gained freedom by using Allen Carr’s Easyway volunteer to be Media Case Studies. Often newspapers, magazines, and TV programmes contact us to interview people who have stopped smoking using the method.
We thought it would be great to share some of these here:
Name: Maiju S Date of Birth: 7.8.1974
Lives in: Ulvila, Finland
Occupation: Pilot boat driver/seaman
Tried to stop smoking before with: Group hypnosis, self suggestion, nicotine blasters, will power, betting with friends.
Tell us about how you stopped smoking with Allen Carr’s Easyway: I think the method is Intelligent – was counter brainwashing and I actually enjoyed quitting smoking.
Approx date that you stopped smoking? March 2012
Briefly describe the impact on your life of having stopped smoking: It means everything to me. Health and peace of mind. When I smoked I couldn’t think about anything other than wanting to quit smoking – now I feel free.
Is there something special which you have achieved since you stopped smoking? Did you stop smoking for a specific reason? A burden has been taken away from my shoulder. From the first day I started to do things I never felt inclined to do as a smoker. I now enjoy gardening and similar simple things that I didn’t have the will or the energy to do before.
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Posted on 11:23 Jun 05, 2013
Allen Carr´s Easyway se complace en anunciar que uno de sus centros abrirá sus puertas en Guatemala en el 2013/14 (fecha a ser confirmada). Esté pendiente de más información.
Allen Carr’s Easyway are delighted to announce that a centre will be opening in Guatemala in 2013/14 (date to be confirmed). Watch this space for details…
Posted on 09:14 May 28, 2013
It’s wonderful to receive testimonials from our UK stop smoking centres. Mike Harris had a straight choice between our centres in Brighton or London (check out www.allencarrseasyway.co.uk to find your nearest Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking Clinic in the UK or www.allencarr.com for our worldwide locations.)
Full Name: Mike Harris from Haywards Heath West Sussex
Occupation: Service Manager
Have you tried to quit before and if so, which methods have you tried? Yes many times and tried all the current so called aids
Did you stop smoking using an Allen Carr book or by attending an Allen Carr’s Easyway clinic session? I attended an Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking Clinic Session
Briefly describe your thoughts on the book/clinic session: Totally amazing, came out of the session a non-smoker. Just love not being a smoker anymore
Approx date that you stopped smoking? 18.04.2013
Briefly describe the impact on your life of having stopped smoking: Feel better, able to run better distances. Can smell so many things now. It’s like a forgotten world, I’m just glad I had this choice to give up. I’m never going back to that place again!!!
Is there something special which you have achieved since you stopped smoking? I’ve started to ride my bike to work – I’ve never done that before and now I ride 11 miles a day! The reason I stopped smoking was that it had taken over my life and had become an awful secret sin.
Posted on 08:27 May 14, 2013
Full Name: Simon S from Pulborough, West Sussex, UK
Occupation: Business Manager
Have you tried to quit before and if so, which stop smoking methods have you tried? i have tried several times before. i have tried abstinence, patches, gum,inhalators and the longest any of these have work was three months
Briefly describe your thoughts on the method: i thought it was brilliant and for once i had an explanation about the addiction and it quashed all the arguments i had built up being smoker over time e.g. i enjoyed it
Approx date that you stopped smoking? 16/2/10 and i had smoked since the age of 11 = 22 years
Briefly describe the impact on your life of having stopped smoking: it has been wonderful. i recently became a father and although i never smoked in the house – i am glad that my daughter has never witnessed me smoking or has to deal with the smell.
Posted on 11:36 Apr 17, 2013