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Allen Carr
« on: March 04, 2016, 04:18:59 pm »
Is currently helping my best friend ( who is also my cousin) to quit smoking. She is now 5 days without a cigarette and I am so so happy for her, as I never thought I would see the day that she would do it.
I have never ever told her that I thought she should give up, as i wouldn't have appreciated anyone telling me to do it, just because they had!
She is adamant that she will never smoke another cigarette and seeing as she is as stubborn as I am, I know she won't go back on it.
She highly recommends this book as it has changed her whole way of thinking!  :foundbeer:  :)
 
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Re: Allen Carr
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2016, 04:44:37 pm »
That's wonderful news hon, you must be so chuffed for her! :hug: 

I know over the years I've heard a few quitting books mentioned, all of which offer a form of CBT, but Allen Carr seems to be the most common and there's a fair few of us on here who attribute our quits, at least in part, to his books.
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Re: Allen Carr
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2016, 05:00:46 pm »
Personally it didn't interest me to read a book  but she was explaining to me how it worked and it did seem really interesting and it does make sense  :)
 

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Re: Allen Carr
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2016, 05:17:02 pm »
Whatever helps I think. Personally I have an aversion to Allen Carr, but I am not typical.
 
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Re: Allen Carr
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2016, 09:34:56 pm »
I know a couple of people who said the Allen Carr book really helped them.  I tried to read it a few years ago but it didn't help me at all, didn't even bother to finish it.  I wonder if I just wasn't ready to give up at that time.
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Re: Allen Carr
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2016, 08:57:43 am »
I was the same but again I think I just wasn't ready.

I think the book is very accurate in describing what happens when the switch in your brain suddenly trips.  If you're approaching that moment when you read it I can imagine it would be a very useful tool for providing the inspiration and momentum you need to quit.
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Re: Allen Carr
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2016, 01:35:38 pm »
I think the closest I ever got, was being in the same room as the book.
Not for me, as I very rarely believe what I read....
I would need to be told or shown - i.e prove it!

But if it helps some people then go for it.
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Used Champix this time and it worked a treat!!
Last smoke 1 Nov 2013 and still going strong :)
 

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Re: Allen Carr
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2016, 04:34:56 pm »
@hellerscatch , this negative reaction to Allen Carr has surprised me because I know that very many heroic quitters say they owe it all to him. Let's hope he does the trick for your cousin/friend.
I actually had a private session with him and let's say we didn't "click". However my husband had a private session with him and never had another cigarette!!! I must agree it depends on your state of mind. Good luck to your cousin .ps. Our meetings were 1984 or so before he was so famous
 

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Re: Allen Carr
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2016, 05:00:42 pm »
It's odd how one thing works for some but not for others isn't it?

My BIL quit following a session of hynotherapy. Never smoked again. My sister used the same hypnotherapist but it had no effect on her at all. Weird.
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Re: Allen Carr
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2017, 08:39:34 pm »
i read Allen Carrs book. It was extremely hard to get through. It drove me mad because it was so boring and repetitive (which i think is the whole point) I also took champix and managed to give up on day 8 of taking the tablets, I think the book did help because it make me feel like an idiot for smoking!
 

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Re: Allen Carr
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2017, 09:59:36 am »
 ;D ;D ;D

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