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Re: Allen Carr's Book

Posted: 20 Jan 2011 20:41
by Ladysnoops
Yep Bev, Hypnotic is a good description! I am an avid reader anyway and I love when I find someone who's writing style keeps my interest....regardless of the subject. Allen Carr was certainly one of those writers! I'll have to see what other books he wrote and see if any peak my interest. Not a smoker and don't need to lose weight, but maybe he has some other self help books that would be beneficial to me. Wonder if he has one on learning to be patient ;)

Best,

Linda

Re: Allen Carr's Book

Posted: 20 Jan 2011 21:42
by lawrence
Hope you get a lot out of the book, Denise.

And Linda I too am thinking that I will have to re-read the book, as there is just so much in there that there is a danger that you'll forget some of it after a while and then start to feel temptation again. I think that with re-reading it and chatting with you folks on here I stand a much better chance than before.

Anyway, it's getting late in the UK, so I shall see you all tomorrow <:)>

Re: Allen Carr's Book

Posted: 20 Jan 2011 21:51
by nettii
He has one (which I've got) on how to stop worrying. It's quite basic but got some good points in it.

Re: Allen Carr's Book

Posted: 23 Jan 2011 02:14
by Ladysnoops
I think I need that one nettii ;) ;)

Thanks!

Linda

Re: Allen Carr's Book

Posted: 23 Jan 2011 15:47
by Bela
I took notes on the book . . . the parts that were meaningful to me.
I can easily go back to the notes now without going back to the entire book.
They key thing for me was accepting the NO BENEFITS of drinking part.
Then it clicked.

Re: Allen Carr's Book

Posted: 23 Jan 2011 16:46
by nettii
I think I need that one nettii

Thanks!

Linda
And I need to read it again!!! :D

Re: Allen Carr's Book

Posted: 24 Jan 2011 13:02
by Sandy
bumping this thread for Doris
Sandy

Re: Allen Carr's Book

Posted: 31 Jan 2011 03:31
by momof5girls
This book has really made me understand that I have been in a prison and that there is a way out.
I have decided to take it and never question that decision.

Re: Allen Carr's Book

Posted: 31 Jan 2011 19:18
by Ladysnoops
momof5girls, The book has really helped me understand how I got to where I am and how to get out of the vicious cycle. I'm not where I want to be yet, but am working on getting there everyday. I have TONS more sober days than drinking days and I'm still aiming for total abstinence. I will reread the book periodically to reinforce what I've learned.

Hope you are doing well on your quest towards a happier and healthier you <:)> <:)>

Linda

Re: Allen Carr's Book

Posted: 20 Feb 2011 04:26
by Denise1973
Hi everyone

The book arrived. Infact I ordered two. One for smoking and one for alcohol. I m currently reading the alcohol book to help kick this horrible stuff.

I want to feel healthy again. He mentions that in the book that if you quit drinking and smoking you get much healthier and thats what I want. Once I beat this habit the next will be smoking. One at a time.

I borrowed it to a friend and she quit smoking. ;)?

Re: Allen Carr's Book

Posted: 20 Feb 2011 17:03
by qow
I've ordered this book this morning, and also phoenix in a bottle. Will report back what I think ;)?

Re: Allen Carr's Book

Posted: 23 Feb 2011 19:16
by Ladysnoops
Denise and qow, How are you liking the Allen Carr book??

Linda

Re: Allen Carr's Book

Posted: 24 Feb 2011 02:00
by Denise1973
I am loving it. I love the fact that he says the obvious that we do not normally consider.

His writing style reminds me of me. When I explain something to someone that I am passionate about, I explain it in a way that makes them realise the truth and the obvious, I bring it to the surface. I work in sales which this style works to my advantage.

I am at the moment battling as to whether I can control this demon. The EAF! My friends can and it makes me wonder, well, can I? Surely I can? Allen Carr says we are never in control. I have asked my friends and they say that they just consider consequences and how much they need to feel incontrol ie know when they are starting to get sloshed and know when to cut back. Only drink at weekends. Setting alcohol rules etc.

I have not finished his book. I do intend to within a week or so (a slow reader).

I need to do whats right for me. I could be talking boll**ks atm because I could come here soon with my tail between my legs so I will keep you updated. I am going through the process of learning.

All I do know is this. Why the bugger should I let some substance have a rule over my life and my mind? Ive quit other stuff before. I have gained control of my life in many different instances, so why not this? Another thing I think about is, if you quit alcohol then perhaps the alcohol has won because you would rather steer clear than control it. It still controls you if you avoid it. It still has that hold.

I make the decisions for my life. I am in control of my life. I would ideally take that hold it has on me and understand it, be very aware of it in every way it may effect me and face it head on to find a way to control it.

Re: Allen Carr's Book

Posted: 24 Feb 2011 02:15
by Ladysnoops
Denise, I had many of the same thoughts about the book. It is amazing that so much of what he says; we really already know, but just don't think about it the way he describes it. I loved his writing style and feel I learned so much about how I got to this point in my addiction. I still am not where I want to be, but I feel I am getting there everyday. Sounds like you are still in a serious "pondering" stage based on what you have read in the book. Once you are done with the book, you will probably do a lot of "mulling over" what you have read....I know I did. I plan on re-reading the book some day.

Happy reading and mulling.....I'm sure it will help you in some way and hopefully in a big way \:)/ \:)/

<:)> <:)>

Linda

Re: Allen Carr's Book

Posted: 24 Feb 2011 02:57
by Denise1973
Thanks for that.

In the meantime I have realised there are other things to do. I have music equiptment I can use to keep myself busy so will try and utilise that.

<:)>

Re: Allen Carr's Book

Posted: 24 Feb 2011 03:15
by Ladysnoops
Staying busy is must for me Denise ;)? If I get bored, I am likely to turn to my old friend :evil: :evil: to relieve the boredom :roll: I think that is why I have so much trouble on the weekend, often too much time on my hands.

Signing off for now. I hope you get a good night's sleep <:)> <:)>

Linda

Re: Allen Carr's Book

Posted: 30 Jul 2012 00:58
by ProudMum
I can't wait for my copy to arrive (ordered it online as I couldn't find it locally and it's going to be another 1-2 weeks).

I know not everyone in this thread has been successful but some of your 'last drink dates' are very impressive!
(Unless you've left to go drinking lol).

Re: Allen Carr's Book

Posted: 01 Aug 2012 10:37
by MsTique
I've just finished reading this book and I'm ready to stop drinking alcohol. I'm taking on board everything he's written and ..... that's it, I'm free! (::)

Lee x

p.s. For anyone about to read it, I recommend that you take his advice not to stop drinking until you finish the whole book..... understanding the philosophy behind drinking alcohol and why we do it is the important key.

p.p.s. :lol: My first read was very quick. I'm going to read over it again so I can retain much of what is written. I've found when studying, that subsequent readings reinforce content and bring up new points.

Re: Allen Carr's Book

Posted: 05 Nov 2012 22:42
by Delpar79
Im being a bit cheap but has anyone found a link where you can print out a PDF. Its a bit more discreet when printed on paper then with the book cover it has.

Many thanks :)

Re: Allen Carr's Book

Posted: 05 Nov 2012 22:58
by georgebest
delpar if you get a pdf will you pass it on ()o want to read this book