Stop smoking can be challenging to give up. Especially if you are motivated in trying for a baby?
It is strongly advised to give up smoking well before becoming pregnant. Smoking during pregnancy can significantly harmful to an unborn child. For a variety of reasons, some parents and mothers do not quit smoking during pregnancy. If you are having difficulty stopping, then try this method.
Stop Smoking #1: What Is The Allen Carr Method?
Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking approaches smoking from a different perspective. We don’t focus on the negative reasons of why you shouldn’t smoke ” all smokers know this. Instead we look at why you continue to smoke despite the obvious disadvantages, and using a combination of psychotherapy and hypnotherapy, we change the way you think about smoking so you simply don’t want to. If you don’t want to, it takes no willpower not to, making the whole process easy and enjoyable.
The program is available via small group clinic, book or DVD format and with 150 clinics in 50 countries worldwide and a 30 year track record, we are the most successful smoking cessation program in the world.
Stop Smoking #2: How Effective Is The Allen Carr Method?
Our clinics are the only major smoking cessation program to offer a Money Back Guarantee and based on the terms of our money back guarantee, our success rate is over 90%. (The terms of our money back guarantee are explained at the end). Two independent scientific studies show the success rate to be above 50% after a 12 month period, which is still significantly higher than any other method. Plus it’s drug and chemical free and therefore completely safe for you and your baby.
An article published by the Journal of Addictive Behaviours (November 2006) measured the effectiveness of different smoking cessation methods over a 12 month period and the following success rates were found:
Cold turkey 3.4%
Telephone help lines 5.4%
Nicotine Gum 5.7%
Nicotine Patch 6.2%
Zyban + patch 7.7%
Allen Carr’s Easyway 53.3%
Stop Smoking #3: What Do You Think Makes It So Effective?
One of the things that keeps smokers trapped is fear. Fear we won’t be able to enjoy life; fear we won’t be able to cope; fear that we’ll have to go through some awful trauma to be free of it and fear that we’re giving up our friend or crutch. By changing the way you think about smoking, we remove the fear and once you understand how the smoking trap works, it becomes easy and requires no willpower.
Stop Smoking #4: What Is The Problem With Nicotine Patches and Medications?
Champix (Varenicline), Zyban (Bupropion) and nicotine replacement therapy are not recommended for use by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding because of the effects they can have on the baby. Even for someone who isn’t pregnant or breastfeeding taking these products can have many side effects including the following:
constipation, diarrhoea, feeling bloated, indigestion, wind, vomiting, stomach discomfort, headache, dizziness, sleepiness, abnormal dreams, depression, feeling tired, increased appetite, changes in taste.
Headaches, difficulty sleeping, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting and constipation.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy
Headaches, nausea plus other digestive problems and difficulties getting to sleep.
Are there any side effects to using Allen Carr’s Method?
There are no negative side effects from using Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking method.
In addition to this, nicotine replacements keep you hooked on the drug and therefore wanting more of it, but the main issue with these approaches is they don’t change the way you think about smoking. If you don’t change the way you think about it, you go through life feeling that you’re making a sacrifice or giving something up, which leaves you feeling deprived, that you’re missing out on something and therefore vulnerable.
Stop Smoking #5: What About Stopping Smoking Suddenly?
It is completely safe for you to stop smoking immediately without using any medications or substitutes. Once you see that you receive no real pleasure or crutch from smoking, it won’t be stressful to stop and you’ll feel wonderful as a non-smoker during your pregnancy. Allen Carr’s Easyway will also give you the know how to achieve the right mind-set where you won’t feel vulnerable about returning to smoking.
Stop Smoking #6: When Is The Right Time To Stop Smoking? What About When I Am Pregnant?
Now is the right time to stop and especially if you’re pregnant. Think about it. When you lit that first experimental cigarette all those years ago, you didn’t plan on being a smoker for the rest of your life. You certainly wouldn’t have thought back then that you’d still be doing it now. If you don’t do it now, when will you do it?
Stop Smoking #7: How Quickly Will It Work?
It will work as soon as you put out your final cigarette. The seminar lasts for around 5 hours and you can smoke during the session. By the end of the session you’ll be chomping at the bit to smoke that final cigarette and will feel a sense of relief and freedom when it’s done.
Stop Smoking #8: I’m Worried About Missing Out On xxxxx By Not Smoking
When you stop smoking using Allen Carr’s Easyway, the only thing you’ll miss out on is bad breath, stained teeth and fingers, coughing, wheezing, lethargy and the mental anguish of being a smoker! You’ll enjoy life so much more as a happy non-smoker and will not feel deprived.
Stop Smoking #9: I’m Worried About Putting On Weight
We hear more feedback from our clients about losing weight rather than gaining weight! When smokers stop by using other methods, they feel miserable and deprived and often turn to food as a substitute to end the empty feeling. Using Allen Carr’s Easyway you’ll feel free and liberated and won’t need any substitutes.
Stop Smoking #10: I’m Worried About Failing And Finding It Hard To Get Motivated. What Should I Do?
It’s natural to feel this way, after all, your previous attempts haven’t worked for you. But once you understand smoking and the light bulb comes on, you’ll see things quite differently. And we’re so confident of our approach, that we offer a genuine money back guarantee and free ongoing support sessions if you need a little extra help.
Stop Smoking #11: Smoking Helps Calm Me Down, What Will I Do?
What do non-smokers do to relax or relieve stress? Smoking gives the illusion of calming you down but the reality is it increases your heart rate and blood pressure whilst starving your brain of oxygen, so physically it’s impossible to feel more calm and relaxed after you light up.
This is just another of the clever illusions of smoking, but once you understand how the confidence trick works, you’ll feel much more calm and relaxed and be able to handle and enjoy life so much more.
Stop Smoking #12: What Should I Do Right Now If I Want To Stop Smoking?
Call us on 1300 848 028 for a no obligation chat or visit www.allencarr.com.au to read more and check out some of our fabulous testimonials. Every single Allen Carr therapist was once a smoker themselves who found it easy and enjoyable to quit smoking, so we do understand how you might be feeling. We know because we’ve been there.
And with our genuine money back guarantee, you have nothing to lose just everything to gain.
Stop Smoking #13: What are the terms of the Allen Carr Money Back Guarantee?
If within three months from the date of your first session you are still smoking and decide not to stop, your fee will be refunded in full without inquisition. Your word will be taken on trust. However, we would request you on your part to be genuine in your desire to stop.
This guarantee will be invalidated in any of the following events:
1) That you cancel, postpone or fail to attend any session or arrive over fifteen minutes late for any session.
2) That you fail to attend at least two free back-up sessions within three months of the date of your first session.
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