Resident Lead Bender
- Feb 16, 2008
Thank you. A friend of mine who has also encouraged me to try and quit again has told me about this Allen Carr thing. He apparrently went to a workshop or something of his....but it was bloody expensive. He said he went to it and walked out of there and never touched a cigarette again. I am very sceptical of things like that though, specially considering how expensive it is .... but I did not know there is a book you can read. Thought you have to go to the workshop stuff.Well done Ockie! I do believe that you should try the Allen Carr book though.. you need to change the mindset that you are giving up nicotine as if giving up is some sort of sacrifice. The correct mindset is to rather think of it as "escaping nicotine".. You will find that the cravings will be much less.. perhaps even non-existant.
I have quit cold turkey before, even without the patches.....so I know I have it in me. I just tend to turn into a a rather unpleasant person while I am doing it. When my sister gave me the patches she made it clear that when I start, I am not to come visit her. Last time I quit we were living on the same property and well, I pretty much would go ape **** if she just looked at me funny. At least now I am not like that, but turning into a sex fiend seems to be my other coping mechanism if that avenue is open to me lol.