What They Are Saying
The following are
just a few direct quotes from those who have purchased and used
"How to Quit Smoking Without Willpower or Struggle".
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I just had to write and say thanks
soooo much. I am an electronics design engineer and programmer from
Michigan that has been smoking since 1974. Thursday May 10th
I smoked 2½ packs. I was quite pissed at my self the next day. When
I walked into my office the next morning at 7:30 a.m., I said to
myself, "Self, you are done smoking as of right now. No more, ever."
At 8:26 a.m. I lit my first one. Major frustration!! And one hell of
a miserable hour. Been through this many times. Fighting the craving
fuels the craving.
I started a search on the Internet and
found your site. My first response to the name of your book was,
"Sound too good to be true? It probably is." By the time I got
through the first couple pages, my life was changed. I sat staring
at the screen in amazement. It was so logical. You had found the
key, the secret weapon. It all made instant sense and I knew, and
now know, I am defeating the monster. I ordered the book and asked
you to please hurry. You did that and I thank you.
Yesterday was my sixth day and I
smoked 16 cigarettes and that’s a far cry from 2½ packs and I’m not
even stressing to do it. I am anxious to go to the next step.
My family also thanks you. There is
nothing worse than having your 8-year-old daughter come to you and
ask, "Dad, when are you going to stop smoking?"
Thanks again, Mark.
Tim Mishler, Beaverton, MI
Tim wrote to me again today, about
two weeks after the above, saying he's down to less than ten per day
now, and still feels no need to use willpower, and feels no stress
while doing this process.
This morning while looking for a
picture of a healthy lung, (my latest idea for quitting smoking was
to visualize my lungs as restored to their natural pink state), I
found your website. . . and I knew after having thoroughly read
everything you had to say that my struggle was over - thank you!
I, like so many smokers, have quit
numerous times, tried everything from acupuncture, hypnosis, the
patch, aversion therapy, you name it I have tried it. However,
recently after once again trying and not succeeding, the thought
occurred to me that if only I could return to the feeling of never
having smoked. So, you can imagine how my heart soared after
reading about your book - I NOW know I can do this - what a gift you
have given me - the gift of hope!
Again, I am truly grateful for the
time, passion and determination you have towards helping those of us
who truly want to stop smoking.
Cynthia Ferguson, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Last April I wrote to you about my struggle with nicotine....30+ years
of the habit and drug. I bought your book and tried to incorporate
your program into my life so that I would no longer be addicted.
Let me say first that your personal response to my email touched me
beyond words. Actually it made me cry. I felt your caring and
concern, and you said the exact right words that I needed to hear at
the time. For that I would like to thank you from the bottom of my
Second- please know that as of August 30th I have been
smoke-free!!!!!!!! I am no longer a smoker....I do not smoke.....I am
what I call "smokeless." It is because of people like you that made
this miracle possible.
Thank you for believing in me and thank you for caring and identifying
with the struggle from hell!
In closing I want to thank you once again - please take comfort in
knowing that you made a significant difference in my life for which I
will always be eternally grateful.
Carole Yevoli, Old Bethpage, NY
I am a clinical
psychologist who has been into hypnosis for almost 30 yrs. I have
found it a valuable tool for many problems but not for smoking
cessation. I think that is mainly because people expect an hypnotic
session or even several to do the job for them. That doesn't work in
my experience in most cases because I believe the patient has not
become adequately prepared to make the decision to quit. I have
struggled with how to get them to engage in that preparation without
Now that I have obtained
a copy of your book about quitting I think that it could serve as
excellent preparation for helping the patient to take the steps to
quit. Maybe hypnosis wouldn't even be necessary, but I think it could
supplement and reinforce the messages in your book and help the person
generalize the accomplishment of quitting smoking to other habits and
possibly other problems. . . . I have several patients who are
struggling to quit and I would be delighted to help them accomplish
I think your assessment
of the problem really hits the nail on the head. I am going to use
your book as part of my treatment program so that I can assist more
people to really stop smoking.
Arnold Freedman, Ph.D., New York, NY
"This book is well
written. I enjoyed it very much. I haven't quit entirely but this is
the most effective literature I've found on quitting yet. This is a
very effective book. It made me reflect about a lot of different
things and see several things in a new perspective (e.g. smoke as a
poison, the way non-smokers view smokers, etc.) I gave this book to
several friends and relatives who are trying to quit as a gift."
Name and address
withheld by request
"I think it is a great
system, it is the only remedy which works with the smoker than others
which offer momentary solutions."
"I bought your book
some two weeks ago, and already I have smoked my last cigarette. I
won't ever smoke again. While using your book I made some
discoveries about myself and about how addictions work and I thought
I should share them with you, since it was your book that brought me
to these discoveries and they might be useful to others.
When I started to
analyze my behavior and its imagined payoffs it seemed to me that
the there was a "spiritual" component to it beside the chemical and
habitual. Before this I had thought that it was a matter of chemical
addiction or psychological factors triggering habitual responses
though now I see that there is more to it. Or rather, the psychology
of addiction is more profound than I first thought.
We are all in search of something,
though we are rarely aware of it. Some would call it God or Nirvana,
its usually considered to be a
desire to be "back in the womb", to once again be one with our
mommies. The drug addict is searching for the wonderful first high,
as if he could find what he needs in a chemical. Some search in sex,
others lead their lives by the book so they don't have to think. We
do it all to escape from a feeling hidden deep in our consciousness,
a feeling that is very painful for most. We feel that we don't
belong here, we don't feel at home and we don't feel very welcome.
The fact that we see
others smoke makes us believe that they have found it, or at least
that there is something to be found. However when we try it our
selves we find nothing but nausea. But of course, the path to heaven
is a hard one, we think while we set out on another fruitless
search. The more we smoke the more we invest in our search. The more
we have invested the harder it is to let go. "Maybe its the next
one, maybe the next cigarette will open the gates of heaven" thus
the craving for "just one more".
As these thoughts came to me the first
time, I became aware of this feeling, like a whale
beneath the surface of my mind, and I
began to meditate and think about it. I accepted that I don't feel
like I belong, that inside my mind I am alone, no matter how many
good friends I have. There is a proverb in Zen that goes: Accept,
adapt and overcome.
Now, whenever I feel the need for a
smoke, I just tell my self: "Whatever it is that I need, I
won't find it in the cigarette. I have all I need inside of me." and
Acceptance is the key.
I hope this makes sense to you, its
hard to describe complex matters as these in a
Thank you, and good
luck with future editions." "Jocke",
Joakim Berntson, Trollhättan, Sweden
"I felt that it was (is)
very valuable as it is proactive, i.e you actively work to give up
rather than a bunch of other passive systems, patch, gum etc. You also
don't feel like you're trying to keep the "monster" at bay. You're
almost slowly but firmly ushering it out the door."
"While reading the book,
I knew the minute I read about switching from my brand to a menthol
brand that this was going to work! Just the 'thought' made me sick to
my stomach - for those 2 days, I smoked because it's a habit and the
addiction, but I didn't enjoy the taste and smell of the menthols. The
last evening I smoked, I didn't mind putting out the last cig because
I didn't feel like they were my friends anymore."
"I had started using it,
even got a friend to start. (I'm going to try to get my mother to use
it...) It was a bit much to constantly count the cigs, but it's the
only way to get a true/real grasp on your habit. ... I can't stand to
be around smoke now! I have no urge to have one, and can't stand the
smell! I'm still trying to figure out how I tolerated it for so long!
I find it completely disgusting. I'm probably just as offended by it
as someone that never smoked!"
Dawn Lawson, Hudson,
"I was amazed at how it
enabled me to cut out all of the "unnecessary" cigarettes."
Jr., Pico Rivera, California
|"I have received your wonderful
book. One thing you said … was that everyone made the decision to
smoke as a child. What an eye-opener!! I started at 12 to be like my
sister … But I am a highly additive personality and was hooked after
smoking 2 packs of Marlboro in about 7 hours. I was sick after, and
when I got up Monday, I wanted a cigarette, BAD!
"I am definitely ready to quit paying for the privilege of not only
killing myself, but of the filth that comes with this habit, the
inconvenience, and all the excuses for keeping it up. YES, you are
right, it should be easier to quit than to start. I am ... counting my
smokes and am smoking less every day. How odd? The way you put the
entire act of quitting is so intelligent and encouraging.
Carol McEver, Fresno, California
An (almost) ex-smoker
PS Can't wait 'til the day I am offered a cigarette and can say "no
thank you, I don't smoke."
|FIVE WEEKS LATER:
Guess what? I am so close to my last
cigarette....that it might just be today. I want each one less and
less, and haven't had any desire to have one yet today.
Wanted to let you know that I have
been receiving much email in response to my testimonial on your site.
Everyone wants to know about the book
and when I got it and how I have done. I am telling them that it is
working for me and they should try it too!
Thank you again and I hope you become
a millionaire for your efforts in helping people.
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