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Take the Easyway to be free

Allen Carr was a chain smoker who used to smoke 100 cigarettes a day until, after many failed attempts, he managed to quit in 1983. It was during this period that he developed his uniquely successful method. He realised that he had discovered what all smokers dream of – an easy way to get free!

The 6-hour seminar that he developed was first launched in his home in London, England, and now it is available in cities across the UK, and in over 50 countries worldwide: from the USA to Ukraine, from Austria to Australia and from Mexico to Mauritius. The worldwide Head Office remains in London, England.

The beauty of Allen Carr’s Easyway method is that it can be applied to any addiction or issue and Allen Carr and his team undertake to apply the method to as many other problems as possible; issues such as sugar, alcohol, weight, drugs, gambling, debt and fear of flying.

The method as applied to smoking and all nicotine addiction is so successful that we have been able to provide our money-back guarantee to those who attend our seminars for more than 30 years.

It is estimated that over 30 million people have successfully stopped smoking with the method.

Who are Allen Carr’s Easyway?

For more than 30 years Allen Carr’s Easyway has been helping people with addictions and issues such ranging from smoking, alcohol, weight, drugs, sugar, caffeine, debt, gambling and even fear of flying.

The method has spread around the world by word of mouth for one simple reason:


We were founded by Allen Carr a qualified accountant whose 100 cigarettes-a-day addiction was driving him to despair. In 1983, after countless failed attempts to stop with the aid of the willpower method, he finally discovered what the world had been waiting for – the Easy Way to Stop Smoking.

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What happens during a seminar?

The seminar lasts around five hours, during which the therapist will help you to understand exactly what you do and why you do it. You may be surprised by much of what you hear!

In the weight loss programme, the method will prompt you to question the things that society has taught you about sugar, food and eating. Key principles will be suggested which if you apply them, will lead to weight loss, increased vitality, and dramatic improvements in your general health and fitness without you feeling deprived.
For all addictions the method will clear up the misconceptions that keep you in mental captivity and put an end to mental addiction. This is the most important aspect of the cessation process because without this element you can only quit with great difficulty and suffering. The success rates for all other methods are so low exactly because they ignore the mental aspects of the addiction. They ignore the fact that you think you enjoy smoking, drinking or taking drugs.

The seminar will be held by one of our Senior Therapists all of whom stopped due to Allen Carr’s Easyway and applied to join the team. They have all trained extensively before being deemed ready to start conducting seminars as a qualified Allen Carr’s Easyway Therapist.


Why should I choose to attend a seminar?

The seminar is the original and most successful Allen Carr’s Easyway programme. For smoking, drugs and alcohol it boasts a success rate of 90%*The success rate of the method is over 90% based on 3 month money-back guarantee provided at Allen Carr's Easyway centres worldwide (for smoking cessation, alcohol, and drugs) and independent scientific studies indicate that even after 12 months the stop smoking success rate for the method remains over 50%. This is unprecedented in the field of addiction.‘Long-term success of short smoking-cessation seminars supported by occupational health care', H. Moshammer, M. Neuberger. Addictive Behaviors (2007). 'Smoking cessation at the workplace: 1 year success of short seminars' H.P Hutter, H. Moshammer, M.Neuberger. Internal Archives of Occupational Environmental Health (2005).Allen Carr’s Easyway are currently undertaking Randomised Controlled Trials to prove that the success rate of the method is unrivalled., a full money back guarantee*Full money back guarantee - if within three months from the date of your first seminar you are still smoking and decide not to stop your fee will be refunded in full. This guarantee will be invalidated in any of the following events (1) that you cancel, postpone or fail to attend any seminar or arrive over fifteen minutes late for any seminar (2) that you fail to attend at least two free back-up seminars within three months of the date of your first seminar (the second and third seminars are not a repeat of the first seminar and last approximately 2½ - 3½ hours each).Please note that at some clinics back-up sessions may take place on weekdays only. Please check with your local clinic. Promotions may not include the Money Back Guarantee. and full support.

Millions of people have been successful by using Allen Carr’s Easyway and the centres continue to be the most powerful and effective way of receiving the method – hence our ability and willingness to offer our money-back guarantee where we are able to.

The centre seminars are effective whether you have read any of Allen Carr’s books or used any other Allen Carr’s Easyway products in the past or not. Even if you failed  using the method in another form, the seminar will work for you. You can ask questions throughout the live seminar and you’ll get a real, live, straight answer from someone who has themselves used Allen Carr’s Easyway method to be free and has received comprehensive training to become a qualified Senior Allen Carr’s Easyway Therapist.

You’ll be shown a strategy to help you break through your fears and easily deal with anything that may previously have led to temptation. This is done using powerful psychology aimed at the conscious mind, reinforced at the end of the seminar by hypnotherapy.

You get to share your experience (if you wish) and those of other participants, often realising you are not the only one with your particular fears and worries.

Although you will be given everything you need in one seminar to become free, if you should need support after you leave us, free back-up seminars and telephone support is available.

What if the programme I choose doesn’t work?

The success rate for our seminars is staggeringly high, over 90% based on our 3 month money back guarantee for smoking, drugs and alochol and independent scientific studies published in peer review journals indicate that even after 12 months the success rate remains over 50%.

As well as telephone support after the seminar, we also provide free of charge back up seminars for the few that require them – these are provided as part of the money-back guarantee where this applies. If you don’t quit smoking, drinking or drugs after completing the programme your fee is refunded in full.

The seminars are effective regardless of whether you have previously used other Allen Carr’s Easyway products (such as our on-demand programme, books or apps). The centres seminars will work for you – hence you still get the assurance of the money back guarantee (smoking, alcohol and drugs only).

How does the Allen Carr’s Easyway method work?

Whether you have a problem with smoking, alcohol, weight, other drugs, debt, gambling or even fear of flying the method works in the opposite way to programmes that rely on willpower.

The method doesn’t concentrate on the reasons why you should change: the cost of the addiction or issue, the slavery, the health risks and the stigma. You know all that already.

Instead, it focuses on why you continue to be addicted or have the issue in spite of the obvious disadvantages.

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What addictions / issues do you help with?

We help people with a range of addiction or issues including smoking, vaping, alcohol, drugs, weight, sugar, fear of flying, debt, gambling and caffeine.

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