How to Stop Smoking in 15 Easy Years: A Slacker's Guide to Final Freedom (Paperback)
A radically new approach to stopping smoking from one of America's top stop-smoking gurus. This book reveals secrets learned from twenty years of workiing face to face with every type of smoker. The author shows clearly what works, what doesn't, and why. In his easy, light-hearted style he shows the reader a simple, practical and totally natural way to quit, without quit dates, white knuckles or mind-altering drugs. The hidden causes of addiction are revealed with humor, insight and a breakthrough "slacker" approach to disassociating from tobacco. Includes brief, honest examples of the pro's and con's of Chantix, Zyban, and nicotine patches, nicotine gum, and nicotine lozenges. The author, who was himself a long time smoker, has been helping smokers quit for over twenty years through both governmental and non-profit venues. His gentle guidance has been tried and proven effective by long-term smokers in both individual and group classes. One client writes, "I tried everything else for thirty years and Bear's peaceful, non-violent approach finally did it for me. This is pure gold." Simple step by step instruction anyone can follow to easily walk out of the smoking maze into freedom, and never go back Author is available online for further guidance and to answer questions.
Bear Jack Gebhardt has been publishing books, articles, essays, stories and poems for over thirty years. How to Stop Smoking in Fifteen Easy Years is the culmination of a lifetime's work studying and working as a "foot soldier" in the addictions field. In the 1970's he helped returning Vietnam Veterans and street people untangle from a wide variety of addictions, and for the last twenty years has focused on helping smokers dissolve the smoking habit. He has also been deeply involved in contemporary spiritual movements, particularly Christian-Buddhist, advaita, non-duality and related philosophies. How to Stop Smoking in Fifteen Easy Years was written to be easily accessible and practical to all readers, regardless of their training or lack of training in any particular field, or their spiritual or religious inclinations. Gebhardt has two grown children and lives in the foothills of Colorado with his artist wife Suzanne Summers Gebhardt.