The Five Minute Cure is a free, simple, but very challenging technique that helps many quit smoking. After completing the cure, this technique remains a source of instant energy.
The complete technique is described on this webpage and a video guide is available as well, both are yours free.
You can download the video in QuickTime format and read below how it works while it downloads. You can also stream this video at either
Smoking floods your brain with nicotine, which masquerades as the chemical transmitter your brain normally generates to trigger a pleasurable reward *. Your brain quickly learns to crave cigarettes when you have a desire instead of employing its own chemistry and spurring you to action. This means that every desire triggers a desire for a cigarette. Consequently, when you try not to smoke, that desire to quit works against you by increasing the craving: The harder you try to quit, the greater the urge to smoke!
When you use The Five Minute Cure, instead of fighting your urge to smoke, you invite your desire to grow. Within a few minutes, your brain will suddenly revert to it's natural chemistry and flood itself with the genuine transmitters that trigger both the pleasure and the natural boost that empowers you - and the urge to smoke is gone.
For most smokers, it's simple to invite the desire to smoke, but more difficult to avoid then either fighting that desire or immediately giving into it. This is because we've come to believe that not smoking causes our discomfort, when in fact it's fighting our desire to smoke that produces withdrawal symptoms. Moreover, it's more than a little difficult to believe that something so quick and simple (not to say easy) can be the solution to something so troubling. But if you're a smoker, you know the toll that the fight is taking, and so you won't be surprised when you discover that learning this simple technique is about the best thing you've ever done for yourself.
In exactly the same way that you needed to smoke a few cigarettes to become addicted, you need to repeat this technique to completely end your addiction, often 3 times in a row. In fact, it takes a total of about five minutes over a period of a day or more to complete the cure, and the first time can be extremely challenging! Also, The Five Minute Cure doesn't make smoking unpleasant, so you might choose to smoke again, retraining your brain to crave nicotine...
About My Five Minute Cure
Quitting smoking isn't easy for most people, and it wasn't easy for me. No one who has really tried The Cure has reported that it was easy - except for those who are still smoking! Of course, "easy" is a relative term. For some it's easier to die than to quit, easier to hurt the people around them than it is to quit smoking.
And some people have told me that trying to understand how that could be - how it could be that they couldn't quit no matter how hard they tried and no matter how horrible it was to smoke - is what convinced them that The Cure made sense, and so convinced them to really try it.
What do I mean by really try it? The questions that people have asked me most often are at the FAQ link at the bottom of this webpage. The question asked most often is the hardest for me to answer: Does this work for everybody? You see, my experience working with people one-on-one is that if they make the commitment to quit, a real commitment, one where they're willing for it to be hard, AS HARD AS IT CAN BE, then they always succeed with the help of The Cure. That's what I mean by "really". The others run out of the room and light up. Some commitment. But there have been people who report long distance that they did really try, and it didn't work, and so I just have to accept that and give the answer that I give on the FAQ page: No, it doesn't work for everybody.
But I like to share a story with the people who say they tried but The Cure failed them, about a young woman from Saint Marys, Georgia. She was a reporter for a local paper and I met her at a little country store that we both frequented. I would stop for a cup of coffee there, and sometimes she'd be having a cup also and always with a cigarette. Then, one day she was having her coffee without her ritual smoke, and when I asked her about it, she said she was using pills to help her quit, and that she was having some success. I hadn't seen her for a while and she said that was the reason - it was hard for her to drink coffee and not smoke. But she'd been using the pills for a few weeks now, and she'd cut back on her smoking considerably.
So I told her about The Cure, which I had discovered just two years before. Naturally, she was skeptical. It was evident to me, listening to her express her doubts, that she liked to think of herself as a tough newspaper lady, and that the idea that smoking could be easy to quit and yet she needed pills just wasn't acceptable to her. She laughed a little and it was probably only her good manners that kept her from calling me a liar. I thought for a minute, and then I looked her in the eyes and said, "Well, it was hard for me, actually. I just had to stop being a wimp." She didn't like that, but she sure heard it.
A couple of weeks later, I ran into her again and I asked her how her quit program was going. She said she followed it to the end, tapering off, and that she hadn't had a cigarette in over a week and didn't want one. I congratulated her and suggested that she write about her success in her Newspaper because it might help others. She squirmed back in her chair and said she wasn't going to do that, and then she became quiet for a while, staring at her coffee. Finally she said, "I tried that method you told me about. It got me over the last bit."
I could see that it was very difficult for her to say that. But I could also see that for her eating crow was nothing compared to how difficult it had been to quit smoking "in five minutes". And so she had thought about it, and she wanted me to know that she wasn't a wimp, that that's not how they make the ladies in Saint Marys, Georgia.
In 1998, after more than 20 years of heavy smoking and a dozen failed attempts to quit, I decided to stop being a wimp and get it over with - once and for all! So instead of fighting the urge to smoke, I invited my addiction to cigarettes to come and get me as fast and hard as it could.
My urge to smoke seemed to jump at the opportunity!
I took a deep breath, and focused my thoughts on how pleasurable smoking can be, intentionally inviting the urge to grow as rapidly as possible. My addictive relationship with nicotine gave me an all-too-intimate knowledge of the anatomy of this desire, and so I had no problem unleashing it - just get out of the way! I waited for the nicotine withdrawal to begin, my anxiety growing by degrees towards boiling....
But the withdrawal never began, instead, in less than 5 minutes, my anxiety suddenly vanished with my urge to smoke, like a candle being snuffed out, and I felt great!
It was several hours before I again had any desire to smoke. I repeated this odd, inside-out technique, inviting instead of fighting my desire. This time, there was no anxiety and the urge dissapeared in seconds. The next day, the urge to smoke returned again, once, was banished in moments, and I have never again had that craving for a cigarette.
Although I now feel that I can smoke as much or as little as I want, I've chosen not to smoke since, and I have never experienced a second of withdrawal or any other negative effects, such as weight gain or grinding of teeth. But the best part is that although I don't need this technique anymore for cigarettes, I can still invite my desire anytime to feel great. I've reclaimed the power of my own desire!
P.s. I created the video to help guide you through this simple process. The music you hear as you watch is 'Nessun Dorma', available on Bocelli's CD, Viaggio Italiano. Although "The Cure" is something you may have to struggle to find in your own mind, to my mind this beautiful musical work mirrors the emotional transformation that accompanies flipping the smoking habit with this technique. So put on your headphones and turn it up!
Please tell me about your experience. I've recently heard from people who report they've tried my technique successfully for sweet-tooth and insomnia!
If you'd like additional help with this, please email me at the address above.