"Warrior, It's Time You Found The Source Of Your Lost Power"
Dennis Simsek here, the host of The Anxiety Guy podcast and popular YouTube channel. The Anxiety Guy Podcast is a top ranked self-help show where I share my knowledge and experience on the causes of anxiety, as well as the best options for people going through these life challenges. The podcast was awarded Best Of iTunes in the health category because of my passionate commitment to help guide people from a life of coping with the daily challenges they face, to defying their fears once and for all.
Why I chose to become a CBT and NLP Coach rather than therapist/counselor: I realized that coaching was a very intimate partnership between the coach and individual which was mainly focused on the journey of someone's life direction.
Coaching is a holistic/action based approach, it's not talk therapy. I preferred this method because in my eyes it produced results much faster than anything I've ever encountered in my own recovery.
“Life Coaching is Certainly Not Clinical Counseling. It's An Outcome Focused Approach That Inspires And Mentors People Towards Amazing Results.”
Fear To Freedom
Remember that some failure is part of every journey, and on The Anxiety Guy podcast it’s my commitment to showing you how you can go from looking at the world as a dangerous place, to feeling a sense of calm and gratitude each and everyday as you create awareness around the main causes of anxiety for you.
For a very long time I felt I was doomed to live a life full of avoidance, avoiding people due to the fear of a long conversation that would trigger panicky bodily sensations, avoiding crowded or confined places because of a fear of intense dizziness and a visit to the emergency room, and avoidance of going for walks in public due to the feelings of depersonalization and derealization.
As I look back now it feels as if dealing with anxiety was another lifetime ago. It saddens me that others are living the way I used to live without the correct guidance from doctors, friends and loved ones, but all that changes today!
My Inspirational Anxiety Disorder Success Story
My name is Dennis Simsek and for 6 years during my mid 20’s to early 30’s I was overwhelmed with chronic anxiety. I lost great relationships with people due to my increasing anxiety levels during social interactions, and my fears of being judged wrongly by people. I went completely broke and in debt due to the limited time I could put into my career as a professional tennis player and teaching pro.
During that time I also found out I had a child on the way. It happened during a full blown panic attack that felt more like a heart attack coming on, which led me to the emergency hospital bed (very common part of my life back then). That again should have been an incredible moment in my life but the timing couldn’t be worse due to dealing with anxiety. This experience would just add to the “what if” questions I had about being the father I knew I had to be.
"I had exactly 36 different pills, powders, and herbs relating to my health anxiety...
in my cabinet, not to mention the thousands of dollars I spent looking for anxiety treatment and the causes of anxiety. But none of them worked even though I put great effort into all of them.
I was only moments from taking my life one night sitting in my vehicle, coping with anxiety and completely intoxicated. Alcohol was a mini vacation for me from the effects of my chronic anxiety. Thankfully I didn’t follow through with my plan to end it all… but there was no sign of change in the near future, and I continued to try and look for something external that could quickly change my anxious state around. I needed a method to get my calm and grateful life back that was now a distant memory due to this chronic anxiety.
Thankfully I was able to get to the point of “no return.” I made a decision that would turn my chronic anxiety around and started to investigate reasons for why things weren’t changing in my life, and what needed to be done differently. I needed to find the proper anxiety treatment for my debilitating hypochondria and panic attacks.
“I took a new action based coaching approach to anxiety and my life began to change fast"
Immediately I was able to apply what I learned to every aspect of my life, and the rewards followed quickly. I followed a step by step fear desensitization plan that I’ve outlined in the end the anxiety program that enabled me to naturally turn my fear into freedom. Also a ‘Systematic’ process which completely desensitized me from my phobias at the time which were elevators, driving even short distances, Agoraphobia (trapping myself at home) and even the fear of flying.
Due to these rapid positive changes in my life I was able to reach my highest tennis ranking as a professional tennis player. I no longer played the sport I loved so much with chronic anxiety and panic attacks constantly in the background. Also on a more important note I’m now the friend, partner, and father I’ve always dreamed of being. My life's purpose now is to reveal the causes of anxiety for you personally that you may not be recognizing, and to help take you from a life of just coping with anxiety, to dealing with anxiety at the root through mentoring and coaching!
Dennis Simsek is a Passionate Anxiety Life Coach And Certified as an NACBT & NLP Master Practitioner
What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Rapid Intuitive Conditioning?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT truly focuses on the ways people think in their daily lives. CBT helps people think in certain ways that will help them feel the way they truly want to feel, and reach the goals they truly want for themselves.
'CBT coaching focuses on instructing, guiding, and encouraging. Understand that I am not a mental health counsellor, as a CBT for anxiety Practitioner I focus on your goals and roadblocks, whereas Therapists and Counsellors focus on problems and disorders.'
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CBT for anxiety approaches emphasize that how we react to events is largely determined by our views of them, not by the events themselves. Through examining and re- evaluating some of our less helpful views we can develop and try out alternative viewpoints and behaviours that may be more effective in aiding problem-solving.
I like to call CBT for anxiety when used with non-clinical groups cognitive behavioral coaching (CBC). CBC 'does not offer any quick fixes to achieve personal change or ''magic away'' personal difficulties; it does emphasize that sustained effort and commitment are required for a successful outcome to your life challenges.
CBT Coaching For Anxiety Puts You In The Drivers Seat!
Understand that every day of our lives we counsel ourselves. We sometimes coach ourselves in productive ways, while other times unintentionally coach ourselves in unproductive ways. The truth is you couldn't make it through a single day without a little amount of rational, good self-talk.
The problem originates when we don'y pay much attention to our self talk, and positive reactions become some kind of an accident. As a CBT Coach For Anxiety I work with you 1 on 1 to help you consistently, positively lead yourself at any given moment. These new life skills will allow you to build incredible confidence, and feel and act the way you want to on purpose!
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How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Sessions Work?
CBC (What I do to help people suffering from anxiety) does not seek to give people the answers to their problems or difficulties, but through a collaborative process called guided discovery helps them to reach their own conclusions and solutions (in other words, whenever possible, we let people's brains take the strain of problem-solving).
CBC is time-limited, goal-directed and focused on the here and now. Though the primary aim of coaching is to help individuals develop action plans for change, it also encourages them to increase self-awareness of thinking, moods and emotions. For example, if an individual is procrastinating over making a career change, it is likely that anxiety is fueling her procrastination.
What Is The Cognitive Behavioral Coaching Goal For You And I?
The ultimate goal of CBC is for individuals to become their own coaches, though intermittent booster sessions can be arranged once the coaching sessions with Dennis has ended.
The number and length of sessions depends on the person's requirements: for example, one hour weekly sessions to tackle an ongoing problem or a marathon three hour session to deal with performance anxiety regarding an imminent public speaking engagement (these can be personally arranged with Dennis aside from the packages at LINK).
With regard to performance anxiety, I help people to distinguish between performance interfering thoughts (PITS) and performance enhancing thoughts (PETS).
CBT Coaching For Anxiety is based on a collaborative relationship that helps individuals to focus on problem- solving in a structured and systematic way. Using a Socratic approach encourages individuals to 'pull out' from themselves problem-solving strategies rather than have them handed over by the life coach.
Drawing on and adding to their existing skills helps individuals to build greater self-reliance and confidence in managing change in their lives. Previously, some difficulties may have seemed formidable, even insuperable, but now they can be managed or resolved within the problem-solving frameworks put together in your personalized CBT for anxiety coaching sessions.
*CBC and Life Coaching is not a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, mental health care or substance abuse treatment. I will always refer people with chronic depression, suicidal ideation, homicidal and psychotic tendencies to a qualified mental health professional.