“Warrior, It’s Time You Found The Source Of Your Lost Power”

Dennis Simsek here, the founder & host of The Anxiety Guy. A top ranked self-help Podcast 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 Anxiety Guy 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.


 

1236977_608979212488072_793232877_nFor 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!

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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.

The Anxiety GuyDuring 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.

Anxiety medications for stress and worryI 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!

If you have any questions on the end the anxiety program, or the Life Mastery Program please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Certified NACBT & NLP Master Practitioner

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93 comments on “About

  1. Thank you for sharing with us your courageous life’s journey! I hope it encourages and inspires others. I also appreciate your reading my blog. If you are so inclined check out and “like” my FB page: http://www.facebook.com/lifesjourneyblog

  2. Wow a miraculous recovery Dennis. All without any help, support or guidance from anyone at all. No mental health experts, no anxiety reocvery experts… all your own work. Amazing.

    • Charles if you are referring to the fact I bought your program and would like credit for my recovery through your program although I got through a tiny bit of it due to the fact your support team didn’t get my name right, and didn’t bother giving me more than one sentence answers, than unfortunately you’re not going to find it here. I’m happy to say I was able to recover after great effort on my own through applying what I had learned through my lifetime in my sport and personal experimenting as well as research, I do respect your program it is a good program I will say that, but i’m sorry to tell you my journey to recovery began well after my purchase, you shouldn’t assume that your program is the end all be all when it comes to anxiety, take care.

    • A real professional approach there Charles, i didn’t even need to read your twitter to see you were an anxiety recovery expert. It just makes people want to come under your wisdom and infinite knowledge, proof is in the pudding(Pardon the saying, basically means your full ae shite) due to no reply to Dennis’s response to your immature comment,

      All the best in the future

      Tony

      • Thomas Apr 5, 2014

        Well said Tony. I also really detest Charles his marketing on Youtube. He uses al lot of members from his crew to make statements that will cure all anxiety. So arrogant. Wel i downloaded your stuff charles. And it didnt do that much for me. It was just a collection of things. some great, some not so great. It takes way more effect than to read your miracle cure to truly get your life on a healthy path again.
        Props for your wise answer Dennis. Respect it.

        • Thanks Thomas, without guidance there is only obstacles not challenges. This is what many programs online lack. Take care

      • Barry Williamson Aug 9, 2014

        Hi tony am a sufferer on anxiety and panic attacks. Had them about a year could really do with some advice to cure this.Am 37 year old guy from scotland

    • I was thinking the same thing. You beat the anxiety on your own which is more than many can say. It proves that it can be done without medication which is what doctors are so quick to prescribe.

  3. Brave post. Overcoming emotional issues takes time, effort and patience from those closest to you. I’m glad both for you and your family.

  4. Well put Jaen, it really is an uphill battle you are completely correct.

  5. Your story is very inspirational. I suffer from some of the issues you did but not to the same degree. I find it worse when I isolate myself in my apartment, afraid to go out by myself and try new things or simply do the things i use to do. Although my mental health consists more than anxiety problems, it hinders part of my recovery. I believe very much in recovery and am on my own journey, growing and overcoming my symptoms of BPD and Bipolar Disorder, all in good time. Thank you for sharing your story. Great website!

    • Thanks for sharing your own story Chantal and I wish you a full recovery soon, I’m sure some of the suggestions here will be useful.

  6. Hi! I really enjoy your blog so I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award! If your interested in participating then have a look at http://liberatedandfree.wordpress.com/2013/10/16/liebster-award/ for more information. Wish you all the best! 🙂

  7. I’ve looked over this blog a bit and I just wanted to say how thrilled I am that people like you exist.
    Although some of your posts do not reach in me the same way as others and I disagree with a few of the thoughts expressed in them, in general, I think this is a wonderful blog and a wonderful way to explain to people that, *Yes, I am mentally ill, No I’m not medicated, No, I am not making it worse on myself.*

    • Thanks for your valuable input Nikki, I see a big change in peoples perspective just by knowing and speaking to people who have overcome the same things that they may feel is impossible at the moment. Chronic anxiety and panic attacks are no way to go through life and i’m glad people are making changes through the program and this blog. Thanks again Nikki for your awesome input.

  8. Hi Dennis, I’m new to blogging and I came across your blog and felt it connected with me. It’s inspiring to see similar people with their own inspiring stories. Having suffered a psychotic breakdown’ as my doctor described it as a result of stress in my last year of high school that left me hospitalised it was very difficult and the healing that followed took years. I too chucked all the medication away and after seeing a naturopath and doing yoga, I was able to get stronger and heal. I’m now 26 years old, passionate about life and excited about the future. Hope you will check out My Story and blog http://www.intimewithyourself.blog.com
    Thank you for sharing your story

    • Thank Tess, I will definitely check out the blog these kind of success stories are what will create the hope people are looking for.

      Take care, Dennis

  9. Candice Dec 27, 2013

    Thanks for sharing and being real about a topic that needs to be discussed more!

    • Candice you’re truly correct, it’s very much in the background in the world but I believe through success stories such as mine and others people will believe in natural treatments more and more. Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Well done, Dennis. You are the real deal.

  11. Thanks for the like =)

  12. Hello! I’ve nominated you for The Spirit Award. Here is a link for you to check it out and pass on to those you admire. http://anniegirl0376.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/the-spirit-award/

    • I will do that Annie and thank you very much 🙂

      • You’re very welcome. I appreciate your blog!

        • Tks Annie, someone’s success story with panic and anxiety alone can make a large difference in belief for a sufferer. Hope you have a great day 🙂

          • I agree. I used to have horrible anxiety and have taken medication two separate times in my life. It did help greatly but I did not want to be dependent on them forever. So, I work hard at keeping myself positive through exercise and being open to people instead of always feeling judged. It has helped a great deal. Have a great day, as well!

          • You’re an inspiration to others Annie, a great quote that changed my life was simply ‘relax, nothing is under control.’ The simple idea of knowing that over-worrying about something, probably won’t make much of a difference in the outcome is what many must come to grips with. Easier said then done for many but we’ll get there… Take care.

  13. This is an amazing story and it goes to show just how much we can accomplish when we start thinking outside the realm of modern medicine and start living healthier lives.

  14. I suffer from extreme panic attacks and it is causing depression and anxiety issues for me. I have trouble sleeping because of it and my social life life is terribly lonely. Do you think your methods can help me?

    • My program (website being reconstructed) is a true solution for anxiety sufferers Sarah. I’ve made it a mainly audio program so it’s easy to listen and apply. It’s proven to work over and over and many past sufferers can attest to this. In a week and a half I first would like to give you the 21 most asked questions I get about anxiety Sarah, this is a great place to start before you purchase anything online, even my program so hang tight, follow and updates will come.

  15. It’s always great to see people promote natural ways to reduce anxiety. Hypnotherapy is also a wonderfully effective noninvasive form of therapy that your readers might be interested in trying. At Aim we talk therapy as well as teach clients how to use hypnosis in their everyday lives to lower stress and anxiety.http://www.aimhypnotherapy.com/

    • Thanks for the input Algin. We actually have a renown relaxation/hypnotherapist on our team by the name of Marie Gardiner, and she’s proven to make ‘miracles’ happen through her audios that can be found at https://www.theanxietyguy.com 🙂

  16. Wow, God bless. You are an inspiration Dennis 🙂

    • We all have it in us Jill. With the proper tools,the right mindset and a little nudge from someone who’s in the shoes you want to be in, the impossible really can be possible.

  17. Thank you for sharing this. I finally got around to seeing your comment on my page, and checking out your page. This is such an amazing story, and you truly inspire readers!

    • Thanks so much Nikki. I guess everyone has a book, and a story in them, I’m just grateful it’s making such a difference in others lives. A little inspiration really can go a long way.

  18. Amazing story! I can relate with the anxiety it is no fun. Its a good feeling to know that we are not alone and there is a way to “deal” with these problems and create a better life. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  19. Barry Williamson Aug 9, 2014

    Hey the anxiety guy. Am a 37 year old guy from Scotland and suffer panic attacks and anxiety.really need some help to overcome this as it’s taking over my life

    • Hi Barry. I know where you’re coming from and i’m sure you’ve already been to every specialist in Scotland trying to find a solution and coming up with different ways to mask your condition. You’ve come to the right spot my friend. Please contact me through the contact page so that I can share something with you that will get you headed in the right direction.

  20. Barry Williamson Aug 24, 2014

    Hi the anxiety guy. Thanks for the reply. Would defitetly appreciated anything u could recommend. I am really trying to overcome this bit sometimes seems impossible. Look forward to hearing from you

    • I’ve replied to your email and look forward to hearing back Barry. May I also introduce you to Tony Gillespie who has commented in this section as well (an end the anxiety program student and recoveree), he could teach you quite a bit and is a true inspiration.

      • Barry Williamson Sep 14, 2014

        Hi the anxiety guy . Thanks for the reply. Sorry for the long time in returning your reply was in holiday. Have just woke up to another panic attack and all the feelings (not being able to breath,feel as though something bad going to happen,feel sick,Have not had feelings for a couple of weeks and now back with a vengeance. Have signed up for cbt with local doctor but anything else u could recommend on meantime to beat this would be helpful. Look forward to hearing from u

        • endtheanxiety@gmail.com Sep 14, 2014

          Hi Barry, listen from the bottom of my heart I’m thrilled that you are embarking on a journey to conquer this condition through CBT. Reason being, I see these ‘miracles’ in people changing their overall state quickly through this process in the end the anxiety program. I would really recommend grabbing Marie Gardiner’s relaxation with physical anchor audio through the main site, because there is nothing that works better to recondition a feeling of calm just before sleep then this. Other then that keeping understand and applying the blog posts I posts because they truly are gold for anyone with this condition. Lastly, make sure you take a few moments to think about your interests. Something you’ve put aside due to your anxiety, that you can turn into a hobby. This is key to occupy your mind, an get back to unleashing your true inner passions. Big man hug from me to you Barry, take care and keep us updated please.

  21. Rachele Sep 27, 2014

    I am glad you didn’t take your life, because you sure are helping mine right now. Thank you!!!!!

    • endtheanxiety@gmail.com Sep 27, 2014

      Glad I can make a difference Rachele thank you.

  22. Demi Marshall Nov 4, 2014

    It is a relief to know that somebody has came back strong from being so low, the last month or two my anxiety seems to be taking over and I am finding it very hard to cope and get myself back on track. It’s causing me to be distant from the ones I love the most because I can’t connect myself to things properly because my head is elsewhere. I am looking through your blog to try and find a new way of thinking to help myself! I’m really happy I came across this. Demi.

    • Demi if you ever need an experienced nudge in the right direction, don’t hesitate to contact me 🙂

  23. Jean Barlow Nov 29, 2014

    I just finished your book and I think it is going to help a lot of people suffering from anxiety and panic attacks. I suffered from panic attacks in my late 20’s and I am still on several medication which I can not quit taking. The doctor’s said the medicines were “non habit forming”. They forgot to mention the brain zaps I get when I quit the medication.
    I hope people will read your book and possibly avoid years of medication.

  24. Stephanie Nov 30, 2014

    It’s wonderful for you to share your success story with everyone, Anxiety Guy. You are a leading example for those who are struggling with their lives, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. You shouldn’t give up on something just because it isn’t easy!

  25. What a great story. I know someone close to me that has anxiety and can relate to what you have been going through to some degree. Great post and a success story that should be shared with everyone.

  26. Jim H. Dec 1, 2014

    Thanks for sharing your success story, Dennis. It is one that should be shared with everyone that does not think they can get over it.

    • Thanks for the kind words Jim. The story is definitely gaining some ground and more and more people are believing that this can be done naturally.

  27. Ben Lee Dec 2, 2014

    Thank you for sharing your story. I am a sufferer of anxiety and panic attacks, I often have to excuse myself from parties and be alone for a little while. It’s great to hear from people who have overcome their obstacles. I hope I can make it as far as you someday.

    • Hope will probably keeo you in the same spot Ben, inspired action will get you to where you want to go.

  28. Monica Dec 2, 2014

    Loved the story. Grateful to have read it. Thanks for sharing.

    Monica 🙂

  29. Great story, and very similar to my own – I’m sure you’re heard that many times. I think the turning point comes when you realise your anxious mind isn’t reality, that it is tricking you. Separating the anxious mind from my own more rational one is a skill I’ve been honing for the past 5 years. Some days more successfully than others.

    I’m just starting out as an anxiety blogger who’s trying to fulfil my full potential. Any thoughts on my blog would be greatly appreciated 🙂 https://theunmarkedroad.wordpress.com, in particular my post about Intrusive Thoughts and Self Harm https://theunmarkedroad.wordpress.com/2015/01/22/intrusive-thoughts-and-self-harm/

    Sorry hope it’s ok I posted links. Any help would be a god send from someone like you.

    Dani xx

    • Hi Dani, and congrats on starting your blogging journey! One good inspirational success story can change the way people look at their anxiety, and i’m grateful for you to be able to share your journey with others. Anxiety truly is a con artist, but through the proper consciousness and support, I truly have seen ‘miracles’ happen daily, and i’m sure you’re headed in the right direction as well. I will most definitely take a look at your blog, and offer my advice very soon.

  30. Anxiety can be a tough one to shake. What surprises many is that it can affect anyone, for any number of reasons. The one that always surprises me is when you have a pro athlete or a movie star that has it. We just never think of celebs or pro athletes like that because they are always in front of people, but as I said, it can affect anyone. Good story!

  31. Dylan H. Jan 31, 2015

    Great story! Good luck to you! What many people need to realize, as well, is that anxiety can come in many forms. You might have general anxiety or social anxiety and both come with their own set of symptoms.

  32. Jessica Jan 31, 2015

    You have a great success story here. It should be shared by everyone! Thanks for posting this.

  33. Hillary Jan 31, 2015

    Great story to share with others. I agree with many here that you seem to have come a long way and without the help that many others think they need. Good luck in the future!

  34. Jackson Jan 31, 2015

    There is a good amount of motivation here for others that might be suffering from the same things that you did. Thanks for sharing with everyone!

  35. Callas Feb 14, 2015

    Wow, your story was really interesting and it is very sad to hear what you had to go through. Well, that is life, my brother too was suffering from safe. I can understand you buddy. thanks for sharing your experience it was worth it !

    • For the full story don’t forget to pick up my book from the main page :), It really is a great inspiring read.

  36. Peter Feb 14, 2015

    Hey, you are really a brave guy and it is great to hear your story. Anxiety can make you lose everything and it is very difficult to get the right remedy. Fear can make your stress worse. Your story is really inspiring for many.

  37. James Feb 14, 2015

    Hey Man good luck to you for your future. You are a real fighter and with your help we also learnt something inspiring. People like you are angles. People should do something about their stress if they really love their family

  38. Peter Feb 14, 2015

    Great story, it is really very touchy to know how you fight with your stress. I also suffer from anxiety and fear and your story inspired me to do something. I am also going to adopt same approach. millions thanks to your buddy !

    • No problem Peter thanks for your comment. Also don’t forget to subscribe to The Anxiety Guy on Youtube where I put out regular videos on dealing with anxiety.

  39. Lucille Mar 1, 2015

    great story! It is hard to believe that you conquered something that really take a strong bit of determination and support from others!

  40. Raul F. Mar 1, 2015

    Your story is very inspirational for everyone here. I hope that if I can beat my anxiety that I am also able to help others like you did.

    • During my recovery one of the things that helped me was my desire and passion to one day help others. Incredible what a little daily inspiration and goals can do for a person looking to overcome their fears.

  41. Kelsey Brothman Mar 1, 2015

    Hello there! I read your story and the many comments that others have left. Great story and good for you for taking care of yourself in order to be able to really enjoy your life!

  42. Brooke Villygent Mar 1, 2015

    Hi, thanks for sharing your story, I think and hope that you make it far in your life!

  43. Bruce Ghorely Mar 1, 2015

    congrats to you my friend! you are doing us all a great service by letting the rest of us know how your life has changed for the better!

    • The light at the end of the tunnel is definitely there for the taking Bruce. tools, guidance and a little inspiration from the right people can make miracles happen quickly and safely.