“Everything You Want Truly Is On The Other Side Of fear”
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.
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!
Certified NACBT & NLP Master Practitioner