My Success Story

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Here’s me and the family, but things weren’t always this smooth and joyful.

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 it feels as if that was a different lifetime ago, and 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 now…

My name is Dennis Simsek and for 6 years during my mid 20’s to early 30’s I was overwhelmed with fear. 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 during one of my overwhelming panic attacks that felt more like a heart attack coming on that led me to the 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, and this would just add to the “what if” questions I had about being the father I knew I had to be.

overcoming generalized anxiety disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder will take over every aspect of your life, if you let it.

I had exactly 36 different pills, powders, and herbs in my cabinet not to mention the thousands of dollars I spent on miracle cures online trying to find a solution, 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 completely intoxicated, alcohol was a mini vacation for me from the effects of my mental and physical exhaustion, 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 state around, and give me my calm and grateful life back that was now a distant memory. Thankfully I was able to get to the point of “no return,” I made a decision that would turn everything around and started to investigate reasons for why things weren’t changing in my life, and what needed to be done differently.

I took a new approach and the action followed. 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 off my anxiety and panic attack ‘switches.’ Also a ‘Systematic’ process which completely desensitized me to my phobias at the time which were elevators, driving even short distances, Agoraphobia (trapping myself at home) and even flying.  Because of these rapid positive changes in my life I was able to reach my highest tennis ranking as a professional tennis player, because I no longer played the sport I loved so much with tremendous fear, and on a more important note I’m now the friend, partner, and father I’ve always dreamed of being. My life goal is to help you overcome your own anxiety struggles naturally. If you have any questions on the end the anxiety program, or would just like to share your story please don’t hesitate to contact me or share your comments below.

The Anxiety Guy, Dennis Simsek

Experienced CBT and NLP practitioner, and creator of the End The Anxiety audio program

http://www.theanxietyguy.com

Dennis A Simsek, EzineArticles Diamond Author

48 comments on “My Success Story

    • 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

      • 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.

      • 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

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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

    • 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!

      • 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. I have nominated you for the Brave Heart Award. If you would like to accept it, please go to http://turkeyboneheaven.com/2014/03/22/brave-heart-award-announcement/ for details.

    Stand Strong You Are Not Alone

    I call you a survivor, because that is what you are. There are days when you don’t feel like a survivor and there are days when the memories trigger your past and it feels like you are loosing the fight – but you are not. Take the past and heal with it. You are strong. I want you to know that the abuse was not your fault. It does not matter what age it happened. You did not deserve it, you did not cause it, and you did not bring it on yourself. You own no shame, guilt, or remorse. In your life, you have faced many demons but look around you and you will see there is hope, and there is beauty. You are beautiful, You are loved, there is hope. You deserve to be loved and treated with respect. You deserve peace and joy in your life. Don’t settle for anything less than that. God has plans for you. Your future does not have to be dictated by your past.

    Each step you take you are not alone.

    Stand Strong.

    The Redheaded Wonderblog

  7. 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/

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    • 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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 🙂

  11. 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 http://www.theanxietyguy.com or this blogs contact page so that I can share something with you that will get you headed in the right direction.

  12. 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

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