March 8, 2019

It’s so surreal to be writing a story about how I have learned to love my anxiety

Well naturally I have over thought the first sentence to this story more than I should have, so anxiety is obviously still my friend! It’s so surreal to be writing […]
March 8, 2019

My success story.

It took a long time for me to write this as I am not sure whether it is the right time for sharing. Anyway, I decided to share with you […]
January 31, 2019

This took lots of practice and just the complete understanding that anxiety is harmless

My anxiety started during a very stressful period in my life. I started showing signs of high stress around July 2018. I wasn’t taking care of myself, eating fast food […]
January 31, 2019

I couldn’t stop crying, there were so many intrusive thoughts going through my head

Anxiety has been something I’ve dealt with since I was 9, I didn’t know what it was at the time, I just know that it started after my parents messy […]
January 8, 2019
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Overcome Health Anxiety

  Health anxiety is anxiety focused on physical sensations and symptoms. People who are affected by health anxiety worry that they’re suffering from serious illnesses when in fact they are […]
December 13, 2018

I’m trapped in this fear, in my mind or a body that’s not mine.

Before I go into my success story I want you all to read these two passages so you can try to begin understanding what my life was like agoraphobic for […]
December 13, 2018

After 55 years of anxious suffering, I’m free

This is my experience with “Dare: The New Way to End Anxiety and Stop Panic Attacks” by Barry McDonagh. I don’t remember exactly when anxiety started encroaching on my life. […]
August 29, 2018

Acacia’s Story

Anxiety does not discriminate by gender or age, and this young lady is so very lucky to have found these tools early in her life. She seems wise beyond her […]
August 29, 2018

My What Ifs Became EVEN IFS

My first panic attack happened at work. I was in my office alone and out of the blue I felt like an elephant was on my chest. Having never felt […]
June 27, 2018

Virginia’s victories, from daily life to life altering changes

Virginia’s victories: Virginia is a real Dare trooper. She is a lovely lady who has amazing grit. She will not stop and she will not be pushed around by anxiety. […]
June 27, 2018

When I first start reading DARE, which was the first time I felt I wasn’t alone

My anxiety started when I was 22 years old when I was in medical school. The crazy weird sensations, the depersonalization, the unreality feelings, I didn’t know what was happening […]
June 8, 2018

I became a DARE machine

Our Dare community is filled with positive stories like these.  If you have not done so yet, don’t hesitate to join! It’s a wonderful place where like-minded people who suffer […]
June 8, 2018

What’s really helped me on this journey is not having any excuses and a no BS positive attitude.

In February, my second month using DARE I scheduled a 4-day 3-night trip away to Savannah Georgia. I was so nervous and prayed I’d feel better, so I could enjoy […]
May 3, 2018

I’m Living The Dream

Hey everyone! I initially thought I’d wait until I would write my success story before posting this but I’m having a moment right now and I need to share it. […]
May 3, 2018

I Swore To Myself I Would Never Fly Again

Pre Honeymoon Ten years ago, almost exactly, was the last time I was on an airplane. At that time I had had a few panic attacks, but mostly in passing, […]
February 8, 2018

Anxiety Won’t Be Ruling My Life Anymore

Not many people would know or realise this about me, as everyone always says I’m so chatty and confident but I’ve suffered from anxiety for years. I’ve always been “a […]
February 8, 2018

The Anxious Adventurer

Hello, my name is Tessa Sayers. I am 35, mom to two adorable Havanese dogs and recently married to my husband Jeremy. I am founder, owner and designer at my […]
October 19, 2017

It Started When I Got Pregnant

I have suffered from anxiety since the birth of my son (who is now nearly 9). I did the usual of trying to self-medicate by reading online forums on different […]
October 19, 2017

It Started At A Luncheon

It started in the spring of 2013. I was at an informal luncheon at work and I tried to swallow my food and felt like I was choking. I got […]
September 20, 2017

It Started On Christmas Eve

I noticed something was wrong on Christmas Eve 2016. I felt strange, like I was about to faint. I was in my car, driving home for the family dinner. I […]
September 20, 2017

I Have Had Anxiety Since Childhood

Anxiety has been a part of my life since my childhood. My mum and my grandmother both suffered from anxiety. As I child I was so used to that mum […]
August 31, 2017

My Own Kind of Courage

I am 32 years old and come from Slovakia, the heart of Europe. The first time I encountered panic attacks and anxiety disorder was in my early 20s. Back then […]
August 31, 2017

Remembering The First Time

I remember my first anxiety/panic attack like it was yesterday. I had just finished work and was driving home when I got to a set of traffic lights all of […]
August 1, 2017

I Never Experienced A Defining Moment

I was 22 when anxiety slowly crept into my life. For many, there is a specific moment of panic which leaves them with long lasting effects. I did not experience […]
July 31, 2017

I Was 10 Years Old

My first vivid memory was when I was about 10 years old. I was in a cousin’s wedding wearing a beautiful pink dress and I was so nervous that I […]
July 13, 2017

I Am Getting Better Every Day!

Hi, my name is Jeff and I would like to tell you about my anxiety experience. My path to recovery and where I am now. At this point, I would […]
July 13, 2017

Anxiety – I Need You Right Now!

My journey with Anxiety started in 2012. I was 20 years old, and had made some wrong decisions financially. With my mounting debts came sleepless nights and this was during […]
June 8, 2017

My Journey With DARE

I’ve dealt with anxiety off and on since I was a teenager. My first panic attack was when I was about 17 years old and resulted in several trips to […]
June 8, 2017

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now

My Journey so Far In March 2008 my life changed forever. I was sitting on my sofa watching TV and out of nowhere, I had a panic attack. At the […]
May 18, 2017

The very best gift of Dare is that it teaches you that You Are the Cure

HOW EVERYTHING STARTED It was summer 2014. I was married, had a wonderful 2 year-old boy and was working as a project manager in a building company. Everything was ‘OK’ […]
May 18, 2017

Dare was the start of my journey

Up until the spring of 2016 I was a strong successful business woman. I had an excellent job, and a wonderful family. I was an avid tennis player and sports […]
April 27, 2017

I was a complete textbook case of anxiety!

I wanted to share my story just as others bravely have to reinforce the astounding impact DARE can/will have in your life, as it has in mine. My anxiety first […]
April 27, 2017

I was sick of anxiety and sick of it ruling my life.

I had a good pregnancy, nothing about it was particularly bad. I was happy, maybe a little nervous but no anxiety. In fact in 2000 I didn’t even know what […]
April 6, 2017

I felt like someone finally understood how I felt, it was amazing!

I’ve had GAD since I was a child but I didn’t know what it was. I never thought about it too much as it would only be there when I […]
April 6, 2017

The sensations were starting with my heart rate picking up a bit, but I was still okay.

My first anxiety attack happened in 2006 when I flew from Los Angeles to Houston. The attack didn’t happen on the plane, but it did happen while I was a […]
March 22, 2017

DARE helped me to understand the difference between true anxiety and just the anticipatory excited feelings

Easter day of 2006, I was in line for the Indiana Jones’s ride at Disneyland Resort California with my then boyfriend and his parents. I remember feeling the muscles in […]
March 22, 2017

DARE has been in teaching me to surrender control and not sweat over everything.

It all started 16 years ago when I was a victim of a traumatic drugging incident whilst at university. I then started having panic attacks and was swiftly put on […]
March 2, 2017

I stopped doing what I loved

Hi, I’m Charlie and I’d like to tell you about my experience using Dare. I’ve suffered from anxiety since I was around 9 years old. I started having major panic […]
March 2, 2017

Believe in yourself and never EVER give up

Too early in my life, my mother and two brothers passed away in a tragic pool accident. I was only 13 months old when this happened. When I was 12 […]
February 15, 2017

Making friends with my anxiety.

Seven years ago I started to suffer anxiety and panic attacks. Suddenly I felt like my body and mind was totally out of my control, and I felt so shut […]
February 15, 2017

I started to put myself in even scarier situations

My name is Brian I am a student and I live in California. Throughout my whole Throughout my whole life I have always been a little more anxious than most […]
January 25, 2017

Steve B. “I have said it before but DARE gave me my life back”

I can remember the day that I found Dare, which was quite by chance. I had all of my team in for a monthly meeting and had struggled to get […]
January 25, 2017

Gwen M, “Jump and the net will appear”. Trust in the process.

Hi everyone!! I haven’t been on here much because I’ve been daring away! Before I read dare, I thought my life was over as my anxiety dictated everything I did […]
January 20, 2017

100% More confident

100% More confident I only purchased the Panic Away program 2 weeks ago, and I am already feeling 100% more confident in myself than I was before. Barry, your technique […]