Address: Barnetts Close, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 3DG
Telephone: 07759 985875
Hi, my name is Stephen Hollier and I am your local LAR Coach.
Hi, I am Stephen and extremely proud to have become a Linden Anxiety Recovery Coach in the Worcestershire area. (UK).
I am married with two grown up sons aged 18 and 23 and I spend my spare time keeping fit in the gym, off road cycling, walking my cocker spaniel in the lovely Worcestershire countryside as well as enjoying spending time with a great circle of friends.
My passion is to share my knowledge through my own personal experience and assist other sufferers by leading them to the pathway to anxiety recovery.
I was your regular guy who enjoyed a full life consisting of a great job with a great circle of friends and a loving family. I had it all but in 2009 I had my first brush with anxiety; it felt like it came from nowhere although I was naturally a born worrier l was feeling constantly overwhelmed and fearful in normal everyday situations. I would often sit in my office and suffer random panic attacks. This soon progressed to social anxiety and I soon started to withdraw from things I had previously enjoyed. (I now know this to be a very typical behaviour of an anxiety sufferer).
I had no idea where these intrusive thoughts and symptoms were coming from, so I needed to find answers. I visited the doctor on several occasions, although I didn’t get any answers and was only advised to take a holiday. I had to plod on regardless and in 2010 the same symptoms returned worse than ever but with the development of the internet as a great source of information I finally started to find out what was happening to me. I discovered I had a Generalised Anxiety Disorder (“GAD”).
After reading all the symptoms and experiences of other people I delved into the subject of anxiety and searched in desperation to understand every symptom and experience. I spent lots of money purchasing books, signed up to numerous web sites offering quick fixes and learnt the skill of tapping (EFT). I also tried CBT and I attended weekly appointments with a Counsellor. None of these things worked and were in fact counter-productive as I soon found out. However, in my quest in searching for answers I came across The Linden Method and instantly connected to the explanation as it came across as real and a no nonsense genuine approach. Anxiety had become my life and it consumed me every waking hour which also had an impact on my friends and family. I decided to purchase the Linden Method programme and it quickly changed my life as my recovery happened so fast. I wasn’t the perfect pupil and didn’t totally follow the structured programme immediately but when I totally grasped it and lived by the set rules I made a full speedy recovery. Anxiety became my life and unfortunately my family’s but my recovery happened and It was down to The Linden Method. I now lead a completely normal life free from inappropriate anxiety and enjoy living life to the full including quality time with my family and friends, going to the gym, great country walks with my dog and eating at great restaurants to visiting places I have always wanted to see.
I continued to develop my knowledge and made a life changing decision to quit my job in 2015 to pursue my goals to help people live their lives to the fullest. Through a volunteering organisation I have become involved with open college network and have co-written a program aimed at helping young adults build resilience. I mentor the programme to young adults and I am also a qualified LAR anxiety recovery coach. Supporting people to anxiety recovery is so rewarding as nobody should have to live a life with inappropriate fear.
Anxiety is a learned behaviour albeit subconsciously but it can be quickly unlearned and you can once again lead a life free from inappropriate anxiety.
If you are ready to get your life back, then I would love to help you on your journey so please do get in touch either by completing the brief questionnaire below or you can call me on 07759 985875.