44 thoughts on “The Fire Alarm”

  1. Joy Bernardo says:

    Finally someone has found my problem. Joy

  2. JoAnne says:

    Unfortunatly or fortunatly I already know what my problem is! Unbelievable to me , is how many people suffer with this and how Geert describes it ,is exactly what I feel and what I go through. For me I have it some what under control,but sadly sometimes you just don’t know when it will happen again.Good luck to all-we can get through this!

  3. Rachel Cox says:

    Hi everyone! I like this video. I really like all of the so called stupid examples because that to me is the approach that actually works for me.

    I’m on session 4 right now and just starting to avoid the Big 3 ingredients. The first 7 days of the program were great, but since the second week the changes are really kicking in, I already Feel like a new person. It isn’t over yet, but I already feel so different.

    Good luck to everyone!

    Rachel Cox

  4. Deborah says:

    These videos are how i am dealing and successfully overcoming these diorders. I am so greatful to Geert. God bless You!

  5. Brianna says:

    Hi Geert,

    Thank you for all the help and the program my daughter is doing much better with going to new places I love that you took time to e-mail me. because of you there are less worries in our future!

  6. Nikki G. says:

    How much does the course cost?

    1. Geert says:

      Hi Nikki, there’s a free trial first, then if you decide you like it there are two payments of 89.5 dollars. All the info is on this page

  7. Stephanie Allen says:

    Just want to say thanks so much. I am on cd 4….taking things very slowly. I work 10 days and don’t get alot of “alone time” but listening to the cds on my way to and from work really helps. I feel better knowing I am not the only paniky person out there. Again…THANK YOU!!

  8. Judy Warren says:

    Dear garrett I found your vidios very inspireing. I grew up in a small town where parrents were never questioned and children were always the problem. My parrents were very busy and they thought it would be a good idea to medicate me since I was very small so they could keep me q1uite and go about there day. What happened is I ended up takeing medicines that recentel have been baned for small children because they are very dangerous for a under developed mind. So I developed anxiety and depressio when I became a teenager ofcourse it was all circumstancial but the cycle continued. Any way I wonder what your suggestions are on long term medication treatment that one has learned to deppend on as a way of life my anxiety is typically social dealing with low self asteem though and general anxiety of feeling less than though on the outside I am extremely atractive it’s on the inside that huirts. My fear is mainly that my social skills are not adequete because I also have A.D.H.D. and I try so hard to controlol my abruptness and loudness that is a self defeating cycle and I begin to panic every time I try to just be me.

  9. Gayle Schwartzmiller says:

    I can’t believe that panic attacks are so common. I have suffered from them for years. You describe them exactly but you have to have one to now what it feels like. Thank you for the free e-mails they have been very helpful and I am thinking about sending for the videos. God bless you and keep up the good work…

  10. paul williams says:

    Thank you for such a wonderful explanation of what actually happens during my anxiety/panic attacks ,just listening to you speak calms me down and gives me a sense of well being, i really believe that you actually care thank you ==Paul

  11. Cary Kent says:

    I take medicine but have attacks freguently. It has affected my health, until, i’m tired of the emergency center, there’s nothing wrong. I’m disabled and have to take laxative to go to the bathroom. I have a feeling in my lower quadrant, and makes me think i’m going to die, if my bowels is blocked. I live on the edge every day. This has been going on for years as if a ghost is following me causing bad relations, physical symtoms. I take medication. Can somebody help me.

  12. Charlotte says:

    Just like JoAnne, I too am aware of what my problem is. For the most part, I seem to have my anxiety under control. My main hurdle is breaking free from the memory of having the ‘what if’ syndrome. Even though my symptoms have subsided, I just don’t know how to get myself to try new things. I’m ashamed to say that I have this belief that I can’t handle stress, and so, because of this, I avoid at all costs, any and all situations that I consider stressful. I’m not sure how I should handle this.
    Geert, your videos and emails are truly a lifesaver. I’ve gotten this far, but now I’m stuck.

  13. Jill says:

    Thanks so much Geert for your most precious insights. I’m so happy I found your program. After suffering for many years I finally am getting the help that I need.

    As you said in the video the best help comes from those who have suffered from this and overcame it.

    Thank You,

  14. Camila says:

    Dear Geert, I am on the 5th session. I live in Florida and I am so very happy to tell you that I have not had a panick attack since I heard the first session. I now drive my car, I go shopping, I go kayaking, I snorkel in the island and I can tell you that I have started to get my life back! I am MSG, aspartame and caffeine free, working out like crazy and I am so happy. My family is happy to see me do the things I stopped doing. I have one last thing to do: drive by myself an hour to visit my daughter. I know I will do it and I will let you know. You have been an angel in my life and I see how you are helping “us” all over the world. Thak you! Thak you! Thank you!

  15. Elaine says:

    Hi I did subscribe to your program. I’m on my 2nd session and I love the sessions. They are really helping me understand that I am not alone in all this and someone understands. I feel alot more confident and I am excited to continue. I don’t really have panic attacks right now but am so anxious and everything you explain helps me think it all through. Thank you.

  16. tracy says:

    Hi, i have subscribed to your course and have just completed session 1. I practice the tsunami method every day and think i am making progress.I,m feeling very positive about life and look forward to having fun again. My fear is big crowds mainly inside cinema,s, concerts theatre,s etc and it started when i had a stalker following me about. What makes this course different from all others is the fact that you know what i am feeling cause you have felt it too. I have a wedding an christening coming up soon and i,m determined to enjoy them panic free. wish me luck.

  17. Terri says:

    it’s sad and amazing at the same time that so many people have this horrible problem!
    Geert describes this illness so well, I’m anxious (excuse the pun) to purchase this program. Geert seems very sincere and truly wants to help people. I don’t remember how I first stumbled on his website, but I’m glad I did!

  18. nihad says:

    oh my god . i cant believe it finally i find a solution for my panick attacks …my life was like hell ..and i been whit following this man for like 3 month i saw all his videos and im doing great now thank you so much .. i dont know how really to think him …may god bless him all the time .. u make me smill and love life again thx a lot

  19. Troy says:

    I am about to listen to session #4, and have not had any caffeine in over a month. So far my “small” attacks (grocery store, movies…) have gone away. I am still working on my “big” attacks (airplanes, meetings…) Thanks to you Geert, I now have hope for beating this problem.

  20. Johnnieg says:

    I have anxiety disorder since 1967. I have tried most everything . Lucinda Bassett , Charles Linden,Various other tapes, including Clair Weekes, who help me the most of all ..
    I have been anxious since I was a young person .
    Geert , I am 75 and have wasted many years with mostly Fear, and what if’s .They are my biggest problems with anxiety .I can go to the stores etc ,no fears. Fears mainly about my health.I have Atrial Fibulation [under control with a med]since 2005. Now I am getting a side effect from it and am being weaned off . Last day of med will be March 2010.
    Geert , I am filled with anxiety about the irregular heart beat returning, The what if’s .My A/F is not life threatening. Do you think your course can help me with fear? My wife saw Fire Alarm with me, and we were shocked as that was me .I will order the tapes if you feel it would help me .I am so tired of this way of life .

  21. Peter says:

    I have had anxiety/panick attacks since i was around 18 im now 39 and sice stumbling accross this site and listening to the advice and tools they have started to subside. My trigger is being stuck in a sitution where i feel i cant get out of ie Cinema,work meetings etc. but reading and learing about the condition has helped and to overcome the onslaught of the panick attack i now simply say to myself hey what is the worst thing that can happen to me and i take 5 deep breaths counting 3 in through the nose and 6 out through the mouth and the attack starts to disappear. Im not quite there yet though, as ideally the key i think is to go into the situation without even a thought of having an attack and when i can achieve that i prey i can start living my life to the full without being afraid.Geerts site is the only one i have found helpful in years and i would like to say a big thank you.

  22. Debbie says:

    Thanks again, Geert. Great information and advise.
    I am on session6 now and it really is helping.
    It’s so great to know that I have your help and support.
    You are amazing!

  23. Gabby says:

    I love Geerts videos. They help me a LOT! Funny how when I was watching this…I pressed the fire alarm in my body and started to get “those feelings”. Thankfully to past videos I’ve seen of Geert…I put them to play in my head and I start to control it. Not too much controlled…but controlled to the point where I can go back to my normal life and function…until the next “fire alarm”. THANKFULLY though my attacks have been more controlled then how I was 2 months ago before I found out about Geert and my mother in law started helping me as well. She suffered from panic/anxiety attacks many years ago so she knows how to help me. Thank you very much Geert! You are my superhero!


  24. Kirsty says:

    Thank you so much. This has helped me a great deal.

  25. Michael Bowman says:

    Dear Geert,
    First I would like to start off by saying, man you know exactly how I feel in response to having these attacks. I had my first attack while driving one early morning. It was the most fearfull thing I have ever experianced. Since then every time I drive at nite i end up having an attack. Now they are coming throughout the day some small but most are big enough to stop me in my tracks. I have researched these panic attacks and found alot of info and helpful tips. I will say though your videos you sent me vie email are the best I found and I would so much like to began your course. Hears the thing. I work a fulll time job and try to work all the overtime I can just to make ends meet. so to put it short and sweet I cannot afford your program. I have tried saving some money for them, but something always comes up.. Please I need help. I feel like I am going crazy……Is there anything that you might be able to do. I ask this in great regards to your professonalism….

    Tring to stay hopefull
    thank you

  26. Tina White says:

    I am on week eleven and notice such a difference. I still have panic attacks but now that i have the tools to manage them life is just better. They don’t scare me as much!!! Last night lying in bed my heart rate was starting to climb. I got scared at first but then said stop what is my external factor and I linked back to having a bowl of ice cream before i laid down. And I did the six steps and i was fine. Which is much better than a full blown anytime of the day.

    Thank you Geert!!!
    TIna from Texas

  27. Patti M. says:

    I have been watching your videos and they are so informative. I have received your sessions and am only on the 2nd one. I am very excited about your program. I have been living with generalized anxiety & panic attacks for 17 years now. They started when my Dad died. You have a very special way of telling me the things I need to hear & understand with lots of humor. I laugh alot listening to you. Thanks so much for starting this program! And I am so thankful that I found you on the internet!

  28. Ben says:

    I want to give a big thank you to geert too.He has helped me see the total irrationality of my anxiety responses,and that the things that anxious people fear the most,almost never happen.I am no longer housebound and am enjoying myself finally.It is so awesome that geert and others who live with these disorders have the compassion and generosity to share their solutions with others.

  29. Toni Brunt says:

    I am encouraged by all the positive comments. Geert I do like your free videos, and am thinking of buying your course.I am 81 and have had anxiey and panics and physical stuff too.all my life and managed to get through yes reading Claire Weekes, helpful GPs, Married , Four children post natal downs had psychiatric help.With lots of life traumas over the years , which some how I got through restricting myself due to my hidden burden . The last four years or so have been bad the full works anxiety depression OCD now physically so run down fatigued and feel ill, due to arthritis, plus other aging stuff ,and lethargy unable to use my artistic and creative talents which were the one thing that sustained me before . I have isolated myself from outside world just through fear , fear I know is not real. I do get out some days….I am having treatment from Mental Health Team which is patchy. the family are away and busy with their own lives which is good I now get agitated when they do visit ..My husband is with me, although how long we can stay in our own home worries me.. oh I can really relate to what you all say . . I find recital of all my woes is not helpful I need to find the way to stop doing this Best Wishes Toni

  30. Mar says:

    Geert, You are a very nice man to contact all of us. VERY nice. To know that you have to have had this to help others. My problems are more involved that this. The SAD winter blues after Alec died young. Then the baby to replace him died in hospital –$30,000. in bills, and the husband started cheating, then left.
    But a therapist helped. Thanks for being a nice man!!

  31. Georgia Menides says:

    you look happy and calm so obviously you have figured out how to switch your alarm system off. Awesome:)

  32. Susana says:

    Today I was driving up a hill on a winding road, & experienced fear. It was like a brain buzz & mild vertigo. I recalled your Tsunami idea and told myself it will pass. It did!
    I’m sharing your book with a neighbor who just told me she has panic attacks. Thank you!

  33. Pandora Seaton says:

    People have noticed a big improvement in my confidence and I am only on session 4. It’s a new, relaxed confidence. And it is so authentic, because of Geert’s training- that I am hardly concerned anymore about other people’s opinion, even the good ones lately, I AM HAPPIER IN MYSELF! I now keep other people’s expectations into perspective this has reduced my anxiety by half already.
    Thank you! It literally means the world to me. The people in my life seem happier with me too… but so be it is why.

    By the way, when do I receive the next set of CD’s? Next week I am to be in session 5 and will want 6,7,8, etcetera I have not yet received. I’m gladder than glad I took the leap of faith with you, Geert!

  34. Sarah says:

    This again accurately describes how I feel. And the “what if” scenario” was the best advice I heard. I use the “so what” response and am always amazed at the effect! I also have multiple sclerosis and all the points you made about things attacking your immune system is even more applicable.
    I have recommended your website to so many friends and family as I think it is SUPERB!! Thank you so much for your insight as it really has helped me, and my husband is very grateful for me being a more relaxed wife!
    Thank you Geert!

  35. Eric says:

    Recently completed session 5 and am always eager to start the next one. Looking forward to getting it. My panic always ran in cycles, sometimes good and other periods in my life bad. This system has showed me that it’s all the same and for the first time, I have some sense of control over how I should feel. Every day I do something without worry is a small victory. It all adds to become confidence. Good stuff!

  36. michelle says:

    you’ve given me my entire sanity back, for months i thought i was going crazy especially since everyone around me thought i was exaggerating or just being childish. thank you so much for everything you do. you’re a beautiful soul.

  37. Lois says:

    Hi Geert;
    I am currently on the 6th session and you have changed my life…! I can’t imagine how strong I will be by the time I get to the final session…! I am following your techniques to the “T” and they are nothing short of a miracle…! I am so grateful to “know” you, you are a beautiful person. You live on the other side of the world and yet you are a blessing in my life. I am telling everyone I know about you and your CD’s, I’m telling them, if they want to change what’s bothering them or if they just simply want to become a better “them” ,to order your course. I can’t express my thanks, there are no words that are good enough to describe my feelings.
    Forever indebted to you,

  38. Derek says:

    Thank you from a very grateful firefighter

  39. danny says:

    ty geert u saved me

  40. ann peary says:

    i have been suffering panic attacks for 32 years, but since watching your video,s i have started to get a different outlook on them. im still not cured but you have helped, iwont be able to purchase your cd,s as i was made reduntant & at the moment i am getting no income,but i will keep watching your video,s thankyou.

  41. Jacqueline says:

    Hi , I have completed your course and wanted to say thanks.
    You have changed my life forever. Unfortunately I will have to stay on some medication, but I feel more rested and understand what I’m going through.


  42. Artur says:

    Hi Geert,
    yours videos are amazing, I used to suffer from panic attacs so many times, honestly still sometimes I feel anxious, stressed maybe even close to panic attacs, but yours videos helped me a lot how to control them and it works. Even I started doing little reserch and experiments myself about them. Few days ago I was bored at work (I am working in a kitchen as a chef), so when one of the waitresses came in to the kitchen I said to her watch yours feet beacause there is a mouse running around and I wanna catch it (there was no mouse). And then you know as a lady she was scared of it, she said about that to the rest of the waitreses and since them every time each one of them came to the kitchen they was anxious and afraid. Afraid of mouse which not even was there. So back to ours pannic attacks there is simmiliar thing, we are afraid and anxious of something that maybe not even exist. So yes is hard to control that but your videos are helped me a lot and teach me how to fight with it.
    Thank you

  43. Bryan Hedges says:

    Dear Geert,I have been suffering with Anxiety and Panic attacks since my wife died,we were together for 40 years and then just me!,I was not going out and making excuses when I got invites from my own family.I panicked about going into a busy supermarket, so I chose less busy days,but still had Panic attacks!,Sometimes I would just leave the shopping trolley and get out.My home was like a citadel and safe place for me but, I would get attacks there aswell. I got really fed up and have been on a NHS course already for Anxiety. So I was guided to you and I am in my 7th week of the course,and I would like to say what a massive difference I have felt,I stopped coffee,tea, and anything with caffine in as a part of the early course recommendations. I haven’t had a Panic attack or felt Anxiety for 7 weeks,and I have come out of retirement to start a part-time job as a Gardener at a palace near me in the UK.I must admit I have listened to the Audios each week and made notes,and used those notes to help me,I have used the its ok many times and it works..I was in the Royal Navy many years ago on a ship called HMS Tiger!!! So when Geert told me about the Tiger trying to control me and get out,it felt like an old friend was inside me already, but not an annoying Tiger but a friendly one.Thankyou Geert I have been telling all my friends about you and how well I am doing so far.

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