What Patients Say 2017-05-29T20:33:21+00:00

Dr. Friedemann’s Patients Share Their Experiences

Guido Palau on Dr Friedemann SchaubThrough my work with Dr. Friedemann Schaub I’ve discovered ways of letting go of a lifetime of fears and self-imposed limitations that kept my life small, detached and guarded. While it took and a great deal of honesty and self-reflection, the results have been incredibly powerful. My life has become fuller, richer and more authentic. I have allowed myself to engage in more honest relationships, both professional and personal.
Life can get away from us. I made a very conscious effort to change. With the help of Dr. Schaub I have learned to embrace life and will be forever grateful.*
Guido Palau,  Hair Stylist and leading
trend setter in the fashion industry
New York, NY
“My work with Dr. Friedemann Schaub really helped me to resolve the inner conflicts that had dogged me for years, and also to overcome the childhood wounds that were still robbing me of self belief and hope for the future. His compassion, understanding and wisdom launched me into a whole new chapter of my life.”  *
“Anxiety is a very isolating and challenging condition. It narrowed my world and my experiences so much that day to day life became a struggle for me. I cannot thank Dr. Friedemann Schaub enough for opening up my mind and my heart to see that there’s so much more than the way I was living. I was going through life with blinders on and was so consumed with my thoughts, expectations and worries. Dr. Schaub helped me break those patterns and helped me learn that I could be someone capable, strong and caring without my anxiety. Life can be so much more if you commit to tackling your fears. If you are struggling, please don’t hesitate to contact him! He will change your life.” *
– Katrina Jones, Vancouver BC
I lived much of life keeping anxiety at bay, but when an accident occurred in my mid-thirties it triggered a level of stress that I had never known before. For over a year, I struggled to enjoy the little things in life and then I came across the work of Dr. Friedemann Schaub. Through our sessions, the homework and listening to his calm meditations, my experience in daily life began to change. I began to laugh, have more energy and stay calm in the face of adversity. I have had therapy before, but the work we did together was different. It was more thorough, and got me thinking about tough questions that ultimately led to my emotional freedom. Getting to know and love my younger self has changed my life forever. While it has been absolutely incredible to enjoy friendships and be motivated to innovate at work again, what I am most grateful for is my new relationship with myself. Before my work with Dr. Friedemann I was exhausted from being at war with difficult emotions. I am forever grateful to Dr. Friedemann for sharing so much wisdom with me, and having so much patience as I changed over the course of our sessions. My new mindset has put me on a new and wonderful path. My life is richer and more authentic than I ever realized it could be. Thank you, Dr. Friedemann!*
-Jennifer Welter, Illinois

 I will be forever grateful for the work, compassion and kindness that Dr. Schaub provided as I found my way back to a great life.

There are no words to express what Dr. Schaub did to help me during the most difficult time of life when I was struggling with fear and anxiety. 
God gave me a precious gift when I meet Dr. Schaub; he was truly my life saver. So many times I felt like I was drowning and then he would give me the tools and compassion to make me feel safe in discovering my true self.
Dr. Schaub helped me navigate through this amazing journey that let me know that the universe is wonderful and full of favor.
I will be forever grateful for the work, compassion and kindness that Dr. Schaub provided as I found my way back to a great life. I highly recommend to anyone, who is struggling with fear and anxiety to reach out to Dr. Schaub and start your journey home today.
In hard times I have learned three things
· I am stronger then I imagined
· God is closer than I ever realized
· And that I am loved more than I ever knew
Thank you Dr. Schaub for helping me know that I am an amazing person and worthy of life’s greatness.*
Jennifer Currier
Seattle, Washington

After reading many books, seeing a number of therapists and countless hours on the web, I encountered “The Fear and Anxiety Solution” by Dr. Friedemann Schaub.  I read the book and worked through the exercises. I found that it resonated in a way that other resources did not. It helped me to peel away the layers of the past and challenge beliefs I had held about myself unconsciously.

“Nothing made sense about how I felt about life. I had a happy family, great friends, my full health and a soaring career which afforded me an enviable lifestyle. The more success I had, the worse I felt inside. 
Although I usually kept myself busy enough during the day at work to escape my feelings, my downtime was filled with feelings of anxiety and depression. I was worried about everything and constantly imagined doomsday scenarios about my future, none of which were reasonable or consistent with past experiences. I anticipated that at some point I would fail, though I never had. The more I tried to stay on top of the uncertainties of life, the worse I got. All my time with my family was spent in a fearful darkness, I could no longer feel any pleasure. I then went through 5 years of anti-depressants which lifted most of the symptoms. However, the side effects were awful and made me feel disconnected from my emotional life. I decided that this was not a good life and that there must be a better way.
After reading many books, seeing a number of therapists and countless hours on the web, I encountered “The Fear and Anxiety Solution” by Dr. Friedemann Schaub.  I read the book and worked through the exercises. I found that it resonated in a way that other resources did not. It helped me to peel away the layers of the past and challenge beliefs I had held about myself unconsciously.
It showed me that different periods of my childhood had instilled deep and buried feelings of worthlessness and that I later developed compensating heroic beliefs. Both of these opposing beliefs remained in conflict with each other and with my present self and manifested themselves as two unconscious personalities – a protector personality and a hero personality. Both hiding in plain sight!
Dr. Friedemann’s approach helped me to uncover, reconcile and value these parts of my psyche, while at the same time building a new set of mature beliefs founded in reality and self compassion. We completed a series of one-to-one counseling sessions using Skype which repeated, refreshed and enhanced the steps in the book and helped me to develop a plan to sustain my progress and work on a new reality. I have now been over a year free of drugs and irrational anxiety. I enjoy life now and have a wholesome sense of self belief that I didn’t realize was missing in the first place. I no longer seek external validation and I no longer have the constant sense that my world is going to come crumbling down. I used to spend so much of my mental life fighting imaginary demons. Now I spend my time doing the things I enjoy and have a renewed vigour and lust for life and all it has to offer. If you are determined to reject the narrative that anxiety, depression and anti depressants are inevitable consequences of modern life and are prepared to do the work, then Dr. Friedemann’s methods can work for you to create a different reality. It is not just about eliminating the negative thinking, but creating a thought system that provides for a rich and fulfilling mental life.
Dr Friedemann is a wonderful person and I enjoyed all our interactions. His program has been transformational for me and I wholeheartedly recommend it. “*
– David M, Ireland

As we continue to work together, I can now say with confidence that I am almost free from anxiety.

“When I first had my panic attack, I thought it was an isolated issue and soon was able to forget about it. The second time, I had a full blown panic attack/anxiety, again I was able to take medications and soon was off the medications and the signs and symptoms disappeared. But this last onset of the anxiety thru me for a loop. I did not know what was happening and why I was so fearful to the point of not being able to move. The rest which you are aware of.
When I was searching what to do and who can I contact to help me, I found your name on the internet. For whatever reason, I was drawn to you again and again. I first purchased your book/CD, then I finally contacted you and here I am several years later.
When I sought your help, I was in a deep and dark place experiencing depression with severe immobilizing fear and anxiety, which I had never felt.  As we continue to work together, I can now say with confidence that I am almost free from anxiety. Just the difference from last year to this year, I am a different person. You have helped me realize who I am and what I am capable of. I never knew that, with what had happened to me as a child and how I learned to think and believe would have a significant impact in my life to the point of total fear. I did not realize that I was thinking so negatively.  
What you have taught me is that I am unconditionally loved and supported by the higher power and all the people around me such as my family. I always have had faith in the higher power, but did not totally believe that I have always been supported from moment to moment. I also learned that I am a good and strong person capable of taking care of myself and others in any situation.
I have now changed the way I observe my thoughts or situation and have made a significant progress in reducing the negative self-talk. I learned to respect and treat myself with compassion and care and not allow others to treat me any different. (WOW! I can speak up for myself, which is huge). I am no longer giving my power away and allow others to make me feel small. (Work in progress) I feel more confident about the future and continue to work to eliminate the occasional anxiety that I feel (i.e.: Flying/sleep issues) and, now have noted that when I am working with clients at the hospital who have attempted suicide I feel more anxious. I do not know why this is a trigger and would like to explore further to resolve any subconscious reasons.
Dr. Friedemann, you have been a blessing for me, you have supported me in a professional, yet compassionate way without judgement through my journey. I honestly feel that you were sent to me for a reason. I always keep you in my prayers and feel that I am so blessed in having known you not just you as a practitioner, but as a person. I feel that I have made a friend from across the globe and hopefully can one day meet you in person to say THANK YOU.”*
– Shelina S, Canada
“I am so so grateful for the skills I have learned through our work. They really help me to keep things in perspective when life at the University gets too difficult. I got my first feedback on coursework I wrote, and I was able to get a first class mark in it.  
If not for the program and your help I would not have been able to even think I could come back to the University and settle in.  I really appreciate your help and I honestly thank God for you and the program. “*
– Morinsola R. UK

Dr. Friedemann’s techniques and guidance has brought me out of life-long depression. 

“In my work with Dr Friedemann, I became aware of many life-long negative patterns that affected my self-perception. I had been conscious of some of these self-defeating patterns, but was astounded at how many and how deeply they can be rooted. I discovered parts of myself that I had submerged. The anxiety, fears, worries, negative approach to life were telling me these parts needed love, acceptance, and upliftment I’m a pediatrician and have no trouble being compassionate with and treating children with unconditional love.
Dr. Friedemann’s techniques and guidance has brought me out of life-long depression. It has been such a joy to be able to unconditionally love myself. Recognizing, accepting, and developing alternative ways of dealing with the fears/anxiety and the underlying self needs has been revolutionizing my life. Being in touch with the joy and enjoyment of life makes being here on Earth infinitely better. And to remember to practice, practice, practice these principles and techniques helps keep me free of anxieties and fears that I had allowed to restrict my life.*
-S.A. Williams, Texas
“My work with Dr. Friedemann has been an incredible experience. I have gained and learned so much from my work with Dr. Friedemann.  I am now free of old patterns, which used to work against me and have learned to create new, healthy ways to live and thrive. I no longer struggle but live fearlessly with passion. But most of all, I have learned to trust my body and my inner wisdom , which allowed to me to heal, although doctor’s told me that it was impossible. I now know that everything is possible. Thank you, Dr. Friedemann,  for being there for me 100%, for your wisdom and knowledge, and for being my guide on my path to wholeness.”  *
-Mary M.

I hadn’t even dreamed that I could actually not be depressed or anxious. I didn’t dare hope to actually love myself. These are the things I really wanted in the deepest recesses of my heart. I have them. My hopes were surpassed. My dreams are becoming reality. I used to feel alone in my sorrow and pain.  There is not a moment in life that I feel alone anymore. I always have me. That is enough.

“I asked my husband what he sees as the biggest change since working with Dr. Friedemann Schaub. His response was quick and easy. “You are back in control of your life, it isn’t controlling you.” This is close to true. It was actually in letting go of my need to control, that things came back into perspective.
After a series of unfortunate events (job loss, marriage problems, family problems, health problems) I was finally forced to admit that I needed to change. I just had my first daughter and saw what an innocent, loving soul she is, and realized in that moment that at some point I too was that loveable. What could happen in my daughters’ life that would no longer make her deserving of my love? NOTHING.  There was a glimmer of recognition in that moment that I too must still be loveable.
The outside of me looks much different since beginning my work with Dr. Friedemann Schaub. I smile more. I can wear grey tops now because I no longer sweat at every social interaction.  At first people asked if something was wrong. I no longer felt the need to be the entertainer during parties and have remembered how to just be myself.  Then a funny thing happened. The more quiet I was the more people were drawn to me. People don’t have to ask if everything is ok anymore. They are getting used to what they see as the new me, and who I see as the old me.  I am able to be honest and not always give a canned answer. I can speak the truth. My friendships have become richer and more plentiful. My family dynamic has taken a turn for the better. Being my genuine self is much easier and less draining than being whom I thought I was supposed to be. It is so much easier to just be who I actually am.
My hopes in working with Dr. Fridemann Schaub were to be able to function through my depression and anxiety. I wanted to stop having piles of mail just shoved into paper bags and thrown in the back room when guests were coming. I wanted to be able to get out of bed in the morning and face life without needing to schedule something to ensure that I would shower that day. I wanted to care about eating before I became so hungry I was cranky. I wanted to have a voice mailbox that was not full. I wanted to not be afraid to answer the phone when I didn’t recognize the number.
I hadn’t even dreamed that I could actually not be depressed or anxious. I didn’t dare hope to actually love myself. These are the things I really wanted in the deepest recesses of my heart. I have them. My hopes were surpassed. My dreams are becoming reality. I used to feel alone in my sorrow and pain.  There is not a moment in life that I feel alone anymore. I always have me. That is enough.
Once you know something you can’t “un-know” it. Sometimes we forget. But now I remember. I remember seeing the world through child’s eyes full of hope and wonder. I see the world this way again but with added wisdom through my years of life experience. I remember feeling safe as a small child when I was visiting my grandparents. I feel safe now in my own home with my own family. The changes that others see only scratch the surface of the real changes. I am back to me.
I feel empowered in the decisions I make in my life. I do not “have control” as my husband would see it. I am empowered. Empowered enough to go ahead and let him realize I’m not actually in control and that is totally OK. My life is mine again and I am so grateful to have it back! “*
– Hilary F
“The work with Dr Friedemann has been incredibly helpful in helping me reaching my goal.  It is a powerful method and it has helped me to center myself. I feel relaxed, happy and aware. I thank you for you for working with me.”*
– Margaretha W

The real power is knowing that you can stand on your own two feet; you don’t need anyone or a pill to help you overcome the anxiety that has lingered and prevented you from getting the most out of life.

“I came to Dr. Friedemann based on the advice of a friend of mine who battled anxiety and a paralyzing fear of flying;  he had terrific success in overcoming these fears with Dr. Friedemann.
My fear and anxiety were persistent and pervasive throughout my lifetime and I felt these two issues held me back in so many ways. While it was my divorce that brought me to Dr. Friedemann, I uncovered so many other underlying issues that not only helped me come to terms with my divorce and the circumstances surrounding the end of my marriage, but I also saw it as an opportunity for growth and discovery.
When I look at my notes and hear myself talk during our first sessions, I hear and see a completely different person that was insecure, frightened and clinging to a marriage and a way of life that didn’t make sense. In comparison, when I look at myself now, I have brought out that inner self that has been the confident and self-assured man that hid behind the veil of a frightened child who worried about what others thought. I have noticed the change and so have friends, family and colleagues. The work with the subconscious mind powerful indeed and I recommend staying with the daily routines Dr. Friedemann provides you with.
More importantly, buy the book since it lays out the plan and helps make sense of where you are going. The real power is knowing that you can stand on your own two feet; you don’t need anyone or a pill to help you overcome the anxiety that has lingered and prevented you from getting the most out of life.” *
– Chris M, Washington
“Dr. Friedmann, I thank you so much for all your precious energy, guidance, compassion and care for me. I never had someone be in tune with me and help me see and understand who I am and who I am meant to be. I could have never realized without your help, that the past is a story, which is meant to be read and understood, but not to remain stuck in. I am a new, strong person who takes her power back every time anyone tries to take it. You helped me to have my life for ever back.”*
-Ingrid A.
“By the time I discovered Dr. Friedemann, I had been dealing with serious medical issues and I had tried many different healing approaches, without success. Fear and anxiety were getting the best of me. I had the sense that there were unconscious forces sabotaging my progress, no matter how hard I tried.  Dr. Friedemann’s  sessions and techniques are designed to tap into subconscious material, and unlock and release them. I never felt safer addressing my fears. Dr. Friedemann possesses a unique ability to provide a safe environment that promotes healing. He is not only intellectually gifted, but a warm, genuine and compassionate human being. I got solid results, not only about my health, but about letting go of fear, anxiety, perfectionism, amongst other feelings. This allowed me to greatly improve my professional life, my interpersonal relationships and, mostly important, my connection with myself and my inner world.  I can sincerely say that I have not experienced fear and anxiety since I went through Dr. Friedemann’s program. I am very grateful and will be forever indebted to Dr. Friedemann and the work he is doing in the world.”*
– Renata P, Brooklyn, NY

With my new perspective, each day feels like a gift, waiting to be unwrapped and discovered.

“At 41, Dr. Friedemann helped me to finally grow up. He took me back to the one day in my life that was holding me back, the one that had stunted my growth emotionally. He enabled me to see that day through the perspective of an adult, and therefore understand it logically, and not with the mind of an 8-year-old boy. When he did, I felt a physical release in my chest. I believe with it, I released the confused thoughts and pain of that 8 year old boy, allowing me to finally see life through the eyes of an unencumbered, clear-thinking adult. With my new perspective, each day feels like a gift, waiting to be unwrapped and discovered.
The other thing that I’ve noticed about my work with Dr. Friedemann is this: my transformation has continued, of its own accord, even after completing my time with him. I feel each day that I am stronger, that I am more well, that I am closer to the essence of who I am. I feel that this will continue the rest of my days, until I ultimately return back to the place from which I came. I am excited by every step I take along the way.” *
-Joe B., California
“In working with Dr. Friedemann, I’ve achieved more than I expected or even dared to dream.  Within 6 or 7 sessions, I was able to address emotional difficulties and unhelpful thought patterns that have been 10 and 20 years in the making.  Dr. Friedemann immediately (within our first session) helped me to comprehend how and why I was stuck – an understanding that had eluded me for years.  
In a clear, thoughtful, supportive, and positive manner, he helped me identify and confront my limiting core beliefs and gave me valuable feedback whenever there was emotional confusion on my part. I knew each time we spoke that I was making progress not only because of my own internal compass, but also because he articulated and helped me acknowledge every forward stride made.
In short, he is a gem and diamond.  I absolutely cherish the work we have done together and count it as a blessing to have found my way through.”*
-Frances. O., New York
“The trouble with us humans is that we seriously start to seek help only when we are pushed against the wall.  In the same desperate moment that my intense search led me to a short YouTube video of Dr. Friedemann. I knew immediately the subject matter he was talking about. I wasted no time in setting up my free assessment call. I am still amazed how quickly through Dr. Friedemann’s support I was able to recover from almost losing myself in anxiety to now feeling confident and at peace. All those worries, anxiety & fear is gone like they were never once parts of my life. You won’t feel alone once you start consulting Dr. Friedemann, care is embedded in his coaching style. If you are suffering from low self-esteem, negative thoughts, fear & anxiety ask him for your free assessment call, now. This investment is the best gift to yourself.”*
 -Sha Z., Philippines
“I could have reached some state of resolution with other healers, but it would have taken much more time and it would not have been as complete and permanent. By the time our work ended, I was able to feel myself as the person I truly am – free from anxiety, more centered and with a great deal of appreciation for my life and who I am.”*
-Myriam Z.
“For years I had experienced fear and anxiety when I deeply cared about someone. I was frightened of being abandoned, of being replaced by someone else who was “better” than I was, someone who had “more to offer” than I did because who I was was not enough. Working with Dr. Friedemann, who not only is extremely skilled, but is also a very kind, caring, compassionate, perceptive and exceptional human being, helped me get to the root of those feelings and beliefs. His warmth, attentive listening, intuitive questions, and specific processes all helped me heal those wounds of the past and fill my heart with love, acceptance and compassion for myself. I am a totally different person and I can’t thank Dr. Friedemann enough. He truly is a gift to humanity!”*
-Alana M. Canada
“I called you all the way from New Zealand. Working with your personal break-through program and the journey to Egypt has helped me to clear away fears and insecurities that have kept me from being me for a long time. I have done plenty of different programs and they have all helped but this felt like the icing on the cake. I am now more a friend to myself than ever before, comfortable in my own body and clear about what I am here to do. I also have available a stronger spiritual connection, especially after the Egypt trip. Most of all you have continually reminded me to be kind and easy on myself.  I will be eternally grateful to you and Danielle and the angel that guided me to find you all the way around the world. “*
-Ann B., New Zealand

I am still amazed at how much positive and lasting change I experienced with just a handful of sessions with Dr. Friedemann.

“Dr. Friedemann guided and helped me to breakthrough a very tough period where I was feeling a lot of anxiety. On the surface, everything in my life seemed to be going great. But my mind was still troubled with feelings of great anxiety and I was not sure why. Before meeting Dr. Friedemann, there were many times when I felt tempted to go on medication because I didn’t believe there was another way to deal with the situation. In my first conversation with Dr. Friedemann, he assured me that it was possible to get through it and that working with him would not be like finding a magic a cure, but more like outgrowing the problem. I was skeptical because I had worked with other therapists on the same problem without seeing profound changes. But Dr. Friedemann was exactly right.
During our first session, I reconnected with aspects of myself that had been buried deep down for years. This was a profoundly moving experience which was the catalyst for an intense period of introspection and growth which ultimately allowed me to see my life from a much better and more joyful perspective. I am still amazed at how much positive and lasting change I experienced with just a handful of sessions with Dr. Friedemann. I am happier than I have ever been in my life and so many people have noticed and commented on how much more relaxed and happy I seem. My experience working with Dr. Friedemann was priceless and I am grateful for it every day.”*
-Elizabeth P.
“I was dealing with depression, anxiety and insomnia and prior to working with Dr. Friedemann nothing seemed to help me to overcome these challenges. Through our work together I was able to authentically learn and truly understand the deeper root causes of my challenges and how my past, even prior to birth, had impacted my life emotionally and psychologically. I was able to let go of unwarranted guilt, anxiety and anger and feel now that I have a much stronger foundation of inner peace and confidence – and I have the tools, which will continue to support me through-out my life’s journey. Thank you Dr. Friedemann.”*
-Alicia L.
“When I began working with Dr. Friedemann, I was at the lowest point of my entire life. Intense grief from mother’s death triggered severe anxiety which triggered immobilizing panic attacks and eventually morphed into full post-traumatic stress disorder. While I understood I was missing my mom, I had no idea why my grief had become so paralyzing. Through his personal breakthrough and empowerment program Dr. Friedemann helped me uncover the source of this deep disturbance and bring tremendous relief from my suffering, inner healing and understanding. Today I am free of the emotional chaos that was triggered by mother’s death and living a life of clarity and purpose. I strongly recommend Dr. Friedemann as a skilled, highly educated professional who works from a genuine concern to bring healing and freedom to his clients. There is always light at the end of the tunnel and a fulfilling life awaits.”*
Deborah H.
“Dr Friedemann’s is the first Practitioner that was able to clearly describe and take me through the journey of connecting mind and body. His unique blend of very in depth understanding of the body as well as its connection to the mind allows him to develop techniques and exercises that will improve any aspect of your life. His ability to show the root cause and the symptoms of my challenges allowed me to see the challenge differently. And all of this took place via Skype, between two continents!! Thank you Dr. Friedemann for changing the way I see life and the challenges it throws at me. Thank you for changing my life Dr. Friedemann.”*
AJ M., Melbourne Australia.
“Thank you Dr. Friedemann for this amazing journey. I knew that struggles are also an opportunity to grow and this time. Dr. Friedemann showed me that it was time to own my past and recognize the true gifts, which I had expressed during dark times. From the first session on I was impressed and excited to discover how I was able release unconscious emotions and old core beliefs. Friedemann is a compassionate, generous and brillant professional, he cares, supports and empowers you in a gentle, attentive, firm, and powerful presence. Don’t hesitate to work with him if you are struggling – he will help you to become unstuck and find your true potential.”*
Odile M., Barcelona Spain

*Results may vary from person to person