Anxiety Guys was launched as a way to Heal Civilians...


Our co-founders have been in combat. They’ve seen the wreckage it produces and experienced the gnawing pain it leaves in your gut.

Dan has seen the lives of buddies lost to combat and suicide after returning home. He carried the heavy burdens of survivor’s guilt, PTSD, and depression. He even considered ending his own life in 2013.

But he found healing.

After unsuccessfully seeking help through traditional (and incredibly painful) methods, Dan was introduced to profound alternative methods and the brain’s ability to heal itself. Dan found freedom from his traumatic emotions and other emotional wounds—and a desire to help others do the same. Around that same time, Dan met Nick, an Air Force veteran searching for a way to serve his fellow veterans. They would join forces on a journey that neither expected.

Through extensive research and development, Nick and Dan, developed a new approach to treatment that allows clients to unpack and dissolve their traumatic stress and unhelpful negative emotions without ever speaking of them. We took those processes and started a nonprofit for veterans and first responders, and 22ZERO was formed. 22ZERO has helped thousands of veterans and first responders, men and women find lasting healing, this was the start of the emotional revolution.

Their work is called Neuro Transformational Reprocessing (NTR).

...while also supporting the mission of 22ZERO. When Nick and Dan originally connected the common thread was that they both had childhood trauma. Although their experiences were different they were both deeply affected by events that happened long before joining the service. They had the shared goal and common interest of bringing healing to those who have worn the uniform as well as their families. It soon became very apparent that traumatic events in childhood and civilian life were prevalent with almost every single veteran and first responder they worked with. Ultimately, giving the opportunity for civilians to find healing was no longer an option, it was a necessity!

Through extensive research and development, Nick and Dan developed a new approach that allows clients to unpack and dissolve their traumatic stress and unhelpful negative emotions without ever speaking of them. These non-clinical interventions are highly effective and unlike other processes. We go after not just the traumatic events that are causing emotional discomfort but also the rooted negative emotions such as Anger, Sadness, Guilt, Shame, Hurt, Resentment, Abandonment, as well as many others that clients sometimes cannot define but can feel!

While Dan has stepped toward a focus on training specifically within the law-enforcement community, Nick is continuing to work with individuals, couples, families, and churches, as well as lead the team at 22ZERO. Nick has a deep faith in God and does not shy away from his love and belief in Jesus Christ, but he also understands that we have to meet others where they are at and hopes to lead others to emotional freedom that may set their hearts free.

Nick's wife Sarah is a major piece of the Anxiety Guys business. Not only does she keep everything on track, but she has been through the processes herself for her own traumatic events and anxiety. She thoroughly understands the effects these issues can have on individuals as well as relationships, and being a mother. Her background as both a physical therapist as well as financial advisor brings so much value for Anxiety Guys to deliver a fantastic experience for those we work with. The support and love of Sarah on this mission has been invaluable and will continue to be.

Dan Jarvis and Nick Davis, Anxiety Guys Podcast

Meet Nick Davis

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Dan Jarvis

Founder
  • Masters of Public Administration, from Central Michigan University
  • U.S. Army retired, Sergeant First Class (E-7)
  • Deputy Sheriff retired
  • Former U.S. Army Drill Sergeant
  • Trauma Resiliency Protocol Master Trainer
  • Emotions Management Process Master Trainer 
  • The Co-Developer of the 22Zero Tactical Resiliency Training (TRT)
  • Co-Developer of the Trauma Resiliency Protocol (TRP)
  • Co-Developer of the Emotions Management Process (EMP)
  • Certified Master CORE Success Coaching

Retired Army SFC Dan Jarvis was deployed to a combat zone in Afghanistan in 2011. Shortly after his arrival, he stepped on a pressure plate and detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) five feet from his position on the patrol. The IED inflicted a traumatic brain injury. He insisted on continuing to lead his troops on the battlefield instead of taking a break, however, the Battalion surgeon ordered him out for a week before rejoining his Soldiers. After weeks of no sleep as a result of the IED blast, he led his squad on a mission to escort an explosive team to defuse a bomb found by another Platoon. His role in the lead vehicle as the truck commander (TC) was to detect IEDs on the route, to ensure safe passage for the other vehicles in the convoy. An undetected IED exploded under the fourth vehicle in the convoy, taking the life of SPC Doug Cordo. Dan felt responsible for losing Doug.

Near the end of his deployment, Dan received a Red Cross message informing him that his mother was deathly ill. He immediately left Afghanistan and headed to the United States in hopes of seeing his mom before she took her last breath. Unfortunately, he did not make it in time to say goodbye before she died, which weighed heavily on him. After her funeral, Dan returned to his assigned duty station in Fairbanks, Alaska at Ft. Wainwright. Burdened under the weight of such guilt and still unable to sleep, Dan sought an escape by binge drinking each night until he fell asleep.

On the night of March 2, 2013, he contemplated suicide – eyeing the rifle in the corner and convincing himself that it would be easy to end the emotional roller coaster. Hearing the pitter-patter of little feet on the floor of the apartment above him, he realized he would potentially endanger those kids if a bullet was fired. As usual, he passed out from the alcohol. He awoke the next morning to a call informing him that one of the soldiers from his former Platoon, SPC Corey Smathers, had shot and killed himself the night prior. Questioning how they missed the signs that Smathers was struggling, Dan realized that he too was masking the signs from those he knew and loved. Dan and the other men struggled emotionally as they grieved their fellow brother and Soldier. Watching the men struggle and worrying that he may “green light” one of them to do the same, Dan resolved that he would not take his own life. However, the emotional roller coaster remained as did the binge drinking each night.

Due to multiple combat injuries, Dan retired from the Army on September 11, 2014, and returned home to Winter Haven, Florida. He quickly busied himself by reentering the law enforcement profession.  Unfortunately, his combat injuries forced his retirement from law enforcement in May of 2017.

With little to occupy his time, the weight of his military experiences, and transition out of service began to manifest more visibly in his drinking, depression, nightmares, night sweats, and negative outlook. His ex-wife strongly encouraged him to seek help, and he contacted the local VA Office. The VA diagnosed Dan with Post Traumatic Stress and began to treat him with prolonged exposure therapy, which tormented him nearly as much as the traumatic memories he had experienced. He opted not to continue this line of treatment after the VA canceled a couple of appointments.

Dan later went through a breakthrough treatment and his experience with alternative therapies was so life-changing that he was compelled to help others find the same relief from traumatic memories.

Nick Davis and his wife Sarah Davis

Nick Davis

Founder
  • USAF Veteran
  • Financial Advisor
  • Trauma Resiliency Protocol Practitioner Master Trainer
  • Emotions Management Process Practitioner Master Trainer
  • Certified CORE Success Coaching
  • The Co-Developer of the 22Zero Tactical Resiliency Training
  • Co-Developer of the Trauma Resiliency Protocol (TRP)
  • Co-Developer of the Emotions Management Process (EMP)

The journey of life can take you down some of the most unexpected paths. Since I was a young boy, I had a burning desire to help and give to others if I felt it would make their life better. This may have been in large part due to my mother, who through her strong faith in God and through her actions, showed me just what it meant to give.

My life has taken me through some of the most trying times to include divorce, bankruptcy, and deep loss. However, life has also provided some of the most amazing and profound moments. One of those very moments was being led to a friendship that turned into finding a better way to heal others while being blessed to build a business and a non-profit that completely fills my cup.

My career started in the USAF as an F-16 crew chief, followed by 15 years in aviation most of which was in the corporate realm. I met my wife Sarah in 2011 and remember telling her, as I have others for many years, that I wanted to work with people in some capacity. This led me to a successful career as a financial advisor and blessed us with a business in which our clients are a big part of our life both personally and professionally. During my time growing the financial planning practice, I met my business partner and best bud Dan Jarvis. When I met Dan, he was struggling with severe PTSD as well as depression. I could see and feel the pain he was in. Dan once said to me “Nick, I never wanted to die; I just couldn’t imagine living in the emotional pain I was in any longer”. 22Zero.org was formed shortly after we met, and since then we have put our blood, sweat and tears into healing veterans and first responders. Dan was walked through a process that had a profound shift in his PTSD related struggles, but he was still dealing with a lot of negative emotions, which sent us on a journey to develop our own process that would work not just on trauma-related events but also with emotions like anxiety, anger, sadness, guilt, hurt, frustration and more! The success we have had healing others through 22zero has led to a very large demand in the civilian world and is what drove us to start Anxiety Guys.

Outside of my professional career, I love spending time with my family. Sarah and I try our best to shut things down and be present with our kids as well as each other. We spend a good amount of our summers on Lake Champlain in Vermont, and the rest of the year, we are in Georgia at our home just outside of Augusta. Horseback riding, fishing, hunting and just getting out in nature are amongst our favorite activities.

The journey of life can take you down some of the most unexpected paths. Since I was a young boy, I had a burning desire to help and give to others if I felt it would make their life better. This may have been in large part due to my mother, who through her strong faith in God and through her actions, showed me just what it meant to give.

My life has taken me through some of the most trying times to include divorce, bankruptcy, and deep loss. However, life has also provided some of the most amazing and profound moments. One of those very moments was being led to a friendship that turned into finding a better way to heal others while being blessed to build a business and a non-profit that completely fills my cup.

My career started in the USAF as an F-16 crew chief, followed by 15 years in aviation most of which was in the corporate realm. I met my wife Sarah in 2011 and remember telling her, as I have others for many years, that I wanted to work with people in some capacity. This led me to a successful career as a financial advisor and blessed us with a business in which our clients are a big part of our life both personally and professionally.

During my time growing the financial planning practice, I met my buddy Dan Jarvis. When I met Dan, he was struggling with severe PTSD as well as depression. I could see and feel the pain he was in. Dan once said to me “Nick, I never wanted to die; I just couldn’t imagine living in the emotional pain I was in any longer”. 22ZERO was formed shortly after we met, and since then we have put our blood, sweat and tears into healing veterans and first responders. Dan was walked through a process that had a profound shift in his PTSD related struggles, but he was still dealing with a lot of negative emotions, which sent us on a journey to develop our own processes that would work not just on trauma-related events but also with other negative emotions like anxiety, anger, sadness, guilt, hurt, frustration and more! The success we have had healing others through 22ZERO has led to a very large demand in the civilian world and is part of what led to starting Anxiety Guys.

Outside of my professional career, I love spending time with my family. Sarah and I try our best to shut things down and be present with our kids as well as each other. Journey Community Church in Evans GA has had a profound impact on our family. We live just outside Augusta GA on Rally Point Ranch and have too many dogs and chickens to count and also a few mini cows.