Combating Anxiety & Depression with Anthony Treas - Ep. 219 OPEN SKY FITNESS PODCAST ROB DIONNE

Combating Anxiety & Depression with Anthony Treas – Ep. 219



Mental Health:

Combating Anxiety & Depression

We have a very eye-opening interview today with Iraq War Veteran, Anthony Treas, who is on a mission to radically change men’s mental health and the stigma of mental health. He is also the creator of the S.T.R.O.N.G. Method which is a proven method to help men eliminate anxiety to regain control over their health and mental wellbeing to become strong men.

I was able to meet Anthony at a conference and while talking to him, he shared his experience with PTSD, anxiety, and starting over after being in the military and his relationship with his wife ended. Not only did he create a strategy and found a way to pick up and carry on living his life but now he’s also helping people who have experienced similar or even different difficult situations and hardships.

At some point in our lives we either have, are, or will experience hard moments so hopefully, this episode will help you overcome obstacles within your own life.

As you listen, Anthony will share:

  • What the S.T.R.O.N.G. Method stands for and what to expect from his coaching program.
  • How he was able to redefine his mission and purpose after serving in Iraq.
  • How you can begin to heal your mind and body from anxiety and depression.
  • The impact of going on and off medicine can have on a person’s mind and body.
  • How he identified his negative thought patterns and began creating new habits to steer clear of them.


“The first part of the S.T.R.O.N.G. Method focuses on the brain. You have to understand that when you’re trying to make any kind of change in your life, your brain is going to fight you because it only wants to work hard enough in order to keep you alive. So, if you’re trying to make changes in your brain, you have to understand how you’re going to be able to continue to make new neural pathways when your brain is trying to get you to stick to your old habits.” – Anthony Treas



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What You’ll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob

2:00 Join us for our Facebook Live series in The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group

2:30 About today’s episode with Anthony Treas

4:00 Check out last week’s show: OSF 218 -Perfectionists vs. High Achievers: Which One Are You?

4:45 Rob’s story of helping his neighbor get into shape for his wedding and how he ended up doing better than most of Rob’s regular clients.

8:30 The advice that Rob gave to his neighbor to do on his own as far as exercise and nutrition.

9:30 Secrets of the Sky Fit Challenge – What 4 steps you need to take to lose weight now.

11:35 Everything that’s included in the Sky Fit Challenge and the extra help and support you’ll receive from this awesome community.

20:50 Introduction to Anthony Treas

21:40 What his life was like before an after serving in the Iraq War.

23:00 How he stayed mentally sound and focused while still serving in Iraq when his ex-wife sent him an email that she wanted a divorce upon his return.

27:30 What was going on in his mind when he arrived back home to the USA to an empty house with no wife, not ready to see friends and no family nearby? What about other army veterans or men with similar experiences?

30:30 The transition that war veterans go through once they come back home including redefining their mission and purpose.

32:00 How a therapist helped him begin to redefine his purpose and create new goals for himself such as start taking online classes which included one on health and wellness.

34:00 The fact that there’s such a lack of support out there for men’s mental health compared to women.

36:40 What steps men can take towards healing their anxiety and depression.

37:30 How he came to get to the point of deciding to have a brain scan to truly understand his brain’s health.

39:00 The impact going off medicine had on his mind’s and body’s health.

40:00 How he came to discover that some of his symptoms were all based on mental thought patterns.

42:40 His S.T.R.O.N.G. Method and why the first part focuses solely on understanding and learning the brain plus what you truly want.

45:00 What the S.T.R.O.N.G. Method stands for.

45:30 Why goals take time to come true and you have to be fully committed.

58:00 What advice he’d give to his younger self.

1:01:00 What to expect from Anthony and his coaching style when you work with him.

1:05:00 Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:07:00 Turn your health around with an awesome community in our  Sky Fit Challenge

1:09:00 Stay tuned for our upcoming series of Facebook Lives in The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group

1:10:40 Open Sky Fitness Closing






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We won’t just be regurgitating the same information over again. Since we began this podcast, there’s so much more information out their on health, nutrition, fitness, and personal wellness. So, each Thursday we’ll really just be going deeper into your favorite topics!


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