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Dean Wilson on his dark battles with fear and anxiety and how Conor McGregor help him to overcome them

Dean Wilson

Dean Wilson

There is no denying that fan favourite Dean Wilson has had to deal with more than his fair share of injury troubles. Just a fraction of them would be enough for most us to say, well, enough!

Deano, however, has kept going when us mortals may have quit. Understandably, it hasn’t been easy for Deano and in his latest social media post he revealed some of what he’s gone through and what he has done to deal with the issues. Thankfully he found something to pull him out of those scarey moments and he felt it was important to share in the hope it may help others that struggle with their own demons.

“I used to struggle so much mentally after my knee injuries in 2015/2016 (KTM days). I was really in a dark place. I wasn’t having fun and felt miserable but my mental state wasn’t right. I had fear of always getting hurt again which slowed me down and created bad dark negative thoughts which created really bad anxiety.

“I have pushed passed those demons which wasn’t easy. But I started reading this book called “the secret” @thesecret365 – ok I audio listened lol but I was a big @thenotoriousmma [Conor McGregor] fan and he said the book helped him so I thought I would give it a go.

“So anyways long story short. This book helped me as I listened to keep the bad nasty dark thoughts out my head.

“I used to sit on the start line and literally think ‘what if I snap my femur over the triple, what if this happened, what if that, etc’ I would think bad scary negative thoughts for literally no reason and getting them out my head was hard.

“I did go to a couple of sports psychologists but I needed to figure it out on my own as it wasn’t just a flick of a switch change. This book taught me to get my mind in the right frequency and to always keep things in perspective – how lucky I am to get to do what I do.

“It’s what I dreamed of as a kid and I want to enjoy it not be miserable. I say a thank you everyday for what I have in front of me.

“Another thing is keeping my surroundings in an environment I enjoy and has good energy… These are just a few things I thought I would share for people that sometimes are there own Demon like I am sometimes, and if my little story can help you then perfect. If not I wasted 3 minutes of your time.”

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