How Gok Wan took on Charles Linden to cure 15 year old Kyle. Watch the results.
In his new series on Channel 4, Gok’s Teens: The Naked Truth, Gok is reigniting his commitment to get teenagers the help and support they need to deal with personal issues through body confidence lessons in school. Gok helps 12 teenagers to face their fears and live their dreams one of which is 16 year old Kyle Vanes from Sheffield who had become agoraphobic and suffered from high anxiety and panic attacks due to bullying and being beaten up outside his house.
Gok asked Charles Linden to help Kyle to beat his fears and working with The Linden Method, in just three days, Kyle was able to travel to London alone from Sheffield to meet up with Gok again and on 12th May he, Gok and a team of petitioners went to Parliament to meet with a group of MPs, something Kyle never thought he would previously be able to achieve.
Rupert Young, brother to X Factor winner and now international recording artist, Will Young (bottom right), who also did The Linden Method programme and the Linden Anxiety Recovery Retreat was also there to take part in the event. He says:
“At last! A place where someone can go to not only gather the vital life changing tools that I did, but also an opportunity to listen to others and for the first time not feel like it was just me and I wasn’t going mad.
Having done the retreat life is now something I can look forward to not fear. Working in the charity sector as a director and founder around mental health I can say that if peace is what you are looking for, look no further.”