• Are you hypersensitive to bodily symptoms, often wondering if you have a serious illness or might be dying?

    Are you hypersensitive to bodily symptoms, often wondering if you have a serious illness or might be dying?

  • Do you generally feel powerless, lacking in self-confidence?

    Do you generally feel powerless, lacking in self-confidence?

  • Does your life seem exciting, or do you find yourself avoiding situations that others find pleasurable?

    Does your life seem exciting, or do you find yourself avoiding situations that others find pleasurable?

  • Do you censor your responses based on fear of other people’s reactions?

    Do you censor your responses based on fear of other people’s reactions?

  • Do you avoid confrontations or second-guess your own emotions and feelings?

    Do you avoid confrontations or second-guess your own emotions and feelings?

Rex Briggs, MSW

Rex Briggs, MSW is the nationally recognized speaker, trainer and author of the book Transforming Anxiety, Transcending Shame . Rex Briggs has developed an innovative approach to the treatment of anxiety and stress-related conditions, depression and effective stress management.
Through his clinical practice Rex Briggs has helped hundreds of us move from lives of fear and lethargy to lives that are full of of excitement and empowerment. Rex Briggs has specialized in treating, speaking and training others about anxiety, depression and stress-management for 30 years. Rex Briggs has been a featured speaker at the Anxiety Disorders Association of America Conference for almost 20 years, in addition to speaking and training engagements throughout the world.
Rex Briggs is the creator of the concept that Anxiety is a messenger, not a disease. Research is inconclusive about the cause of anxiety disorders, including:

  • Simple phobias
  • Social phobias
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Post Traumatic Disorder

However, the key to successful treatment is clear: people must be taught a different posture in response to anxiety and depression.
Treatment is a process, not a magical cure. Rex Briggs knows that treatment for anxiety is a combination of interventions designed to understand and reduce stress, eliminate symptoms and to see anxiety and depression in a larger context so that changes can be made. Learning new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving are essential.

Transforming Anxiety, Transcending Shame

Like a sign of the times, anxiety has become a constant factor in today's society. Seven out of ten people who sit in a physician's office are there for anxiety-related conditions. Yet they are often misdiagnosed and sent home with medications that have nothing to do with the root pf the problem. This book will help readers to understand the real source of anxiety. Transforming Anxiety, Transcending Shame discusses the three essential elements to recovering from anxiety: the desire to change, the tools to make the changes, and the discipline to use those tools.
(ISBN 1558747222)