Save the date for a conversation about children and anxiety with psychotherapist, author and speaker, Lynn Lyons:
"Emotionally Equipping Our Kids: Strategies to Break the Worry Cycle at Home and School"
February 25, 2019
Francis W. Parker School, 330 W. Webster Ave.
About the Event
Untreated anxiety in children is one of the top predictors of depression in adolescence and young adulthood. The good news? Research proves that teaching children certain cognitive and social skills makes a big difference in preventing the development of these struggles. Lynn Lyons describes the most common anxiety-enhancing patterns – including reassurance, accommodation, avoidance, and poor problem solving – and then introduces an umbrella approach that changes both the child and adults’ engrained patterns of thinking and behaving. The goal? Helping kids move toward autonomy and flexibility throughout the life cycle.
Lynn Lyons, LICSW is an internationally recognized psychotherapist, author, and speaker with a special interest in interrupting the generational patterns of anxiety in families. Her skill-based approach to anxiety focuses on the need to teach families about HOW anxiety works and what families can do to pull members out of the powerful “anxiety cult” that demands obedience to its need for certainty and comfort. Lynn’s approach uses humor, playful connection, and a constant focus on DOING, an umbrella strategy she has taught to thousands of professionals and families.
She is a popular keynote speaker and presenter at national conferences, and a sought-after expert on the subject of anxiety, appearing in the New York Times, NPR, Psychology Today, and Time, among others.
Lynn is the co-author with Reid Wilson of "Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents" and the companion book for kids "Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids." She is the author of "Using Hypnosis with Children: Creating and Delivering Effective Interventions" and has two DVD programs for parents and children.