Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children
A Discussion with Lynn Lyons at on October 18 at 9:00 a.m. at the Founders Lecture Hall
Lynn Lyons is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist in Concord, New Hampshire. She has been in private practice for 28 years specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children. Lynn travels internationally as a speaker and trainer on the subject of anxiety, its role in families, and the need for a preventative approach at home and in schools. She is a sought after expert, appearing in the New York Times, Time, NPR, Psychology Today and other media outlets. With a special interest in breaking the generational cycle of worry in families, Lynn is the coauthor of two books on anxiety: Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children, and the companion book for kids, Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids.
Anxiety is all too common, and depression rates in children and teens continue to rise. We know untreated anxiety in a child is a top predictor of depression in teens and young adults. Therefore, understanding how these two problems overlap is valuable information for parents and those who work with children. In this presentation, Lynn focuses on recognizing and interrupting/unhinging the most common anxiety and depression enhancing patterns: reassurance, accommodation, avoidance, and three cognitive habits. She then teaches how to adopt a process-based strategic “umbrella approach” that changes both the child and adults’ entrenched and damaging patterns of thinking and behavior.