26th Annual Fall Conference: Beyond Calming Down
Anxiety is a persistent master. When it moves in, it takes over daily routines, learning, recreation, and social connection. To make matters worse, the things adults (including many therapists and school systems) do to help anxious children can actually make the anxiety stronger.
What we teach children about risk, danger, uncertainty, and problem-solving makes a huge difference in whether they go on to become anxious or depressed teens and adults. In this workshop, you will explore concrete and often counter-intuitive strategies that educate children and adults about anxiety and provide an “umbrella approach” that is applicable to all the anxiety disorders. This workshop will demonstrate HOW to interrupt anxiety’s cognitive patterns with simple, process-based strategies that offer an alternative to techniques that inadvertently support avoidance of anxious symptoms. Using this strategic umbrella approach when dealing with the overlapping challenges of ASD, trauma, and obsessive-compulsive disorder will also be addressed.
Lynn Lyons, LICSW
Lynn Lyons, LICSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist who has specialized in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children for 26 years. With a special interest in breaking the generational cycle of worry in families, she is the co-author 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. Her latest book, Using Hypnosis with Children: Creating and Delivering Effective Interventions, is a how-to guide for helping professionals looking to incorporate hypnotic strategies for the treatment of depression, anxiety, medical procedures, pain, and sleep.
In addition to her private practice in Concord NH, Lynn presents internationally to professional organizations and school districts offering workshops to mental health and medical providers, educators, school nurses, and parents. She is well known for her focus on providing concrete, usable skills and strategies and her integration of humor while presenting practical information.
Register by September 29 at the discounted rate of $105 per person. Groups of 3 or more may register at the discounted rate of $120 per person after 9/29.
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