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Fenn Hosts Anxiety Expert Lynn Lyons in December 2nd Evening Program
Posted 11/25/2019 09:00AM

All are welcome (including children ages 12+) to a FREE evening program with sought-after anxiety expert Lynn Lyons on Monday, December 2 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Ward Hall on the Fenn campus. Lynn will share a thought-provoking presentation entitled “Interrupting the Worry Cycle: Managing Anxiety at School and at Home,” which will arm the audience with concrete skills that can change children's (and adults') ingrained patterns of thinking and behaving to help prevent anxiety and depression. Pre-registration is not required. 

Unrelated anxiety in children is one of the top predictors of depression in adolescence and young adulthood. The good news is that research proves that teaching children certain cognitive and social skills makes a big difference in preventing the development of these struggles. Lynn Lyons will describe the most common anxiety-enhancing patterns—including reassurance, accommodation, avoidance, and poor problem solving—before arming the audience with skills and tools to reduce the power of anxiety. The ultimate goal is to help kids move toward autonomy and flexibility throughout the life cycle.

Lynn Lyons is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist in Concord, New Hampshire, and has been in privatepractice for 28 years. She specializes 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, TimePsychology Today, and other media outlets including NPR. With a special interest in breaking the generational cycle of worry in families, Lynn 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.

There will be an opportunity for Q&A towards the end of the program, and questions can be submitted in advance with the link below. 

Please click here to submit questions to Lynn Lyons

Questions about the program can be directed to jeverett@fenn.org

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