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Faculty Professional Development

What happens when schools, parents and students rely on avoidance rather than skill-building?  Anxiety gets stronger.  Lynn lays out the necessary components of skill-based plans that do the opposite of what worry demands, focusing on how to equip kids, parents and schools with strategies that move them out of the worry cycle.  

Lynn describes how to support collaboration between parents and school staff, including education for classroom teachers on how anxiety shows up and hijacks learning.

The Wellesley High School PTSO invites all faculty to join this voluntary Professional Development session.  Please register below so we can manage the event, including the provision of light refreshments!

An afternoon with Lynn Lyons
An afternoon with Lynn Lyons
Skill based strategies for helping anxious students and families: the goal of action over avoidance.
Apr 10, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Wellesley High School Library,
50 Rice St, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481, USA

Lynn Lyons, LICSW


Lynn is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist in Concord, NH, specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children for over 28 years.  Lynn travels internationally as a speaker and trainer on the subject of anxiety, its role in families, and the need for a preventive 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. 

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