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I had a fantastic opportunity this week to sit down for a chat with Lynn Lyons, the co-author of one of the most popular books on the topic of anxiety for families – Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: Seven Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children.
Lynn is a world renowned anxiety expert, and during last year’s Positive Parenting Conference, she and I recorded a very popular masterclass about helping our kids manage their anxiety. I reached out to her to check if she could help us apply some of the ideas we discussed last year to our own anxiety in the face of the Coronavirus crisis and she was gracious enough to make time for us in spite of a super busy schedule.
In this conversation Lynn and I talk about:
- why we can’t seem to stay away from news even though we know it will only make us more anxious
- how to manage the anxiety we find ourselves in
- why asking “what’s the worse that can happen?” is not the best thing to do
- how to be playful with our anxiety
- and so, so much more!
I hope you find as much value in this chat as I did!
About Lynn Lyons:
Lynn Lyons is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist in Concord, New Hampshire. She has been in private practice for 28 years, and specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children. She travels globally 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.
With a special interest in breaking the generational cycle of worry in families, she has co- authored 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.