Managing Anxiety During a PandemicMonday, August 246:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Lyons has been in private practice for 28 years, specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children. She 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, Lyons 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.
In this parent-focused presentation hosted by Head of School Clair Ward, Lyons will provide a framework of positive, action-based strategies to help children/teens effectively mitigate and cope with symptoms of anxiety and depression, strategies made all the more relevant by our current pandemic-dominated environment. Using creativity, connection, and energy, parents will learn how to increase flexibility, support the tolerance of uncertainty, and emotionally equip children as they begin this school year.
This hour-long presentation will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A. Please send questions for Lyons
in advance via e-mail to Shore's School Counselor, Katie Hertz, at email@example.com
A video recording of the presentation will be available on MyShore for two weeks following the presentation (through Monday, September 7).