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I’m Funny and I Faint

A Story of Vulnerability and Possibility

Lynn Lyons • 6/20/2017

By Lynn Lyons - Believe me, I like boundaries. My office is attached to the back of my house, and the rules surrounding that are made clear to my clients. But how can I teach my young worriers (and the older ones, too) to relish the uncertainty of human connection if I’m unwilling to connect genuinely with them?

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When All Else Fails

Stories of Vulnerability and Possibility

Dan Siegel, Ken Hardy, Lisa Ferentz, Lynn Lyons, Marian Sandmaier, Michele Weiner-Davis • 5/8/2017

The self-assurance of expert practitioners who publicly present their work can lead everyday therapists to believe that psychotherapy is a far more predictable craft than it actually is. The reality, of course, is much muddier. Therapists on the ground eventually learn that only one mantra applies to every case—it's more complicated than that.
  • I’m Funny and I Faint by Lynn Lyons
  • Thinking Outside the Gift by Lisa Ferentz
  • The Final Shot by Kenneth Hardy
  • First Make the Bed by Michele Weiner-Davis
  • It’s Never Too Late by Daniel Siegel

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It’s a Family Affair
Copyright:
3/25/2017
Author:
LYNN LYONS, LICSW
Product:
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Changing the Family Dance
Copyright:
3/24/2017
Author:
LYNN LYONS, LICSW
Product:
RNV052755

Helping Children Master Anxiety with a Superhero's Gusto

An Exercise to Put Young Clients in the Therapeutic Driver's Seat

Lynn Lyons • 11/11/2016

By Lynn Lyons - Why are our children so anxious and getting more so? At first, the epidemic of childhood anxiety disorders seems puzzling. After all, we live in the age of “helicopter parents” and ubiquitous child professionals. But too often in our anxiety to stop the anxiety, we surround the child with an anxiety-reinforcing system fixated on protecting the child from any twinge of the dreaded disease. Imposing this array of deeply caring adults not only rewards the anxiety, but encourages it to consume ever more of the child’s life.

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The Essential Component of Treating Children with OCD

A Family Therapy Approach to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Lynn Lyons • 7/15/2016

By Lynn Lyons - OCD, like other anxiety disorders, is like a cult leader, demanding acceptance of a skewed view of reality. It shows up and makes an announcement that’s distressing--the obsessive thought. It then posits a solution to the distress, some action, either internal or external, that offers temporary relief---the compulsion. But by including parents in therapy, it demystifies the disorder and allows them to be part of a family plan to deal with it.

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OCD and Children

It’s a Family Affair

Lynn Lyons • 6/30/2016

OCD in children can operate like a kind of cult leader, demanding acceptance of an extreme view of a perilous reality and offering solutions that can’t be resisted, no matter how absurd they may sound. Given the overwhelming fear and worry the condition generates, falling in line with the cult leader can seem like the best strategy—except that it doesn’t work.

Magazine Article
Get More Positive Outcomes from Paradoxical Approaches
Copyright:
1/1/2013
Authors:
SALLY WINSTON, PSYD
 
MARTIN N. SEIF, PHD, ABPP
 
LYNN LYONS, LICSW
 
DAVID BURNS, M.D
 
REID WILSON, PH.D.
Product:
NRC095866
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$39.99 USD

Taming The Wild Things

Helping Anxious Kids and Their Parents

Lynn Lyons • 1/1/2013

In this age of helicopter parents and protective child professionals, we can often recreate a potent anxiety- reinforcing system around children that not only rewards anxiety, but encourages it to grow and take over even more of the child’s life.

Magazine Article
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It’s a Family Affair
Copyright:
3/25/2017
Author:
LYNN LYONS, LICSW
Product:
RNV052905
Changing the Family Dance
Copyright:
3/24/2017
Author:
LYNN LYONS, LICSW
Product:
RNV052755
Get More Positive Outcomes from Paradoxical Approaches
Copyright:
1/1/2013
Authors:
SALLY WINSTON, PSYD
 
MARTIN N. SEIF, PHD, ABPP
 
LYNN LYONS, LICSW
 
DAVID BURNS, M.D
 
REID WILSON, PH.D.
Product:
NRC095866
Type:
$39.99 USD
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I’m Funny and I Faint

A Story of Vulnerability and Possibility

Lynn Lyons • 6/20/2017

By Lynn Lyons - Believe me, I like boundaries. My office is attached to the back of my house, and the rules surrounding that are made clear to my clients. But how can I teach my young worriers (and the older ones, too) to relish the uncertainty of human connection if I’m unwilling to connect genuinely with them?

Daily Blog

Helping Children Master Anxiety with a Superhero's Gusto

An Exercise to Put Young Clients in the Therapeutic Driver's Seat

Lynn Lyons • 11/11/2016

By Lynn Lyons - Why are our children so anxious and getting more so? At first, the epidemic of childhood anxiety disorders seems puzzling. After all, we live in the age of “helicopter parents” and ubiquitous child professionals. But too often in our anxiety to stop the anxiety, we surround the child with an anxiety-reinforcing system fixated on protecting the child from any twinge of the dreaded disease. Imposing this array of deeply caring adults not only rewards the anxiety, but encourages it to consume ever more of the child’s life.

Daily Blog

The Essential Component of Treating Children with OCD

A Family Therapy Approach to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Lynn Lyons • 7/15/2016

By Lynn Lyons - OCD, like other anxiety disorders, is like a cult leader, demanding acceptance of a skewed view of reality. It shows up and makes an announcement that’s distressing--the obsessive thought. It then posits a solution to the distress, some action, either internal or external, that offers temporary relief---the compulsion. But by including parents in therapy, it demystifies the disorder and allows them to be part of a family plan to deal with it.

Daily Blog
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When All Else Fails

Stories of Vulnerability and Possibility

Dan Siegel, Ken Hardy, Lisa Ferentz, Lynn Lyons, Marian Sandmaier, Michele Weiner-Davis • 5/8/2017

The self-assurance of expert practitioners who publicly present their work can lead everyday therapists to believe that psychotherapy is a far more predictable craft than it actually is. The reality, of course, is much muddier. Therapists on the ground eventually learn that only one mantra applies to every case—it's more complicated than that.
  • I’m Funny and I Faint by Lynn Lyons
  • Thinking Outside the Gift by Lisa Ferentz
  • The Final Shot by Kenneth Hardy
  • First Make the Bed by Michele Weiner-Davis
  • It’s Never Too Late by Daniel Siegel

Magazine Article

OCD and Children

It’s a Family Affair

Lynn Lyons • 6/30/2016

OCD in children can operate like a kind of cult leader, demanding acceptance of an extreme view of a perilous reality and offering solutions that can’t be resisted, no matter how absurd they may sound. Given the overwhelming fear and worry the condition generates, falling in line with the cult leader can seem like the best strategy—except that it doesn’t work.

Magazine Article

Taming The Wild Things

Helping Anxious Kids and Their Parents

Lynn Lyons • 1/1/2013

In this age of helicopter parents and protective child professionals, we can often recreate a potent anxiety- reinforcing system around children that not only rewards anxiety, but encourages it to grow and take over even more of the child’s life.

Magazine Article
Page 1 of 1 (3 Items)
Lynn Lyons, L.I.C.S.W., is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist who specializes in treating anxiety disorders and disordered eating. She's created several programs and workshops dealing with the treatment of anxiety, including, "Worried about Your Worrier: Creating Calmer Kids in a Stress-Filled World".