AMCAL Conference with Lynn Lyons

Registration for the for the Professionals Conference is closed. Tickets will be available at the door at a cost of 150$. Lunch is not included with tickets purchased at the door.


Advanced Strategies for Managing Anxious Families 

Who: Helping professionals (social workers, psychologists, psychoeducators, etc)

When: May 23rd, 2019, 10am to 3pm (Doors open at 9:30am)

Where: Oscar Peterson Hall, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke St West, Montreal

Fee: $150 per person for professionals & $75 for students (lunch included)

Info: Delia Noel, 514-694-3161 ext 223,

About: Research that connects worried, anxious parents to the development of anxiety in children is robust, and the effectiveness of a family-based approach is also well-documented.  Schools, mental health professionals, and healthcare providers should offer family-focused care to their anxious clients.  This workshop describes in detail an approach that does just that.

Lynn describe herself as a HOW therapist. Just like the coach who taught you HOW to hit a backhand or the teacher that taught you HOW to multiply fractions, Lynn teaches helpful techniques. Therapy should show and teach people what to DO differently. The past most certainly can get in the way–even as it helps us understand the patterns that exist–but it needn’t define how we move into the future. 


Interrupting the Patterns of Anxiety: Skills We Can (and Should!) Teach Our Children 

Who: Parents and their teens 13+ or young adults

When: May 23rd, 2019, 7pm to 9pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

Where: Oscar Peterson Hall, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke St West, Montreal

Fee: $30 per person, $50 for 2 people

Info: Delia Noel, 514-694-3161 ext 223,

About: Untreated anxiety in a child is one of the top predictors of depression in young adults.  For those that work with anxious families, this comes as no surprise.  In this presentation, Lynn focuses on how interrupt the most common anxiety and depression enhancing patterns – including reassurance, accommodation, avoidance, and three cognitive habits — and adopt instead a process-based “umbrella approach” that changes both the child and adults’ engrained patterns of thinking and behaving


About Lynn Lyons

Lynn is  a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist in Concord, New Hampshire.  She’s been in private practice for 28 years, and  specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children.  She has travelled 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 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.

Her latest book, Using Hypnosis with Children: Creating and Delivering Effective Interventions is a how-to guide for helping professionals looking to incorporate hypnotic strategies for the treatment of depression, anxiety, medical procedures, pain, and sleep.

Lynn received her BA in English from Williams College, her Masters in Social Work from Boston University, and she has trained extensively with the world’s experts in clinical hypnosis and strategic therapy for more than 20 years.  She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH).

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