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BT16 Workshop 25 - Humor, Hypnosis and Homework: Concrete Strategies for Helping Anxious and Depressed Kids In and Out of the Therapy Office - Lynn Lyons, LICSW

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Anxiety |  Depression |  Hypnosis |  Children and Adolescent Therapy |  Workshops |  Humor
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2016
Lynn Lyons, LICSW
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
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Original Program Date:
Dec 11, 2016
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Anxiety and depression go hand in hand; untreated anxiety during childhood is a top predictor of depression in adolescents and young adults. This workshop teaches how to interrupt the patterns of anxiety and depression in children, first by recognizing what patterns need to change and then using creative and hypnotic language, homework, humor to actively make shifts happen. Concrete strategies are based on three frames that help simplify and target the patterns so common in anxiety, depression, somatic, and sleep problems.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe the three frames that are therapeutic targets for anxious and depressed children.
  2. List two benefit of focusing on process over content when creating hypnotic interventions.
  3. Create a homework assignment that targets one of the three therapeutic frames.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Lynn Lyons, LICSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist who lives in Concord, New Hampshire and is in private practice there. For 26 years, Lynn has specialized in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children. Lynn received her BA in English from Williams College in 1987, her Masters in Social Work from Boston University in 1990, and has been training extensively with the world’s experts in clinical hypnosis and strategic therapy since 1993.