Lynn Lyons Visits Campus as 2019 Margaret Huling Bonz Women of Distinction Speaker

Lynn Lyons speaking in front of the Walker's community

September 18, 2019

On Monday, September 26, licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist Lynn Lyons visited campus as our 2019 Margaret Huling Bonz Women of Distinction Speaker.

During workshops and presentations, Lynn connected with faculty, students, parents and members of the local community, using her sense of humor and experience to share insight and engage the community on a topic everyone could relate to: worry and anxiety.

Lynn 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, Lynn 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.

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The Margaret Huling Bonz Women of Distinction Speaker is made possible by an endowed fund created in 1998 through the contributions of generous donors in recognition of Margaret Huling Bonz for her eleven years of service as Head of School for Walker’s. The speaker is chosen with care and creativity and is intended to expose the School community to a culturally diverse array of distinguished women representing a variety of professions. Past speakers have included Gloria Steinem, Faith Middleton, Olivia Snow, Lee Woodruff and Janet Hanson.