Dr. Lisa W. Coyne answers audience questions on anxiety and provides insight on keeping anxiety from having a stronghold on our lives.
- How can I tell if I’m too anxious? What is considered a healthy amount of anxiety?
- Can you talk a little about your anxiety as it relates to public speaking? How did you overcome it?
- How are anxiety and impostor syndrome related to one another?
- How can I help my kids if they are experiencing social anxiety?
- How do we help students who are anxious about being on camera while remote?
- Is there any way to address anxiety in teens about being on camera? We’re in a day and age with so much self-distortion with filters, etc. being used online. What do we do when teens may be uncomfortable with how they look already and are expected to be on camera?
- How can I talk to my teenagers about anxiety they may be feeling but don’t know how to describe?
- I have anxious co-workers and anxious family members. How do you suggest staying calm when you’re often around people who struggle with anxiety as well? Their anxiety fuels mine.
- Is there a link between burnout and anxiety? If I’m anxious about approaching burnout, is that going to make me feel burnt out faster?
- When I have to go out now, it’s very taxing, and I feel totally drained when I get home. Any tips on staying calm while in public so I don’t feel exhausted?
- How do we manage health anxiety, for example, catastrophizing things that feel physically wrong?
- Is it advisable to disclose to a future employer you have issues with anxiety? Are there accommodations that are available?
- What if you try to talk to your teen and they say they don’t want to talk about it? What do you recommend? Is there a suggested approach to take with teens that you think works more times than others?
- Having anxiety or OCD makes mindfulness very challenging. I know it is beneficial, but do you have any advice on how not to get discouraged with mindfulness?
- How can we address our anxiety as it relates to routines and having to break them due to unprecedented times?
- Do you have recommendations for books you’d suggest clinicians read in order to better help their patients?
- I find physical exercise very helpful for dealing with anxiety, but I have an injury. What is the next best substitute when you can’t exercise?
During the session, Dr. Coyne references these resources:
- Be Mighty – Book by Jill Stoddard
- Podcast: Psychologists off the Clock
- IOCDF: Anxiety in the Classroom
- Parenting Survival for Anxiety and OCD – Natasha Daniels on YouTube
- Stop Avoiding Stuff – Book by Matthew S. Boone, Jennifer Gregg, and Lisa W. Coyne
- Helping Your Anxious Child – Book by Ronald Rapee, Ann Wignall, Susan Spence, Heidi Lyneham, and Vanessa Cobham
- Everything Is an Emergency – Book by Jason Adam Katzenstein
- Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapy – Book by Lizabeth Roemer and Susan M. Orsillo
About Dr. Coyne
Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, part-time, at Harvard Medical School, and is a senior clinical consultant at the Child and Adolescent OCD Institute (OCDI Jr.) at McLean Hospital.
Dr. Coyne has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters on anxiety, OCD, and parenting. She is the author of “The Joy of Parenting: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Guide to Effective Parenting in the Early Years,” a book for parents of young children.
Recent books by Dr. Coyne:
- Stuff That’s Loud: A Teen’s Guide to Unspiraling When OCD Gets Noisy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Clinician’s Guide for Supporting Parents
- The Joy of Parenting: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Guide to Effective Parenting in the Early Years
Learn more about Dr. Coyne.
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