IndieFlix Shines the Light on Anxiety with Must-See Documentary
ANGST: RAISING AWARENESS AROUND ANXIETY
A new film created to start community conversations about anxiety

Presented by The Lotus School of Liberal Arts

A film and panel discussion about how anxiety disorders are real, common, and treatable

Recently we hosted a screening of the Indie film Angst in Doylestown, PA. We had a large crowd that night and the feedback we got
from the audience was mostly saying they wanted to invite, beg, drag several others to a showing.
It is a powerful film about the nature of anxiety and anxiety disorders in young people
and we put a panel together of doctors, psychologists and educators for a discussion after the film
and a forum for questions and answers.
The whole event is meant to break the stigma of talking about these disorders and to leave feeling hopeful about growth and management.
We are in the process of scheduling a second screening and panel in the Lehigh Valley so please sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page to be notified of the date.

IndieFlix, a leading independent online streaming platform, along with its non-profit arm, the IndieFlix Foundation, is sparking a global conversation about anxiety through screenings of its brand-new documentary, Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety. The Lotus School of Liberal Arts will hold a special screening of the documentary to open up a dialogue between local families, community leaders and experts. The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative panel discussion.

“Everybody needs to know that anxiety disorders are real, common and treatable instead of viewing them as a personal choice or something to be ashamed of,” said Dr. Jerry Bubrick, Senior Director of Anxiety Disorders Center, Child Mind Institute. “Getting help early is crucial in giving people the tools they need to feel better. We just need to start the conversation.”

To learn more about the movie visit angstmovie.com.


Panelists include:


Dr. Kristann Heinz
is a board-certified medical doctor with the American Academy of Family Medicine and American Board of Integrative-Holistic Medicine. She is also a registered dietician and medical acupuncturist. Her medical facility, Red Hill Medical + Wellness is located in Ottsville, PA. Dr. Heinz is dedicated to the understanding that the basis for wellness and healing rests in a foundation of good nutrition, physical movement and emotional health. With personal research that is never-ceasing, she follows the charge that it is every person’s right and responsibility to truly understand their own personal health story.

 


Dr. Julia Helstrom
started Bucks County Center for Integrative Medicine in 2016 because she saw a need for integrative and functional medicine to be at the forefront of primary care. Starting with her foundation in osteopathic medicine at PCOM, her belief that the body had an innate capacity to heal was confirmed and promoted. Dr. Helstrom did an extra year in medical school studying Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, a hands on technique to further evaluate and treat the body. She was board certified in Family Medicine after her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in NYC where she also had training in integrative medicine. Dr. Helstrom has continued her education through the Institute for Functional Medicine. She is passionate about partnering with patients to determine each individual’s level of optimal well being.  Seeing patients experience life-altering changes in their health brings her joy. She is grateful for a supportive husband and two amazing children that fill her heart and soul.


Dr. Faye Lovrinic
is a licensed psychologist in Bucks County who specializes in working with children/adolescents and young adults/adults in transition.  With expertise in anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD and autism, Dr. Lovrinic utilizes a holistic approach to support the development of emotional resiliency with her clients and their families. Dr. Lovrinic’s extensive work with children of divorce allows her to bring to the panel unique perspectives of their struggles and an understanding of protective factors that help.  When not working with clients, Dr. Lovrinic can be found hiking with her dogs, OM’ing at a local yoga studio, listening to music or podcasts and enjoying time with family and friends.

 


Mr. James Mast
is a Licensed Professional Counselor and certified Eco-Systemic Structural Family Therapist. He works in the Mental Health Outpatient department at Penn Foundation. James’ clinical work focuses on helping individuals, couples, and families understand and cope with a variety of mental health issues. He specializes in supporting children who are high risk for hospitalization due to the severity of their behaviors. He spends time collaborating with community organizations on subjects related to mental health. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Trauma Studies at Eastern University.  He leads workshops on topics such as peacemaking, the impact of social media, implicit bias, honoring diversity, and modern anxiety. He is involved in his community and strives to bring about positive change.


Ms. Erin Tolson
is special education teacher with Palisades School District. At Palisades, Erin serves as the Dean of the Palisades Cyber Academy and an emotional support teacher at the high school. Prior to her career as a teacher, she spent eight years working in marketing for the pharmaceutical and banking industries. Erin completed her undergraduate work at Millersville University in Communication and Public Relations with a minor in Sociology. Although she enjoyed the business world, she had an overwhelming desire to become a teacher. In 2009 she left the business world and obtained a position as a teacher associate at the Centennial School of Lehigh University. Centennial is a nationally recognized private school specializing in working with students with emotional behavioral disorders and autism. While working at Centennial, she completed her masters in special education and elementary education. She additionally holds certifications in middle school science and English. Erin is currently enrolled in the Educational Leadership program at Lehigh University and is scheduled to complete her Principal Certification in May 2019. Outside of school, Erin enjoys traveling, riding her horses, snowboarding, hiking, Crossfit and spending time with her dogs.