NEW: FREE VIDEO TRAINING

The Set Up/Offering: Exploring Synergetic Play Therapy Concepts in Clinical Practice

For a limited time, enjoy this free 42-minute video straight from our well-known and well-loved Level 1 Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy program where Lisa Dion will walk you through the Synergetic Play Therapy concept of “The Set Up” or Offering, a game changer in understanding children (and others) at deeper levels. It will not only transform your relationship with children, but it’s guaranteed to expand your understanding of what is happening in the playroom!

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NEW: FREE VIDEO TRAINING

The Set Up/Offering: Exploring Synergetic Play Therapy Concepts in Clinical Practice

For a limited time, enjoy this free 42-minute video straight from our well-known and well-loved Level 1 Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy program where Lisa Dion will walk you through the Synergetic Play Therapy concept of “The Set Up” or Offering, a game changer in understanding children (and others) at deeper levels. It will not only transform your relationship with children, but it’s guaranteed to expand your understanding of what is happening in the playroom!

Provide your name and email to get instant access.

Welcome to the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute

Transforming the lives of children and professionals worldwide!

Stay informed about upcoming trainings, events and special offers, and receive free resources to inspire and support you along the way.

Welcome to the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute

Transforming the lives of children and professionals worldwide!

Stay informed about upcoming trainings, events and special offers, and receive free resources to inspire and support you along the way.

FREE TRAINING:

5 WAYS TO AVOID EMOTIONAL FLOODING IN THE PLAYROOM

Get immediate access to a 30-minute training with a twist! Emotional flooding is part of every play therapy experience because it’s part of every human experience. But that doesn’t mean we’re at its mercy, stuck outside the window of tolerance looking in. Observational statements, boundaries, and regulation all play a role in working with emotional flooding – both your client’s and yours too!

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FREE TRAINING:

5 WAYS TO AVOID EMOTIONAL FLOODING IN THE PLAYROOM

Get immediate access to a 30-minute training with a twist! Emotional flooding is part of every play therapy experience because it’s part of every human experience. But that doesn’t mean we’re at its mercy, stuck outside the window of tolerance looking in. Observational statements, boundaries, and regulation all play a role in working with emotional flooding – both your client’s and yours too!

Do you want to hear more? Provide your first name and email to get instant access.

DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A CERTIFIED SYNERGETIC PLAY THERAPIST?

Do you want to create a deeper impact with your child clients? Do you have a calling to help children heal?  Would you like to understand the neuroscience behind how healing takes place in the playroom?  Do you want to learn in an environment that empowers you to be yourself?

“I have a deeper understanding of the counseling process and how to help children in the playroom. It has given me a whole new perspective and changed my life both personally and professionally. Being authentic allows you to be free. There are just no words to describe it!”

DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A CERTIFIED SYNERGETIC PLAY THERAPIST?

Do you want to create a deeper impact with your child clients? Do you have a calling to help children heal?  Would you like to understand the neuroscience behind how healing takes place in the playroom?  Do you want to learn in an environment that empowers you to be yourself?

  “I have a deeper understanding of the counseling process and how to help children in the playroom. It has given me a whole new perspective and changed my life both personally and professionally. Being authentic allows you to be free. There are just no words to describe it!”

Online Learning

Online Learning

Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy® (Level 1)

Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy is a comprehensive 32-hour program that explores the foundational skills of SPT. Offered online or in-person, this program is designed for both beginning and advanced practitioners and will take you on a journey to explore the neuroscience behind what is happening in the play therapy process, how to effectively work with caregivers and what it means to create a neuroception of safety allowing both the child and the caregiver to have a deeper integration, and (….if this wasn’t enough), you’ll come to understand the magic of aggressive play, sand and art from the perspectives of nervous system regulation, attunement, attachment, mindfulness, and authenticity.

Synergetic Play Therapy® Certification Online Program (Level 2)

Dive deeper into the Synergetic Play Therapy process and embrace yourself, discover your magnificence, and tap into a higher state of authenticity. This online program begins with 3.5 days (21 hours) together in community with your first online learning retreat. Halfway through the course, we’ll reconvene for an additional 4.5 days (27 hours) together. During the program (except December and January), we meet twice a month via live webinar (1 1/2 hours each). You’ll have additional monthly assignments to integrate learning. You’ll also have 4 one-hour consultation sessions (pre-Certification consultation upon completion of your Level 1 Introductory program) and 9 one-hour consultation sessions (combination of group and individual) during the course with an SPT Consultant for a total of 13 consultation hours…and a total of 98 hours of learning!

The Business of Therapy™ (In-Person or Live Online)

The Business of Therapy is a 2.5-day course custom-designed for therapists, coaches, helpers, and healers like yourself, who are deeply committed to making an impact and want to be of greater service – whether it’s one-on-one in private practice, launching a product, or program, or running a company. Regardless of where you are in your business journey, this course provides a roadmap to success! But what sets this course apart from other business courses? … Think interpersonal neurobiology meets business – You’ll learn key business strategies (…some from other successful entrepreneurs), as well as Lisa will weave in the psychology aspects of business that are hardly talked about anywhere else. It’s not just about building your dream business, but it’s also about navigating the challenges, fears, and uncertainties that come with it. Now that’s a game changer!

Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy® (Level 1)

Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy is a comprehensive 32-hour program that explores the foundational skills of SPT. Offered online or in-person, this program is designed for both beginning and advanced practitioners and will take you on a journey to explore the neuroscience behind what is happening in the play therapy process, how to effectively work with caregivers and what it means to create a neuroception of safety allowing both the child and the caregiver to have a deeper integration, and (….if this wasn’t enough), you’ll come to understand the magic of aggressive play, sand and art from the perspectives of nervous system regulation, attunement, attachment, mindfulness, and authenticity.

Synergetic Play Therapy® Certification Online Program (Level 2)

Dive deeper into the Synergetic Play Therapy process and embrace yourself, discover your magnificence, and tap into a higher state of authenticity. This online program begins with 3.5 days (21 hours) together in community with your first online learning retreat. Halfway through the course, we’ll reconvene for an additional 4.5 days (27 hours) together. During the program (except December and January), we meet twice a month via live webinar (1 1/2 hours each). You’ll have additional monthly assignments to integrate learning. You’ll also have 4 one-hour consultation sessions (pre-Certification consultation upon completion of your Level 1 Introductory program) and 9 one-hour consultation sessions (combination of group and individual) during the course with an SPT Consultant for a total of 13 consultation hours…and a total of 98 hours of learning!

The Business of Therapy™ (In-Person or Live Online)

The Business of Therapy is a 2.5-day course custom-designed for therapists, coaches, helpers, and healers like yourself, who are deeply committed to making an impact and want to be of greater service – whether it’s one-on-one in private practice, launching a product, or program, or running a company. Regardless of where you are in your business journey, this course provides a roadmap to success! But what sets this course apart from other business courses? … Think interpersonal neurobiology meets business – You’ll learn key business strategies (…some from other successful entrepreneurs), as well as Lisa will weave in the psychology aspects of business that are hardly talked about anywhere else. It’s not just about building your dream business, but it’s also about navigating the challenges, fears, and uncertainties that come with it. Now that’s a game changer!

THE BOOK – AGGRESSION IN PLAY THERAPY

Offers play therapists practical ways of handling a pervasive issue with intense and aggressive play by their clients.

With an understanding of aggressive play based on brain function and neuroscience, this book provides therapists with a framework to work authentically with aggressive play, while making it an integrative and therapeutic experience for the child.

Through the lens of neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology, therapists are taught how to integrate the intensity experienced by both the child and the therapist during aggressive play in a way that leads towards greater healing and integration. The book explains the neurological processes that lead kids to dysregulation and provides therapists with tools to help their clients facilitate deep emotional healing, without causing their own nervous system to shut down.

Topics covered include: embracing aggression; understanding the nervous system; understanding regulation; developing yourself as an external regulator; authentic expression; setting boundaries; working with emotional flooding; supporting parents during aggressive play.

THE BOOK – AGGRESSION IN PLAY THERAPY

Offers play therapists practical ways of handling a pervasive issue with intense and aggressive play by their clients.

With an understanding of aggressive play based on brain function and neuroscience, this book provides therapists with a framework to work authentically with aggressive play, while making it an integrative and therapeutic experience for the child.

Through the lens of neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology, therapists are taught how to integrate the intensity experienced by both the child and the therapist during aggressive play in a way that leads towards greater healing and integration. The book explains the neurological processes that lead kids to dysregulation and provides therapists with tools to help their clients facilitate deep emotional healing, without causing their own nervous system to shut down.

Topics covered include: embracing aggression; understanding the nervous system; understanding regulation; developing yourself as an external regulator; authentic expression; setting boundaries; working with emotional flooding; supporting parents during aggressive play.

LESSONS FROM THE PLAYROOM SERIES PODCASTS

The Synergetic Play Therapy Institute’s “Lessons From the Playroom” podcast is a series of FREE recordings heard in over 150 countries. Every other week, Lisa shares her wisdom or is joined by special guests to explore some of the little lessons kids teach us that make a big difference in the play therapy process and offer ways to transform both you and the clients that you work with. 

Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S, is an international teacher, creator of Synergetic Play Therapy, founder and President of the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute, co-founder of the Synergetic Education Institute, creator of the Business of Therapy and host of the Lessons from the Playroom podcast.  She is the author of Aggression in Play Therapy:  A Neurobiological Approach for Integrating Intensity and is the 2015 recipient of the Association for Play Therapy’s Professional Education and Training Award of Excellence.

LESSONS FROM THE PLAYROOM SERIES PODCASTS

The Synergetic Play Therapy Institute’s “Lessons From the Playroom” podcast is a series of FREE recordings heard in over 150 countries. Every other week, Lisa shares her wisdom or is joined by special guests to explore some of the little lessons kids teach us that make a big difference in the play therapy process and offer ways to transform both you and the clients that you work with. 

Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S, is an international teacher, creator of Synergetic Play Therapy, founder and President of the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute, co-founder of the Synergetic Education Institute, creator of the Business of Therapy and host of the Lessons from the Playroom podcast.  She is the author of Aggression in Play Therapy:  A Neurobiological Approach for Integrating Intensity and is the 2015 recipient of the Association for Play Therapy’s Professional Education and Training Award of Excellence.