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The Vagus Nerve: Why it’s a Key to Regulation

The Vagus Nerve: Why it's a Key to Regulation The vagus nerve is one of the most important nerves in your body. Not only is it vital to regulation, but it plays [...]

2020-05-01T14:56:56+00:00March 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus by Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S The Coronavirus is on everyone’s radar, making the rounds on social media and CNN. Several schools have transitioned to online learning, [...]

2020-05-01T14:55:54+00:00March 18th, 2020|0 Comments

What It’s Like to Learn from the Living Room: An Interview with a Homeschooling Mom

What It’s Like to Learn from the Living Room: An Interview with a Homeschooling Mom With schools closed and many in isolation, several parents now must assume the role of academic teacher [...]

2020-05-01T14:55:07+00:00March 17th, 2020|0 Comments

Nature in Play Therapy (Part 2)

Nature in Play Therapy (Part 2) From the mountains to the trees to the warm summer's breeze, sometimes we just need our Mother Earth. Bringing nature into play therapy provides a wonderful [...]

2020-05-01T15:32:42+00:00March 4th, 2020|0 Comments

Lying in Play Therapy

Lying in Play Therapy While lying often gets a bad rap, everybody lies (yep, even you!). In fact, it has less to do with manipulation and more to do with protection of [...]

2020-05-01T15:30:48+00:00February 17th, 2020|0 Comments

Cooperative Games in Play Therapy

Cooperative Games in Play Therapy Cooperative Games are growing in popularity, likely because of their ability to cultivate teamwork and appreciation of one another. In the playroom, they're used effectively with siblings [...]

2020-05-05T11:26:00+00:00February 7th, 2020|0 Comments

Supporting Adoptive and Foster Parents in Play Therapy

Supporting Adoptive and Foster Parents in Play Therapy Working with adoptive and foster parents is a rewarding experience, but the lack of education that runs rampant poses a challenge. As therapists, one [...]

2020-05-05T11:28:59+00:00January 24th, 2020|0 Comments

Presence in Play Therapy

Presence in Play Therapy Much to Barbie's chagrin, you're the most important toy in the playroom. Still, showing up for a session isn't enough: you must be fully present too. But in [...]

2020-05-05T20:19:08+00:00January 10th, 2020|0 Comments

Spirituality in the Playroom

Spirituality in the Playroom Spirituality in the playroom not only means working with clients and families who may hold different belief systems, but it also means finding your own. For some, this [...]

2020-05-05T20:20:32+00:00December 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Food for Thought (Literally!): Nutrition in the Playroom

Food for Thought (Literally!): Nutrition in the Playroom The connection between gut and brain is becoming more widely studied and gaining in increased importance. For children who struggle, this brings up the [...]

2020-05-01T15:27:17+00:00December 11th, 2019|0 Comments