Lisa Dion

When Things Don’t Go As Planned

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Let’s step outside of the playroom for a moment and talk business … I spend a lot of time thinking about what it means to lead [...]

My injured shoulder. My friend

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Thirteen years ago I injured my shoulder while carrying Avery, my daughter. As such I haven’t been able to do everything that my mind tells me [...]

Learning Bracelets – The Importance of Movement in the Classroom

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S "Mom, I am struggling because I can't concentrate in class!" This is something most children have said at some point – maybe they feel that science is [...]

Más allá de las palabras: Una historia de conexión

Por Lisa Dion LPC, RPT-S Me senté en medio de la habitación y esperé. Me preguntaba qué niño vendría a mí. Ella vino. Tenía unos 6 años y ni siquiera sé su [...]

What Regulation Really Means

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S The more therapists I teach, the more aware I become that the concept of regulation or becoming regulated is often misunderstood. Many people think that being regulated [...]

Authenticity in the Playroom

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S "I assure you that it's okay to be yourself in the playroom. In fact, it's necessary if you're going to help a child regulate through intense play, [...]

Beyond Words: A Story of Connection

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S I sat down in the middle of the room and waited.  I wondered which child would come to me?  She came.  She was about 6 years old [...]

Five Out-of-the-Box Ways to Connect With Your Child

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S We know our children – we raise them, we love them, we struggle with them, we grow with them. But, as the years go by, things change. [...]

Synergetic Play Therapy Techniques- How to Apply Them Every Day to Self

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S At breakfast time, I went downstairs to the hotel restaurant to eat and to spend 30 minutes to prepare for a six-hour seminar I planned to teach that day [...]

Be Yourself – Therapist Authenticity in the Playroom

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S We intuitively understand that it is important to be authentic with our clients, but do we understand why authenticity is actually crucial according to our client’s brains? [...]

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