Learning Bracelets and the Importance of Movement in the Classroom

Learning Bracelets and 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 [...]

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

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. [...]

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

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 [...]

Be Yourself – Therapist Authenticity in the Playroom

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 [...]

Have We Forgotten the Most Important Toy in the Playroom?

Have We Forgotten the Most Important Toy in the Playroom? By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Play therapists are dedicated individuals. We work tirelessly to support the children and families with whom we [...]

How and Why a Child’s Brain is Doing What It’s Supposed to Do When Confronting the Unknown

How and Why a Child's Brain is Doing What It's Supposed to Do When Confronting the Unknown How many unknowns are there to a three-year-old? How much is new for a two-month-old [...]

When You “Should” Yourself, It’s a Betrayal to Your Authentic Self

When You "Should" Yourself, It's a Betrayal to Your Authentic Self Do you have thoughts in your head that sound like, “I should,” “I shouldn’t” or “I really need to”?   Of course [...]

The Therapist As the Regulator

The Therapist As the Regulator In this short video, Lisa Dion discusses how the Hippocampus can be repaired. She explains that it is "right-brain to right-brain attuned communication with another individual, such as [...]

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Balancing the Left Brain & the Right Brain in Play Therapy

Balancing the Left Brain & the Right Brain in Play Therapy By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Play therapy is very much a right-brain experience. When a child is playing, their right brain [...]

How Therapists Deal with Aggression in the Playroom

How Therapists Deal with Aggression in the Playroom By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S In our culture, aggression tends to be viewed as a no-no. When a child starts to play aggressively in [...]

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