Don’t Expect to Stay Calm – Stay Connected!!

By Peter Bliss Speaker, Author, Coach, Mindfulness Expert & Demartini Method Facilitator, Neuroptimal Neurofeedback Brain Trainer _____ Many leaders, gurus, even health "experts" are telling us to stay calm. I understand their [...]

Neuroception of Safety: Not Always What We Think

Creating a neuroception of safety inside the playroom is something that we, as therapists, strive to do. But what, exactly, does this mean? Does it mean knowing how to support the child? [...]

When a Child’s Nervous System is in Collapse Response / SHUT DOWN

By Heather Fairlee Denbrough, LiCSW, RPT-S, Certified Synergetic Play Therapist Collapse (also called “hypoarousal”) is a response like fight-or-flight, but we shut down instead of jump into action. It is a survival response [...]

An Examination of Child-Centered Play Therapy & Synergetic Play Therapy

by Bethany J. Townsend, Ph.D., Lindsay Ishman, Lisa Dion & Kara L. Carnes-Holt Note: This is an Author’s Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Child [...]

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 [...]

Teaming with Teachers – Working With a Client’s School

Teaming with Teachers - Working With a Client's School By Judith Norman, MA, MS, LPC, RPT-S Have you tried working with a client’s school and found it challenging? If so, you are not [...]

Emotions From the Inside Out, Part 1

Emotions From the Inside Out, Part 1 By Erin Bennetts, LCSW, RPT Recently I was meeting with a new client’s parents for the first time. We were discussing their desired outcome for [...]

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 [...]

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