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 [...]

Growth Requires Friction

In this article published in the Science of Psychotherapy magazine, Lisa talks about how growth requires friction. It requires tension points and challenge. It requires moving out of our comfort zones into [...]

Explicit Memory versus Implicit Memory: When Do Kids Remember?

Memories – they may be in the corners of our minds, but they’re also in the corner with questions: the age that memory develops is a hot topic. Many people assume that [...]

2022-02-22T17:01:15-07:00February 20th, 2018|The Brain & Nervous System, Therapists, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Trauma Impacts Abnormalities in the Brain and Play Therapy Heals Them

by Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S The brain, for all its greatness, is also highly susceptible to experiences that register as traumatic - after all, one of its main jobs is to assess [...]

2022-03-04T11:10:16-07:00November 7th, 2017|The Brain & Nervous System, Therapists, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Man’s Best Friend: The Neuroscience Behind the Animal/Person Connection

by Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S For many humans, connection with animals has been a huge part of their lives. From the deep sense of companionship to the ability to attune to our [...]

2022-03-04T11:52:14-07:00October 5th, 2017|The Brain & Nervous System, Therapists, Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Brain on Shame

by Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Most of us, at some point in our practice, will encounter a parent not yet sold on play therapy – we come across dads full of doubts [...]

2022-03-04T11:54:27-07:00September 26th, 2017|The Brain & Nervous System, Therapists, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Significance of Neuroscience in Play Therapy

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S It’s crucial to bring the brain and neuroscience into the play therapy process if we really want to understand what is happening in the mind and bodies [...]

What Regulation Really Means

What Regulation Really Means 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 means [...]

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