The Brain & Nervous System

Exploring the “Swirly” Nature of our Nervous System

One of the most exciting things for me about the brain and the nervous system is that we just keep learning more about what it is, what it does, and how [...]

2023-12-09T15:48:10-07:00December 9th, 2023|The Brain & Nervous System, Therapists|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S 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 [...]

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 [...]

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

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