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The Four Perceived Threats of the Brain

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S You might know this for yourself (and your clients), but at the end of the day, what we ultimately want is to feel safe - inside of [...]

2022-11-18T17:22:43-07:00November 18th, 2022|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 [...]

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|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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