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 [...]

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Marketing Yourself as a Play Therapist

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Therapy will always be about what happens inside the relationship between the client and the clinician; that’s the heart of the matter. But, therapy is also a [...]

Discovering the Gift of Challenge

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Many of us are taught to believe that somehow life would be "better" if we could get rid of or minimize the challenges that we experience [...]

Learning Bracelets – 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 at some point – maybe they feel that science is [...]

What Emotional Intelligence Really Means

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S How would you define emotional intelligence?  When I define emotional intelligence, I define it as the capacity to BE with. But be with what?... The capacity to [...]

How Trying To Be Calm Gets In The Way Of Regulation

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Have you heard the idea that a child needs a calm adult in order to regulate? The idea that an adult's "calm" presence is the answer to [...]

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 [...]

Authenticity in the Playroom

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S "I assure you that it's okay to be yourself in the playroom. In fact, it's necessary if you're going to help a child regulate through intense play, [...]

Spring Cleaning Your Playroom: Don’t Throw Away the Broken

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Spring (or even Fall if you reside in a country in the Southern hemisphere 😉) comes with many things - longer days, warmer weather, blooming trees and [...]

Beyond Words: A Story of Connection

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S I sat down in the middle of the room and waited.  I wondered which child would come to me?  She came.  She was about 6 years old [...]

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