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Pilina in the Playroom:  Neurobiology and Attachment in Play Therapy is a 5- Day Play Therapy Retreat held on the peaceful North Shores on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. At a relaxed island pace, the theories of attachment and neurobiology come together as Lisa Dion, LPS, RPTS and Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPTS present on how to develop connection to self, others, and communities.  You will learn how to create an authentic attachment to yourself which becomes a powerful tool in the play therapy room with our clients young and old. By developing play-based regulation and co-regulation strategies for use in the playroom, we can encourage and foster stronger connections in the families we work with.  You will discover how attachment theory can guide your play therapy practice and how to encourage and develop deeper attachment relationships between you, your child clients, and their caregivers.

Participants will spend five days learning new and innovative play therapy techniques including hands on experiential activities, guided imagery, regulation strategies, sand tray interventions, and expressive arts in a gorgeous setting with plenty of time for self-care, rest, and rejuvenation built into the program.  We will be spending an entire afternoon doing Sandtray ON THE BEACH learning attachment centered Sandtray interventions!  You will leave with a creative toolbox of tips, techniques, and a clear understanding of how attachment styles impact relationships and the confidence and competence needed to make a difference in the lives of many.

Each day has been carefully planned to allow time for self-reflection, learning, case studies, and hands on experiential learning.  You will be treated with 22 hours of play therapy education and come home with a toolbox of play therapy interventions.  Most importantly, you will leave this beautiful island retreat rejuvenated and ready to jump back into practice, feeling confident and competent in the knowledge you have gained.  

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