Synergetic Play Therapy® (SPT) was developed by Lisa Dion in 2008 and born from the realization that it was possible to regulate another person’s nervous system by first regulating your own. Since then the fields of Neuroscience and Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) have provided the science and research to confirm the profound healing that occurs when therapists are able to attune to themselves and co-regulate through the dys-regulation that arises in the child’s play allowing the child to move towards their challenging thoughts, feelings and body sensations. It is in this deeply resonate state that a synergy emerges allowing the child to heal and re-pattern their nervous system.
Nothing is ever created on its own and therefore it is important to acknowledge and give thanks to the great minds and hard work of others that helped influence me and the creation of Synergetic Play Therapy®.
Thank you Garry Landreth, Ed.D., LPC, RPT-S, Dr. Rise VanFleet, Dr. Byron Norton, Duey Freeman, LPC, Michael Gregory, Dr. Cherionna Menzam, Dr. Daniel Siegel, Dr. Allan Schore, and Dr. John Demartini for your relentless hard work, ingenious mind, and inspiration.