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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 [...]

“What Did I Do?”: When Touch Arises in the Playroom

By Sonya Joyce “What Did I Do?” is an incredible dissertation that explores the inner experiences of child and adolescent psychotherapists when touch arises in the playroom. Sonya submitted this thesis to [...]

How a Therapist’s Own Experience of Shame & Confusion Helped a Boy Recover

By Daniel Howell, Senior Child & Family Counsellor at the Australian Childhood Foundation and Certified Synergetic Play Therapist Synergetic Play Therapy™ (2008) is a researched-informed model of play therapy blending the therapeutic [...]

2022-11-28T09:56:50-07:00March 1st, 2021|SPT In Action, Therapists|0 Comments

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 [...]

Overcoming Fatigue in Teletherapy 

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S From learning how to connect with a child through a computer screen, engaging parents in new ways, and incorporating more directive play than perhaps many are used [...]

2022-06-19T16:54:21-06:00May 3rd, 2020|Special Topics, Therapists|0 Comments

Finding Your Way Through the Chaos: An Educator’s Guide to Navigating the Pandemic

By Judy Norman, LPC, LSC, RPT-S Are you an educator or parent that is struggling to support your kids with navigating school online? ... In collaboration with Judy Norman, Synergetic Education [...]

2022-07-17T10:15:10-06:00May 3rd, 2020|Supporting Educators, Therapists|0 Comments

How to Talk to Your Children About the Coronavirus – Video

What every parent needs to know. * Talking to Children About the Pandemic  As the pandemic continues its presence in our lives, how do we discuss the coronavirus [...]

2022-04-18T06:24:36-06:00April 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Vagus Nerve: Why it’s a Key to Regulation

The vagus nerve is one of the most important nerves in your body. Not only is it vital to regulation, but it plays a role in immunity and helps the body recover [...]

2022-03-01T06:24:13-07:00March 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S The Coronavirus is on everyone’s radar, making the rounds on social media and CNN. Several schools have transitioned to online learning, regulations barring travel and group gatherings [...]

2022-07-17T10:18:34-06:00March 18th, 2020|Supporting Parents, Therapists|0 Comments

What It’s Like to Learn from the Living Room: An Interview with a Homeschooling Mom

With schools closed and many in isolation, several parents now must assume the role of academic teacher - from phonics to fractions, geography to geology, it’s getting real! Move over common core [...]

2022-07-17T10:12:09-06:00March 17th, 2020|Parents, Supporting Parents|0 Comments
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