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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 [...]

2023-11-18T06:57:15-07:00May 1st, 2021|SPT In Action, Therapists|0 Comments

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 [...]

2023-11-18T07:02:43-07:00March 1st, 2021|Special Topics, 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 [...]

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 [...]

2023-11-18T07:05:57-07:00October 1st, 2020|Supporting Educators, Therapists|0 Comments

Cooperative Games in Play Therapy

Cooperative Games are growing in popularity, likely because of their ability to cultivate teamwork and appreciation of one another. In the playroom, they're used effectively with siblings and families, reminding each player [...]

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

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

Nature in Play Therapy (Part 2)

From the mountains to the trees to the warm summer's breeze, sometimes we just need our Mother Earth. Bringing nature into play therapy provides a wonderful opportunity to further regulate yourself and [...]

2022-03-01T06:24:42-07:00March 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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