Getting Curious About Your Stress Reactions

By Judith Norman, MS, LSC, LPC, RPT-S AKA – How to keep your cool as you're learning about the newest school initiative! What are the first things that pop into your head when you reflect upon the question, “What stresses me out?”  If you're being honest, one [...]

By |2024-03-26T22:58:54+00:00July 16, 2022|Resources|0 Comments

Modeling a Healthy Relationship with Stress for Students

By Judith Norman, MS, LSC, LPC, RPT-S I sat down to write this many times and found myself getting stuck and feeling stressed out. There are so many important voices out there, what do I have to offer to a discussion? Then it hit me, that’s the [...]

Lessons from the Playroom Ep. #115 – Transforming Education

Join Lisa Dion and Judy Norman, Certified SPT therapist/supervisor and SPT co-teacher as they share the launch of this Institute,! The Synergetic Education™ Institute has been years in the making as they've both seen the profound impact of bringing Synergetic Play Therapy® tenets into schools to [...]

By |2024-03-26T23:00:07+00:00March 15, 2022|Resources|0 Comments

Teaming with Teachers

By Judith Norman, MS, LSC, LPC, RPT-S Have you tried working with a client’s school and found it challenging? If so, you are not alone; this is often the case. While everyone may want to work together for a child, it’s easy to begin to feel that [...]

By |2024-03-26T23:00:45+00:00February 19, 2022|Resources|0 Comments

Lessons from the Playroom Ep. #82 – Helping Children with Online Learning

“When children are disengaged from learning, there is a disconnect between what they are being asked to learn and their interest level, style/way of learning.” Lisa Dion As we all know, not all children are thriving with online learning. Many children are really struggling as their [...]

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Paradigm Shift: New Way of Thinking About A Child’s Moods

In this Aware on the Air Podcast Erin Tanner Jospe interviews Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S, about Synergetic Play Therapy® and new ways of thinking about a child’s moods based on perception and biology. Dion discusses how parents (and educators) can help a child manage his moods by [...]

By |2024-03-26T23:01:54+00:00February 19, 2022|Resources|0 Comments

Lessons from the Playroom Ep. #73 – Supporting Children Through Anxiety & The Unknown

"All symptoms and behaviors a child displays are attempts at regulation." - Lisa Dion When life and situations become unpredictable, children have to orient to the unfamiliar just like adults do. The difference is that their brains are a little further behind in their capacity to [...]

By |2024-03-26T23:02:30+00:00February 19, 2022|Resources|0 Comments

Emotions From the Inside Out, Part 1

By Erin Bennetts, LCSW, RPT Recently I was meeting with a new client’s parents for the first time. We were discussing their desired outcome for their child’s engagement in play therapy. “We just want him to find ways to manage his intense feelings," “It would be great [...]

By |2024-03-26T23:03:03+00:00February 19, 2022|Resources|0 Comments

Emotions from the Inside Out, Part 2

By Kelly Miller, LCSW, RPT Everybody has emotions and feelings, but not everybody feels or expresses their emotions. For many years, I thought that emotions and feelings were synonyms, but they are in fact different. Feelings are defined as a physical state or reaction, according to the Webster [...]

By |2024-03-26T23:03:42+00:00February 19, 2022|Resources|0 Comments

Lessons from the Playroom Ep. #70 – Understanding the 4 Threats to the Brain in a Crisis

"It's normal that you're going through waves of dysregulation right now. All 4 threats to the brain are being activated."- Lisa Dion During a crisis, such as the current pandemic, waves of dysregulation can often feel like a daily experience and even the norm. Why? Because [...]

By |2024-03-26T23:04:12+00:00February 19, 2022|Resources|0 Comments


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