British Columbia: Revolutionizing Play in Therapeutic Practice with Children and Young People
July 8 - July 9
Revolutionizing Play & Therapeutic Practice is designed to help practitioners understand therapeutic play from a neurobiological perspective. With the help of neuroscience, interpersonal neurobiology, and a Synergetic Play Therapy framework, practitioners will learn how to effectively work with therapeutic play in a way that supports nervous system regulation, reorganization of the child’s lower centers of the brain and promote healing for the child. Through role play, discussion, and experiential exercises participants will learn practical techniques that can be used right away in the playroom. Topics such as boundaries, co-regulation, nervous system activation, emotional flooding and use of aggressive toys and play will be explored.
This training will also guide participants towards a deeper understanding of what it means to become a child’s external regulator during trauma play while practicing how to care for their own nervous system thereby decreasing compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. The result is the transformation of trauma play into ways of connecting, healing, and mutual trust.
Participants will come away with a range of new skills and strategies that include:
- Being able to describe how play therapy works from a neurobiological perspective
- Learning how to set boundaries without shaming or shutting down the child
- Learning how to make aggressive play therapeutic
- Understanding how to work with the intensity of aggressive play without the practitioners own nervous system shutting down resulting in compassion fatigue and burn out
- Learning how to become the external regulator in a session to deepen children’s ability to integrate the challenging experiences they are working through
Using hands-on and practical techniques, Lisa will assist the group to trace the moment to moment shifts in regulation between practitioner and child, providing a level of insight which supports the transformation of aggression into ways of connecting and mutual trust.
This in person, two-day event will take place on July 8th and 9th at the JIBC, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
For more information or to register, CLICK HERE.