Podcasts 2017-09-11T04:41:52+00:00

 Podcast: Lessons From The Playroom

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The Play Therapy Institute of Colorado’s “Lessons From the Playroom” Podcasts are a series of recorded podcasts designed to help therapists understand the little lessons that kids teach us that make a big difference in the play therapy process.

Our podcast host, Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S, is an innovative and inspiring teacher and pioneer in play therapy. She founded and is the CEO of the Play Therapy Institute of Colorado and the creator of Synergetic Play Therapy, a cutting-edge model of play therapy that bridges the gap between neuroscience and psychology. Lisa teaches and supervises all over the world, helping transform the lives of thousands of therapists and children. With these podcasts, she’ll teach you practical ways to transform both you and the child clients you work with. These inspiring educational lessons are sure to leave you feeling more confident and excited for your next session!

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“Therapy in my opinion, is helping the child discover what wisdom is in them and then teaching them to connect with themselves in a new way so they can direct the energy in a different place – but don’t shut their experience down.” Lisa talking about the inherent wisdom in the body and how to work with children.

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Paradigm Shifts in Parenting – A New Way of Thinking about Children’s Moods
In this podcast, Lisa Dion continues her presentation on the biology of behavior in children and adults. She discusses strategies and tools that help parents and educators understand and support their own emotional landscape and the children they care for.

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Authentic Goal Setting

Become empowered and inspired- master your life and your goals. Drop the “shoulds,” just be your real self, and Lisa Dion says- you will accomplish more of your goals. If you are frustrated with your lack of progress on your New Year’s resolutions or worried about world events, or if you simply want to be more…

Boundaries – Relationship Tool With Lisa Dion

Interview with Jayson Gaddis. Boundaries are by far one of the most important tools in intimate relationships. How much do you struggle to say no says a lot about how much you value yourself. You must get boundaries if you want to go the distance in a relationship.

Potential Not Pathology Interview

In this interview Lisa discusses important concepts that apply to any area of therapy, including the need for therapist authenticity,  the therapist being the most important “toy” in the playroom,  the amazing story of what lead to her to create her form of play therapy, the importance of the therapist accepting aspects of him/herself in order to create change, and being open to possibilities that can occur in surprising ways.

Synergetic Play Therapy With The Boulderist

You are in for a treat with Episode 007 because our guest is Lisa Dion. Lisa is a leader in the world of play therapy. She talks about challenges and behaviors – and ways to work with people expressing those behaviors – in a way that is useful to us all, but especially to parents. Have a listen!