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Lessons from the Playroom

Lisa Dion

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Lessons from the Playroom
Lessons from the Playroom

Lessons from the Playroom

Lisa Dion

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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!

Latest Episodes

Lessons from the Playroom Episode 60: Perfection in the Playroom

Perfectionism in the playroom shows up in a variety of ways. But beneath the need to be perfect sits a child's uncertainty about themselves. The key to regulating this fear and anxiety is showing the child how to come back to who they truly are.

21 MIN1 w ago
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Lessons from the Playroom Episode 60: Perfection in the Playroom

Lessons from the Playroom Episode 59: Sensory Processing Disorder in Play Therapy

Sensory Processing Disorder is a misunderstood challenge that can show up in the playroom in a variety of ways. Often, recognizing the issue is the first step in helping the client. The second, of course, is showing these children how to regulate.

28 MIN3 w ago
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Lessons from the Playroom Episode 59: Sensory Processing Disorder in Play Therapy

Lessons from the Playroom Episode 58: Hygiene Issues in Play Therapy

Little kids aren't known for hygiene and inside the playroom is no different. However, a noticeable lack of hygiene may be the sign of something bigger. A child regressing in emotional age or reliving past trauma may engage in unsanitary behavior. When this happens, it's important that we leave shame at the door.

22 MINOCT 5
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Lessons from the Playroom Episode 58: Hygiene Issues in Play Therapy

Lessons from the Playroom Episode 57: Little Lessons in Play Therapy

Little kids come with little issues, issues that might grow big if we are unsure how to handle them. In this podcast, Lisa discusses the commonly asked "little questions." Tune in as she explores broken toys, food in the playroom, lying in the playroom, and what to do when a child tries to take a toy home.

23 MINSEP 19
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Lessons from the Playroom Episode 57: Little Lessons in Play Therapy

Lessons from the Playroom Episode 56: How to Stay Inspired as a Play Therapist

The brain is a high maintenance organ, one that wants a challenge! In order to stay passionate in our careers as play therapists, we must give the brain the growth it craves. But we must give ourselves permission too – the permission to be ourselves and pursue what inspires us.

25 MINAUG 23
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Lessons from the Playroom Episode 56: How to Stay Inspired as a Play Therapist

Lessons from the Playroom Episode 55: Grief and Loss in Play Therapy

When grief or loss occurs, we are culturally predisposed to expect sadness. But in and out of the playroom, children may feel a myriad of emotions ranging from heartache to happiness to suppression. How can we meet children where they are and give them the freedom to experience their loss in their own way? Tune in to explore this challenging topic.

28 MINAUG 8
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Lessons from the Playroom Episode 55: Grief and Loss in Play Therapy

Lessons from the Playroom Episode 54 - Music Therapy in the Playroom

Music plays an important therapeutic role, in the playroom and in life. It creates its own expression and its own language, allowing those who hear it to feel and react deeply. Take note: music matters.

41 MINJUL 24
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Lessons from the Playroom Episode 54 - Music Therapy in the Playroom

Lessons from the Playroom Episode 53 - Medical Trauma in Play Therapy

Medical trauma is prevalent in the majority of children who have undergone medical procedures or experienced chronic and acute conditions. This shows up in the playroom in a variety of ways, including those that can lead the therapist to jump to conclusions. Listen in to explore how to not only help children who have experienced this type of trauma but how to minimize future trauma as well.

26 MINJUL 17
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Lessons from the Playroom Episode 53 - Medical Trauma in Play Therapy

Lessons from the Playroom Episode 52 - Two Roles, One Room: When You're a Parent and a Play Therapist

Being a parent and a play therapist has both benefits and drawbacks. While parenthood can offer added insight, having kids doesn't translate into having all the answers inside the playroom. Why? Because like children, no two parents are exactly alike.

25 MINJUN 28
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Lessons from the Playroom Episode 52 - Two Roles, One Room: When You're a Parent and a Play Therapist

Lessons from the Playroom Episode 51 - Working With Gifted Children in Play Therapy

Gifted children are unquestionably bright, but the gifted child isn't the same as the intelligent child. Often the difference lies not only in intellectual needs but also the ability to regulate. Giftedness typically comes packaged with self-imposed standards that are impossibly hard to meet, leaving the child bored, angry, or anxious.

23 MINJUN 13
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Lessons from the Playroom Episode 51 - Working With Gifted Children in Play Therapy

Latest Episodes

Lessons from the Playroom Episode 60: Perfection in the Playroom

Perfectionism in the playroom shows up in a variety of ways. But beneath the need to be perfect sits a child's uncertainty about themselves. The key to regulating this fear and anxiety is showing the child how to come back to who they truly are.

21 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Lessons from the Playroom Episode 60: Perfection in the Playroom

Lessons from the Playroom Episode 59: Sensory Processing Disorder in Play Therapy

Sensory Processing Disorder is a misunderstood challenge that can show up in the playroom in a variety of ways. Often, recognizing the issue is the first step in helping the client. The second, of course, is showing these children how to regulate.

28 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Lessons from the Playroom Episode 59: Sensory Processing Disorder in Play Therapy

Lessons from the Playroom Episode 58: Hygiene Issues in Play Therapy

Little kids aren't known for hygiene and inside the playroom is no different. However, a noticeable lack of hygiene may be the sign of something bigger. A child regressing in emotional age or reliving past trauma may engage in unsanitary behavior. When this happens, it's important that we leave shame at the door.

22 MINOCT 5
Comments
Lessons from the Playroom Episode 58: Hygiene Issues in Play Therapy

Lessons from the Playroom Episode 57: Little Lessons in Play Therapy

Little kids come with little issues, issues that might grow big if we are unsure how to handle them. In this podcast, Lisa discusses the commonly asked "little questions." Tune in as she explores broken toys, food in the playroom, lying in the playroom, and what to do when a child tries to take a toy home.

23 MINSEP 19
Comments
Lessons from the Playroom Episode 57: Little Lessons in Play Therapy

Lessons from the Playroom Episode 56: How to Stay Inspired as a Play Therapist

The brain is a high maintenance organ, one that wants a challenge! In order to stay passionate in our careers as play therapists, we must give the brain the growth it craves. But we must give ourselves permission too – the permission to be ourselves and pursue what inspires us.

25 MINAUG 23
Comments
Lessons from the Playroom Episode 56: How to Stay Inspired as a Play Therapist

Lessons from the Playroom Episode 55: Grief and Loss in Play Therapy

When grief or loss occurs, we are culturally predisposed to expect sadness. But in and out of the playroom, children may feel a myriad of emotions ranging from heartache to happiness to suppression. How can we meet children where they are and give them the freedom to experience their loss in their own way? Tune in to explore this challenging topic.

28 MINAUG 8
Comments
Lessons from the Playroom Episode 55: Grief and Loss in Play Therapy

Lessons from the Playroom Episode 54 - Music Therapy in the Playroom

Music plays an important therapeutic role, in the playroom and in life. It creates its own expression and its own language, allowing those who hear it to feel and react deeply. Take note: music matters.

41 MINJUL 24
Comments
Lessons from the Playroom Episode 54 - Music Therapy in the Playroom

Lessons from the Playroom Episode 53 - Medical Trauma in Play Therapy

Medical trauma is prevalent in the majority of children who have undergone medical procedures or experienced chronic and acute conditions. This shows up in the playroom in a variety of ways, including those that can lead the therapist to jump to conclusions. Listen in to explore how to not only help children who have experienced this type of trauma but how to minimize future trauma as well.

26 MINJUL 17
Comments
Lessons from the Playroom Episode 53 - Medical Trauma in Play Therapy

Lessons from the Playroom Episode 52 - Two Roles, One Room: When You're a Parent and a Play Therapist

Being a parent and a play therapist has both benefits and drawbacks. While parenthood can offer added insight, having kids doesn't translate into having all the answers inside the playroom. Why? Because like children, no two parents are exactly alike.

25 MINJUN 28
Comments
Lessons from the Playroom Episode 52 - Two Roles, One Room: When You're a Parent and a Play Therapist

Lessons from the Playroom Episode 51 - Working With Gifted Children in Play Therapy

Gifted children are unquestionably bright, but the gifted child isn't the same as the intelligent child. Often the difference lies not only in intellectual needs but also the ability to regulate. Giftedness typically comes packaged with self-imposed standards that are impossibly hard to meet, leaving the child bored, angry, or anxious.

23 MINJUN 13
Comments
Lessons from the Playroom Episode 51 - Working With Gifted Children in Play Therapy
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