Welcome to the Advanced Self Mastery Program!

We would like to welcome you to the Advanced Self Mastery Program where you will spend 4 days live and in-person with your fellow Certified SPTers delving deeper into yourself. That’s right! These 4 days are just for you- not for your clients, for you. (Although we do know that any work we do for ourselves inevitably helps others).

In between all of the hugs, conversations, regulation and “togetherness” you will be taken on a journey into the mind and the body in order to gain a deeper appreciation for the interconnectedness between the two.  We will flow between didactic teachings and experiential learnings as we head down the rabbit hole so that you can further empower yourself and reclaim the parts of yourself that have been minimized, hurt, stuck and stunted by trauma and life’s challenges. You will walk away understanding what it really means when Lisa says, “self mastery requires the ability to regulate the body and the mind”.

This experience has been intentionally designed as a program you can come back to over and over again to keep discovering, learning and integrating as you peel away the layers that keep you from fully loving and appreciating yourself.

Advanced Self Mastery Program Dates:

  • June 26th, 2024 – June 29th, 2024

*We will also be hosting a Welcome Reception on the night of June 25th from 6pm-8pm at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa! Please keep an eye out for an email from the Institute asking you to RSVP by May 24th!

We will be providing lunch on Day 3 of the program. To ensure your dietary requirements are met, please complete the questionnaire below by no later than May 24, 2024:

Dietary Requirements Questionnaire

*The full program schedule can be found within the corresponding lesson below.

Hotel/Location Information:

This event will be at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, 69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, Hawaii

Picture yourself surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of Waikoloa, Hawaii, at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa … connecting with fellow SPTers from around the globe … spending quality time with your friends and family (yes, make it a family vacation!) … engaging in loads of self care … and if you choose to stay at the hotel, here are some resort perks we’ve coordinated for you in the cost: 

  • Daily Cultural Activities (Lei Making, Hula Lessons, Hawaiian Language, Hawaiian Games, Walking Tour, Ukulele Lessons)
  • Daily Pool Fitness for up to 2 guests
  • Daily Beach Yoga for up to 2 guests
  • Daily Rental of Tennis Courts, Rackets, Tennis Balls or Pickle Ball Rackets/Balls for up to 2 guests
  • Waikoloa Specialty Welcome Drink x2
  • Special group concession of $20 resort fee daily (normally $40 per room daily) with all services
  • $15 self-parking daily (normally $30) per vehicle
  • Complimentary 24-hour Fitness Center access
  • 10% off Mandara Spa

Space is limited so get your reservations confirmed today! And if you’re looking for a roommate, email us and we’ll help you coordinate.


The nearest airport is the Kona International Airport.  For information including transportation to the hotel, visit their website here.

Advanced Self Mastery Program Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss what authenticity really means.
  • Analyze the 4 perceived threats/challenges from Synergetic Play Therapy and apply in your own life.
  • Understand the significance of the animal brain and higher centers of the brain.
  • Discuss ways of further developing the interoceptive sense.
  • Describe how symptoms in the body reflect a person’s stories and narrative.
  • Identify the homeostasis mechanisms in the mind.
  • Describe how to develop the capacity to see experiences from multiple perspectives.
  • Discuss how to develop reflective awareness.
  • Apply the Demartini Method to integrate challenging experiences into a person’s narrative.
  • Differentiate how the nervous system/brain/amygdala develop in utero and after birth to give you a deeper appreciation for this magnificent part of your body/creation.
  • Discuss relationship dynamics and patterns from a human behavior perspective.
  • Explain the nuances of the patterns of activation of the autonomic nervous system.
  • Explain why self-mastery requires regulation of both the mind and the body.

CE Credit Hour Information: 18 CE Credit Hours, NBCC Content Area: (8) Counselor Professional Identity and Practice Issues; (9) Wellness and Prevention

Synergetic Play Therapy Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7450. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Synergetic Play Therapy Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

*NBCC credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals. 

This program also allows you to earn 6 CE credits toward your SPT Credential Renewal/Recertification of the Certified Synergetic Play Therapist or Certified Synergetic Play Provider credential!

We Can’t Wait to Reconnect with YOU!

Be prepared to not feel like the same person at the end of the 4 days, but rather a more authentic and congruent you!