• FREE: Regulating Through The Coronavirus – Part 1

    A transformative online experience that includes a one-hour meditation with a global community. In this free live webinar, you'll discover ways to support others with nervous system regulation during these uncertain times, how to maximize immune system functioning through regulation, how to work with children through their fears and anxieties, and how to integrate the fears to enhance health and resilience.
  • Join Lisa for Working Through Exhaustion, Burnout, and Compassion Fatigue, part 2 of Regulating Through the Coronavirus webinars. Lisa will walk you through how to regulate when your nervous system says, "Enough is enough!" She will educate, normalize, and offer practice strategies to help you work through the exhaustion, burnout, and compassion fatigue that you may be experiencing. And if this isn't your experience, you likely know someone whose it is.
  • In response to COVID-19, the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute began offering free webinars to address the challenges, stress and impact that therapists, teachers, parents, and those on the frontlines were facing. Since then, we've continued to offer free webinars to support you on your professional and personal life's journey. Please enjoy free access to these very special webinars. You may view and share it with as many people as you feel it would help. Want to take it to a whole other level? ... Join Lisa for a six-week experience, "Regulating Through the Daily Challenges of the Coronavirus" as she helps you regulate through the trials and tribulations of any challenge you might be facing. You'll receive tools and strategies to help you with any moment in your life where you might experience a crisis, challenge, or struggle. You can start anytime as all the webinars are archived for you. Get all the details here!
  • Being a therapist is not an easy job as it requires an on-going commitment to show up day in and day out when your clients need you ... But what happens when the people we are serving aren't the only ones in crisis? What happens when we are in crisis too? (We are human after all). And what happens if it's the same crisis?! In this special one-hour webinar (Part 3 of Regulating Through the Coronavirus webinar series), you'll reconnect to yourself and gain greater internal resources to help you overcome many of the challenges of being a therapist right now.
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  • 9 Months: $423 USD | $524 CAD | $571 AUD 12 Months: $317 USD | $393 CAD | $428 AUD 15 Months: $254 USD | $315 CAD | $343 AUD  
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  • Oh yes! You likely know what we're talking about ... the feeling of never being "good enough" ... holding yourself back because of pervasive feelings of shame and self-doubt ... the constant worry/anxiety of not measuring up or fear of being outed as a fraud. It may trap you in a cycle of self-doubt, erode your courage and confidence, undermine your success, and lead to missed opportunities, unfulfilled goals, and a tendency to hide or hold yourself back. Sound familiar?... [Sigh 😔] ... Let's take a deep breath and acknowledge how challenging and debilitating "imposter syndrome" can be. Lisa wants to help you begin to overcome imposter syndrome in your life.
  • Helping a child heal involves helping them be themselves. One of the best ways to foster this type of environment is to cultivate safety. The therapist knowing the playroom is safe is not enough; the child must know it too. This webinar explores what a neuroception of safety is and how to create it within the child and yourself.
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  • 9 Months: $406 USD | $507 CAD | $554 AUD 12 Months: $305 USD | $381 CAD | $416 AUD 15 Months: $244 USD | $305 CAD | $333 AUD  
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  • Divorce. The “D” word. The end of the marital road. A happily ever after run amok. It’s something that often gets a bad rap, especially when we think of the children stuck in the middle. But divorce, while it can be devastating to some kids, can also be a relief for others. Children’s perceptions are not all the same. This webinar explores how to support children in play therapy when they are experiencing divorce and separation.
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  • Whether you're looking for how to engage the resistant child, turn Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) into opportunities for growth and resilience, use yoga to increase your ability to connect to yourself and your clients, or create a neuroception of safety in the playroom, we have you covered. Explore these topics and so many others in our one-hour courses below. Then choose 4 courses to create a bundle for only $79 and save (value $100 USD!)  You can buy as many bundles as you would like (each as a new order)! See below for course descriptions. To view course details and objectives, click to the right of the title.
  • Have you found it difficult, confusing, tiring, or maybe even exhausting wearing your two hats day in and day out? One as a therapist and the other as a parent?... Lisa totally gets it!!...as both a therapist and a parent these past 15 years.  
  • 9 Months:  $460 USD, Online | $589 AUD 12 Months:  $350 USD, Online | $446 AUD  
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  • Every therapist has been there - in a session with a child who doesn't want to come in the room, a child who doesn't want to do the task, a child who only wants to avoid the issue.  This webinar explores what to do when a child client's language and behavior say "no."  Join us as we explore resistance, with a focus on differentiating resistance from avoidance and differentiating resistance from the dorsal collapse in the nervous system. Emotional flooding is explored as well.
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  • From a stroll through the Lollipop woods of Candyland to a fight over the Thimble in Monopoly, games are part of childhood. In the playroom, certain games are more commonly used than others. How do we use chess as a pawn in our therapeutic healing? How can we call on checkers to check on the child's state of regulation?  What does a game tell us about a child's emotional world? This webinar explores these questions and more!

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  • Chances are, you read the title of the webinar and thought, "What! You want me to do what with rejection?!" 🧐 (We know ... it might not quite make sense yet.) Or perhaps you know that rejection has a purpose in your life, but you still find yourself having a "love/hate" relationship with it. Either way, rejection can be one of the toughest things to experience - it gets right down to your core self and brings up all of your "Am I ok?" feelings. And this is what we're going to talk about in this one-hour free webinar! ... and more specifically, how to embrace it! - like you're best-est of friends (Yes, you heard that right too.)
  • From the dad with doubts to the mom with mixed emotions, not all parents are sold on the idea of play therapy. The resistant parent is a parent who may have questions, shame, or confusion about the process. This webinar explores how to encourage parental understanding of the power of play and why it's a key step in helping children heal.
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  • 9 Months: $475 USD, North America | $603 AUD, Australia 12 Months: $360 USD, North America | $456 AUD, Australia  
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      For example: If you reside in the USA, but want to attend the retreats in Australia, you will choose the Australian Currency, wait for the page to refresh, and then select your plan to add to your cart. If attending the Online Retreat, select USD from the drop down menu.
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) can be a part of growing up. But how can we help turn these obstacles into opportunities for growth and resilience? And apply this knowledge to the play therapy process? This webinar explores how play therapy can be used to help mitigate the effects of ACES. Learn the major categories of ACES, along with protective factors or strategies that have been shown to be helpful both in the short-term and long-term.
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  • Parents are the most important allies of the play therapist. But forming this alliance requires time, understanding, and lots of communication. It also requires congruence, adaptability, and an appreciation of the parents' authentic selves. Parents and play therapists are on the same team with one common goal: promote healing for a struggling child.  This one hour pre-recorded webinar explores this play therapy pact.

  • Pay in Full Early Bird - **Save! Get $500 (USD) or $600 (AUD) off the full cost of the course when you pay in full by March 22nd for a massive discount!!* North America = $3750.00 USD Australia = $4,900.00 AUD
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  • Siblings are often friends and enemies, a complicated relationship that can show up in the playroom in all sorts of ways. Brothers, sisters, sharing, caring, and noogies? This webinar explores this colorful and challenging dynamic. Learn when sibling therapy is appropriate and how to embrace the different types of play powerful for pairs.

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  • You have been selected to be a part of the 2019-2020 Certified Synergetic Play Therapy Cohort!  Congratulations! To secure your spot, you will put down a 600.00 USD deposit.  The rest of the money will be due before August and you will be emailed a link for payment along with course information closer to the start of the first retreat.  Reminder that if you pay in full, you receive 400.00 off the total price for additional savings! Refund Policy: Your deposit secures your spot in the Certification Program. Withdrawal before the program begins will result in a forfeit of the full deposit amount. This deposit is non-refundable!  For more information regarding dates, scroll down below.
  • Thank you for your interest in the Six-Day Synergetic Play Therapy Intensive Training Program!

    Intensives can only be registered for after participants have cleared availability with the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute. Please email info@synergeticplaytherapy.com for availability.

    In order to secure your Intensive spot, please choose a payment option below or pay in full.  Please note, the full fee must be paid by the first day of the intensive you are signed up for.

    Cost: $1,750.00 (Payments are accepted in full, or over the course of 2 or 3 payments. Select your option from the drop-down menu)  
  • We live in a technological age: there is no pacifying Pac-Man, no axing Apple. But screen time doesn't always mean zoning out. In moderation, Mickey Mouse and Mario can be our allies, helping children better connect to the world around them. This webinar explores the therapeutic value of screen time and how to use it as part of a play therapy process.  Learn how to recognize when a child is using it to avoid and when a child's use of technology is the perfect entry into the therapeutic alliance.
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