Advanced Certified Synergetic Play Therapist Retreat – Melbourne

During your journey to become a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist you studied nervous system regulation, authenticity and congruency, interoception, emotional age, and so much more to help you become more  masterful at becoming an external regulator for a child and their caregivers.  You also learned how to apply these concepts to yourself for your own growth and development in order to heal yourself and develop your capacity for self-regulation.  And now it is time to take the next step towards self mastery….

Go deeper into the development of yourself –  Deeper into understanding the body and your own activation patterns – Deeper into the mind – Deeper into integrating your perceptions and working on emotional charges that are in the way of being an external regulator.

For course details and topics covered, see below.


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With years in the making, we would like to welcome you to the  Advanced Synergetic Play Therapist Retreat where you will spend 4 days live 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.

When: March 8th – March 11th, 2023

Where: Melbourne, Australia


  • Day 1
    •  9:30-4:30 pm
  • Day 2
    • 9:30-4:30 pm 
    • 5:30-7:30 pm social event with food included! Location TBD. 
  • Day 3
    • 9:00-6:00 pm w/a catered lunch
  • Day 4
    • 9:30-4:30 pm

In this retreat you will learn how to: 

  • Learn 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
  • Explore your own nervous system and its patterns
  • Explore perception and why the brain perceives what it does
  • Go deeper into your understanding of the 4 perceived threats/challenges
  • Explore what authenticity really means
  • Learn more about your own interoceptive sense and ways to develop it
  • Explore what is in the way of your ability to attune
  • Explore your own narrative with an opportunity to experience the Demartini Method, giving you an opportunity to integrate and heal some of the charges that are holding you back and weighing you down
  • Go deeper into your understanding of relationship patterns and dynamics
  • Explore dual awareness and the development of presence
  • And so much more!

Retreat Cost:  Pay in Full – $1520.00 AUD OR  Pay in 3 Installments – $521.00 AUD monthly for 3 months.  (This monthly plan includes a 5% administrative fee.) The pricing for this retreat includes 4 days of training, a coffee/tea service each morning, one catered lunch, and one social event out with food.  

Something to think about … On day 3, you’ll spend 9 hours doing serious personal work as Lisa guides you through the Demartini Method (The Demartini Method is a breakthrough discovery and cutting-edge personal transformation methodology that results in a new perspective and paradigm in thinking and feeling) – that one day alone will more than cover the cost of this retreat (…just think how much you spend per hour in therapy 😉). 

Credits: Earn 6 credit hours toward your Synergetic Play Therapist recertification and a certificate for all of the hours of the retreat that you can put toward your licensure hours. 

Instructor: Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S*

Refund Policy: Cancellations received one month from the start date will receive a full refund minus a 50.00 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than one month from the start of the course will receive a full refund minus a $100.00 administrative fee. Cancellation once the class begins will forfeit the payment of the course. However, payment can be applied towards a future Advanced Retreat course. If an emergency arises, please contact us to discuss.

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