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This podcast was created to help parents around the world with the “biggies” of family life. Play Therapy Community will present a fresh, insightful episode once a week, usually on Thursday mornings.
On this podcast, we will cover topics such as picky eaters, struggles in school, behavioral issues, grief and loss, and so much more. We’ll also delve into specific diagnosis such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disabilities, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, etc. Difficult topics, such as parenting through separation/divorce, depression, anxiety struggles, relationship struggles, and such will be explored as well.
As the host of Play Therapy Community, I feel honored that you are joining us on this journey for knowledge to truly help our children in a way that honors their mind, body, and soul. My name is Jackie Flynn, and I’m a Licensed Psychotherapist, Registered Play Therapist, Education Specialist, Adolescent Life Coach and a Parent Educator.

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This podcast was created to help parents around the world with the “biggies” of family life. Play Therapy Community will present a fresh, insightful episode once a week, usually on Thursday mornings.
On this podcast, we will cover topics such as picky eaters, struggles in school, behavioral issues, grief and loss, and so much more. We’ll also delve into specific diagnosis such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disabilities, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, etc. Difficult topics, such as parenting through separation/divorce, depression, anxiety struggles, relationship struggles, and such will be explored as well.
As the host of Play Therapy Community, I feel honored that you are joining us on this journey for knowledge to truly help our children in a way that honors their mind, body, and soul. My name is Jackie Flynn, and I’m a Licensed Psychotherapist, Registered Play Therapist, Education Specialist, Adolescent Life Coach and a Parent Educator.

    69: Synergetic Play Therapy with Lisa Dion

    69: Synergetic Play Therapy with Lisa Dion

    Lisa Dion is the creator of Synergetic Play Therapy and is the founder and director of the Play Therapy Institute of Colorado
     
    She is experienced in many settings to include private practice, schools, social services, foster care agencies, and orphanages. 
     
    Synergetic Play Therapy’s name was influenced by Lisa’s love for the brain and understanding what happens in the nervous system.  
     
    The collaboration between the child and the therapist, and on a deeper level between the mind, breath, body is an important support in the therapeutic process.  Through this realization, she was drawn to the word “synergy” since it is the idea that when 2 parts come together, the effect is so much greater than what they are individually.   Collaboration within the therapist, child and between them both is cultivated.
     
    Through Lisa’s work, before she created Synergetic Play Therapy, she felt like something was missing.  She had a personal experience with her daughter that gave her an intuitive felt sense of the importance of bringing in the nervous system getting into the somatics.  Becoming an external regulator can take it to a deeper level of healing.  Accessing the brainstem allows for work involving the level of attunement such as what’s present between a caregiver and an infant. 

    Lisa’s students say that it feels like a way of being rather than a model.  Her students report transforming through the process and it spills over into their other relationships.
     
    Synergetic Play Therapy is not a list of fun techniques or activities to do with the child, but rather it is a “way of being”.
     
    One of her students said, “Synergetic Play Therapy gives birth to the authentic self within the child and the therapist.”
     
    Lisa urges her students to study as many philosophies and models of play therapy as possible to maximize their abilities. 
     
    Implicit memories bring a feeling and a felt sense that was placed in the early years.  Often before the age 3, the implicit memories provide the structures in the brain. 
     
    When Lisa’s daughter was born, she was emotionally dysregulated. While Lisa was pregnant with her, they both experienced a car crash. When she was born, Lisa was on a journey to help her rewire her nervous system.  She had her first play therapy experience at 9 months old where she played out shock of what she felt when the car accident happened. 
     
    The exchange happening between the therapist and the child is such a vital part of therapy.
     
    Synergetic play therapy teaches the therapist what to do with their personal experience of what the child is feeling and experiencing through the play.  
     
    When parents are dysregulated, they need to regulate before they tend to their child.
     
    The therapist does a lot of breathing, and modeling for the child.  
    The mirror neuron system allows the child to borrow the therapist’s regulatory system.  Therapist use themselves to support the child through their healing.  The therapist is intentionally authentic and may rock, say things, and do things that the child needs right in the moment.
     
    Lisa tells a story of a child that had many generalized fears that learned regulatory techniques such as holding her heart and stomach while she did that during his expressions of the fearful scenerios.  In session 3, he reported that he knew what to do when he got scared.  He was able to borrow her nervous system, watch how she handled the situations, and internalized a way of taking care of himself during these types of situations. Through that process, his nervous system got rewired organically and experientially. 
     
    This process also helps keep the therapist well during the process.
     
    Synergetic Play Therapy also offers a certification option as well. 
     
    Lisa has a new book coming out in Spring of 2018, “Aggres

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    68: The Language of Adoption with Jill Aller, EdS

    68: The Language of Adoption with Jill Aller, EdS

    Jill Aller is an adoption consultant for A Step Ahead Adoption Services and is an adoptive mom of two children, ages 6 and 4.  Jill has a B.A. in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Teaching and an Ed.S. degree in Counseling. She adopted her two children through the help of A Step Ahead adoption services and had such a great experience with them that she went to work for them four years ago. Both children have very open adoptions, where they are still in touch with their biological families. Jill has lived all over the U.S. but is now happily settled in Florida with her extended family. Jill is passionate about helping others navigate their adoption journeys in a mindful, balanced way. The language that we use helps shape the way we think about adoption. The feeling that the language reflects becomes our children’s inner voice. “She gave up the baby for adoption” sounds like a rejection.  “She placed the baby for adoption” or she made an adoption plan” is a much better way to phrase it.  This sounds helpful and intentional.  It feels loving and nurturing. Jill talks to her children in an active voice about adoption with phrases such as “we adopted then” to put the focus on her putting the effort into making them a part of her family. More positive phrases include “birth family, tummy mommy, first family” instead of “the real mom”.  It evolves as they get over.   Since all of the people connected by adoption are connected by love.  It is a pain entered into willingly connected by love. Others my say things such as “she’s so lucky to have you” out of good intention, but it can be construed as the biological family not being good.  It’s important to be mindful of the message that is conveyed and make sure it is focused more on the love shared. Statements such as “it’s so great to see you as a family” is ideal.   It’s important to honor the birth family with your words.  Being mindful of the language used to communicate about adoption is important for children and adults.  It’s important to allow the adoptee to voice their feelings.  Asking open ended questions can be so helpful.   Many of the baby boomers are just finding out they are adopted.  This environment harbors pain and shame. Talking about it openly can be really supportive.  There’s a continuum between closed and open adoption.  Closed adoption is where the parents may not know anymore than their names.  A semi-open is where they communicate through a 3rd party. An open adoption, often best for the mental health of the child and the birth family, is when theirs open connection. It’s important to note that open adoption isn’t always best for all families  Child Connect is a site that links families together. When therapists work with adoptees, its important to allow space for grief and loss. Adoption triad – birth family, adopted family, and the child. Jill recommends the book 20 Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Know by Sherrie Eldridge. Family therapy can be really beneficial to help the entire family. Support groups can be incredibly helpful. Online support, consulting, and other connections can be really helpful.  Connecting through groups can provide support and healing that can be found elsewhere. Jill recommends “The Family Book” by Todd Parr . It’s about adoption, but not soley about adoption.  Another book that she recommends is “It’s Okay to be Different” also by Todd Parr. Jill really likes the “Adoptive Families” magazine. https://www.adoptivefamilies.com The Center for Adoption Support Education, CASE, is a great education resource.  http://adoptionsupport.org Adoption Counsel is a great resource at https://www.adoptioncouncil.orgA Step Ahead Adoption is a nationwide agency that helps people build their family in a healthy way.. There’s a focus on hel

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    67: Jackie’s 15 Favorite Quotes with Jackie Flynn EdS, LMHC, RPT

    67: Jackie’s 15 Favorite Quotes with Jackie Flynn EdS, LMHC, RPT

    “In between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space lies our power to choose our response.  In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” 
    ~ Viktor Frankl




    "Nobody can bring you peace but yourself."  ~  Ralph Waldo Emerson


    "Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." ~  Mother Teresa

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    66: Group Therapy with Children and Teens with Katie May MS, NCC, LPC, DBTC

    66: Group Therapy with Children and Teens with Katie May MS, NCC, LPC, DBTC

    Katie May is the “Group Guru”.



    She works exclusively with teenagers in a teen support center in Flourtown, Pennsylvania.  



    Groups energize Katie. She says that groups can’ save th’e world.  



    In groups, people feel less alone in their struggles and they start to heal in ways that individual therapy can’t provide. 



    Her groups are focused on the ideas of connection.

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    65: Gottman’s Sound Relationship House with Jackie Flynn, Trained in Level 3 Gottman Method Couples Therapy

    65: Gottman’s Sound Relationship House with Jackie Flynn, Trained in Level 3 Gottman Method Couples Therapy

    Build Love Maps

    Knowing each other’s world is so vital to the health of a relationship.  It’s important to make exploration of each other’s world an ongoing effort.  This can help strengthen the relationship and help each person in the relationship to feel felt and cared about.

    Share Fondness and Admiration

    Fondness and admiration is noticing what’s going right and what’s good rather than putting a focus on the negative.  If couples are in “Negative Sentiment Override” as Gottman c

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    64: Brief, Low Cost, Minimal Prep Play Therapy Techniques with Jackie Flynn EdS, LMHC, RPT

    64: Brief, Low Cost, Minimal Prep Play Therapy Techniques with Jackie Flynn EdS, LMHC, RPT

    Double Mirror Doodle
    Using a large piece of paper and 2 crayons, have the student doodle a mirror image design. This helps with grounding, focus, and clarity through bilateral integration of both hemispheres of the brain.  Materials Large Paper  2 crayons
    What Happened Next
    Using a large piece of paper and something to write with, have the student sequentially tell the story of what happened from beginning to the end.  This narrative supports "top-down" processing of the event.  Materials Large Paper Pen, Pencil, or Crayons
    Tumbling Blocks Conversation Prompts
    Using a Jenga (or generic version) game, the child and the counselor will pull a block and respond to the prompt on the block.  This can be used for a variety of topics to include coping skills, social situations, icebreaker, friendship skills, etc. 
    Pick-Up Straws
    Using straws, students will pick up a straw and respond to a prompt coordinated with the color-coded prompts on a list of prompts in variety of areas. Materials Package of Straws with a Variety of Colors
    Career Charades 
    In this activity, the child(re) will act out a carreer while the others guess.  It can be an ice breaker or connecting activity as well for groups.   Slips of paper with careers or modified prompts to direct the child on what to act out in charades style.
    Career Creation 
    Through clay creations, the child or teen will mold the dough or clay to form a symbolic representation of the career.  For example, they may create a toothbrush for a dentist.  This can be modified to fit the topic of the area in need of supporting, such as emotional literacy and expression, family system support, and much more. 
     
    Social / Emotional/Friendship Thumballs
    In this activity, the ball is tossed to each player.   The person catching the ball will respond to the word, statement, response closest to the player’s right thumb.  Write words, statements, responses on the ball with a permanent marker.  Themes could be “Ice Breaker”, “Social Situations”, “Emotional Literacy”, etc… Materials Large Air Filled Ball Black Permanent Marker
     
    Fishing for Solutions
    In this activity, each child “fishes” for a statement or a question.  Once the child “catches’ a fish, he/she responds to the group.  Materials Foam Sheets (variety of colors) Permanent Black Marker  Small Round Magnets ½ “ x 2’ Dowel Rod  1’ of Twine Large Metal Bucket Large Blue Cloth  (Cut foam pieces in the shape of a fish.  Glue a round magnet on the fish shape for the eye.  Create a fishing pole by tying and gluing the twine to the end of the string.  At the end of the string, glue a round magnet.)
     
    Mandalas
    In this activity, each person creates a design in the circle.  This art therapy directive can differ based on goals for the activity (team building, expression, calming, etc…).  After completion, a group discussion can be initiated to explore the process and any feelings that surface… Materials Large Sheet of Paper  Round Object for Circle Shape to Trace on the Paper  Crayons, Markers, and/or Paint
    Bibliotherapy
    Therapeutic Books with Activities to Address Various Issues
    “Have You Filled Your Bucket Today” (Relationships)  In this activity, the child(ren) will write down positive, helpful statements to others on the slips of paper, then place in others’ “bucket” to symbolize kind acts. Bucket(s) Small Slips of Paper Writing Instruments
    “Invisible String” (Grief and Loss)  In this activity, the child will illustrate pictorially the people that they feel connected as in the metaphor of the invisible string that is represented with clear glue. Paper Glue Crayons
    “Personal Space Camp” (Social Appropriateness)  In this activity, the child learns about the

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Miyagi1978 ,

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Hi Jackie,

Love your podcast! Are you putting new episodes online soon? :)

Much love

Daniel from Holland

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