Hyperarousal in the Playroom: A Playful Integration Workshop


Come learn about how to work with hyper arousal in the playroom.

This Playful Integration workshop is especially for child therapists providing play therapy, addressing how to identify, understand and work with hyper arousal in the playroom. Hyper arousal is our fight or flight sympathetic nervous system response that serves to mobilize us when we perceive a threat or a challenge so that we can keep ourselves safe. Understanding the underlying reason for certain presenting behaviors can prepare child therapists to best support child clients and their caregivers.

*This course is for learning enrichment purposes and does not provide CE credits.

Meet the Instructor:

Heather Fairlee Denbrough, LCSW, RPT-S, CSPT-S

Heather is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and Certified Synergetic Play Therapy Supervisor. She has worked in community mental health for 12 years. Heather’s specialty areas are: children ages 2-9 years, early childhood trauma, attachment, parent-child relational issues, and parent training/coaching/inner work. Heather also practices reflective play supervision and loves case consultation. Heather has created and led trainings for therapists on topics such as: Introduction to the Nervous System, Young Children & Suicidal Ideation in the Playroom, Authenticity in Parent Work/ Supporting Parent Shadow Work, Working with Families of Faith, Unusual Presentations of PTSD in Young Children, and more. Heather also provides playful spiritual support to play and expressive arts therapists.

Hyperarousal in the Playroom: A Playful Integration Workshop Curriculum:

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