June 26 - June 29, 2024  flower  Waikoloa, Hawaii

(Self-Mastery LIVE In-Person Program)

πŸ’œ Go deeper into the development of yourself - πŸ’œ Deeper into understanding the body and your own activation patterns - πŸ’œ Deeper into the mind -πŸ’œ Deeper into integrating your perceptions and working on emotional charges that are in the way of fully becoming an external regulator πŸ’œ

πŸ’– "The retreat was a beautiful invitation to be held and grow in community as I explored a deeper understanding and appreciation within myself." - Kim Buller

During your journey to become a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist/Play Provider 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!

This advanced retreat is not your typical program β€” it's a unique personal development experience designed to support you in your ongoing personal journey and deepen your understanding of yourself. Think of it as a deeper unraveling of the question "who am I?"

You'll 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, but for you (... although we do know that any work we do for ourselves inevitably helps our clients).

Get ready for an enriching experience! Join us for this year's Advanced Self Mastery program at the stunning Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Waikoloa, Hawaii.

For 4 days, and in between all of the hugs, conversations, regulation and β€œtogetherness,” you'll be taken on a journey into the mind and the body in order to gain a deeper appreciation for the inter-connectedness between the two. We'll 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'll also walk away with a deeper understanding of what Lisa means when she says, β€œself mastery requires regulation of the body and regulation of the mind.”

Here are just a few of the topics we'll delve into during our time together:

  • Learn how the nervous system, brain, and amygdala develop from in utero to post-birth, giving you a profound appreciation for this magnificent part of your body/creation.
  • Continue to explore your own nervous system and its patterns.
  • Explore perception and unraveling the mysteries of why the brain perceives what it does.
  • Go deeper into an understanding of the 4 perceived threats/challenges to the brain.
  • Gain greater understanding of what authenticity really means.
  • Enhance your understanding of your own interoceptive sense and discover ways to develop it further.
  • Deepen your understanding of relationship patterns and dynamics.
  • And much more!

Plus, on day 3, get ready for an inspiring 9-hour session where we'll dive deep into personal work using the groundbreaking Demartini Method. You will be facilitated through a powerful exploration of parts of your own narrative and unlock the potential to integrate and heal some of the charges holding you back and weighing you down - This experience alone promises to provide insights and transformations that far exceed the value of the entire program.

Stay with us at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa!

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. πŸ™‚

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

Why attend the Advanced Self Mastery Program?

Well, here is a huge reason .... COMMUNITY! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

During this immersive retreat just for Certified Synergetic Play Therapists/Play Providers, you'll engage in a combination of group work, individual reflection, self-growth, and community experiences. Expect to emerge not as the same person but as a more authentic and congruent version of yourself. πŸ’–


Check out what past students had to say about the uniqueness of this experience and their personal transformation and growth πŸ™πŸ’•

πŸ’– "This was a wonderful experience and I am so grateful I was able to be there. I would absolutely choose to do it all over again." - Rene Mooney

πŸ’– "A dazzling few days full of paradigm shifts, connection to self and others, and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable." - Machen Champion

πŸ’– "Every training I have done with Lisa deepens my understanding of myself, my relationships and my clients experience. This training builds on that foundation so powerfully, creating a fundamental shift in my perceptions ... thank you xx" - Fiona Howell

πŸ’– "The retreat was a beautiful invitation to be held and grow in community as I explored a deeper understanding and appreciation within myself." - Kim Buller

πŸ’– "I entered day one tight in body and guarded in heart and left 4 days later, lighter and open. Less entangled in the stories I have been telling myself...for years." - Barb Miles

πŸ’– "A unique experience that enabled us to open our minds to a different way of perceiving our world and our brains.” – Kathryn Orfirer

πŸ’–"Mic drop moments of realisation happening from the first day to the very end!" - Kim Revell

πŸ’– "My experience was uncomfortable, mind-blowing, and ultimately life changing and I wouldn't have it any other way." - Rachel Hardies

CE Credit Hours: 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. 

*Earn 6 SPT CE Credit Hours toward your renewal/recertification of the Certified Synergetic Play Therapist or Certified Synergetic Play Provider credential. 

*This program does not offer British Columbia Play Therapy Association (BCPTA) Approved Provider or Australian Play Therapists Association (APTA) Approved Provider CE credit. 

This retreat experience is designed as a course 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.