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Lessons from the Playroom


Oct 12, 2021

In this episode, Lisa is joined by another special therapist - a gem 💖 in the play therapy field (and he’s also a poet 😉) … Marshall Lyles joins Lisa in a discussion that brings new thought, new life, and new excitement to processes and things you may have heard about for years.

Join Lisa and Marshall in conversation about …

  • The use of Sandtray therapy in healing attachment and trauma;
  • How attachment styles present for clients (and yourself) in the sandtray;
  • How to go deeply within yourself through the “sandtray mirror;”
  • Ways to navigate your own inner landscape and cultivate a “reflective practice;”
  • And how to further develop yourself as a play therapist through the modalities that you practice.

As a bonus, Marshall also shares his poem, Digging Deeper that he recently shared in the book, Advanced Sandtray Therapy.

Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, lives in the Austin, Texas, area and has 20 years of practice in family and play therapy. Drawing on lessons learned from working with attachment trauma in a variety of mental health settings, Marshall regularly teaches on trauma, expressive therapies, and attachment-informed family work around the globe. He’s published in professional journals and magazines in addition to contributing to several books including recently co-authoring the book Advanced Sandtray Therapy (released in September 2021). 

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