Sandtray Therapy

Adults and Children

Children and adults work in the sand to create places and worlds, which express their inner conflicts and tensions, and find perspective on their issues.

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Symbolic process

The purpose of the symbolic process is to help the psyche mature and heal, to move the client through the individuation process in order to confront the necessary conflicts, connect with the deepest layers of the Self, and return to life transformed by this hero’s journey.

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hands on

Sandplay is “hands on” psychological work. It is a powerful therapeutic method that facilitates the psyche’s natural capacity for healing.

Experience

With sufficient time and understanding, a sandplay experience can lead the client into layers of experience that are pre-verbal and long forgotten to the conscious mind.

Healing

Sandplay is “hands on” psychological work, and is an adjunct to talk therapy. It is a powerful therapeutic method that facilitates the psyche’s natural capacity for healing

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Through the tangible emergence of personal and archetypal symbols in the tray in a safe environment, the client moves toward a sense of balance and wholeness.

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In a “free and protected” space provided by a trained sandplay therapist, the client creates a concrete manifestation from his or her imagination using sand, water, and miniature objects.

Tractors

Children and adults build strengths and resources

Symbols

Figures and objects from culture and nature symbolize events and situations in our inner and outer lives. We select and place objects and move the sand itself to create scenes that express our deepest concerns.

New to sandplay therapy?

Follow this link to a new STA-sponsored film:  ”What is Sandplay Therapy?”

Sandtray Therapy

 

Sandplay is “hands on” psychological work, and is an adjunct to talk therapy. It is a powerful therapeutic method that facilitates the psyche’s natural capacity for healing.

 

In a “free and protected” space provided by a trained sandplay therapist, the client creates a concrete manifestation from his or her imagination using sand, water, and miniature objects. In this way Sandplay helps honor and illuminate the client’s internal symbolic world, providing a place for its expression within a safe container.

 

With sufficient time and understanding, a sandplay experience can lead the client into layers of experience that are pre-verbal and long forgotten to the conscious mind. Through the tangible emergence of personal and archetypal symbols in the tray in a safe environment, the client moves toward a sense of balance and wholeness.

Harriet Friedman and Rie Rogers Mitchell


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Adults and Children

Sandplay can be used  with a wide range of clients.  It has shown to be effective with children with anxiety, developmental delays, school problems, family problems, OCD , and self-esteem issues,  Children play it out using their natural inner language.  

Sandplay can also effective with adults. As a matter of fact, many therapists only work with adults.  It can help with symptoms of  trauma that might have occur at a pre-verbal age.

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