Sandtray Explorations are a mixture of sculpture, movement, 3-dimensional collage, drama, mixed-media art, and intuitive presence all wrapped into one powerful process.
On the face of it, it’s simple — you choose little figurines and arrange them in a box that has sand in it. Then we talk about it.
But it’s really much deeper than that. I’ve witnessed both personally and through my clients everything from subtle transformations to profound catharsis from this unique art-making exercise.
So what’s a session like? After we’re clear about your intentions for the session, you decide if you want to construct a non-directed piece or a directed piece. The latter involves me facilitating and guiding by offering directions such as, “Now pick something that represents your spouse, or your concern about going back to school, or your need to get more organized, or your dream home, etc”.
Next, you become present through a guided meditation and quiet your chattering mind. Then you browse through shelves of three-dimensional visual images (also called figurines and there’s about 500) and you choose ones that speak to you. You arrange your Sandtray Creation by placing and manipulating the figurines and sand.
Afterward, we examine what your sandtray creation is telling you, what important bits of information is it sharing with you. Some clients prefer to journal afterwards instead of talking. You will receive a photo of your creation for your journal or vision board, or to share with you friends, family, or therapist if you wish.
My Sandtray Creations process is loosely based on the work of Jungian psychotherapist Dora M. Kalff , child psychiatrist Margaret Lowenfeld, and Gisela De Domenico’s Sandtray-Worldplay Method. It’s a powerful process for a
My Sandtray Creations process is loosely based on the work of Jungian psychotherapist Dora M. Kalff , child psychiatrist Margaret Lowenfeld, and Gisela De Domenico’s Sandtray-Worldplay Method. It’s a powerful process for anyone who is open to the process and
willing to explore their active imagination.