Sand tray therapy is a specialized modality that uses sand and selected “miniatures”, objects which provide the medium for emotional expression and communicating one’s experience. The use of sand has a kinesthetic quality that addresses the sensory component of trauma, the deeper emotional experience that is retained in the body itself.
For children, sand tray provides a safe, natural way for self-expression, communication of unconscious feelings and needs, means of telling “their story”, as well as a medium for problem-solving and development of adaptive skills and self-mastery.
Focusing Sand Tray Therapy
This is a specialized means of using sand tray therapy that allows one to focus specifically on a problem, issue or fear. It might be a problem or place where one feels continuously stuck. This sand tray approach uses mindfulness meditation techniques combined with guided exploration or dialogue leading to deeper insight into the problem, issue or fear. It involves tuning into one’s somatic (body) experience and feeling affect awareness. The experience of Focusing Sand Tray can be profoundly meaningful. Individualized Sand Tray sessions offering self-awareness, clarity and self-growth can be scheduled for one or more sessions.
As a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, Kathleen facilitates healing through play therapy and sand tray, the child’s tools for communication and self-expression. Kathleen offers both traditional Sand Tray Therapy and Focusing Sand Tray Therapy.
I enjoy using play and sand in my work with children and find myself blessed to observe the healing process as it unfolds. I strive to be open to the unique characteristics and resources of each family with whom I work.
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The ability to express oneself is directly correlated with one’s developmental level. Therefore, children express themselves in much different ways than adults and require different therapeutic interventions than traditional talk therapy. Elizabeth provides a variety of mediums for children to express themselves through their language: play.
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