Inessa Mil’berg, SWC Alum sent us this blurb about Sandplay
Therapists interested in providing a non-verbal, depth approach to therapy might consider learning sandplay. Sandplay, as developed by Dora Kalff, is a nonverbal therapeutic process based on the psychology of C.G. Jung. The path to individuation as understood in Jungian psychology becomes visible in the symbolic expression in Sandplay. Unlike sandtray work, sandplay is non-directive, allowing the expression of the client’s inner material without interference from the therapist.
“In Sandplay, through the free and protected space the individual is able to penetrate the depths of the personality and experience the Self. From this ground, a more naturally balanced relationship between the ego and the Self manifests. When this occurs, then one has the opportunity to live life in a more conscious, authentic manner.” (Sandplay Therapists of America) Those interested in learning more may attend the Sandplay Dialogues offered through New Mexico Sandplay Society on a quarterly basis. These are open to the public and offer CEUs. For more information, contact their website at nmsst.org.
FYI – Southwestern College has a training in Sandplay every year through the Childrens Mental Health Program and our clinic – Tierra Nueva Counseling Center has two sandplay offices.