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Sandplay Therapy provides an opportunity to explore concerns and difficulties with the use of natural materials and sandplay miniatures in a sandtray.
Sandplay therapy is suitable for adults, young people and children.
The use of sand and miniatures gives us a symbolic way of expressing our feelings and of viewing our lives. Sandplay provides a fun, non-threatening approach to the unconscious, and a safe space in which to explore feelings and life situations that may feel overwhelming. Using the sandtray, we are able to externalize our inner world, reflect on our situation and find a means to integrate.
As with art therapy, a session begins by understanding if there are any particular issues which bring you to therapy. Initially you may want to become familiar with the sand and then use natural materials and the miniatures to construct a landscape or scene. Afterwards we will look together at your sandtray and you will have a chance to reflect.
Similar to art therapy my role is to support you, not to interpret your use of symbols.
If you're interested in sandplay therapy for a child please see Children and teenagers.
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