Training: Sand Tray Therapy Course – An Introduction with Practical Applications

This popular six day course explores how Sand Tray Therapy encourages the non-verbal expression and construction of images which have both special personal and collective or cultural meanings.

Participants are introduced to practical ways of working with sand tray through exploration of the following themes:

  • History and development of sand play therapy and its role in child development.
  • Imagination and creativity within the therapeutic process.
  • Story-making, narratives and dramatic structure.
  • Imaginative and symbolic thinking.
  • Introduction to Jung and Jungian sand tray.
  • Sand tray as a psychological therapy: clinical applications and case studies.
  • Play Therapy approaches to sand tray including: The Sensory Sandtray.
  • Art psychotherapy approaches to sand tray: the role and significance of sand itself; making figures for the tray.
  • Introduction to archetypes, change, transformations, loss and endings in creative work.

Learning is through a mixture of presentations, experiential exercises and discussion. All materials, handouts and lunches are included. The course is limited to 12 places.

Dates: Friday 30th September & Saturday 1st October, Friday 4th & Saturday 5th November and Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd December 2016

Times: 10.00 am 4.30 pm

Location: Exeter Community Centre, 17 St David s Hill, Exeter EX4 3RG

Previous courses have proved effective, enjoyable and of interest to artists, teachers, play workers, carers, social workers, arts and health workers, occupational therapists, nurses, counsellors, psychologists, doctors, alternative therapists and students of all ages and many disciplines.

For further information and to download an application form, please visit or contact

Source: AHSW


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