in a small sandbox to express confusing feelings and inner experiences. This creates a visual representation of the client’s thoughts and feelings and can reveal unconscious concerns that are inaccessible. The therapist does not interpret, interfere with, or direct the client’s sand play but maintains an attitude of receptivity and acceptance, so the client can bring unconscious material into consciousness without censure. –Psychology Today
Sand Tray Therapy is not limited to young children. Creating an outward expression of ones inner experience using metaphor, art, and experiential outlets can effectively tap into deeper emotional, and psychological experiences that may lay beyond the conscious thought of expli
cit memory. Many adults find the experience to be relaxing, and are surprised to gain new insight and a sense clarity to troubling thoughts, feelings, or behaviors.
You need not be particularly creative, or imaginative to benefit from the experience of Sand Tray Therapy. For more information, ask your therapist or contact Ramona Taylor to set up an appointment.