What? Playing with sand could be therapeutic?
Yes! More than you think! We promise you!
Sand Play Therapy
Play therapy is a form of counseling or psychotherapy that uses symbolic play to communicate with and help people, especially children, to prevent or resolve psychosocial challenges. This helps them to move towards better social integration, growth and development, emotional modulation, and trauma resolution.
Play therapy can also be used as a tool of diagnosis. A sand play therapist observes a client playing with toys (play-houses, pets, dolls, etc.) to determine the cause of the disturbed behavior. Because trauma is often debilitating, directed sand play therapy works to create change in the present, without the lengthy healing process often required in traditional sand play therapy. According to the psychodynamic view, people (especially children) will engage in play behavior to work through their interior issues and anxieties. According to this viewpoint, play therapy can be used as a self-help mechanism for adults as well.
What you will learn:
- Learn how to understand the meaning of symbols as therapy tools
- Use creative methods to enhance your therapy practice with Sand Play tools.
- Learn how to incorporate the symbolic imagery into the therapy session
- Find the way of facilitating sand play figures and understand their unconscious meanings.
November 24 & 25, 2018
Saturday: 9:30 am 4:00 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am 4:00 pm
Gestalt Art Therapy Centre
Members of the Gestalt Art Therapy centre: $169.00
Non- members: $199
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