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Clinical Meeting: Lines in the sand

This was a very special presentation by Molly Wolfe. Molly has been involved with the Centre from the start and co-ordinates our weekend seminars in Jungian Sandplay Therapy. I attended one of her seminars last year and found it a profoundly moving experience. I’ve been trying to persuade Molly to present in one of the clinical meetings ever since!

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Magnified grains of sand

The meeting was one of our busiest gatherings to date and Molly gave the theme of “sand” for the art making part of the session. Making a painting about sand – with its sensual and visual qualities – without having any sand in the room was an unusual experience which made me think about absence and loss, and which seemed to resonate with everyone who took part.

This creative/reflective space led on naturally to Molly’s presentation, about her work with an adult client and her client’s personal journey as shown in her sandplay images. We often think about sandplay in the context of play therapy and children’s work, and it was a unique experience to see the unconscious processes of an adult client and the different feelings that were being explored. The sandtray images were both striking and beautiful, and gave those of us who are less familiar with Jungian sandplay a glimpse into this powerful and evocative form of psychotherapy. I think we all left the meeting in a dream-like state…

Posted by Nili Sigal, art therapist &
clinical meetings coordinator

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