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5 & 6 March 2022 | 2-day Introduction to Jungian Sandplay Therapy

sandplayThe 2-day training offers an overview of Sandplay Therapy to date, an introduction to the use of the sand tray as container and the recommended range of figurines/ symbols. The weekend is built around participant use of the Sandtray to actively experience the theoretical concepts underpinning this approach.

Because the nature of Sandplay is pre-verbal and symbolic, the greater emphasis lies in the experiential component. As part of a small group of eight, there is the opportunity to work in pairs as both creator and silent witness, coming together to reflect upon the sand pictures, with the assurance that the work will be treated sensitively and will not be interpreted.

An introduction to the skills, models and approaches to using Sandtray work and how it complements Art Therapy practice. By the end of the weekend participants will have:-

  • Developed an understanding of the use of Sandplay with clients in art therapy
  • Considered the theories relating to symbolic play
  • Experienced the use of figurines and the Sandtray as a containing space
  • Explored how to use Sandtray work to compliment Art Therapy

With thanks to one of our previous participants who gave permission to include a slide show of her experience.

Kali Turabi has over 14 years’ experience working in various mental health settings. She has worked with children and young people as an Art Psychotherapist in mainstream and special educational needs schools. Kali has also worked with adults in community settings and at Studio Upstairs. She worked as a Place2Be Postgraduate Diploma Tutor before becoming Interim Programme Leader last year. Kali provided Sandplay workshops for students on the Postgraduate Diploma at Place2Be. Her first novel, The Last Beekeeper, was published by One More Chapter, Harper Collins in August 2021, under her author name, Siya Turabi.


Next Workshop:

Please note: Owing to the popularity of this workshop, please do not book until you have confirmed there are places available. If you book and there are no places on this weekend, we will transfer your booking to the next available weekend. It is costly for us to refund so we would appreciate you verifying availability before booking as we may not offer refunds if booked without checking first. We do have a waiting list and this is prioritised so you are advised to get on the list! Thank you for your understanding.

Dates: Saturday & Sunday 5th & 6th March 2022 | in-person at London Art Therapy Centre (CoVid dependent)
10.00 – 4.00pm each day
Course fee:  
Employer-funded £320
Self-funded £280
Trainees £240

If you have any queries, please email

Please note: we are planning on delivering this workshop in-person at our studio in Kings Cross, London, following government guidelines.

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“I feel that with this workshop a seed has been planted within, into a whole new world of image making that I am excited to explore. Molly was a lovely, sensitive facilitator that delicately held the group into an journey within ourselves, and with empathically sitting with our partners.”

Myrto – art therapist

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