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4 & 5 Mar 2023 | 2-day Introduction to 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, 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. This workshop is aimed at creative arts therapists, counsellors, psychotherapists etc.

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:

Dates: Sat & Sun 4 & 5 March 2023 | 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

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