Sand Tray of Choice- What Sand Tray Therapy Class Means To Me

by #2 Summer 2014
(Mercer University )

Sand Tray Therapy Example Idea

Sand Tray Therapy Example Idea

For my sand tray of choice I decided to depict how I felt about the sand tray class experience. I feel that I have grown and that the trees are a representation of growth. The clear stone represents clarity. I have gained insight into the process of using the sand tray with clients and I have also processed a lot of my own personal issues. I think that I will now be more effective with my clients now that I have had official training. I honor this experience and I have grown; I was able to identify emotions and issues that I did not necessarily know existed. I think that this process should be a part of every counseling program curriculum; it should not only be considered an elective. This is the first time that I was encouraged to identify the dark parts of my personality and I have been taught to recognize and honor all parts of self; which is very helpful.

The work that I completed in the class was so meaningful not only for myself but for my future work with clients. I have learned that the sand tray is a process and that there are important steps that should be adhered to. I have learned the importance of symbols and interpretation, and I have gained many new resources to use with sand tray therapy. Whenever I am in a department store I am constantly looking for miniatures that would be useful in the sand tray. I enjoy looking into the meaning of objects, people, places, and things. This is also the first time that I have owned my own personal tray; I have participated in a sand tray group and played in the tray after seeing a client, but this is my first personal tray and it is safe to say that I have developed a relationship with the tray, and I will not allow anyone else to use my tray. I am forever changed by the sand tray therapy class.

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