Sand Tray Therapy Class / Sand Tray Therapy Experience: Written by a School Counselor Learning Sand Tray Therapy

by P. A.
(Atlanta, GA Play Therapy Student)

Sand Tray Therapy Class / Sand Tray Therapy Experience: School Counseling

Sand Tray Therapy Class / Sand Tray Therapy Experience: School Counseling

This is my first sand tray therapy experience as a school counselor taking a sand tray therapy class in play therapy. The sand tray experience that I completed was a design of happiness and joy. It represents my family and where I am at this moment. I felt at peace and pleased with making it.

My mind was zoned into the sand tray at that very moment. I see how this project is very helpful in creating a way to feel stress free. The artistic significance in my sand tray is to bring the key elements all together. The idea of my sand tray is the sense of family relations and spirituality. There is a bridge that surrounds this sense of sensation.

The bridge pathway is led through and around my journey of life with my family. It represents me strolling, thinking, concentrating and going through obstacles. The purpose of this sand tray is to filter the essence of coolness and family orientation. It conveys an expression of a genuine landscape in a miniature size. The miniatures are a representation of my family.

My family makes me feel at peace when I am surrounded by them. The sand is to fill my sand tray essential need of softness. By creating this sand tray, I have found another way to relax. Creating this helped me to express an authentic landscape of my mood and genuine thoughts. This was a great project to do because it reassures my spirit.

Also it helped me to clear my mind. This sand tray gives me a sense of ease and a feeling of serenity. This has encouraged me to work on my sand tray, where I can express my feelings. This design is for me to look at when I am stressed out and need to reflect to be at peace. I will always reflect back on how this project can help me in stressful situations. I also plan to use it as a school counselor for stressed out students.

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