Sand Tray Therapy

The Creative Sand Tray offers clients a different perspective in therapy.


The sand tray is an excellent therapeutic tool for people of all ages and cultures. It can be used in family therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, supervision, and even school counseling. Every therapist should at least be trained on the sand tray for their client's benefit.

Below you will find some examples of student's sand tray work from my graduate class in Sand Tray. Some students built their own trays, others used turkey tins, or plastic bins to try sand tray.

They all found the benefits of the sand tray to be amazing no matter what type of tray they used!

See more examples on the link below "All Examples". Here you will find many more sand tray examples with explanations on them.

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Sand tray therapy is similar to art counseling. Instead of drawing a picture, with sand tray therapy the client puts a picture of their psyche in the sand tray using miniatures.

Usually, the client does not realize why they are choosing the miniatures they choose, or creating the sand tray they choose until the therapist starts to process the tray with the client.

The Creative Counselor uses sand tray therapy in the tradition manner, however, other techniques are added to the sand tray process.

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When I do sand tray therapy with my clients I use directive and non directive approaches. I allow the client to direct me with he way they need to do their therapy. However, I have tools that can help them when they get stuck or need another outlet. With the sand tray subconscious mind comes into consciousness with the very act of creating a sand tray with sand tray therapy. This is why it is important to be a trained sand tray therapist if you use the sand tray on clients.

The Creative Sand Tray Therapy approach is different from traditional sand tray and sand play approaches. Of course, the traditional forms of the sand tray therapy / sand play therapy are understood and integrated in the creative sand tray therapy.

Of course, the Creative Counselor has learned the history and traditions of the sand tray starting with Margaret Lowenfield, Dora Kalff, and Gisela De Domenico's Sandtray - Worldplay practice.

Pre-sand tray activities are used to ensure the client is ready to go and work in the sand tray. The Creative Counselor usually has a Zen Garden in the room. If a client shows interest in the Zen Garden this might be a time to offer a session in the sand tray.

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Note Disclaimer: The free activities found in this website should be used by licensed mental health professionals who have the training, or are seeking supervision with a trained professional in the area of Sand Tray Therapy, Creative Counseling, and Psychotherapy.



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