Student #6-Sand Tray Therapy Class Assignment: Client Session Interpretation

by Sand Tray Therapy Student

Sand Tray Therapy Interpretations:

Buddha
To see Buddha in your dream symbolizes wisdom, insight, compassion, and inner spirituality. You need to find calmness and peace within your own Self.

Giraffe
To see a giraffe in your dream suggests that you need to consider the overall picture. Take a broader view on your life and where it is headed. The dream may also be a metaphor on how you are "sticking your neck out" for someone.
To dream that you are riding a giraffe represents your desire to stand up amongst the crowd. You want attention, but aren't getting it.
To dream that a giraffe is running implies that you are avoiding the truth. It also suggests that you saw something that you shouldn't have seen.
Mask
To dream that you are at a masquerade ball suggests that you are trying to escape from the demands of real life. You may be overindulging in sinful or foolish pursuits. It is time to acknowledge your responsibilities.
Bridge
To dream that you are crossing a bridge signifies an important decision or a critical junction in your life. This decision will prove to be a positive change filled with prosperity and wealth in the horizon. Bridges represent a transitional period in your life where you will be moving on to a new stage. If
Fish
To see fish swimming in your dream signifies insights from your subconscious mind. Thus to catch a fish represents insights which have been brought to the surface. Alternatively, a fish swimming in your dream may symbolize conception. Some women dream of swimming fish when they get pregnant. The fish is also an ancient symbol of Christianity and Christian beliefs. Consider the common phrases "like a cold fish", "fish out of water" or something that is "fishy" about a situation. It may also imply a slippery or elusive situation. Perhaps your dream could be telling you that "there are plenty of other fish in the sea", with regards to some relationship issue.
Chair
To see a chair in your dream symbolizes your need to sit down and take time out to contemplate a situation before proceeding. Or you just need to relax. Alternatively, it indicates that your feelings or ideas are being dismissed or cast to the side.
To dream that someone is offering you a chair suggests that you need to be open to taking and accepting advice.
Cup
To see a cup in your dream represents love, nurturance and the womb. The cup may also signify rejuvenation and healing.�Alternatively, it indicates a transcendence into a realm of higher consciousness. Is the cup half-full or half-empty? Do you see life from an optimistic or pessimistic point of view.
Spider
To see a spider in your dream indicates that you are feeling like an outsider in some situation. Or perhaps you want to keep your distance and stay away from an alluring and tempting situation. The spider is also symbolic of feminine power or an overbearing mother figure in your life. Alternatively, a spider refers to a powerful force protecting you against your self-destructive behavior. If you kill a spider in your dream, then it symbolizes misfortune and bad luck. To see a dead spider in your dream implies that you have overcome some strong feminine temptation.


Hotspots:
Asian girl, Asian bird: Discussed during session that this part was about her longing for outer perfection.
Buddha, giraffe, “dark” heart: This hotspot may be the part of her wanting to find peace and acceptance but is not able to obtain it after losing someone she loves and also because of her strained relationship with her family.
Bridge, fish, pink stone: This area may represent her hopeful side where she is optimistic about being able to find her true love and know that there is plenty of fish in the sea!
Chair, cup with gold stone, spider: Client has been through a great deal of stress recently and is in need of time for self care and relaxation but because of all that is going on in her life, she is overwhelmed. However, client is trying to stay optimistic and places her cup with a gold stone. The spider in this hotpot may symbolize her feelings of being overwhelmed and not being supported by her family because, as she has expressed in session, she has always felt like an outsider and even has to avoid seeing them regularly to minimize stressors.

This was my sand tray therapy class assignment.

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