Video #2 The Bare Essentials of Sandtray Therapy Student #4 Summer 2013

by Perry Birbrager
(Sandy Springs)

To get started in sand tray therapy, it requires props, equipment, miniatures, and sand. You need a tray, which is blue on the bottom to represent water, as well as the sides to represent sky. It might be best to use a waterproof tray if wanting to work with wet sand, which is beneficial for children.

It is acceptable to use several types of sand, but it has been found that play sand works best because it is easy to move. Play sand can be shaped without requiring water, and shows up well

The miniatures used should be a good variety to encompass many emotions and feelings. When placing miniatures out, you should put aggressive miniatures separate from peaceful miniatures, as to get a more genuine feeling. It is also good to have other structures, such as miniature houses, cars, and natural things, to provide the tools needed to create the most complete world possible.

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