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Response to Sand Tray Therapy
by: Anonymous

Great job with the interpretation and very insightful about the orange part.

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Interpretation for Sand Tray Therapy Class of a Sand Tray
by: Student 1

I noticed right away that there were so many miniatures in the sand. This represents chaos to me. I also noticed the significant spiritual aspect to the tray. Especially with the dove. As I read the narrative that went with the tray I noticed the wording about the enemies, superhero’s, and battleground. I feel as if this student is really struggling with within herself to defend something very important in her life. I also believe that there may be a spiritual warfare happening as well. This is evidenced not only by the dove but by the white dress that the center miniature.
I noticed the dog in the tray, this is also a big part of the student’s life. The significance is loyalty. The student is trying so hard to help someone in her life. It seems to be a strong struggle and exhausting for the student. The loyalty is shining through very clear by the stones of life. Since the dog is near her mom I think that the student may be very close to her mother. I also see a large snake near her mother. This may be representing a translation of hidden fears and worries that are threatening the student. Dream Dictionary also states that a snake can mean that a person is overburdened and do not know whether they are coming or going.
I noticed the “orange” part of the tray was small. I think this may be her smallest part of personality. I like the fun loving Disney miniatures. I believe that this student has a desire and need to see more “orange” in her life. She is under so much pressure and being torn in many directions that it is time to release some energy and have a good laugh. The student may be due for some fun and love with no stress at least for one day. I think this part of the tray is just fantasy for her but needs to be worked in as reality.

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