By Sand Tray Therapy Graudate Student # 10804025 (Atlanta GA)
Negative Emotion / Anger Management / Sand Tray Therapy Example
The Sandtray for sand tray therapy class represents a negative emotion (anger management) I experience, this is feeling overwhelmed by life at times. In the sandtray for sand tray therapy class, I am represented by superman who appears overshadowed and overwhelmed by all these enemies.
Two snakes are on his shoulders, the huge wrestler are on his two sides, a large truck is about to run into him. He also has the spider right at his back, ready to sting him, another spider close by and a snake and tiger closing in. I can imagine the question in his mind, would be: “how do I get out of all of this”.
This questions runs in my mind when I feel crowded in like superman in this sandtray therapy tray. The feeling of being overwhelmed is particularly felt on my shoulders represented by the two snakes on the superman’s shoulder. In addition, the feeling of almost being run over is strong.
Somehow as with superman, there is always a way out. In the sandtray, the way out is represented by white stones leading to an eagle high up that gives strength to Superman, there is also a fire truck, signifying help on its way to superman. When I feel overwhelmed, I realize that if I can just hold on long enough help is on the way.
I also need to look up to where my help is rather than focus on all the enemies crowding me. If I focus on the enemies, I am overwhelmed with fear but if I look up to the eagle, I am able to see the fire truck bringing help. This sand tray therapy tray is a great way to deal with anger management issues.
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