Make Your Own Sand Tray Therapy Bridge for Sand Tray Therapy

Rationale: The Bridge has significant meaning in the sand tray in sand tray therapy. When a sand tray therapy client adds a bridge to their tray they are symbolizing the collaboration of the conscious and unconscious mind.

It can also symbolize that some sort of conscious or unconscious opposites can be united.

Bridges can also mean that a person is making an important decision in their life. It can also mean that they are thinking about, or ready to move to a new stage of their life.

Putting a bridge in the sand tray for sand tray therapy indicates that the sand tray therapy client is trying to “connect” something important.

sand tray therapy bridge

If you are beginning your career as a sand tray therapist you need to begin with your own personal bridge.

This sand tray therapy bridge will be a symbol of your openness and acceptance of getting in touch with the unconscious mind. Once you open this door there is no turning back. Are you ready?

Materials Needed for Sand Tray Therapy Bridge:

At least 250 flat-end toothpicks (Colored or Uncolored), glue, nail clippers, and nail file.

Directions for Sand Tray Therapy Bridge : Create and build your own personal sand tray therapy bridge that you will use during your journey of study in the sand and sand tray therapy.

1. Draw out a plan for your toothpick bridge on paper.

2. Use the flat end of your toothpicks to glue each piece together.

3. Clip the ends that are not flat-ended with a nail clipper. File the ends as needed.

Extra Information: Drawbridges signify the creation of boundaries.

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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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Disclaimer: This website and its content is intended for trained licensed mental health professionals and school certified mental health professionals to use for their clients / students at their own discretion.

*If you ignore the disclaimer above are using these techniques on yourself and you feel any discomfort or upset it is highly suggested that you seek out a licensed  mental health professional immediately.

"Beyond Art Therapy" is the concept from Dr. Stangline that combines all creative fields in therapy. It is not the traditional "art therapy" but goes beyond to include sand tray therapy, play therapy, mindfulness, meditation, color therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and a vast majority of other therapies.

For any other type of mental health emergency call your local 911 / Police Number immediately.

Dr. Stangline does not offer advice / suggestions to anyone who is not a professional mental health provider, or a student who is studying this field and has questions about mental health programs of study.

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