Sand Tray Therapy Class: My Bridge-#4

by Perry Birbrager
(Sandy Springs, GA, USA)

sandtray: Sand Tray Therapy Class: My Bridge-#4

sandtray: Sand Tray Therapy Class: My Bridge-#4

Making A Bridge for Sand Tray Therapy
I found this project enlightening, because as I was creating the sandtray and bridge, I was crossing my own personal bridge. My grandfather was sick in the hospital on his deathbed, my sister was also in the hospital due to pregnancy issues, and I had had a fight with my girlfriend. I took all of this into account when building my sandtray and bridge

My sand tray therapy bridge was especially difficult to make. It would not stay together, and when I'd add a piece it kept falling apart. I wonder if this was symbolic of my feelings that parts of my life were falling apart. I decided to put the bridge aside, and work on it the next day.

After some exercise and sleep, I attempted to tackle the bridge once again. It immediately fell apart at the base. Instead of looking at this as failure, it immediately became clear that this was the bridge in my life right now. I used the broken down bridge in my tray, as it is a perfect symbolism of my bridge right now.

My sandtray consists of the following: My family is represented by the miniatures on the left of the bridge, in disarray, overcome with the stressors we are dealing with at the moment. Over the bridge we have the rest of the world, unbeknownst to what we are facing. The right of the bridge is a world going along life, carefree and living life.

As I continue to develop the sandtrays, I hope they bring enlightenment and answers to the many questions that I have during these experiences. This sandtray is an expression of what I am dealing with at the moment, and hopefully I can grow stronger from this experience.

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