Sarah's Anger Management Sand Tray Therapy

by Sarah
(Atlanta)

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This week's sand tray therapy assignment was an anger management sand tray. While I am pretty lucky to not have many reasons to get angry on a regular basis, I am human and therefore experience anger from time to time. There are usually other emotions behind the anger, such as stress, fear, worry, disappointment, or sadness. I am annoyed by a variety of things and have several pet peaves but I wouldn't classify my emotion in those situations as anger. However, in that last few weeks I have had a reason to be angry and I chose to place it in my sand tray.

I am in the process of buying a home that is part of a short sale program and this process has been anything but short. I feel like I get minimal information and am angry that I placed an offer nearly forty five days ago and don't appear to be any closer to buying this home. I believe that the lack of knowledge regarding the process is the most stressful part of the experience. I was anticipating hoops and a fairly slow process but at this point, I feel that the worst is yet to come and my offer hasn't even been approved by the bank yet.

I chose to place the house in the sandtray and surrounded it by fencing, making it difficult to reach. There was also a half buried key in the sand tray, signifying this difficult process. The character miniatures represented myself during this process. I started out quite optimistic (the fairy) and excited, next I was determined, then I was flexible but strong, and now I am determined and quite annoyed (Hulk). I am jumping through hoops in the sand tray. On a positive note, I am getting closer and closer to the house, but I am not there yet. I am anticipating becoming more angry throughout this process but I am trying to focus on the end result!

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