Student #1 Mandala in Sand Tray Therapy Class

by Student 1
(Mercer Atlnata)

Mandala for Sand Tray Therapy Class

Mandala for Sand Tray Therapy Class

Student 1
July 4, 14
Interpretation Mandala Sand Tray for Sand Tray Therapy Class

I almost felt like I was on vacation or the beach creating this fun tray with a fellow student. We learned about one another and felt harmony and peace while working on it. Our title is “Peace”.
She first selected the turtles. The Dream Dictionary states that they symbolize wisdom, faithfulness, longevity, and loyalty. I love all of that. I hope to be viewed as a loyal and faithful friend. It can also suggest that a person may need to take it slow in some situation or relationship in your life. I especially liked this next interpretation, with time and patience, you will make steady progress. I know that is true. I have to recall this because I often am in a hurry. Turtles can also indicate that a person is being sheltered from the realities of life. Another words, a person is putting forth a hard exterior and not letting others in. I have been guilty of this but not often.
My classmate loved the clear glass heart I had in my boxes. We both agreed it would be nice and placed that in the center. We had a nice connection with the heart between us. I loved her butterfly. I placed that in the circle just above us. I felt like it was representative of her baby growing similar to a butterfly going through metamorphosis. Dream Dictionary states that the butterfly can mean joy and spirituality. Since my classmate is pregnant she may be experiencing a new way of thinking or undergoing some sort of transformation in her body. Alternatively, a butterfly refers to a need to settle down. This has been true for me. I am a family person and when that is disrupted there becomes a great need re-establish balance.
We both decided to add tress. They are different looking trees but both representing; intellect, learning, and wisdom. We also loved the beach umbrella. That made our tray complete giving us a sense of peace.
We both chose some awesome brownish marbles. I especially loved the color marbles and rocks that seemed to give life to her awesome brownish and tan mixed sand. Last, we outlined the circle with these marbles and rock. The Dream Dictionary helped us define their meaning. It stated the possibility of going on a journey. This is true for both of us in school and having many hurdles to still cross.

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