Student #4 Sand Tray Therapy / Sand Play World Tray

by Student 4
(Mercer University)

Sand Tray / Sand Play World Tray 1

Sand Tray / Sand Play World Tray 1

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This sand tray for sand tray therapy class was where we created a jungle world where we chose an animal to go in the jungle. I chose the tiger because they are strong and beautiful, I have always loved tigers. To me the tiger represents strength, alertness, fierceness, they are guarded and they can be very playful at times. The negative aspects of the tiger are the fact that it's very guarded and the fierceness of the tiger's anger. But these things keep the tiger safe from harm and protect the softer side of the tiger and prevents vulnerability. At first on the plate the tiger did not have food or water, it had the sky and camouflage, the freedom to walk around and the beauty of it's environment. The tiger was a grown tiger and not a baby. The tiger is hiding behind the leaves for camouflage and protection. In the sand tray I made water for the tiger and I put in a few more animals to allow the tiger to hunt and get food. I think the fact that I didn't put the food or water in the first tray could be that the tiger is searching for something and does not want to be fully seen. It needs something to quench it's thirst and to fill the void. The tiger needs to learn that it is okay to step out of hiding and to let someone into her heart, the tiger should recognize the beauty around her but she should not lose site of what she needs in all of the beauty. Such as food and water. The symbol of the tiger itself represents power and the ability to exert that power in certain situations.

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