"On Becoming a Jungian Sandplay Therapist" discusses the deep inner process of becoming a sandplay therapist and addresses important creative aspects of understanding and practising sandplay. It describes the current theory behind the approach and the roles of the therapist and the client, as well as exploring the healing potential of nature and the numinous in art and sandplay. It provides a detailed case study outlining the ten year sandplay process of a Moroccan-born woman, whose fear was transformed by creativity and emotional support. Later chapters look at symbols as containers of power, and discuss the use of individual sandplay in group sessions. Offering a unique creative and spiritual perspective of Jungian sandplay, this book will be an insightful resource for both novice and experienced sandplay therapists, as well as other therapists interested in sandplay training.
Acknowledgements.; Preface.; Introduction: Sandplay and Transitions.; 1. On Becoming a Sandplay Therapist: An Overview of What We Might Meet on the Way.; 2. Delphine: The Influence of Moroccan Jewish Mystical Belief on the Survival and Sandplay Process of an Israeli Woman.; 3. Numinosity and Healing in Sandplay in Nature and in the Clinic.; 4. Following the Fisherman Image in Sandplay: Introduction: The Life of a Room, a Sandtray and Objects.; 5. The Symbolism of Sea Shells in Jungian Sandplay: Symbolic Ties to Ancestral Veneration of Shells in Rites of Fertility, Birth, Burial and Renewal.; 6. Sandplay Day: Individual Sandplay in Groups for Sandplay Therapists.; Conclusion.; References.; Index.