What is sand play therapy?

“The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.”
C.G. Jung

Find out how sand play therapy can help your child.

Sand Play Therapy is a method based upon the work of C.G. Jung and his understanding of the universal and subconscious nature of archetypes.

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Sand Play Therapy builds upon the thought of Jung. It is a good way to help people sort through their inner most feelings and provides children a playful way of expressing the deep, unspoken thoughts that affect their behavior. Learn more here.

According to Jung, archetypes are innate to the human unconscious and are formed by the collective work of society as a whole.  As such, they are shared by all people of all races and cultures and direct and inform human thought and behavior.  Sand Play Therapy is a way of bringing to the fore the archetypes that are affecting the behaviors of children and adults thereby providing a way of resolving mental and behavioral problems.

To watch a brief lecture on Jung by Dr. Jordan Petersen, a Canadian professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, click here. It is very good.

For an introduction to Jung’s thought and his notion of “integration.” Click here.

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