Sandplay Therapy

Sandplay therapy is a non-intrusive and primarily nonverbal form of psychotherapy.It allows individuals to work through emotional and spiritual issues, and to grow through developmental roadblocks by naturally engaging their inner lives. As founder Dora M. Kalff said, sandplay can also become a way of life, facilitating an unfolding of profound meaning that deepens the personality. Sandplay therapy provides the space, freedom, safety and opportunity to work with the psyche’s capacity to heal itself and to move to a new stage of life. Because sandplay is primarily nonverbal and engages playfulness, it has great success with children.

Sandplay therapy has a deep and permanent healing effect for two reasons. First, solutions arise organically out of the individual, and second, the sandplay process involves the whole person — body, mind, soul, and spirit.