If the Certificate is the how, the Diploma is the why. So, at the end of the Certificate, you will have the key practical skills to work as a sandplay therapist. Afterwards, the Diploma will deepen your personal and professional development. It also provides a nurturing, free and protected space in which to explore your client clinical work and self-awareness. It is, therefore, suitable for play therapists, counsellors and psychotherapists who have completed the Certificate and who are working with children, adolescents and/or adults.
Creativity enhances our professional practice and nourishes us in life
In particular, you will explore your own sense of calling, self and spirituality, in a small, supportive group working to BACP and UKCP standards. You will use therefore use you will learn the key Jungian sandplay theories of Dora Kalff to explore the theory and practice of the people who have influenced this therapeutic method. Firstly, the transpersonal writers including the Buddhist-inspired theorist Ken Wilber. Also, we will illustrate Michael Washburn’s object relations’ idea of ‘regression in the service of transcendence’ in sandplay. In addition, we will look at Stanislav Grof’s concept of consciousness before birth. Finally, we will explore how sandplay can help older clients with dementia and dying clients.