I have attended and enjoyed the introductory weekend, that led to attending the certificate in sand tray, which led to attending and completing the Diploma in sand tray work with Jill this year. In each case I was impressed and inspired by Jill’s professionalism, her excellent hand outs, her encyclopedic knowledge but most of all the personal qualities that she brings, such generosity of spirit and warmth of heart. The pace is gentle yet firm, her holding of the space exceptional and after experiencing Psychotherapy training in other institutions I would rate Jill’s approach as masterful and highly competent. The handouts are eloquent and erudite, the symbol collection second to none and the opportunity to learn experiential as well as via lectures deeply effective and in my case, life changing, leading me to apply for an MA in child psychotherapy, a challenge I would not have attempted without the sand tray training with Jill.
The format is sensitive and nurturing, with the delicious communal lunches and time given too for reflection in lovely surroundings. She has introduced me to to some amazing music and people and I will be eternally grateful for her gracious support and continuing encouragement. I used to look forward to each weekend with excitement to see what was to be revealed in a safe, heart warming space. This has deepened my understanding of my clients issues and my own immeasurably.
I look forward to further training and would recommend these weekends and training opportunities to everyone in the business, as a way to learn how to use sandplay and symbols with clients of all ages and for serious self development. It is certainly the best CPD training I have attended.