An accessible weekend’s online Introduction to Sandplay Therapy with children, adolescents and adults. Sandplay is a widely used and proven form of counselling, in which the healing process happens in a gentle, non-verbal way. Sand play and trauma therapy are therefore effective helping children express feelings, process traumatic memories and therefore improve their behaviour. Sandplay is also very useful with teenagers and adults who may prefer play therapy to talking, e.g. people with autism.
This course is suitable for anyone interested in the sandplay process, especially psychotherapists, play therapists and counsellors in schools, other counselling environments and in private practice. Other mental health, NHS and education professionals/volunteers and students are also welcome. Sand tray therapy and trauma counselling work well together.
Learn key Sandplay Therapy skills in a small group
As it is a small supportive group (no more than 10 people), you will learn the key Jungian sandplay theories of Dora Kalff in a free and protected space. Kalff developed sandplay therapy after a request from her teacher Carl Jung to find a way to do Jungian analysis with children. We will also give you advice on what equipment you need for sandplay therapy or Gestalt sand tray. In addition, you will get lots of practical help and one-to-one support from one of the UK’s top sandplay therapists.
This introductory weekend will give you a good idea of how sandplay works. Students often continue onto the Certificate course, which gives you a sandplay therapy training. So, why not come and start your journey towards becoming a Certified Sandplay Therapist.
Next intro weekend is ONLINE via Zoom Meetings
20/21st November 2021 with Emma Steadman
26/27th March 2022 with Emma Steadman
10-4pm both days
Online price £250
This course needs 6 people in order to go ahead on planned date. If less than that, we can offer other dates, other courses or a full refund.
Jill Carter Training Limited cannot help with the cost of accommodation or travel in any circumstances.
Online Sandplay Therapy course via Zoom Meetings with Emma Steadman
This course is for you if:
- You work as a counsellor, psychotherapist, clinical psychologist, play therapist, wellbeing or mental health practitioner.
- You are a professional, student or volunteer in an educational /mental health setting, e.g. school, nursery, SEN or CAMHS.
- Adding sandplay therapy and play therapy skills appeals to you
The three levels of Sandplay Therapy Training:
- If you are curious about or new to sandplay therapy, the Introduction to Sandplay Therapy is the best place to start
- The next level is the Certificate in Integrative Sandplay Therapy, which is our main key skills course.
- After that, you can go on to the Diploma in Sandplay Therapy, which builds on and expands the skills of the previous courses.
Check this general overview on sandplay therapy and why its effective
Benefits of this course:
- Clear explanation of the Jungian sandplay theories of Dora Kalff
- Practical skills in sandplay process
- Advice on getting started in schools, counselling centres and in private practice e.g. what trays and figures to use.
- Tips on encouraging clients of all ages to try sand tray
- Experiencing sandplay therapy by doing it ourselves in a friendly community
- Research-based ways of encouraging employers to fund and raise awareness in society for sandplay therapy.
Emma Steadman is an experienced play therapist (MA, BACP), supervisor and trainer. She has worked in CAMHS, charities and schools over the last seventeen years. She is therefore a very experienced teacher and supervisor of creative arts and sandplay therapy. Emma creates a playful creative space to open hearts and minds. She therefore encourages students to tune into clients, see different perspectives and develop confidence.
Support and Community:
- Closed online groups, webinars, podcasts and videos.
- Group supervision days in Colchester and Ealing
What to do next:
I was impressed and inspired by Jill’s professionalism, her excellent handouts, 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.