Jill Carter talks about the Jungian archetypal meaning of Saint Georges’ Day and how all of our young people need his heroic energy
It’s St George’s Day – 23 April.
We all know that St George is a symbol of patriotism and courage but for Sandplay therapists he has another meaning…
Dragons often represent the instinctual energy in us, what Freud called the iD. They are much loved by children in sandplay as a way of expressing their anger.
The Jungian analyst Gareth Hill says teenagers need George’s heroic Dynamic Masculine energy to slay (metaphorically, not literally) the Dragon of their mother’s control.
Both boys and girls need to access the Jungian archetype of Saint George in order to be able to become independent.
So here’s a question – are we as a society providing our young people with the support they need to do this?
If you’re keen to explore how Sandplay Therapy could help in your work with young people, especially when talking therapies aren’t working – take a look at the course coming up on 12 to 13 October in London. It’s for 6 to 10 people only.
Details and booking here http://jillcartertraining.co.uk/introduction-sandplay-therapy/