Sandtray Therapy/Arts in Therapy Training – Professional & Personal Growth

Sandtray Therapy Training –

My wish in these trainings is to demystify sandtray therapy, give basic ground-rules and enable you to safely and respectfully begin to incorporate this into your consulting room.  Come and Try a Training Day… 

  • Sandplay therapy’ was first developed with Dora Kalff in the 1950’s, based on the theories of Carl Jung.  It incorporates the collective unconscious, the use of universal symbols and dream language.

  • Sandtray Therapy has since become more widespread within humanistic therapies, focusing on growth and therapy for potential. Sandtray therapy is a deep and profound tool for those seeking to heal aspects of their psyche, and reach for their full creative potential in life.
  • Sandtray therapy is such a wonderful tool in the practice of being a therapist – it is no longer just the territory of Jungian analysts.  
  • My role in these trainings is to demystify sandtray therapy, give basic groundrules and enable you to safely and respectfully begin to incorporate this into your consulting room. 
  • Those who have already undergone some training in psychotherapy, counselling and related professions are welcome to explore how it may fit into your practice.
Sandtray Therapy  Training Schedule – 2019  – 
Welcome to the next series of Sandtray therapy trainings – I hope you will find something of interest here for you whether you are an experienced sandtray person or new to this wonderful work.  Bookings now being taken. Do keep checking the site for updates on new courses.

Next Sandtray Therapy Course :

‘Sandtray Therapy – in Supervision and beyond.’ In Bristol – 9th February 2019

  • An advanced training to explore how sandtray work can be used in supervision, in peer group support and to deepen the practice of utilising symbols in the sand. Suitable for both supervisors and supervisees!
Date: 9th February 2019 – 10.00am -4.30pm
Fee : Early Bird Rate : £55.00  By 30th  December 2018
Regular Fee – £75.00
Venue : Wild Goose Space 224 Mina Road, St. Werburgh’s Bristol BS2 9YP

–  £55.00 – Early Bird fee.

–  £75.00 – Regular fee.

  • An introduction to how Sandtray Therapy can be incorporated within supervision.
  • Skills and experiential practice in the use of sandtray for enhancing supervision.
  • Theory behind some of the techniques.
  • Client based exploration to explore issues within supervision, such as transference, counter transference, stuckness, parallel process…
  • No prior experience is needed with sandtray therapy.  However you should have a robust psychological and embodied experience of your practice for this advanced training.
  • Supervisors and supervisees both welcome
  • We will explore group process in the sand for peer supervision purposes.
  • I will be offering a supervision group after this training….
  • CPD certificates and receipts given

Pay Here:

–  £55.00 – Early Bird fee Payable by 30th December 2018

–  £75.00 – Regular fee.

Contact Anna for concessionary places.

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Regular Trainings – New dates out soon.

Level One Training  – An Introduction to Sandtray Therapy.  –   An introduction to concepts & theory within sandtray therapy, including the tactile, symbolic, therapist presence and story making.  Some experiential exercises. Come and be amazed!   

Level Two – Sandtray Therapy – The Power of Symbols within Matter – Deepen into the practice – utilise symbols, their power and their potential within the sandtray.  Skill building exercises, theory and experiential. 

Level Three – Sandtray Therapy – The therapist’s embodied presence- further therapist skills. This day builds on the previous day, enabling focus to be on the therapist’s witnessing, presence, mindful awareness and body awareness. Exploration of wet and dry sand. Mostly experiential. 

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Sandtray Therapy trainings are suitable for all counsellors, massage therapists, complimentary therapists, psychotherapists, and others with an experience of personal growth.  They are not suitable for beginners in personal growth, or those with enduring mental health needs.  Contact me if you are unsure before booking.  Thankyou.

‘The use of miniatures within a sand tray enables you to explore life’s journey through symbols and sharing. The world of the sandtray becomes our training ground for life, and can lead to profound growth and fulfilment.’

 

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Exploring the Landscape of our Psyche – A Creative Arts Day for All

On this day we will discover the value of media in growth & therapy – using paint, clay, collage and drawing, we will dig into the landscape of our psyche to create, to share and to discover the power of arts as a tool for transformation.  This is a CPD day for practising therapists, counsellors and holistic practitioners and an experiential day for all those interested in the power of the arts to offer growth into potential.

You are welcome to come if you have undertaken a reasonable amount of personal growth and have the resilience to dig deep – if you are unsure, or if you have current mental health issues, please contact me first. My intention is to be inclusive but to keep you safe. Thankyou.

Date: Sunday 17th February 2019 – 10.00am – 4.30pm
Fee : Early Bird Rate : £55.00  By 30th  December 2018
Regular Fee – £75.00
Venue : Wild Goose Space 224 Mina Road, St. Werburgh’s Bristol BS2 9YP

–  £55.00 – Early Bird fee by 30.12.18

–  £75.00 – Regular fee

On this day we will :
– Explore various art forms and their healing potential on your psyche, body and soul.
– Have a chance to create at least two pieces of art work.
– Explore this process for yourself as well as the potential therapeutic value for your clients if appropriate.
– Discover some of the theories behind arts therapies.
– Touch on the power of the arts to promote deeper transformation.
– Art forms on offer will be painting, clay and modelling materials, collage, drawing, creative writing.
– I always offer experiential trainings, with some theory, so come prepared to try new things out, or deepen your experience, as well as learn some of the background to these techniques.
 
At the end of the day you should have
– a sense of the potential within the creative arts for growth.
– had some personal experience of the creative process together with how this impacts on your psyche and self.
– some understanding of the theories that underpin the arts in therapy.
– and how to begin to include this in the practice room for therapists
– For non- therapists, a deeper appreciation of how the creative arts can enhance growth and transformation.
Pay Here or contact Anna for other ways to pay:

–  £55.00 – Early Bird fee by 30.12.18

–  £75.00 – Regular fee

Some Testimonials from my recent training :
  • ‘A beautifully held powerful experience which I am looking forward to exploring more with clients’
  • Anna was a superb facilitator who held the group safely and compassionately.  The day was beautifully constructed…’
  • Anna is a rare, gentle soul who intuitively knows what is needed.’
  • It was supportive, inclusive and just wonderful’
  • A fantastic experiential workshop that has opened a new therapeutic practice for me to apply both personally and professionally.  Many thanks
  • Play, creativity and an abundance of warmth.  I felt very safe with the space Anna held and created.’
  • ‘ A very open, non -threatening creative day’ SH
  • ‘Really well held experience, experiential and fun.’
  • ‘This was an inspiring day, whilst also being practical in encouraging us to adopt some of these techniques with our clients.’
  • ‘A full day of creativity, embracing the Arts, allowing me to see beyond words in therapy.’
  • ‘I really liked your relaxed, warm, facilitating presence, Anna ‘ PH
  • ‘Great facilitator, very sensitive.’ DS
  • ‘I love your ease and openness, very experienced and safe facilitator. Flexible to everyone’s needs. ‘MC
I have been using sandtray therapy and the arts for almost thirty years and continue to be amazed by the depth and breadth of what can be covered – these therapies which incorporates mind, body psyche and soul.  I love to share the magic created with others.
I  look forward to hearing from you
Anna
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DISCOVER YOUR CREATIVE HEALER

Coming Again Soon!
A new six week group

£15 per evening –

With Anna Grace-Jacobs and Brenda Blake

A new group to explore your creativity – discover the wonder of arts to offer insights and transformation – using paint, dreams, sandtray, visualisation and more.

In this group we will –
-Create safety and sacredness to begin the journey into our true creative selves.
-Explore our relationship to our own creativity, including the history of any past messages which have blocked us from our spontaneous expression.
-Use arts, dreams, visualisation and sandtray miniatures to discover how being creative can touch us in body, psyche and soul.
– Find connections within ourselves and the group, to support our growth into our true soul expression, and learn to play again.
– Find the healer within who can use the arts to help unblock any past and current obstacles to creative being.

Anna and Brenda have many years experience exploring the inner landscape with sacred tools and the arts –  Brenda is a Specialist in Therapy in Art & in Dream Psychology – Anna is an Arts & Play Therapist & Specialist in Sandtray Therapy

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Personal Growth Days with Sandtray Therapy and the Arts

If you are interested in commissioning a day on Sandtray Therapy or the use of Creative Arts for your organisation, or attending a day, please contact Anna to be placed on the waiting list or to arrange a suitable date.  Thankyou 

 Anna has been using and loving Sandtray Therapy for almost 30 years.  She is a qualified Play Therapist, Counsellor, Supervisor and Creative Arts Counsellor – She is also a Healer, Shamanic Practitioner, Dancer, Writer, Artist and Awakening Woman.  She incorporates sandtray therapy and creative work into her groups, supervision practice and individual client sessions.

Previous participants have said of these days:

  • Thanks so much for an enriching day’
  • I came away inspired and more confident to use the sandtray in my counselling work.
  • Such a great day not only did I gain insight into using Sand tray in my work I also gained insight into myself, which I wasn’t expecting, Almost magical!
  • You dismantled our sand sculpts with great compassion.  Many thanks
  • ‘Truly worthwhile experience, providing personal and professional exploration and reflection. An insight into the powerful containment and therapeutic benefits of using sandtray in counselling.
  • A holding, warm and attentive trainer, with a vast supply of sandtray equipment provided for effective engagement in the process.’ –LH.
  • Anna created a safe space for us to explore the sand trays. The day was both informative and enjoyable.
  • The facilitation was gentle as well as being clear and holding.  My experience of this work was deep and profoundly moving and the ripples of this can still be felt a week later.  It feels very holistic work, connecting body, mind and spirit.S
  • Anna has a profound understanding of Sandtray Therapy. Her own personal experience of life, skills and experience as a therapist adds to the rich dimensions of this work.  Thankyou Anna S
  • Another in depth and transformatiive day – Thankyou Anna for your gentle teaching/sharing and the contained and safe space you create…. L

I look forward to hearing from you.

annaplay@hotmail.co.uk
07809886710

 

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