Lisa Shouldice MA, RP, CCP, Psychotherapist

Individual, Couple & Family Counselling / Psychotherapy


Sandtray

Come Experience the Benefits of

Deep Healing in a Gentle and Fun Way!


What is Sandtray?

Sandplay is a wonderful technique that taps into your unconscious to access deep emotions and experiences that can then be healed in a gentle way.  What I love about this technique is that your natural healing centre chooses unconsciously what and how deeply you need to heal something, sometimes surprising you.  It can be used in a single session or every session until you have reached your goals.  It is great if the past has stayed with you or if you feel “stuck” in your life.  It is also a way to connect with the elements and heal without talk as the central modality. 

What is Your part?

Using figures of your choosing and the arrangement of the sand in the tray, you then become the "world builder," and watch whatever reveals itself.  It can be transformational helping to process grief, past hurts or help you to identify and process what is causing or maintaining mental health symptoms, enabling management and recovery.  It provides the possibility to set up a world corresponding to your inner state. Through free, creative play, unconscious processes are made visible in a three-dimensional form.

Why Sandtray Therapy?

It is a great way to get out of your head, stop racing thoughts and start processing issues, life events (past and present) and intense feelings in a non-threatening way.  Some people find talking about their feelings hard or find it only gets them so far.  Sandtray also tends to result in less of the “hangover” we sometimes get after a talk therapy session.  Sandtray sessions tend to be really wonderful with the people that simply don’t get it and think that the whole idea is “weird”.  If you think you will feel foolish??...give it a try because you will likely find it works.  Not only is it effective but generally fast and speeds up your healing process.