Somatic Sand Therapy is a depth psychotherapeutic practice that changes the neurology of the brain in the moment, in the here and now, and regulates the body allowing for completion of defences caused by trauma.
Somatic Sand Therapy is a non-directive intervention conducted over a series of sessions called a ‘process’. It uses the combination of sand, water, a collection of miniature figures, a tray, the client’s imagination and ‘felt sense’, and is based on the latest Neuroscience, as well as Somatic, Attachment and Jungian Psychology. Somatic Sand Therapy™ incorporates the use of directive intervention when needed, integrating Symbology with practices from Family Constellations, Gestalt Therapy and Internal Family Systems. More than an Expressive Therapy modality, Somatic Sand Therapy™ is a mental health intervention that supports nervous system regulation, healing and alignment with the Self and development of the personality. Extensive training of professionals committed to personal and professional growth is required.
Somatic Sand Therapy ignites a transformation from surviving to thriving, from protection to connection, from dysregulation to an authentic alignment with the Self, by activating change at a biological AND psychological level, primarily by using play, imagination, symbology, the physical body and the felt sense. This combination allows an alchemical change to occur where insights are ignited from within the client’s mind, heart and body.
Note: Somatic Sand Therapy is a synthesis of my trainings, study and experiences. Key influences are Dynamic Attachment Repatterning experience by Dr. Diane Poole-Heller; Circle of Security by Kent Hoffman, Glen Cooper & Bert Powell; Somatic Experiencing® by Dr. Peter Levine; NeuroAffective Touch® by Dr. Aline LaPierre; Expressive Therapies by Dr. Mark Pearson and Dr. Helen Wilson, and Sandplay Therapy in the tradition of Dora Kalff.