Why train with me you may be asking? Great Question.
Not only do I have 11 years of experience in teaching and refining this certified training, I have been using Sand & Symbol Therapy as a counselling tool with highly traumatised populations for 18 years. I understand the nuances of how and why it works, what doesn’t work, what can go wrong and just how transformative it is when it goes right. I know this modality. I trust it and I use it in nearly every therapy session with my clients. I also offer Clinical Supervision to graduates, so that you can keep your Sand & Symbol Therapy journey going. You will not be left alone trying to implement this modality back into your practice. Do you work with children, or are you thinking of incorporating children into your clientele? Sand & Symbol Therapy is for everyone! It can be used with individuals of any age, couples, groups; clients who are culturally and linguistically diverse, and clients with developmental delays or disabilities. I have had particular success in training therapists in Alice Springs who work primarily with Aboriginal clients who report the ‘miraculous’ power of Sand & Symbol Therapy.
Do you want a more playful, enjoyable and safe way to work with trauma? Working with Trauma can take its toll on therapists, but not with Sand & Symbol Therapy. With this modality, we observe in silence, we hold space, we practice presence. We are the relational tool that is so important in working with clients with Complex Trauma. I guarantee you will love what you do. You will enjoy going to work.
Are you an experienced therapist, or just beginning your therapy journey? This training is suitable for therapists of all orientations and levels of experience. We will start with the basics and over the two months we will expand your experience and skills. The more you already know, the deeper you will go. Why wait? With growing climate anxiety, family relationship distress, increasing violence towards women and gender diverse people, suicide rates on the rise, a reluctant government to support refugees and asylum seekers, our sovereign land owners continuously being subjected to white policy, we need this work now more than ever. This training is experiential. You will walk away laden with ideas, tools and excitement. And so will your clients.
What does experiential mean? It means we learn by doing. Every day you will be involved in creating your own tray, observing, or facilitating another trainee with their Sand & Symbol process.
Why is this so important? Because, YOU are an integral part of the elements that help others heal. Your observations, your questioning, your instincts, your patience and your presence are vital to the success of each session. The more time you have creating your own trays, being facilitated, practicing the process with others, the more confident and capable you will feel when you offer this modality to your clients. But best of all, it means you have an opportunity to experience the healing power of Sand & Symbol Therapy for yourself. You will have time to process some of your own life events. And you will meet a tribe of like-minded therapists to practice and build strong bonds with. DOORS ARE OPEN NOW!!