SANDPLAY THERAPY AND SYMBOL WORK
Wisdom beyond words
An absorbing self directed process which gives expression to non-verbalized emotional issues -
Symbols are used as a means of expressing the ‘story’ to be explored -
The sand provides a place to move, to rest, to be curious, to discover –
Is highly effective in reducing the emotional causes behind difficult behaviours.
Is an integral part of expressive therapies and all forms are utilized -
The use of drawings allows the freedom to express feelings, moods and reactions without having to
state them verbally -
Making marks with crayons, paint, writing, clay, poetry, movement or sound -
is all in the process..
Embraces the principles of communication and insight, strengthening social, vocational functioning and personal growth.
Art Therapy provides..
* diversity of approach
* support for positive changes in behavior, beliefs, attitudes, problem solving and relationships through
* learning and strengthening the ability to utilize resources within yourself
Mindfulness trains the mind.
It brings the mind into the here and now, fully present without judging.
Mindfulness skills enable the handling of painful thoughts and feelings effectively so that they have less impact and influence .
Mindfulness can improve your productivity and focus, increase self awareness and help you to change unhealthy habits.
We need to be aware of what the mind is doing in order to be in control of it.
Mindfulness helps to clarify values to guide, inspire and motivate the setting of goals to enable positive behavioural changes.
Brings an added dimension-
To ‘transcend the personal’ is to allow for expanded states of awareness that allow the door to exploration via creative enquiry to be opened
“Whenever the soul is in need, art presents itself as a resourceful healer”
(Shaun McNiff 2004 Art Heals)
Phone 0401 963 099