SandPlay Therapy for your child / teenager, why?
If you are reading this lines, it’s because you’re worry and you care about your child. He suffers and you do not know how to help. Because he is too small and does not find the words, the Sandplay Therapy can help to shape the unspeakable, to re-initiate movement, to identify repetition and to develop their imagination and creativity…
The Sandplay therapy was inspired by Jung and developed by the Swiss therapist Dora M. Kalff (1904-1990) following the work of Margaret Lowenfeld, consisting in shaping the desires and psychic complexes of the player through manipulation of sand and figurines.
Specifically indicated in chronic situations of personal discomfort or behavioral, emotional or relational difficulties; Sandplay is a non-verbal and non-interpretive tool that can help your child / teen to better find his place, to adjust himself to his environment, to understand his needs and duties as well.
In the tray, the child / teen will dare to express inner forces and externalize it as living images. The hands are the bridge between his inner and outside world (adults are sometimes also invited to work with sand). By their action, the concerns that inhabit him become visible.
Playing is reconnecting with the forgotten parts or undeveloped self. SandPlay allows children to tame the world and will help him to face the unknown that lives in him and scares him.
In practice, a therapist offering SandPlay therapy will first meet one or both parents and present you with the SandPlay tool. During the next session, one of the parents brings the child for a session of about 40 minutes (only the therapist and the child will join in the session). Sometimes it will be a little longer, sometimes a little shorter, we will work from where he is and will respect his rhythm and needs. This flexibility is required because this therapeutic space is his place of freedom where he can express everything, try everything in a dedicated frame that is specially designed for him.
During the session, we will not play with sand, we will work with sand and thanks to this, your child will find the keys that open the right doors for him.
SandPlay therapy is offered by Gestalt therapist Delphine Remy.