This workshop will introduce you to expressive play therapy. While talk is the traditional method in therapy, expressive play therapy utilizes all the possible expressive capacities that a client may have, thereby utilizing all of their capabilities in the healing process. The workshop is experiential in nature and will allow each participant to have the opportunity to experience a variety of therapeutic interventions that will include using art, music, writing, puppets, drama, and movement. Come and learn how the expressive arts and the creative process help in the healing process. No prerequisites are required.
This workshop is a continuation of the beginning expressive sandplay workshop. Through experiential exercises and demonstrations the participants will learn how to deepen the journey of the play experience. Observation skills will be enhanced while helping the participant to use all of their senses and abilities. By doing 2-3 personal sandtrays daily, the participant will also develop their abilities to nurture their own creativity and imagination. Additional expressive modalities will be used and participants will be shown how to deepen the therapeutic experience. The Beginning Expressive Sandplay Therapy workshop is a required prerequisite for this course.
In this workshop, participants will learn the method of sandplay therapy through demonstrations and the opportunity to personally experience 2-4 sandtrays daily. Through the use of sand, water, and miniatures, you will learn how the unconscious manifests itself and how to bridge the play into conscious awareness. You will also learn how to witness and honor the creative play process. You will personally experience a variety of expressive play therapy modalities and learn how to integrate them into a sandplay session. No prerequisites are required.
The workshop will focus on understanding how to use expressive play therapy with children and adolescents with an emphasis on using sandplay. Typical child and adolescent patterns of sandplay will be discussed. Each participant will do 2-3 individual sandtrays daily as well as experience how to use art, puppets, writing, music and other expressive modalities with this population. The Beginning Expressive Sandplay Therapy workshop and Advanced Expressive Sandplay Therapy workshop are required prerequisites for this course.