BEYOND WORDS

 

 

 

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SAND & PLAY THERAPY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sandandplaytherapy@gmail.com 705-792-5999

Children and Teens in the Sand Tray Room

 

  • Play is the natural language of children

  • Most children and teens don't have the cognitive ability to engage in traditional talk therapy

  • Children who have experienced trauma, abuse, or neglect in their lives are often much younger cognitively than their chronological age

  • Although in may seem like children are 'just playing' in a sand tray, it is actually an opportunity for them to tell their story and express their feelings in a safe, nonthreatening way

  • The Sand Tray gives children and teens the ability to externalize 'the problem", "the hurt", "the abuse", or whatever issue they are struggling with

  • They don't have to retell their story to yet another adult. Instead they can tell the story of this little one in the sand.

  • The sand can help them gain a sense of control and mastery over their life as they move figures and change their world

  • Exploring the thoughts, feelings, and perspective of the figures in the tray helps children learn more about their own sadness, anger and fears

  • Sand Tray Therapy puts children and teens in control of their world and their therapeutic experience. This helps them develop self-awareness and self-responsibility 

HERE ARE SOME GREAT REASONS WHY TEENS AND CHILDREN ENJOY A SAND TRAY ROOM

"Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity."

                                                                         Kay Redfield Jamison

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