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Sandplay Training Courses

We offer a range of courses in Sandplay, for beginners, health and wellbeing professionals, and experienced Sandplay practitioners.

Parts 1-4:

Parts 1-4:

No previous training is required. A Certificate in Sandplay is achieved by completing the first four levels. A certificate of attendance will be issued after each module has been achieved. After the completion of Level 1, a participant will be able to work with children.
Parts 5&6:

Parts 5&6:

Previous training is required. Training in Relationship Sandplay is an experiential course that will enhance the way you work with relationships – be it couples, families, business partners, parent and child.
Parts 7&8:

Parts 7&8:

Previous training and experience is required. Building upon on the skills learnt in levels 1 - 6, the course covers the energy systems within the psyche, including soul and archetypes. The value of this course is enormous for the professional. The experiential nature of the course means that every aspect is learnt and understood in a new way.
Course 1

Part 1:

Introduction and Children's Sandplay

Children’s emotions are very deep, yet often feel they are not heard for they cannot easily articulate or even understand their own feelings. They need a way to do this, and Sandplay provides it.

Imagine stepping into a child’s world of imagination, fairy-tales, nightmares, family breakup, difficulties at school such as bullying, low self-esteem, etc. This is what Sandplay allows you to do. It gives you, the facilitator, the privilege to witness the innermost core of a child’s psyche, clearly laid out in the sand tray.

Witness their stories like never before. You will see their dreams, hurts, fears, worries and struggles. You will also witness their resilience as they grow. Sandplay allows the child an expression of themselves that goes beyond language. It allows the child to express the reality of their world, to change and find their own solutions.

This three-day course will provide you with all the necessary skills to work with children using Sandplay. It also covers the preparatory work for working with adolescents and adults. This course is experiential and you will as a participant experience the power of Sandplay.

Topics

    • Introduction to Sandplay.
      Sandplay Benefits.
      Linking theory and practice.
      Basics, meaning of symbols and synchronicity.
      What to notice in the tray.
      Understand how to use Sandplay therapy as a clear diagnostic tool.
      Principles to guide the
      therapist with children.
      Your approach to parents.
      Set up room, choice of
      pieces, learn some basic
      techniques and experience
      the method personally.
      Illustration of case studies.
  • Course 2

    Part 2:

    Facilitation Techniques

    This unit is conducted over a three-day weekend. This course is the second of four units for students wishing to complete the full Certificate of Sandplay Training.

    Topics

    • Introducing the role of energy
      Learn how to move the client from the mental to the deepest levels through attunement.
      Protection, boundaries and prevention of burnout.
      Working with resistance.
      Parents, projection and transference.
      Ego creation and more on the Inner Child.
      Supervision and work with each other.
  • Course 3

    Part 3:

    Shadow Exploration

    This unit is conducted over a three-day weekend. This course is the third of four units for students wishing to complete the full Certificate of Sandplay Training.

    Topics

    • Recognising and working with shadow in the tray.
      Investigate ways to increase your intuition and empathy.
      Extra tools for specialist clients, both individually and in groups.
      Supervision and working with other professionals.
  • Course 4

    Part 4:

    How to Facilitate Sandplay

    This unit is conducted over a three-day weekend. This course is the fourth of four units for students wishing to complete the full Certificate of Sandplay Training.

    Topics

    • Learn how to work with energy in the sand.
      Transference and projections.
      Protection and boundaries.
      Outdoor Sandplay.
      Pleasure principle.
      Supervision and working with other professionals.
  • Course 5

    Parts 5&6:

    Certificate in Sandplay Therapy and Relationships

    This is an experiential course that will enhance the way you work with relationships – be it couples, families, business partners, parent and child. It goes beyond the drama and conflicts to bring consciousness to both parties. It clearly shows the underlying core issue(s) so that change can happen.

    Prerequisites

    Attendees will need to have completed the Certificate in Sandplay Training or have completed extensive training elsewhere in which case you will need to apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL).

    This training is ideal for all professionals and counsellors who already use Sandplay Therapy.

    Watch and see how your reputation as a successful therapist grows.

    The relationship Sandplay training is conducted over two 3-day weekends (Part 1 and Part 2). On completion you will receive a Certificate in Sandplay Therapy and Relationships.

    Click below to book both Parts 5 & 6.

    Topics

    • Learn the techniques for successful relationship Sandplay.
      Learn strategies to work with clients’ core issues and allow the intricacies and truth to be revealed in the sand. Once seen, this work can bring honesty and respect and can promote love and intimacy.
      See and understand couple’s games and bonding patterns.
      Be empowered to help clients reach mutual agreement and to make quick and lasting changes.
      The relationship is clearly laid out in the sand and, once seen, it offers causes and solutions that might otherwise be missed.
      Teach couples and families to relate to each other.
      Brings empathy to both parties and helps to end the blame game.
      Learn how to do family statues in sand.
  • Course 6

    Parts 7&8:

    Certificate as a Master Practitioner In Sandplay

    Further in-depth training is provided which will build on the skills learnt in Sandplay Levels 1 - 6. The course will cover the energy systems within the psyche, including soul and archetypes. The value of this course is enormous for the professional. The experiential nature of the course means that every aspect is learnt and understood in a new way.

    Prerequites

    Attendees will need to have completed the Certificate in Sandplay Training and theCertificate in Relationship Sandplay or have completed extensive training elsewhere in which case you will need to apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL).

    This course will elevate your skills so you can successfully facilitate your Sandplay Therapy sessions. The Master Practitioner Sandplay Training will give you the confidence – as well as the ability – to deal with any situation your client presents. The Master Practitioner Sandplay Training is an experiential course that will not only enhance your work with clients but will also bring out your passion and creativity.

    The Master Practitioner Sandplay training is conducted over two 3-day weekends (Part 1 and Part 2). On completion you will receive a Certificate as a Master Practitioner In Sandplay.

    Dates for these workshops will be advised in due course.

    Topics

    • Birthing issues, including vanishing twins.
      Ways to deepen the gestalt process.
      Recognising when rituals are needed and when to use them.
      Learning when to work with the emotions and when to bypass them and move straight into deeper levels.
      How to work with these levels, such as self-value, soul purpose, inherited grief and repetitive issues.
      Discovering the major protections and deflections we use to hide the vulnerabilities that drive the personality.
      What methods to use when working with anger.
      Your approach to parents.
      Looking beyond the personality to work with the soul.
      How to recognise soul issues in the tray.
      Holding the space and being comfortable with silence.
      Using the Triggering Process to releasing the emotional pain related to bodily pains and illness.