Sandplay therapy is a non-verbal therapeutic process based on the depth psychology of C. G. Jung. During a sandplay session, miniature objects and symbols are used to create scenes in small sand trays. By using visual images for self expression, unconscious feelings and attitudes emerge. This stimulates the conscious mind to expand and become aware of has been hidden in the unconscious. In this way, sandplay releases internal pain, heals past trauma, expands consciousness, and provides a platform for psychological transformation and spiritual awakening.
With sandplay therapy, the contents of the psyche and the path to individuation, as understood by Jungian psychology, become visible in the creation of sand scenes. This process stimulates an individual to penetrate the depths of their personality and creates a direct and profound experience of the Self. A deep sense of inner peace, harmony and compassion develop, along with an unforgettable and transformative expansion of consciousness that stimulates a more conscious and authentic life.
Symbolic language, the language of sandplay therapy, is a powerful and profound method for personal therapy, as well as a vehicle for people to deepen their communication with each other. Dr. Morena often uses this approach with couples and groups, as well as with individuals who are engaged in deep psychological work.
Dr. Morena created Sandplay Video Productions to further the education and training of sandplay therapists.