Sandplay is a therapy method loved by children and adults. One reason why clients love this method is because it doesn’t need many words. The multitude of figures allow the expression of many themes;
using this symbolic language has a greater impact on the psyche. A picture says a thousand words. Also through interacting with the sand by patting, stirring and stroking, mental impressions are reshuffled. The process of interacting with the different elements of sandplay results in a multidimensional explanations of the issue at hand.
Children have difficulty to express their complex emotions because they don’t have a sufficient vocabulary yet. Likewise adults, who find it difficult to put their finger on the problem or are shy or reserved to talk about delicate issues, can find this approach freeing.
The sandtray creates a welcoming and relaxing space to facilitate communication and resolve issues.