What is Sand Therapy?
When a child is suffering from neglect, trauma, or abuse, they might have trouble expressing themselves verbally. Sandplay Therapy, also referred to as Sand Tray Therapy, gives them an opportunity to communicate their emotions nonverbally with the use of a sandbox. It is a form of therapeutic intervention offered to individuals and children undergoing traumatic experiences to express themselves better.
Sand trays and toys are given to a child to create a miniature world. The choice and arrangement of the toys are observed to understand how they reflect aspects of real people and experiences in the child’s everyday life. With these observations, our therapists can gain insight and help resolve a range of issues such as deep anger, grief, and depression, among others.
The safe and interactive setting of Sandplay Therapy allows children to achieve a sense of comfort and security. It serves as a powerful outlet and helps them in the process of healing. Contact us to learn more.