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Carl Jung, a pioneering psychiatrist of the 20th century, felt that access to unconscious, archetypal energies could, when brought to the ego, provide the blueprint for profound change. Sand play work is both a therapeutic and learning tool that emphasizes nonverbal, symbolic work in sand. It is not unlike dreamwork in its ability to tap very deep levels of consciousness and provide healing and enlightenment. By providing a free and protected space, the therapist or educator establishes a deep empathic connection with the client and therefore provides a living connection to the Sacred and the Self.
Sand play is evocative, playful, highly creative (even for those people who believe they are not creative) and is completely self-guided by the client. It is empowering and gentle, yet deeply propelling as a transformational vehicle. Originally developed by Margaret Lowenfeld in the 1930’s to be used with children in play therapy, Jungian sand play today is used with adults, families, even corporations and in classrooms.