SandStory Therapy® Training

Who is SandStory Therapy® Training for?

The training is suitable for qualified Creative Arts Therapists, including Play Therapists, Art Therapists, Music Therapists and Drama Therapists and Counsellors. This training is also suitable for talking-based Therapists looking to introduce a creative component to their practice.

As SandStory Therapy® Training is a 2 two-day experiential workshop that requires solid clinical skills and self-awareness, it is best suited to those who are already qualified, or those reaching the end of their therapuetic qualifications.

SandStory Therapy® can be used with children, young people and adults. And it does not matter whether you are new to using sand therapeutically with clients or are looking to develop additional skills in using sand and symbols in your practice as SandStory Therapy® is a complete training. For those for who are entirely new to the sand, then what a way to start! I cannot wait to welcome you and introduce you to the power of the sand.

The training builds on layers and offers you an experience to build your confidence and competence. There is a section in the application form that enables you to let me know how I can best support you with this medium.

SandStory Therapy® training is conducted in small groups to ensure an indepth experience. Learning will involve a mixture of presentation, experiential exercises, reflection and discussion to ensure an enganging and enriching training.

SandStory Therapy® training is in the process of being accredited by the CPD Accreditation Group. This will be complete by the time of training and upon completion of the training you will gain 14 CPD hours.

Things to know

Before you apply I would like to highlight the following:

*The Sand can be a powerful therapeutic medium that access our unconscious. Therefore it is vital that the training focuses on developing skills to use safely, gently and ethically whilst empowering the client to share their story;

*SandStory Therapy® training will involve a high level of experiential learning, this may activate participants’ unconscious and trigger their own ongoing material. Although personal process and emotional expressions are welcome, participants are encouraged to hold themselves safely and appropriately within the containment of the training group , it is not a therapy group;

*There is an expectation that, as a therapist or counsellor, you are attending regular Clinical Supervision as set out by your Governing Body. Whilst using SandStory Therapy® in your client work, this should be able to be discussed within your normal supervision sessions. If you wish to discuss your SandStory Therapy® practice with The Trainer, she would be happy to support you;

*SandStory Therapy® training will qualify you with the title 'Registered SandStory Therapist' upon satisfactory completion of the 2-day training AND two short written assignments that evidence a thorough understanding of SandStory Therapy® and your ability to practice safely and ethically.

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