Marlies Zoll

Sand Play Therapy

Sand Play Therapy is a projective technique in which the client creates a three-dimensional picture with miniature figures in a tray of sand. It facilitates unconscious processes to become visible which then can be explored and solutions to problems can be trialed. The client takes the lead in the session and the role of the therapist consists in being the facilitator, providing a supportive and safe environment.

Sand play therapy can be a helpful tool for the clarification of issues and playful investigation of possible solutions to a problem. It is also useful in the exploration of emotional issues that are deeply seated and which are difficult to express with words.