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Workshop: The rudiments of sandplay in therapy

09 Sep 2023

About our workshop

Sandplay, Sand Worlds, Sand Tray and Sand Box – what are they?

Lynne will begin the workshop by explaining the different approaches to using the medium of sand in therapy with children, adolescents, adults and seniors.

Next will follow a brief talk on what equipment is needed and how to support a client who expresses a wish to work in a sand try, as well as how to witness and track the process then move towards closing the sand work experience.

Sandplay work offers clients the opportunity to work through, often non-verbalised worries, trouble, and traumas, at a point in the therapy when they may be ready to do so. As this fascinating process unfolds it potentially offers a different understanding of situations presented because several unconscious streams can be seen to intertwine in the tray – that is, if we know what we are seeing and witnessing!

The workshop will be discussive and experiential in nature with the opportunity for each participant to create two sand trays.

About our speaker: Dr Lynne Souter-Anderson

Lynne has 30 plus years’ experience, as a psychotherapist working locally in her private practice with clients of all ages. She is a supervisor (working in this capacity with Cogwheel therapists for many years), consultant, author, trainer, and researcher. Her key specialist areas are sand, clay, arts and dreamwork where the use of imagination, imagery, symbolism and metaphor are worked with and through. Her own Jungian Sandplay training was undertaken with Dr Sylvia Simonyi-Elmer in France during 2008, followed by two Advanced Jungian Sandplay training courses with Dr Barbara Turner in Cloverdale, California during 2012 and 2013. Lynne has been invited to present cases and workshops in Kreuger Park, South Africa twice and more recently gave the opening keynote speech at the Association of Sandplay Therapy’s inaugural UK conference Soul Encounters, in May this year. The title of the speech was ‘Unconscious Imprints in Sandplay Therapy: Unconscious Imprints Resonance Recognition.’


Saturday 9th September, 10.00-17.00

Ross Street Community Centre, Cambridge, CB1 3UZ

Free for Cogwheel counsellors

£60 for other participants

To book call 01223 464385 or email admin@cogwheel.org.uk

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10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Ross Street Community Centre
Cambridge, CB1 3UZ + Google Map