Sand Tray Therapy

I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become. ~Carl Jung

Sand tray therapy is increasingly recognized as an effective therapeutic tool in trauma and grief counseling. Sand tray’s roots can be traced back to H.G. Wells who noticed that his sons worked through their problems as they played with miniature toy figures. Historically, sand tray has been an effective technique in the healing process in Europe, Japan and the U.S. The tactile, nonverbal experience promotes awareness of deeply personal emotional issues within a safe and therapeutic environment.


Sand tray Therapy and the Healing Process in Trauma and Grief Counseling by J. Webber and J.B. Mascari