Sandplay and symbol work are powerful therapeutic tools that can access and allow expression of a client's inner world.
Unlike more cognitive or behavioural therapies, sandplay and symbol work can reveal unconscious processes and dilemmas, bringing them into a representational form that allows resolution.
In Sandplay and Symbol Work authors Mark Pearson and Helen Wilson outline the history of sandplay and fully explain how to adapt the techniques to clients from all age groups and in different professional settings.
Detailed and careful instructions are given for facilitating the processes. Most of the book is a step-by-step description of a range of exercises that can be used by the therapist.
Case histories illustrate the applications of these methods. A review of the literature is supplied, as is a useful glossary of terms.
Sandplay and Symbol Work is the first Australian book on sandplay therapy. It provides a practical and detailed guide for those interested in using these helpful techniques.