Sandtray therapy is an evidence based therapeutic modality that utilizes a tray with sand, small figures, toys, and small tools to create the story of a struggle or trauma being experienced. This modality allows for non-verbal or very little verbal interaction but allows for the expression of the deeper inner struggles. Through the figures and movement of the figures in the sand, a resolution can be found to the struggle or the ability to find ways to make sense of the trauma. Sand work is helpful when there are no words to express the feelings or sensation but finding just the right figure will express it exactly.
Sandtray therapy can help with issues such as:
- Social struggles
- School struggles