“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.”
Mo Willems, Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

November and December Workshops


This is a list of trainings available for the next two months at the Center of Culture and Sandplay: http://www.cultureplay.com

November 26th -- Clinician Renewal: Inner peace for crisis work 10 am to 4 pm

December 1st -- Dreams and Sandplay III 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm ~~ Open to non clinicians

December 9th -- Myths, Symbol and Ritual in Sandplay 10 am to 4 pm

Click on "trainings" for more information about each. (Registration and 24 hour cancellation notice required for every workshop.)

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Grounding Sandplay: Baltimore, MD

American Psychological Association Workshop

Professional CEUS available
Sunday September 17th

Presenter: Dee Preston-Dillon, Ph.D.

Title of Workshop:
Grounding Sandplay Therapy: Narrative and Active Imagination

Workshop description:
Active Imagination is the Jungian approach to view Individuation as it emerges in a series of sand scenes. Sandplay’s compatibility with Eastern philosophy is readily seen when we ground this work with the unconscious in ways of being fully present and aware—Mindful of the process. Yet, there are at least six potential domains of activity during sandplay. Narrative Therapy offers the sandplay clinician ways to consider cultural constructions. A demonstration will show how Mindfulness and Narrative maintain the “safe and protected” space prescribed by Sandplay’s originator Frau Kalff and help ground analytic abstractions.

Questions for the evaluation at the end

1. Competency in Sandplay therapy requires the study of Jungian theory, completing one’s personal process using sand, and knowledge of the function of sandplay as an adjunct to psychotherapy.

2. Sandplay is a projective technique, which draws on an understanding of global myths, symbols, and cultural traditions as well as current cultural constructions.

3. Grounding Sandplay Therapy using Mindfulness and Narrative Therapy balances and enhances the use of Active Imagination to understand a sand scene.

Email sandplayvoices@msn.com for more information

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Sand Tray and Sandplay: A Comparison

Hello Sandplay Colleagues and Guests!

We would like to invite you to view a Powerpoint presentation comparing Sand Tray Therapy to Sandplay Therapy. Created by Dr. Preston-Dillon, the slideshow begins with a brief history of each founder and concludes with a hint of Jungian theory.

To view the presentation, click on this link:
Sand Tray and Sandplay: A Comparison

To exit, close the new window that will appear with the presentation.

Please feel free to leave comments and/or questions about the presentation or issues within the presentation by clicking on the "comments" link at the bottom of this post.

As always, email us at sandplayvoices@msn.com with private questions.

Be Well,
Dee Preston-Dillon, Ph.D., Director
Loraine Hunsaker, Network Coordinator

Saturday, May 06, 2006


Hello and welcome to the Sandplay Voices Network blog. This is where we will be hosting guest lectures, posting articles and information, and sharing knowledge of sandplay therapy.

If you have questions, check the website or email sandplayvoices@msn.com.

Wishing you peace and creativity,
Dee Preston Dillon, PhD., Director
Loraine Hunsaker, Network Coordinator