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Copy of Sandplay Therapy Counsellors Network

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Stephanie Lethlean

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Limbic System:
•Develops mostly in the first
three years of life.

•Emotion, behavior, motivation, risk-assessment and long-term memory.

•Retains early learning and unconsciously
weaves it into ongoing experience
In your pairs, take in turns to answer the following questions. IN ORDER!
1. This symbol is a..............................

2. Describe your symbol in detail; color, texture, feel, weight, what's on the inside/outside, any particular features that stand out.

3. Then finally describe why you think you chose this symbol.
Take a few deep breaths......
Let your body and mind relax..............
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than you can in a year of conversation.

Birds Fly, Fish Swim, Children Play
Gary Landreth

How do you feel today?
* Open
* Confidentiality
* Non-Judgmental
* Trusting
-of each other
-of the process
* Best way to learn and process

*More brain centres light up in response to metaphor than any other form of human communication forming new neural pathways. (Levin, F 1997 and Modell , A.H 1997)

* Safe

* Speaks volume

* Reaches the UNCONSCIOUS!!!!!
A thing regarded as representative of/standing for, something else, especially something ABSTRACT.
Examples of behaviors for children who may have difficulties/disorders within the Limbic System:
Over Sensitivity
Under Sensitivity
Emotional Coldness
Lack of Remorse
Risk Taking
Panic Attacks


Warm up exercise; Symbols/Metaphors

Brief overview of Neuroscience

What is Sandplay Therapy?

Putting it into practice
Sandplay Therapy
What is Counselling?
Counselling is the skilled and principled use of relationship to facilitate self- knowledge, emotional acceptance and growth and the optimal development of personal resources.

The overall aim is to provide
an opportunity to work towards living more satisfyingly and resourcefully.

Its predominant ethos is one
of facilitation rather than of advice-giving or coercion.
The British Association for Counselling 1986
Neuroscience Research has proven:
Play based and Expressive Therapies turns into brain plasticity.
It changes the brain chemicals; cortisol, the stress hormone will decrease.
ie. It effectively remodels the way the brain works!

Trauma is stored in Right Brain.
The Different Parts of Me
Supporting Self-Discovery and Self-Reflection
•home and/or family
•school and/or work
•friends and/or enemies
•hobbies/recreational interests/things you enjoy doing

Choose a symbol to represent each of the following:
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