Focuses on the theoretical aspects of sandplay therapy, presenting Dora M. Kalff's ideas and drawing out the significance of Kalffian sandplay for therapists.
Therapists often encounter people who have suffered severe emotional damage resulting in feelings of psychological fragmentation. Sandplay therapy, which combines the physical actions of play with observation and understanding through the use of symbolism, can be a useful method of treating this kind of damage. This text focuses on the theoretical aspects of sandplay therapy, presenting Dora M. Kalff's ideas and drawing out the significance of Kalffian sandplay for therapists. Building on Kalffian ideas of the integration of Eastern and Western thought in relation to healing through sandplay, the author explores theories in quantum physics and Eastern philosophies. Her theoretical insights are illustrated with clinical examples, and this volume should be of interest to arts therapists and to students of related disciplines.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments 8 (1)
List of Illustrations 9 (2)
Foreword 11 (2)
Introduction 13 (10)
The Vision 23 (14)
Sacred Time, Sacred Space: Creating Temenos 37 (27)
Meeting with the Serpent: The Divine Secret 64 (30)
The Flowering of the Serpent: Chakras as an 94 (38)
Origins and Source 132(39)
Ordering Rhythms: The Play of Subtle Energy 171(26)
Loon and Fish: The Emergent Integration of 197(30)
The Manifestation of the Compassionate Heart 227(29)
Subject Index 265