We help transform brokenness through self-compassion and self-understanding. We equip therapists through training and community to successfully use sandplay therapy. We are guided by the conviction that the wounds of wounded healers and the freedom of creative play can help others heal and grow into themselves.
Beauty is defined as that which is in harmony or that which brings great pleasure in the beholding. Completeness, in the sense of the original greek „teleos“, contains all requisite parts – the lovely and the difficult, the conscious and the unconscious – and has attained its purpose. Taken together, beautiful completeness could be said to describe individuation, the word used by Jung for both the process and the goal of psychic development.
Our hope is that sandplay therapy will facilitate such a process of attaining purpose and completeness and will bring not only pain but also great pleasure:
Transforming Brokenness into Beauty
“Compassion and understanding and acceptance of the person, not criticizing but being fully present. My basic idea is to create free space for the client, completely free, but also protected. Within this frame, everything can happen which belongs to this person.”
Sandplay therapy was developed by Dora Kalff on the basis of C.G. Jung´s analytical psychology, Margaret Lowenfeld´s world technique and buddhist traditions. It is a creative method of psychotherapy for all ages and aims to open pathways to the inner world of images and symbols and to activate these for processes of healing and individuation.
About our logo: Some commonly agreed upon meanings associated with the protea are diversity, versatility and transformation. It was named after Poseidon´s son Proteus, a water God and shape changer. The King Protea is the national flower of South Africa.
“Wholeness does not mean perfection. It means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life.”