Sandtray Sessions with Elise: Sparking Creativity, Personal Growth and Spiritual Development through symbolic play
Sandtray is a 3-dimensional intuitive collage process. Choosing from 100’s of miniature figurines of people, animals, landscape features, and everyday object you create “a world”, your inner world, in a tabletop tray of sand. This process allows your soul and your unconscious to speak to you in 3 dimensions before your very eyes.
As children we worked out our frustrations and challenges and understanding of the world through just this sort of symbolic free play. Giving yourself time and support to “play again” as an adult is like hitting the “re-start” button. As you gain access to intuitive wisdom through symbolic play you find a new level of Wholeness that enlivens your Spirit and all your relationships.
Description of a sandtray journey:
With soft soothing music in the background, you look around the studio and see shelves filled with hundreds of miniature figurines. You see animals, people of all types, spiritual figures, miniature objects from cars, to fences, to mirrors as well as baskets of natural objects—sticks, stones, shells, feathers. In the center of the room you find a table holding a beautiful, large tray of sand next to a pitcher of water.
You are invited to select whatever figures and natural objects call to you and create a world in the tray of the sand. You are shown that when you move the sand away from the bottom of the tray it is blue, emulating water. Elise reminds you that you can’t do it wrong, because this is a world that only you can create—as you move the sand creating a landscape, using the water to wet the sand if you desire, and find different creatures, people and objects to live in this landscape you begin to SERIOUSLY play. You enter the non-verbal, non-linear world where the Intuitive mind can give you a fresh perspective and intriguing solutions.
One of the key ingredients that makes this process so powerful and transformative is the free and protected space Elise holds as witness for your journey into imagination and your Inner Self. Being witnessed on the journey is the fulcrum upon which real lasting evolution towards a higher degree of Wholeness can take place.