The first child’s sensation in the world is a tactile sensation. From the first moment of birth, it is the touch of the mother that helps the child cope with stress.
From the 5 main human senses (vision, hearing, feel, smell, taste), tactile touch is considered the most ancient, therefore people trust him on a subconscious level.
Psychologists recommend to start game therapy with a tactile meeting with the sand.
Interaction with sand in the game form allows the child to get his first experience of reflection (self-analysis), recognize and define his feelings, develop hands fine motility skills.
When a child builds castles, roads, tunnels, figures and tries to share his feelings during the game, the development of speech, thinking and creativity takes place.
Sandplay therapy takes place in box-like containers referred to as sand trays. The trays are filled with sand that clients use, along with miniature toys, to create a play world that reflects some aspect of real people and real experiences in their own lives. The client chooses from a large collection of toys and builds a small “world” in the tray that reflects what is going on in their lives.
Look for a licensed, experienced mental health professional, therapist, or counselor with advanced training in sandplay therapy. In addition to finding someone with the appropriate educational background, experience and sandplay setup, look for a therapist or counselor with whom you or your child feel comfortable working.
Would you like to enroll your child in a sand therapy studio? Call by phone number: +38 (068) 597-10-00