Sandplay is a valuable medium for expressing emotional issues that are not verbalized. Through the creation of sandtrays, individuals can delve deeper into what is troubling them and facilitate change in the process. The sand not only provides a playful, non-threatening environment to bring about connections and self-examination, but also has proven to be a beneficial medium for adults, couples, teens and children.
Many adults and adolescents are less open to talk therapies and are eager to participate in the empowering creation of a sand tray. The therapist acts as a guide to facilitate the process. Most people, especially children, delight in sandplay, as they are given the freedom to create and tell stories in a safe environment.