Sandtray training by Kirsty Bilski
Kirsty Bilski offers training for professionals wanting to use sandtray effectively and safely in a counselling setting. This course focuses on the use of sandtray from an integrative perspective. Most theoretical perspectives can be applied to sandtray and particularly solution focused and CBT approaches can also be useful.
There is some crossover in the world of sand with the more psychoanalytic perspective known as 'sandplay'. This approach is based more in Jungian psychology although 'sandplay' and 'sandtray' techniques do influence each other. You will gain awareness of the theories and background to both approaches and direction on further development and reading.
Whether you are an individual counsellor looking to further your understanding and ability or a team of professionals wishing to introduce sandtray as an approach in your service, Kirsty will be able to meet your needs.
The training is over three days although, if not a supervisor, you might only choose to attend day one and two.
You need to be a qualified or almost qualified counsellor or psychotherapist. The training is demanding as it is experiential and you will find the more open you are, the more you will get from the days. There will be the opportunity to experience working with sand through your own process as well as facilitating sessions for others.
The process is held very safely and there is a focus on ethically minded practice as well as experiencing for yourself how your clients might experience using sandtray. Sandtray is a powerful psychotherapeutic tool which requires mindful use. This course will give you the tools to begin using it with adults, children and young people.
Please take a look at either of the following website pages to read more about the content of each day of the training:
If you would like to find our when the next course dates are then please email Kirsty: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courses can be organised for whole teams if required.
About the host
Kirsty Bilski has used sandtray as a psychotherapeutic tool in therapy sessions and supervision throughout her career. She originally trained with Ken Rabone at the Iron Mill Institute in Exeter (Now Iron Mill College), and has gained an extensive knowledge and understanding of this approach as well as awareness of underpinning theory.